Ray Salazar

OPINION: We Can’t Talk About Adam Toledo Without Talking About 7th Grade

I want to talk about what it means to be a 7th grader. Adam Toledo attended 7th grade.

  • Apr 27, 2021
  • 9:46 AM

Stop Telling Chicago Public Schools Students They’re Falling Behind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’re living, teaching, and learning in a situation many of us never seriously imagined.

  • Apr 23, 2020
  • 12:14 PM

How Julián Castro Must Change to Be a Viable Presidential Candidate (OPINION)

Look, I like me some 60s rock and have belted out The Byrd’s “Turn, Turn, Turn” with my kids in the car. And we’ve ridden around bouncing to Selena’s cumbias. But hearing that 60s classic and “Baila esta cumbia” as Julián Castro’s entrance and exit themes on Saturday seemed… soooooo… awkward. Before you start, I […]

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 8:05 PM

My Chicago Public Schools Students Give Trump’s Border Wall Address High Grades, Unfortunately

After I saw students cringe during the 10-minute speech, they divided the text into three sections: beginning, middle, and end (a classic strategy for text analysis).

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 9:54 AM

Mexican Etiquette Some White People Need to Learn on Dad’s 77th Birthday

Greeting people when you enter a room is about acknowledging other people’s presence and showing them that you don’t consider yourself superior to them.

  • Nov 21, 2018
  • 9:23 AM

When Your 12-Year-Old Son Faces Racism in Little League

“They called us ‘taco boys!’ They said, ‘Ándale, taco boys!’”

  • Apr 30, 2018
  • 8:25 AM

How to Finally Increase the Latino Vote So We Finally Make a Difference, Maybe

In order to be politically active and work for change, we have to have experienced a transformation ourselves.

  • May 17, 2017
  • 5:41 PM

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