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Schools struggle to educate indigenous Mexicans

Posted: Friday, Feb 21st, 2014

George Feldman greets his first grade class in several different languages Thursday at Ohlone Elementary School. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — Every year, thousands of people migrate to the U.S. Theirs are stories of countless journeys by innumerable people that have reshaped the cultural landscape of the country.

Immigration laws are in a continual state of flux as politicians on all sides of the spectrum deal with the issue, and migrants are continually looking for their place in society as those laws — and public perception — shifts.

The country’s educational infrastructure, while often underfunded, has a fairly well established system in place to help migrant students as they learn English as their second language.

For the complete article see the 02-22-2014 issue.

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