Contributor, The Americano
is a Midwestern Puerto Rican educator, strategy consultant, and executive coach. She has served in senior leadership positions at The College Board and Teach For America. A fierce advocate of educational equity and the power of collectives.
Teaching at a community college shows how underserved many low-income students are, but it also reveals what is possible and the extraordinary, yet unfulfilled gifts of our people.
"To me, the American Dream meant having the right to vote," says Ylenia Aguilar, who ran for election the same year she became a citizen.
36% of elementary schools and 65% of high schools in the U.S. have police officers on site, but the tide may be changing.
The coronavirus relief package offers new dollars for K-12 schools and student loan forgiveness, but this only applies to loans held by the federal government.