During these historic walkouts, or “blowouts,” the students were led by Sal Castro , a courageous and charismatic Mexican American teacher who encouraged. In Blowout!, Mario García focuses on East Los Angeles educator Sal Castro as a great of Chicano history, since Castro played a central role in the East L.A. . Blowout! Sal Castro & the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice. By Mario T. García and Sal Castro. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
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The University of North Carolina Press, Castro, born in in East L.
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As a child, he experienced racial discrimination daily and witnessed the s repatriations and the Zoot Suit Riots. In Catholic and underfunded East L.
Following military service, Castro started college and finally decided to pursue teaching, in order to change the system. From his first years as an educator, Castro confronted the inequities in staffing and student leadership.
Byhe was at Lincoln High in East L. The heart of Blowout! Citing inspiration from civil rights activism, Castro decided in to organize a walkout with Conference alumni, other local high school and college students, the Brown Berets, faculty, parents, and the emerging Chicano underground press.
They carried through the next week and involved fifteen high schools and middle schools. Though some reforms were effected and some significantly sofor Castro the situation did not change enough. Until his retirement inCastro was an educational critic of busing and charter schools which he believed mis-appropriated funds needed for improving the inner-city schools and of bilingual education which he found lacking crucial cultural components by the s.
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