Archive for December 2015

A Chicago public school teacher's 2015 blog highlights

A Chicago public school teacher's 2015 blog highlights
Since May 2011, the White Rhino Blog has remained an independent voice regarding education and Latino issues.  I started this blog around 3:00 a.m. one weekday morning because I, like many Chicago Public Schools teachers, felt voiceless when it came to issues that directly affect my profession and my culture.  I’ve been called a “wildcard”... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools students organize lunch boycott Thursday, Dec. 17

Chicago Public Schools students’ complaints about the crappy Aramark lunches have gotten national attention.  Roosevelt High School students, with the guidance of teacher Tim Meegan, started a civics project–The School Lunch Project–to communicate the poor quality of school lunches. These civics students are calling for a citywide lunch boycott on Thursday, December 17 to pressure... Read more »

On Our Lady of Guadalupe: Faith, Feminism, and Fatherhood

This Saturday, December 12, Mexican Catholics celebrate one of the most important holidays of the year–the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Worshipers sing mañanitas, songs of praise early in the morning, and buy roses in her name.   These celebrations commemorate the day she appeared to Juan Diego on Mexico’s City Tepeyac Hill in... Read more »