The Path to Excelencia: In Los Angeles, One School Leader’s Mission to Motivate English Language Learners to Succeed
Ruben Alonzo’s English learners in his Texas classroom were thriving. He believed in their potential the same way a teacher had once believed in him — a third-generation migrant worker who went on to MIT, Harvard, and Columbia University. His students were two miles from the Mexican border in Rio Grande, at an independent charter school