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Longtime Activist And Educator Brings Social Justice Approach To The Classroom


From the series It Takes A School:

For over thirty years, history teacher Robert Roth worked throughout the San Francisco Unified School District. The native of Queens, New York began his career in teaching after years of activism, which included being part of the radical student group the Weather Underground.  

Roth retired from teaching in the classroom at the end of the 2018-19 school year, but he is continuing to mentor and support new teachers as an instructional coach at Mission High School. We spent a day at Mission to catch Mr. Roth in action one last time before he retired.

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