In Education Post, Rosario Quiroz Villarreal Explains How Immigration Rhetoric Affects Schools – Next100
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In Education Post, Rosario Quiroz Villarreal Explains How Immigration Rhetoric Affects Schools

In Education Post, Next100 policy entrepreneur Rosario Quiroz Villarreal answers the question of what happens, “When a Student Says, ‘The President Is Going to Take My Parents Away.’”

In Education Post, Next100 policy entrepreneur Rosario Quiroz Villarreal answers the question of what happens, “When a Student Says, ‘The President Is Going to Take My Parents Away.’” She describes her experience as a teacher in Houston after the 2016 election, and how the Trump administration’s policies toward immigrants are creating a culture of fear and harming children in and out of school.

“How can children learn when they’re not coming to summer programs because their communities are scared into hiding? How does a child engage with academic material when their surroundings scream “Build the Wall”?”

Read the full EdPost essay here.

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Portrait of Rosario Villarreal, she has straight black hair, tortoise shell glasses, and a wide smile.
Rosario Quiroz Villarreal Education & Early Years

Rosario Quiroz Villarreal is an advocate for immigrants and students. Growing up as an undocumented immigrant, Rosario understood that her parents made sacrifices in moving to a new country in order to secure better opportunities for the future. At Next100, Rosario focuses on protecting the rights and access to education of immigrant students, creating more culturally inclusive classrooms, and interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.

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