Turk and Christy Pipkin

As interviewed by Ciara Halia Conway
"Just because of the circumstances of their birth, they shouldn't be denied that opportunity."
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Y2K Interview on Lynne Maddox

Andrew Maddox
"It [Y2K] was a time and we all got through it. there was a bug or two, but everything seemed fine."
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Ishwar Chandra Gupta

As interviewed by Maya Ravi
"Knowledge is not sufficient. Knowledge is not enough."
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Alex Vazquez

As Interviewed by Karen Wolf
"I've actually met a teen mom who was going to a school: Premier, and she was about to graduate. And she had a job at Target, and she had plans."
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Derrick Gunter

As interviewed by Ishan Ladhani
"They're out there going and changing the world and I cry a lot - tears of joy."
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Alba Melgar

As Interviewed by Miguel L.
"Through the language you can know different cultures. And when you know different cultures you realize that other people is like you."
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Aleida Phillips

As Interviewed by Dawson Phillips
"There was a very, very noticeable degree of gender discrimination. My choices were feminine degrees, i.e. education and nursing. I was very intelligent, I thought, and I thought about engineering, but the engineering school did not accept women. So I had to make choices. I did not want to be a teacher, I did not want to be a nurse, so I chose going to a business school in another state."
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Sloan McLain

As Interviewed by Beckett Schmeil
"I do think we're moving forward, and I do think Thailand is very male dominated and people don't believe that women have the same privileges but women are really freaking smart, and in groups especially women are powerful I think . And I do think that over time that equality will be there. I think it takes time. I think with a lot of things that are really important, they take time."
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Claudette Jane Woytek

As Interviewed by Ben Woytek
"I think black people felt that they needed to have more rights, more freedom, it just goes back to the days when they were slaves. They felt that they needed to be raised up and fight for their rights. "
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Rebekah Skelton

As Interviewed by J.Y.
"You really have to be committed to keeping students in school, no matter what, to prevent them from coming into contact with the criminal justice system."
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Sally Lucksinger

As Interviewed by Emmi Lucksinger
"We didn't have a lot of those kids in the classroom. Which I think wasn't a good thing because we really didn't get to know those kids. We just thought, 'Oh. They're in special ed. Something's wrong with them.' But I think we got smarter and we realized that these kids are just kids."
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Deborah Fowler

As Interviewed by Ava M.
"We were really surprised when we looked at all the numbers for school districts statewide to see that there are thousands of elementary school students who get suspended out of school. I am particularly concerned about that because of the impact it can have on a student’s trajectory. Kids who are suspended even once can have an increased likelihood of dropping out and of grade retention and contact with the juvenile justice system."
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Stephanie Touchstone

As Interviewed by Nathaniel Smith
"Who’s tappin’ into the vocational talents of those kids who have gifts in their hands?"
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Keffrelyn D. Brown

As Interviewed by Erin T.
"We have more access, but not necessarily better experience, and that's tough for people to swallow."
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Lynn Boswell

As Interviewed by Luke Yium
"For decades, our educational system had relied on what they called separate but equal schools. And, in reality, the schools were separate by race, but they were very rarely, if ever equal."
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Sanjay Patil

As Interviewed by Yash Patil
"The law says that if you employ an immigrant they should be payed equal prevailing wages that a company would have payed to an American. But that rarely happens."
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Nancy Fares

As Interviewed by Shreya Ramanathan
"I feel that girls think that they’re offending others by being smart and that they need to dumb themselves, and we need to stop ourselves and others from doing that. "
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Mariel Stotts

As Interviewed by: Alex Yang
"Normally, in the United States, I don't ever feel like people don't think that I can't do certain things because I'm a woman, or that I can't go certain places, or that I may not have an opinion that's as valid as a man's opinion. I've never never really felt that before here in Austin, but in Nicaragua, I did feel that way."
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Shelly Molina

As Interviewed by Valeria O.
"I think the good news is that we're reaching an age where you can see a lot of successful Russian adoptees and other international adoptees because they are now becoming adults. People are able to see that they are functioning adults. And the more they see that, the more the stigma goes away. "
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Marie Powell

As interviewed by Ian Wetherold
"I like the story about Rosa Parks and I really like it because Rosa Parks was kind of stubborn and gutsy like I am."
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Maria Elena Dominguez

