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 83: Rethinking Schools: Origins and FutureMay 19th, 2019
Trending News: Classrooms in Crisis. Bad Behavior of Bad System? Just say No to the Teacher Shortage. Standing your ground so you can shoot your kids. Feature Interview: Rethinking Schools Founder Bob Peterson. In the 1980s Bob Peterson and his teaching colleagues were looking for social justice teaching materials. There weren’t many out there in… Read more »More Episodes