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Sunday, March 13, 2011

NYT: Itinerant Life Weighs on Farmworkers’ Children

Oscar Ramos, above, a third-grade teacher, tries to help students see a life beyond the fields.
A boy has worn his school uniform for two weeks straight because his parents are busy with harvest season.
And while Mr. Ramos patiently explains the intricacies of fractions, he is attuned to the student who confides, “Teacher, on Saturday the cops came and took my brother.”
“I know you still love your brother,” Mr. Ramos gently told him. “But let’s talk about your vision for your future.” Read More

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