The Chicago Teacher’s Strike, Public Education, and Immigrants

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The Chicago Teacher’s Strike, Public Education, and Immigrants
News from Huffington Post:

The outcome of the Chicago Public Schools teachers’ strike which centers on teachers’ pay, evaluation, and tenure, will have serious implications for the city’s students and teachers. It also speaks to the national debate over how our children should be taught and classrooms run.

The state of our public school system heavily impacts immigrant families and their children. As the U.S. Census reports foreign-born households tend to be larger and have more children than native households. Six in 10 immigrant families include children under 18 and a majority is Latino. Moreover, children of immigrants are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, accounting for nearly the entire growth in the country’s child population during the past two decades. As of 2010, one in four children in the U.S. is part of an immigrant family. In Chicago, 44 percent of Chicago public school students — over 178,000 children — is Latino. Nationwide, continues on Huffington Post

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School bullying: Do you know how to help your child?
News from VOXXI:

Recognizing the symptoms of bullying will also help you help your child. There are a number of signs and symptoms that a victim of bullying displays. Sudden or progressive changes in behavior or mood are the most common and earliest warning signs of bullying, and normally calm and mild-mannered children may act out for unknown reasons at home.

It’s a scene all parents probably recognize and certainly all of them dread: your child comes home from school looking upset and disheveled. He won’t tell you what happened, but you’re pretty sure you know. He’s been getting quieter as the school year has progressed, and his teachers have mentioned a slip in grades. You know he’s getting proper love at home, so the problem is probably a bully. Or a group of them. Bullying is becoming more and more prevalent. However, thanks to new research and awareness many schools are finally putting a stop…………… continues on VOXXI

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