Keziah V. Missouri


Immigration education.

October 27, 2016

Dear Future President,

     What I would like to talk to you about is how immigrants have a different education than Americans. I was reading in some articles about immigrants and the most common thing that stood out to me was their education. I think education is for everyone, including immigrants. Most people get their jobs from education and half of the employees are immigrants in the United States.

     Many immigrants don't get a lot of education when they come to the United States; they become scared, troubled, and not proud of themselves when they get to school. In the article "New York Times; September 3, 2015; Problem for Some School Districts"  it says, "This is not to say that immigrants, authorized or not, shouldn't be in school system." Here's how it applies to me. Every child might want an education; we shouldn't judge other people in the first place. If immigrants want to learn, then they should get the choice to learn or not, not judged by how much they learned in their previous homes or schools.

     My next statement in immigration education is about extra workspace and work needs. In the same article, it says, "We need extra classrooms, extra teachers and counselors, and money for transportation cost and extended year programs to accelerate instruction that will bring students to grade level." How I respond to it is that with more immigrants coming to our country, I think its a good thing if we could get more teachers, classrooms, classroom supplies, and more money. If we do this, then more children will be successful at things that they want to get a degree in their future goals, and dreams in life.

     The last thing I would like to talk about in eduction is that Americans students and immigrant students might have similar challenges. In the same article it says "We should recognize that there is stress on American students, who have plenty challenges of their own." How I like to respond to this is that many people need to see the fear that students, American and immigrants, have. Not all of us are capable of living fearless lives. If we educate veryone, then more students wouldn't be scared of going to school (elementary, middle, high, and college) for the rest of their lives. 

     My conclusion to this subject is that everyone, no matter where they come from, should get an education if they chose to have one. Us Americans need to welcome anybody that comes to our school and country.


                                                                                                                                            Keziah V.