Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary
The Denial of Education and Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants

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When my family came from Mexico we were very, very poor. Education defines America for me, in a sense. It’s the ideal I subscribe to — that’s why I became a teacher. If the whole world could see my students or their lives, could see how great they are, and felt as inspired by them as I do, ...Read more

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