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“For those who have lost hope about the possibility of using education to create a more just and democratic society, this book will be a reminder of what can be achieved when educators act with the courage of their convictions to speak out and write about what is occurring in our schools today.”
Pedro Noguera, Professor, UCLA

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I’ve spoken at dozens of conferences, institutions, and universities across the country, including The US Department of Education, New America, Education Writers Association, TEDxNYED, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, and many more. For a recent sample of things I’ve done, click here.

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EduColor seeks to elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice. We are an inclusive cooperative of informed, inspired and motivated educators, parents, students, writers and activists who promote and embrace the centrality of substantive intersectional diversity.

We started as a support group for self-determined advocates of color, growing into a monthly chat and newsletter. The conversations are out there. To join us, click below:


José Luis Vilson is a full-time math teacher, writer, speaker, and activist in New York City, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, and has spoken about education, math, and race for a number of organizations and publications, including The New York Times, Education Week, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post, Edutopia, GOOD, and El Diario / La Prensa, NY. He is the founder of EduColor, a Math for America Master Teacher and a National Board Certified teacher.

He is also the executive director of EduColor, an organization dedicated to education and social justice.