About the Author
JuliAnna Ávila is Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English education. She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and has published in Theory Into Practice, Pedagogies, Language Arts
, and Teachers College Record.
Jessica Zacher Pandya is Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach in teacher education and liberal studies, where she researches and teaches about urban children’s literacy practices. In addition to many journal articles, she is the author of Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners.