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 Oct. 7, 2019

Here’s How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your Classroom

When I invite teachers to rethink how they teach Columbus at our semiannual UnColumbus Day Symposium in Philadelphia, many teachers think it’s not for them.…

By Ali Michael, Ph.D.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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