Teaching in a low-income community in Phoenix as a 1998 Teach For America corps member, I understood right away that the classroom is a reflection of systemic inequities in our country. Our public schools are not designed to do what we need them to do for all kids. And it’s as obvious now as it was then that educational inequity is impervious to quick fixes.

Today, I spend most of my time in schools and in communities, engaging with educators, students and their families, civic leaders, and law makers from every background and across the political spectrum. …

ElisaVillanuevaBeard

CEO of @TeachForAmerica, proud wife and mother of four amazing boys, won’t stop until we achieve educational equity for all kids.

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