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One Of The Saddest Statistics I’ve Read In Awhile….


Today’s New York Times has an op-ed piece from two university educators who have done surveys of immigrant youth in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s titled Immigrant Kids, Adrift.

The column doesn’t paint a completely negative picture, but it is pretty depressing. Here’s what I think is the worst part:

I’m sure that this is not the case at our school. However, we are also divided into Small Learning Communities, where 300 students and 20 teachers stay together for multiple years.

Do you think this statistic is truly representative of schools generally?

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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