Ray Salazar

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Ray Salazar has been an English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools since 1995. He blogs about education on The White Rhino Blog.

In March 2013, The White Rhino tied for second place in the Best Blog category of the Education Writers Association contest: the National Awards for Education Reporting. He also writes for San Antonio-based News Taco, which provides news and insights from a Latino perspective.

Ray earned an M.A. in writing, with distinction, from DePaul University. In 2009, he received National Board Certification.

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Posted Mar. 3, 2016

When Low-Income Students at Elite Colleges Create Their Own Obstacles

Recently, I came across a Boston Globe article from almost a year ago that highlighted the challenges many low-income students at…

By Ray Salazar

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Posted Feb. 23, 2016

Sure, We Need Data, But We Also Need to Value Teachers and Students

Today, Chicago Public Radio and the Better Government Association reported that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) made significant adjustments to the high-school graduation…

By Ray Salazar

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Posted July 16, 2019

Here’s Why President Trump’s Tweets About ‘The Squad’ Are Nothing New for Black Women in Education

On Sunday, the 45th president of the United States told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries from which they came.  ….and…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted July 17, 2019

These Award-Winning Teachers Say to Close the Detention Centers and Bring the Children to Our Classrooms

This post is an open letter to the Trump administration, signed by 45 former State Teachers of the Year and the 1,840 members of Teachers…

By Ivonne Orozco, Mandy Manning, Heidi Crumrine

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Posted July 12, 2019
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We’ve Never Seen a Public School System Work for All Kids, But We Have to Believe We Can Build One

The other day I watched the documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.  Now if you don’t know who Bryan Stevenson is, you should…

By Tanesha Peeples

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