Original article in Education Post by Beth Hawkins.
After graduating from Harvard University, Anthony Hernandez taught successfully in an impoverished school in Washington, D.C. But when he moved back home to Minnesota, he was denied a teaching license. He and other frustrated teachers sued the state’s Board of Teaching. A judge recently agreed that by arbitrarily refusing to license those educated elsewhere, the agency was violating the law.
Now, in addition to teaching at Global Academy, a high-performing, high-needs public charter school located just outside Minneapolis, Hernandez advocates for teacher equity in other forums. In a speech last month, outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took note of Hernandez’ efforts.
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