José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, 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 fellow and a National Board Certified teacher.

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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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  • Rebecca Solnit and How Pockets of Hope Have Saved America
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    August 16, 2017
  • And That's When I Got A Phone Call From Secretary DeVos
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    July 28, 2017
  • The Relationship Between Humility and Teacher Leadership [Medium]
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    July 25, 2017
  • A Note About Identity and The Light That Guides Us
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    July 12, 2017
  • On Global Teacher Prize Winner Maggie MacDonnell and What Humility Looks Like
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    July 3, 2017
  • What Philando Castile Taught Me About Fatherhood [Medium]
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    June 21, 2017
  • Meet Me Inside, Meet Me Inside
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    June 13, 2017
  • I Only Do This Because You're Doing Well [Stop Asking Me About Your Grades]
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    June 5, 2017
  • Superpower [A Tough Love]
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    May 30, 2017
  • A Mathematical Five-Minute Tribute to Hamilton the Musical
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    May 24, 2017
  • Vivid Dreams and Hard Work
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    May 22, 2017
  • The Trump In All Of Us
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    May 7, 2017



I’ve spoken at dozens of conferences, institutions, and universities across the country. For a recent sample of things I’ve done, click here.

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