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Jesse Hagopian

Jesse Hagopian

Jesse Hagopian teaches history at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington and director of  Black Education Matters. He is the editor and contributing author to the book, "More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing" (Haymarket Books, 2014) and co-editor of "Teaching for Black Lives." Currently, Hagopian serves as a national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Follow Jesse on his blog at iamaneducator.com.

Articles by this author

 

I'm Not Alone in Pledging to #TeachTruth

Republicans wouldn’t be passing these laws to ban the teaching of structural racism and oppression if they weren’t scared of something. So, what are they scared of?

Jesse Hagopian ·


Why as a Black High School Teacher I'm Endorsing Bernie Sanders

This is the campaign to fix the hole in the soul of America.

Jesse Hagopian ·


The Chicago Teachers Strike: 'Until We Get What Our Students Deserve'

"The ball is in Mayor Lightfoot’s court now. She’s got a decision to make. I know that we will remain in the streets until we get what we deserve."

Jesse Hagopian ·


A Climate of Racism Took Two Lives at My Kroger

Jesse Hagopian, a Seattle high school ethnic studies teacher and co-editor of the book Teaching for Black Lives, interviewed Michelle Randolph on the fight against racism and the struggle for education

Jesse Hagopian ·


Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing

Spread the word: “We want a just, equitable world for our children.”

Jesse Hagopian ·



#ArmMeWith Solidarity Against the NRA and Militarizing Our Schools

When we say we oppose access to weapons like the AR-15, we truly mean everyone, including the police.

Jesse Hagopian ·


#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool is a National Uprising for Racial Justice

“The Black Lives Matter at School movement is about dismantling the school-to-prison-pipeline and creating a school-to-justice-pipeline.”

Jesse Hagopian ·

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