Asians and the education system

"And your typical white American, my peers, got into a better school then I did even though there score had lower GPA and lower advanced GOE score."
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Derly Tijerina

As Interviewed by: David Williams
"That disparity is rampant, between rural and basically between any suburban environments for internet."
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Kevlin Wiedemeyer

As Interviewed by Parth S
"What I learned on both sides is that children are children and most of them want to be successful."
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Xiaoyan Li

As Interviewed By Keyu Chen
"I was poor, I was small, and at school, yes, I got bullied."
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Scherry Johnson

As Interviewed by Jimmy Walker
"It's all about fairness, whats fair. It didn't seem fair to me that just because your female you couldn't do thing that men were encouraged to do."
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Afifa Nizami

As Interviewed by Jules H.
"I just felt like there was no equality between guys and girls. There was no justice."
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Jo Garcia

As Interviewed by Isaac Lewis
"Teachers had to be bribed to come and teach at our district so we often got teachers that were not certified teachers, but we felt that we were getting the best of what was available to us."
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Mike Beasley

As Interviewed by Sophie Beasley
"A white guy and a black guy walking around at the fair together? There would have been trouble. "
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Alison G. Gass

As Interviewed by Marylin R.
"My passion, my love, I just feel like I’m more than just a teacher, in the last five years of teaching, I feel like more than just a teacher, I’m their advocate. And it doesn't matter if I know their name or not, I will stand up for them, no matter what."
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Paula McDermott

As Interviewed by Bela McScoggin
"We weren't trying to change the whole system but to support an alternative one."
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Gene Whitten-Lege

As Interviewed By Julia K.
"I was so embarrassed that I remember I thought to myself that I would do anything and everything to get rid of that accent, and I did. "
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Archer Hadley

As Interviewed by Ethan Gilbert
"I recently talked to an AISD official about my project and how to implement it at other schools. We are all on board about it and are going to try to get it started before summer starts."
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As Interviewed by Andru Rees-Eissler
"Your parents and your family chooses for you."
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Nicole Thompson Beavers

As interviewed by Mac Connolly
"Everyone had their place, and you just stayed in your place."
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Margaret DeMoss

As Interviewed by Isabella DeMoss
"It was the center of all the hatred and the marches..."
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Pablo Escamilla

Sophia De Leon
"Education. There is no better investment."
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William Kibler

As Interviewed by Will K.
"I am getting ready to watch women’s basketball on television, and there would not have even been a glimmer of any women’s sport on television back in the 1980s. "
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Gloria A. Garcia

As interviewed by Valentina G.
"I remember asking kids sitting next to me, ‘What is the teacher saying? What is she saying, I don’t understand’ -- and the teacher would snap and say, ‘Remember, you’re supposed to be speaking English!’"
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Connie Austin

As Interviewed by A. Austin-Puhr
"There was a big disparity between my classroom and my friends’ classrooms who taught in white schools in the same city."
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Bones Macias

As Interviewed by Kaitlyn M.
"Working on the fields picking pickles, picking tomatoes from sun up to sun down, at 7am to 7pm, every day except for Sunday, was hard work -- and we knew we didn’t want to do that the rest of our lives."
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Mile Metke

As Interviewed by Adam Scott
"We have partnered with high schools so that not only do they get four years of high school, but they also get two years worth of college tuition at no cost."
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Jack Nowicki

As Interviewed by David Dawson
"What is most misunderstood about at-risk youth is the belief that people are just rotten kids or that young people have the ability to make rational choices or can choose what is right and wrong. Kids brains are not developed enough to make logical choices."
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Carl Floto

As interviewed by Emily M.
"We had some black students before the closure, not very many, and then we had a bunch. In the back of your mind, you knew things weren't right. "
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Tommie Graham

As Interviewed by William Thompson
"Stand up for what you believe in, don't take guff from anybody. It's like, if you know you can do the job, and you've proven you can do the job, then you just keep doing your job, and don't let anybody get in your way, which is not easy to do all of the time."
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Suzanne Napier

As Interviewed by Beck R.
"Unless ideas of hate are given to you or someone is provoking racist attitudes, kids naturally don't care much about such things."
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Arnold Freedman

As Interviewed by Zoltan F.
"So I felt out of place. I was always frustrated with other people, they would talk and I would want to know what they said... At the time it was a hearing world. And it was separated from the deaf world. They're both very different cultures."
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As Interviewed by Sabrina Hasik
"But it’s not just about having access to education, it’s also about the quality of that education."
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Katherine W. Carter

As Interviewed by Eli Husted
"Social Justice is the freedom and the right to be who you are, and actualize your beliefs."
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Gab Bonesso

As Interviewed By Ethan O
"I think you should lose your privilege to social media, that's how serious this is."
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Michelle Olson

As Interviewed by Margaret Olson
"I feel that the developing kids in my class have a better understanding of accepting different people each time they leave my class. We always want to give the kids an understanding that there is still room to learn and that we never stop learning."
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Armando Saenz

Archer Saenz
"We were denied renting the apartment because of my name, and the way I looked to them, because I was Hispanic. And yet when we left the apartment office we could see signs outside that said 'Apartments for Rent.' They had apartments to rent, just not for us because I was not an Anglo."
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Joan R. Baskin

As Interviewed by B. Baskin
"We had the best education you could ever find anywhere in the public schools of Texas. And this changed when women could be doctors, lawyers, and CEOs or whatever else. We now have them as presidents of major companies."
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