Refugees in our Schools — SAN DIEGO, CA 06:37

Published on April 24, 2018 by

Refugee students in San Diego experience the challenges and rewards of an American education. 04/24/2018

Horace Mann Middle School
San Diego Unified School District — Office of Language Acquisition
San Diego Unified School District — Online Language Learning (Free)

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  • Vernon Moore 1 year ago

    Wow. While I applaud any efforts to help our students, especially our refugee students from around the world, I am truly disappointed in this video. To me, the story seems like a very intentional attempt to erase the incredible work of some great educators . . . work that began at Crawford High over a decade ago. Two years ago, the New Arrival Centers were scrapped for the new-fangled International Centers. This scripted video pretends that the specialized work with our refugee populations started recently and that simply is not true.

    Here’s a 2012 article from the San Diego Union Tribune that gives some historical perspective to the work around serving refugee students at Crawford High School . . .

    • InsideCalEd_Staff 1 year ago

      Hi Mr. Moore,
      Thank you for taking the time to offer your perspective. We appreciate the additional information you provided about the prior history of the program.

  • Chris 1 year ago

    Just watched this program on Oakland’s Reach Academy and Sacramento’s debate program. Wonderful programs within a public school system I thought was intractable deficient. These programs bring some hope as well as the San Diego English development program. I have always believed bilingual programs are not good for our students…this is a much better way. English is our language in this country and we should separate ourselves with an emphasis on bilingualism which creates an identity loss of who we are as Americans. Keep up these programs and thanks for showing us these.


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