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We All Have a Big Voice: Appreciating Sylvia Mendez

Sylvia Mendez

Last week, I introduced my kids to the story of Sylvia Mendez, winner of the 2010 Medal of Freedom for her work (and the work of her parents) in the desegregation of California schools in the 1940s. Their work allowed Mexican children to be integrated into the general public schools alongside their white peers. This […]

Seven Wishes for Education This Holiday Season

One of the very best Saturday Night Live holiday season skits is “A Holiday Wish.” In it, Steve Martin expresses his wish that”All the children of the world join hands and sing together in a spirit of harmony and peace.” Fretting the logistics of such an undertaking, Martin quickly loses interest in that wish in […]