As Interviewed by Cristal Martinez
"...I decided to attend just to learn more about it because, she was undocumented and she was going to college and I wanted to do the same!"
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Ricky Green

As Interviewed by Luke Sylliaasen
"Satisfactory, that is an interesting term."
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Yumiko A. Taleff

As Interviewed by E.T.
"His teachers thought he could do it, but he couldn’t take the test, so that means he couldn’t go there."
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Wendy Byrd

As Interviewed by Andrew Seiler
"Most people think that dyslexia means that you reverse your letters. But that's actually not accurate at all. Dyslexia is an auditory processing disorder, which means that kids struggle with putting sounds to letters. It's hard for them to connect a letter to a sound and then blend that sound."
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Hillary Procknow

As Interviewed by Helena L.
"There is a racist history about how public education in the South developed, and how the South fought to have control over what was taught in their schools -- and even though they lost the Civil War, they fought to control what kind of education would happen in their schools"
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Archer Hadley

As Interviewed by Benjamin W.
"There are people out there that are loving and want to help you succeed, so do your best to find them."
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Blossom Steingraph

As Interviewed by Hayden P.
"My father was conscious of doing good and being kind to people in the sense that if he did something wrong, then it will reflect on the Jewish people."
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Fred Lewis

As Interviewed by C.L.
"You hear these people talk about what’s great about America. America is a great country, it's exceptional, blah blah blah. We're an exceptional country in education, because we were the first universal public education. But we forgot that. We forgot what made us great."
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Christina Kim

As Interviewed by Grace Kim
"Everybody thought that it was unfair to have little classes only because somebody is a female, but it was hard to take actions against unfair class assignment. The only thing we can do was to do our best in teaching and gain good reviews or reputations from the students."
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Tarale Murry

Ikey Kohler
"I tell people faith in family. I felt like my faith was to stay for my family."
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Yamanda Wright

As Interviewed by Paul Schulze
"We (Texas Appleseed) are an organization that's focused on problems that affect underserved populations, and by that I mean low-income neighborhoods and low-income people, in many cases people of color who are facing racial discrimination, also children who often need more protection, and people who are eligible for special education services or people with disabilities. We look at problems that really affect those people unfairly, and we look for systemic solutions. By that I mean these large, far reaching solutions that affect a lot of people, like changing laws and changing policies, and changing the way the government works with those people."
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Dion Drew

As Interviewed by Zoe Walgren
"I was living in the projects from when I was one to thirteen, so I seen everything in the eighties. It was a lot of drug-selling, a lot of drug use."
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Rudolph Pierce

As interviewed by N.O
"A larger issue is public school education is not very good especially in cities where there is a large minority populations. So, there is a segregation problem and there is an education problem and solving the segregation problem does not necessarily solve the education problem. "
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Manuel L.

As Interviewed by Diogo L.
"I had many friends that were treated differently because of their race, I was discriminated as well, it didn't make me feel good but you tried to make the best of the situation."
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Irma Alicia Velasquez

As Interviewed by Isabela Garcia
"I support the indigenous struggles and the struggle of indigenous women... The discrimination is still everyday in Guatemala right now."
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Dr. Sharon Michelle

Aubrie Edmond
"My mother had signed me up for an after school program. I didn’t like going to the after school program because I felt mistreated there, so I would just walk home. No one ever told her that I wasn’t going. I would walk home and just hang out around the house. I didn’t have the keys so I never went inside. I would go to the park by myself, and I always know what time it was so I’d be back in front of the school by the time my mom came to pick me up. She thought I was walking out of the school to meet her. "
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Bill Zint

As Interviewed by Natasha Zint
"These are local people in the truck, and they stopped so the people chasing after him would get him. He got brutally beaten. I don't think he died, but it made front page in the newspaper and he just thought, ‘How bad can this be, that somebody won’t even help someone else?’"
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Gary Lavergne

As Interviewed by Ella Jarnigan
"The challenge of my job is to try to make sure that we offer an admissions to an individual that we're setting them up for success, not failure. We want diversity for all types, geographic diversity and rural kids. You cannot claim to be an educated person in the state of Texas if you don't have a working understanding or relationship with Hispanic culture, or Black culture, or Asian culture."
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Cherie B. Mathews

As Interviewed by Victor Yao
"'Why can't golf be for all kids?'... Look at what basketball, volleyball, and soccer has done for kids.""
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