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Effectively teaching migrant students

As a substitute teacher, I have seen the challenges of teaching migrant students firsthand. Teachers are being asked to give instructions twice – once in English and another time in Spanish, with the latter often requiring Google Translate. More frequently, teachers need to just separate migrant kids from the other students and keep them busy; what else can they do? 


This is unsustainable situation for CPS teachers and it needs to be dealt with. These migrant kids need to be supported.   

As board member representing the 4th District, I’ll fight for tuition support for teachers to gain bilingual certifications. I’ll also fight to hire full-time migrant coordinators for each CPS school enrolling migrant students. I'll also advocate for measures in Springfield to increase funding for schools most impacted by the influx of migrant students.  

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