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Scholars agree that the emotional, mental, and physical toll students of color experience within predominantly white institutions coupled with the lack of a culturally responsive curriculum in the courses they complete can negatively impact the lives of marginalized students.

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Illinois State University student teacher Alexa Leyba writes about her passion for working in Chicago Public Schools, where her education began.

Dorcelle Johnson, Westcott parent room participant, now works with CVS Health.

As a Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) partner school and a member of the Auburn Gresham Gold Neighborhood Network, Oliver S. Westcott Elementary is serious about rethinking public schools.