It’s Getting Ugly, Scary For Some

INS agents raided all the McDonald’s in the greater Reno area today and arrested numerous employees for being in the country illegally. At my school a number of parents came and removed their kids from school so that police would not come and get them – or so that the students wouldn’t go home and get picked up at their homes by waiting INS agents (a rumor being spread). At my daughter’s high school – announcements were made by administration asking for teachers to volunteer to spend the night at school so students whose parents were arrested would have a place to stay.

I wonder how many times “Sorry kids, but we can’t spend time discussing this, we have to be ready for the test.” will be uttered by teachers tomorrow?

Learning is messy!

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5 Responses to It’s Getting Ugly, Scary For Some

  1. sunny says:

    Wow! I struggle with the whole immigration issue, but your post made me remember that there are young faces attached to it. No matter what any of us feel politically about this subject, we should never forget this. A valuable reminder of how things going on a home can affect kids once they are at school.

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  3. Amy Kenyon says:

    Wow. It is amazing that the kids who are affected by this can focus on school at all. I’m sure that you will help them stay busy so they can escape from the ugly world we sometimes live in.

    Keep the faith.

  4. This is the first time i’ve been here in a bit, sorry. How horrible this is to read. I’m not sure i could take this. One of my children was hit by a car Friday. All at once everything is irrelevant. he will be okay. It’s just so horrible. Teaching with compassion, it matters, thanks for sharing this out.

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