Gus Morales – Teacher, Social Justice Education Activist Gus Morales is the former president of the Holyoke Teachers Association and a former teacher for Holyoke Public Schools. The Holyoke Public Schools fired Gus in June of 2014 after speaking out against a district-wide initiative to post student test scores publicly on walls, a practice known as “data walls.” Following an investigation by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations and an outpouring of public support, Gus was reinstated in November of 2014 only to be fired again at the end of the 2014-15 school year. In August, the Department of Labor Relations issued a complaint against the Holyoke Public Schools, yet again citing probable cause that he was retaliated against for speaking out.
Episode 87: Climate WarriorsOctober 7th, 2019
Teachers have their own children too. A Room for Teachers to DESTRESS. Old School Kindergarten: Play. Feature Interview: Moé Yonamine and Tim Swinehart of Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project join us. They talk about how they are helping students become “Climate Warriors” fully engaged in fighting the climate crisis. We talk about A… Read more »More Episodes