CHICAGO -- Like millions of children across the country, last week I went back to school.
After 10 years of being away from the classroom, I'm teaching high school students the same age as my own children. Lots of things are the same as when I last taught, and others are quite different -- such as the technology used to teach, plan lessons, give assessments and enter grades.
But what is most surprising by far is something I hadn't anticipated: the diversity of the Hispanic students at my school.
In 2012, the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project reported that about a quarter of all pre-K through 12th-grade public school students were Hispanic. But I hadn't seen with my own eyes what that really looks like.