An editorial in Latina Style Magazine:
“Whenever I whined about my homework, mom would tell me that every piece of knowledge could be put to good use. She would say, ‘That’s a key. You never know when that key might open a door for you.’ Some activists march. Others help us find the keys to open doors.
As the first Latina to head the National Education Association, for me, Hispanic Heritage Month is about paying tribute to the many people who opened doors for us. It’s also about acknowledging that today, we must keep pushing, pulling, and even kicking down those doors so that all young people can walk through them. And that means ensuring that all our kids – no matter where they live – have access to the best public education possible…”