Ray on NPR and other places

On NPR's All Things Considered

2002--High school teacher and commentator Ray Salazar describes growing up as the son of a bracero, more commonly called a brazer. Braceros were migrant workers who came to the U.S. after World War II to work the land.

2003--We hear suggestions for President Bush's State of the Union address from several All Things Considered commentators including English Teacher Ray Salazar of Hubbard High School, Chicago, about education; Merrill Matthews, a visiting scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, about health care policy; Cincinnati City Beat Columnist Kathy Y. Wilson, about race relations; and Kurt Campbell, Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, about foreign relations.

2005--Commentator Ray Salazar says that the Virgin of Guadalupe has been important to his family throughout this past year.

On Latino USA

2014--On Feminism and Our Lady of Guadalupe

Chicago Teen Struggles With Fear of Having His Parents Deported

Chicago Sons Help Father Keep Dream of Neighborhood Gym Alive

Despite Potential to Improve Student Success, Latino Male Teachers Remain Scarce

Two Chicago Universities Establish Generous Scholarships for Undocumented Students


With The Atlantic

The Student Who Pushed Me to Anger—and Understanding


For Education Week

Offer Choices; Stop Segregating by Race & Class


For CNN's Schools of Thought

My View: How we talk about guns in my Chicago classroom

My View: Latino voting power can create better education reform


For the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Why my students’ AP scores matter. And why they don’t.

Teaching Writing on the Side of a Coffee Cup

When We See Ourselves in Our Students

Why More Teachers Should Use Podcasts

Listening to Students’ Voices through Audio Essays

Why More High Schools Should Have a Block Schedule

How to Help Teens Deal with the Challenges of Male and Female Gender Expectations

Four Questions Teacher Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Five Insights from Running a School Newspaper


On NPR's Tell Me More

2011--An Essay about fatherhood and teaching for Father's Day

2012--Why More Men Are Choosing "Pink Collar" Jobs