Martín Pérez

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Education Advocacy Fellow, 50CAN

Phoenix, Arizona

Martín Pérez grew up in Compton, California, and was the first in his family to attend and graduate college. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, he joined Teach For America as a corps member at Phoenix’s Alhambra School District. In 2014, Martín was named Alhambra School District’s Teacher of the Year. He currently serves as an education advocacy fellow at 50CAN.

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Posted May 31, 2016

Education Reform Advocacy Is About Addition Not Subtraction

Last week a long-simmering debate about which kinds of diversity—ideological, political, socioeconomic, racial or ethnic—should matter most in our education…

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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