Schools help the immigrant students

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 September 29. This article explains how the schools help the immigrant students.  American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone. In every state, Federal data indicates,  there is an increase in people who come to live with a relative and await immigration decisions. The Supreme Court has ruled that schools have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status, so schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living in limbo.  Officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala — part of the wave crossing the border — enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School in VA. The Indian River School District over the summer break quickly put together special classes for those needing extra English help. Some teachers said some students crossed the border on foot.  Some of them can read and write their language.  The district’s goal is to get them assimilated — and eventually into a regular high school. There, they can earn a diploma, even if that means participating in adult education programs and going to school until they are 21.

As I can see in Mountain View many of the students are immigrating.  Teachers try to help them a lot to focus in their studies.  Whatever the reason for any students just coming to the U.S.A, it is hard for them to speak and study different language. Some of these students are here by themselves, and it is really hard for them, they always feel alone.  On the other side they try with whatever energy they have to make something good for their future.  They have a “growth mindset”.

This relates to government because these students have trust in themselves but can not do this stuff by themselves.  The Public school system is run by the government and is a tool used to make citizens aware and responsible.  a good democracy needs good schools.  Also, immigrants have power and authority to study and work at the same time.  It is a balance of economic survival.  Also, they trust the teacher to help them for education.  A teacher is an authority figure in their life.

 

“It’s a new culture and they already feel that they are alone. … Some of them don’t have their parents here,” said English language instructor Alina Miron at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/teens-who-crossed-us-border-alone-enter-schools/2014/09/24/d54ef1c6-4408-11e4-8042-aaff1640082e_story.html

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