Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Education is Ethical - AZ Principal Takes a Stance on Immigration

Proving that educators do have responsibilities outside of the classroom. Arizona principal Yvonne Watterson of GateWay Early College High School took action when she saw students dropping out of school due to a new illegal immigration law.

NY Times quotes one student from the school:

"I don’t wake up every day to steal purses,” said Noemi Ariza, a 17-year-old student at GateWay. “I wake up to try my hardest to succeed. And for people to despise me, to tell me I have no right to be here, to look at me like a murderer — it’s so dehumanizing. All I’m trying to do is make something of myself."

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