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Padre Cambiador: Luchando para eliminar barreras lingüísticas para las familias

January 18, 2018 3:43

Teresa Garcia estaba frustrada. Su español era mucho mejor que su inglés, y eso le impedía comunicarse con los maestros de sus hijos. Ella no estaba sola. En el distrito escolar de Federal Way, al norte de Tacoma, Washington, el 18 por ciento de los 22,500 estudiantes son hablantes nativos de español. En total, los estudiantes en el distrito diverso hablan 118 idiomas diferentes. “No podría apoyar a mis hijos de la mejor manera que se merecen porque no podía hablar inglés. Sé que muchas familias necesitan esta información en su idioma materno para apoyar a sus hijos ", explica García. García y otros padres trabajaron con el distrito para cambiar la forma en que las escuelas se comunican con las familias y para asegurar que la información se traduzca a varios idiomas. Ella también presionó a la legislatura estatal para aumentar la educación bilingüe en todo el estado. “El consejo más importante que puedo dar a cualquier padre”, dice García, es no tener miedo de hablar. No sientas miedo de preguntar sobre lo que necesitas. No sientas miedo de ir a la escuela y hablar tu idioma ".

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