TODAY IN AMERICA...
Nearly one in four children is an immigrant or the children of immigrants.
Our classrooms are meeting a growing influx of students who speak little to no English, who are unfamiliar with American culture, and, in some cases, who lack formal education.
The children of immigration are here to stay. How we fare in welcoming them will define who we are for years to come.
SCHOOLS - the first and ultimate hope for integration – are generally ill-equipped to serve immigrant teenagers. The traditional paradigm relegates them to the sidelines. Yet, it is in school that the children of immigration determine where they belong in the reality and imagination of their new culture.