Class of 2030: Dual Language in the South

A demographic surge of young Latinos is making their way through school, and by the time they’re out of college, the year will be 2030. In this first installment of our year-long series, Maria Hinojosa talks to teacher Elizabeth Bonitz about how dual language programs have become more popular in her town of Siler City, North Carolina.

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Reporting on Schools

NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez talks about how the situation of Latinos in education has changed throughout his career.

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Former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez is an Education Correspondent for NPR. He focuses on the “three p’s” of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy. Sanchez’s reports air regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazinesMorning EditionAll Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Sabiduría: Marta Moreno Vega

Our regular feature “Sabiduría,” is a few words of wisdom. This week, Marta Moreno Vega shares one of her favorite sayings.

 

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Marta Moreno Vega was born in El Barrio “Spanish Harlem” of Puerto Rican parents born in Puerto Rico. Dr. Vega, an Afro Puerto Rican, has dedicated her professional life to developing culturally grounded institutions placing the history and culture of African descendants in the Diaspora in the time clock of world history. She is founder and president of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, an international not for profit organization located in New York City which she created in 1976.

 

School Stories

Friends of Latino USA share special moments when being Latino affected their education. Their stories are funny, sad and unexpected. Featuring Representative Luis Rodriguez, Sara Inés Calderón, Gustavo Arellano, Irmary Reyes and Michele Carlo.

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OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano tells his story about bullying other kids:


Oregon professor Irmary Reyes Santos tells her school story about being subject to a language proficiency test-in spite of being a U.S. citizen:

Journalist Sara Ines Calderon tells her school story about being uncomfortable around privilege and power:

Congressman Luis Gutierrez tells his school story about being ignored because of language barriers:

Author Michele Carlo tells her story about growing up and filling out: