Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them—and that’s a big problem

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them—and that’s a big problem

NewsTaco October 25, 2016

*Most Latino students are urban students and “teachers who share a linguistic and cultural background with their students have a unique role to play in urban schools.” VL By Timothy Pratt, […]

The Time is Now for Dreamers: Join the Rally April 10

April 9, 2013

By Lily Eskelsen, Lily’s Blackboard Wednesday I will stand on the West Lawn of our nation’s capitol with thousands of others and demand that a dream come true. Congress isn’t Disneyland and […]

With The Chicago Teachers Union, I Will Defend My Profession

August 31, 2012

By Ray Salazar, NewsTaco Now, it looks like I will have lived through two Chicago teachers’ strikes: one as a student, one as a teacher. After months of contemplation, after […]

News Taco To Go: Teachers, Jokes, Colombia, Salsa Y Politics

August 17, 2011

Wanted: More Good Latino Teachers Racist Jokes At Work: ‘Oh, But I Didn’t Mean You’ Controversy Surrounds Colombiana Film For Stereotyping Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Bien Hecho: Latina Journalist Runs In […]

Wanted: More Latino Teachers

NewsTaco August 16, 2011

Six percent of the nation’s K-12 teachers are Latino, compared to 20% of the Latino student population in public schools – that’s according to reports by the National Center for […]

Latino Politico Sees Change In Conneticut Town

May 2, 2011

Edwin Vargas has seen Hartford, Connecticut go through some pretty astounding changes in the 40 years that he’s lived there. Now, as a candidate for mayor, he’s hoping to be […]