The Pilsen Academy Junta

junta noun jun·ta \ˈhu̇n-tə, ˈjən-, ˈhən-\ : a military group controlling a government after taking control of it by force Junta means something different in English than it does in Spanish.  The full definition in English is: :  a council or committee for political or governmental purposes; especially:  a group of persons controlling a government… Continue reading The Pilsen Academy Junta

Retributive Firing at Pilsen Academy?

retributive adjective re·trib·u·tive \ri-ˈtri-byə-tiv\ :  of, relating to, or marked by retribution Last week I was informed that one of the local school council (LSC) members at Pilsen Academy would be leaving the elementary school. Mr. Miguel Salgado is listed as the bilingual coordinator and was slated to be the 5th grade teacher, but he recently received a… Continue reading Retributive Firing at Pilsen Academy?

My LSC experience to date

Today was supposed to be our first regular LSC meeting of the year at Pilsen Academy. It was rescheduled for next week. I received no notification. We had an irregular meeting last week. That meeting was scheduled on the preceding Friday for the following Monday. The planning meeting in July was scheduled a little more… Continue reading My LSC experience to date

My talk on the metal shredders at Lozano Library

My last few weeks have been fairly busy in the community activism scene of Pilsen.  This week, I won the election for community representative at Pilsen Community Academy.  One of my reddit comments got scooped by Good Jobs First and went viral.  Last week and two weeks ago I gave a talk at the Rudy… Continue reading My talk on the metal shredders at Lozano Library