Alessandra Rizzotti4 months ago
I LOVE that you empowered Esmeralda to speak up via this blog- and that she knew she had to do research to prove herself. I love how she saw a problem and was able to come up with a solution: "We realized that our school needed better trained teachers and a solid evaluation system. We decided to come up with a system that would fix these problems and we were able to present it to the faculty in our school. It was a great experience because I was finally able to get my voice out there and say what I did not like about my school system and be able to offer a solution to that problem." Her solution makes so much sense- did you guys give her guidance? "Our second idea was to grow our own teachers here in Oakland. We thought that the city could offer a program that guides Oakland students from high school throughout college and a teaching credential, guarantying them a job in a Oakland school once they graduate. We think this is a good idea because that way these teachers have an idea of what kind of environment an Oakland student faces day by day and all the struggles we face in life being Oakland."