The brothers are close and talk on the phone almost every day. Lately, because of persistent drought in their home country of Honduras, they've been having the same conversation over and over again: whether it's better to leave or better to stay in Honduras.
Over the years, Jose Garcia's life has collided with some of Chicago's biggest school reform efforts, including a recent teacher training effort that has him teaching at his old high school. Will he make it?
WBEZ’s Becky Vevea spent the last year following Jose Garcia, a young Chicagoan who went off to college and was recruited back to teach at his high school.
Some charter schools in Chicago are trying to lure the best and brightest students back into teaching in their old schools. But what does it take to build a teacher?