By Esther Cepeda August 10, 2015 6 a.m.
Recently, a Comedy Central skit called "TeachingCenter" about the career moves of star educators in the fictional 2015 "Teacher Draft" went viral.
By Esther Cepeda June 11, 2015 6 a.m.
There is a constant rallying cry in education circles: Why don't we have more teachers of color? The answer is simple — it's not a degree likely to pay off, assuming the student can even make it to graduation.
By Esther Cepeda March 28, 2015 6 a.m.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, David Gelernter, professor of computer science at Yale and a former board member of the National Endowment for the Arts, made the following bold statement in response to a student's wondering about why anyone should give a hoot about Beethoven:
By Esther Cepeda February 5, 2015 6 a.m.
There are many excellent reasons to agree that President Obama's proposal to allow employees to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave a year is a good idea. And a majority of the American public agrees with the president that paid sick time — which most white-collar workers already enjoy — should be available to all workers.
By Esther Cepeda December 29, 2014 6 a.m.
There was a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song that came out in 1988 called "American Dream." It had a catchy tune but as a 14-year-old, I recoiled from it because it was so negative.
By Esther Cepeda December 22, 2014 6 a.m.
I recently had to reiterate to my husband that minorities are far more scared of the police than non-minorities, even when we haven't done anything wrong.
By Esther Cepeda November 6, 2014 6 a.m.
A decade ago, when I was a graduate student in teacher training, a frightening thing came from an accomplished and generally excellent professor.
By Esther Cepeda October 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Hispanics contemplating the upcoming elections must be wondering: "What now?"
By Esther Cepeda October 1, 2014 6 a.m.
"Gerardo Lamas, the official spokesman for all Hispanics in the United States, resigned Thursday night," the satirical news site pocho.com deadpanned earlier this month. " 'I'll never be able to please anybody. … The truth is it's ridiculous to expect one person to be able to speak for millions from diverse backgrounds, geopolitical situations, economic castes and region-specific cultures,' he said."