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Plácido Gómez


Plácido Gómez is a pre-calculus teacher in the Rio Grande Valley and a member of the Teach Plus Texas Teacher Advisory Board.

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Teacher preparation is critical in Texas classrooms

While policymakers are gathered for the 2017 Texas legislative session, a discussion about teacher preparation, which directly affects teacher retention, is of critical importance. To help students gain belief in themselves and the subjects they’re studying, teachers must be prepared to manage their classrooms and give all students the tools to access challenging material — especially students who have been let down in the past.