Latinos: Whose Job is it to Educate Our Children?

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Hint: This is a Trick Question – “Latinos don’t teach their children.”  These were the words I recently heard from a retired teacher.

I learned that she had taught in Southern California for many years, where convincing Latino families to become involved in their children’s education by volunteering, attending conferences, or tutoring their children at home was a daunting task.  She recognized that many parents did not have the time or energy to address their children’s educational needs and theorized that many parents believed that they lacked the skills to tutor in general.

“Plus, many parents believe it is the educator’s job, not the parent’s, to teach children,” she continued, “Why should parents do the teacher’s work?”

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