Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Vt. immigrant students talk about inequality

These high school kids are talking about inequality and racism because they are immigrants and they are not getting the school help they need.  - - Donna Poisl

By Wilson Ring

MONTPELIER, Vt.—A group of immigrant students from two Chittenden County high schools told Vermont lawmakers Thursday they feel they're victims of racism almost every day, and that many educational services they receive don't meet their needs.

In a wide-ranging meeting with the House Education Committee, the students from Burlington and Winooski high schools told of how they felt they were being held back by being forced to remain in classes to teach them English, and that teachers didn't respond when they complained of insensitive or racist comments from other students.
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1 comment:

Hazel said...

Is there any organization where we can report such racism issues?