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Feb 08 2011

In the time of the butterflies

***i updated my social justice education page and now it’s filled with wonderful information, resources and love and you should totally read it and tell your friends!*** Now back to our regularly scheduled programming: So today I wrote a bilingual literacy unit for 4th graders on the Mirabal Sisters. I want to teach it very, very…

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Jan 31 2011

No, no, no

Uh-oh. Today I’m doubting my decision to become a corps member and I haven’t even made it to institute. My heart is heavy from hearing 99 billion different iterations of “I’m better than these kids, so I will go and save them.” No one says it like that of course, it’s clothed in reasonable sounding statements…

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Jan 25 2011

Just the facts

I love this country. Though sometimes my anxiety about becoming a bilingual educator mixed with excessive studying for the CSET (one of 2 certification tests California needs me to pass to be a teacher) makes me shake my head in shame,  Let me recap: Arizona essentially makes it illegal to be / look Mexican Arizona…

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Jan 24 2011

Double vs. Half

Deval Patrick, my dear Governor, once said to me (and 2,000 of my closest friends) that “this is the only country in the world in which it’s a a bad thing to speak more than one language.” It’s true and it’s silly. Our mythology paints us as independent thinkers, creative problem solvers and dynamic lovers…

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Jan 21 2011

Why I’m about it

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Many of my friends will cringe, more will curse, most will click their tongues in shame because today I officially became a Teach for America Corps Member. My friends love me, but disapprove of my choice for several reasons, two of which I’ve loudly argued for, but am now about to argue against. My people…

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