By Constantine Singer Constantine Singer is a graduate of Earlham College and Seattle University. He is in his 21st year as a teacher, the last 10 at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. Earlier this year Green Dot teacher and author, Singer, reflected on his experiences using culturally relevant text to cultivate a love…

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Charter

Today marks a new era for California charter public schools. Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1505 into law—a historic agreement that affirms high-quality charter schools are here to stay and that charter schools are a critical lever in ensuring quality school options for all families across the state.

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“At a certain point in my life I stopped thinking about college because I knew I couldn’t afford it and it didn’t seem logical to even put myself through the process,” reflected Peace Ikediuba, an Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School alumna.

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Inglewood

During the 1980s, my parents migrated from Mexico to California in search of better opportunities. In California, I grew up in the fields of Oxnard and the streets of Inglewood, where I witnessed members of my community discriminated against, deported, jailed, and murdered.

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