Advocating for LGBTQ Youth

For my advocacy project, I attended a K-12 ally training at Humboldt State University (HSU) hosted by social justice educator Jessica Pettitt. The training was aimed at providing future educators the knowledge and skills they need to be allies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) youth. This training inspired my advocacy … Continue reading Advocating for LGBTQ Youth Continue reading

Policy Post #2: Taking on teacher tenure in California is no small undertaking

In the article, Taking on teacher tenure in California is no small undertaking, the editorial board of the Sacramento Bee talk about how Assemblywoman Shirley Weber is currently carrying Assembly Bill 1220. This bill would change the tenure teachers receive. Typically teachers receive tenure after two years of teaching but if this bill passes then … Continue reading “Policy Post #2: Taking on teacher tenure in California is no small undertaking” Continue reading

Policy Post 1: “How Does California Rank in Pupil Spending? It all Depends”

In the article, How Does California Rank in Pupil Spending? It all Depends, the author, John Fensterwald discusses the way that states’ student spending is ranked in comparison to the rest of the states. The methods of ranking states change between who is doing the ranking. This can make it misleading to some people. Because … Continue reading Policy Post 1: “How Does California Rank in Pupil Spending? It all Depends” Continue reading

2nd Policy Post: Teacher Shortage

Outside the limelight, rural schools face challenges in finding, and keeping, teachers Many rural schools in California are experiencing teacher shortages. The author of the article focuses on Golden Plains Unified School District, located about 40 miles west of Fresno. About 14% of the teachers only have their intern credential and have not yet completed… Continue reading 2nd Policy Post: Teacher Shortage Continue reading

2nd Policy Post- “CSU $270 tuition hike triggers debate about access and affordability”

https://edsource.org/2017/csu-270-tuition-hike-triggers-debate-about-access-and-affordability/578964 Last Wednesday the tuition increase of $270  for the California State University system was approved and people are speaking up and expressing their fears and discomforts with the new increase. Students activists believe the increase in tuition will force students with low and middle incomes to take less classes or withdraw from school. Some […] Continue reading