May 17, 2023Liked by Giselle Rivera-Flores

This is also an issue for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands which include: St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas. I had a colleague who was denied an opportunity to teach in the U.S. because her 5 years teaching in St. Croix was not recognized as a U.S education system experience-by HR. She appealed the decision and provided proof that her former students graduated with a U.S. high school diploma. We should teach history from a variety of lenses and lived experiences.

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I am so happy to hear that she was able to prove herself but it hurts me to know she had to do it. We are often forced to prove who we are - denying us the rights of all Americans. This is life in America for many.

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