"You Can't Be a Teacher and Not Follow Polotics!": Teacher-Legislators and Their Pathway to the State Capital
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Few studies have examined the growing trend of teacher-legislators, specifically teachers’ trajectory to elected office. Drawing on qualitative data and raced-gendered frameworks, this article examines how three female teachers of color in one Southwest state leveraged their teaching experiences to shape their policy priorities and how they navigated policy and political environments. The teacher-legislators in this article created counter-narratives on teachers and their abilities. Their experiences illustrate how teacher-legislators resisted and transformed state policies that affected urban students.
Urban education; Identity; Social
American Politics | Social Influence and Political Communication | Urban Education
"You Can't Be a Teacher and Not Follow Polotics!": Teacher-Legislators and Their Pathway to the State Capital.