Rafael Cordero: The Father of Public Education in Puerto Rico

Born Rafael Cordero y Molina in late 1790, Maestro Cordero was important in establishing free schooling in Puerto Rico. Born and raised in San Juan—then known as the City of Puerto Rico—the son of free Black tobacco farmers, Cordero was educated by his parents at an early age. His parents also taught other children in their […]

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