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A Day in the Life–Gustavo Lopez

January 21, 2016 Updated January 6, 2016

Gustavo is a social studies teacher at South San Francisco High School, the same school he was once kicked out of.  He is also getting his Master's in Urban Education and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco's School of Education. In this short video, we learn how Gustavo decided to go into teaching and what he's doing to make learning more relevant for students of color.

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