My name is Angel Cintron Jr. I am a product of the public school system in both Paterson, New Jersey and West Palm Beach, Florida. I am passionate about urban education, especially in the nation's capital. I am absolutely honored to teach in one of DC's most challenging Wards. Although Ward 8 is a typical community "reformers" purport to protect, my opinion is that they often fail to comprehend the actual challenges my students face. Therefore, my aim is to separate the reality from the rhetoric, because my students deserve a voice in this "education reform" movement.