Randy Jurado Ertll

Randy Jurado Ertll, attended some of the toughest public schools within Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He and his family moved dozens of times throughout Los Angeles. He attended Menlo Avenue Elementary School – which he loved dearly as a child – even though violence was an everyday occurrence in the surrounding community. He survived James A. Foshay Junior High School in the mid 1980’s. As a child, he escaped a rural Civil War in El Salvador, and while in Los Angeles, he escaped an urban Civil War (taking place in South Central Los Angeles) by being accepted into the A Better Chance-ABC scholarship program by going far way to study at John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minnesota. Hella cold. He returned to his community by applying and being accepted into Occidental College where he was indoctrinated to become a social justice activist, reader, writer, free thinker, and free, rebel, spirit.

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Latino Authors Will Be Present at the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Conference in Sacramento From Today – March 31

The California Association for Bilingual Education  (CABE) is taking place this week from March 28 – March 31 at theRead More…

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Trump’s Obsession and Criminalization of the Salvadoran Community Provides a Unique Opportunity for Young Salvadoran Americans to Speak Out

Once again, President Trump is tweeting and using MS 13 to whip up public fear for his demand to constructRead More…

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We Have to Disrupt to Make Positive Changes in Public Education, Especially in Regards to Improving Student Reading Proficiency

Authors Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst wrote a book titled Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters. It isRead More…

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