Articles Posted in the " leadership " Category

  • Conflicted about the World Cup: Is Soccer like Sunnyside?

    For months I have been posting on my Facebook wall about the, injustice taking place in Brazil regarding the World Cup. I was tuned into this before the armchair activists recently learned about this latest thing to keep sharing memes about.

    John Oliver nailed exactly how I feel on his new show (video above). FIFA is the 1% of the 1%, but I don’t ever think about FIFA during the World Cup, I think about the soccer! Still that is no excuse…

    This is a time for unity when billions of people from around the world watch the beautiful game. Unfortunately FIFA has corrupting the business-side of the sport and thus we have a dilemma.

    Then I thought about Sunnyside (school district in Tucson’s southside, mostly Latino). Read more on Conflicted about the World Cup: Is Soccer like Sunnyside?…




  • Can only super-teachers make Latinos learn?

    RODOLFO ACUNA. He Oughta Be in Movies Teaching: More than classroom heroics are necessary to ensure quality education for Latinos-namely, self-pride.; Los Angeles Times : Apr 28, 1990. pg. 7

    The unflattering message in “Stand and Deliver,” last year’s popular film, was that only a super-teacher can make Latinos learn. Jaime Escalante, the movie’s protagonist, was that teacher. There are other Latino teachers whose dedication to excellence equals Escalante’s, but their lives have not caught Hollywood’s attention. Many Chicanos have long waited for “The Sal Castro Story.” A teacher in Los Angeles schools for 30 years, Castro has long urged his students to pressure school administrators to stand and deliver. Read more on Can only super-teachers make Latinos learn?…