Ernesto Villaseñor, Jr. is a policymaker, social and environmental justice educator, and active within Public Health and Education in Compton and South LA. Born and raised in Compton, California, he uses his hometown as his research focus on the social and environmental injustices that contribute to the education and public health disparities that are prevalent. Through his extensive research, he has shed the light on these issues while at the same time developing and implementing effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions that have been implemented throughout eight districts in LA County.
As part of our 2013 Education Justice Listening Project we interviewed educators, students, parents and organizers about what’s the best path forward for improving public education. Ernesto shares with us his observation on the disparities in the schools of Compton.