I’m Latina and immigration is not one of my top issues during this election cycle
A recent report from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) lends credence to an old complaint often made but rarely acknowledged. An increasing number of Latinos don’t know any other home than the United States, and yet we get immigration shoved down our throats every four years to the detriment of other issues we care about....
By Caroline Bermudez | October 24, 2016
The absurdity of charter school oversight in LA
Imagine a school that has 97 percent of its students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. It is 98 percent Latino. Sixty-two percent are English-language learners. Despite these challenges, the school is thriving. On the Smarter Balanced Assessment, 54 percent and 50 percent of its students met or exceeded performance standards in English language arts and...
By Caroline Bermudez | October 20, 2016