Immigration status should not be a factor in whether children can attend school. The Georgetown report, Ensuring Every Undocumented Student Succeeds, includes specific recommendations that we support.
By Lily Eskelsen Garcia and Randi WeingartenJune 21, 2017, at 6:00 a.m.
Local school districts should be flexible in their paperwork requirements, making it easier – not harder – for students in the nation without legal status to show their residency and guardianships. We must follow not just the letter of the law, but also its spirit.
This means opening not just our schools, but our hearts to all of our students. It means understanding that our future success as a nation depends on listening to teachers who tell us their classroom discussions very often are focused these days on the fears of children that their parents or siblings will be deported. Read the article>