Stephanie Carnes

Practical Strategies To Serve Immigrant Students

In last week’s episode of the Ethical Schools podcast, I highlighted some of the substantial challenges facing the American public education system, namely the glaring disconnect between who the system was intended to serve, and the demographics of students who are in American classrooms today. Systemic overhaul is necessary, and long overdue. This need for…

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The Challenge of Identity in the Trump Era

Like it or not, trauma is simply an accepted part of everyday reality for Central American immigrant students. The traumas they face are myriad, from violence in their home countries to treacherous journeys northward, to suffering at the hands of Customs and Border Patrol and the challenge of reunifying with a long-lost parent who feels…

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