Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog #2: Young U.S. Citizens in Mexico Brave Risks for American Schools

A young girl named Martha in high school who lives in Tijuna, Mexico gets up at 5 in the morning to go to school in the United States. Another boy named Luis is the same age but he gets up at 3 in the morning to go to school. These two students are not alone; there are a lot of students in their area that cross the border to go to school in the states. The difficulty these students face is how they can mix two different cultures and nations every day. These students should be admired for the determination to lose sleep to just earn an education.  There are thousands of kid who take their education for granted, and the students that are crossing the border are willing to go to school.
So how exactly do these students get away with crossing the border to go to school? Some parents work in the states so they have green cards for them and their children, some parents pay extra tuition for their children to go to school in the states.  These parents are willing to pay the extra money, and potentially loose the green card for their children to get the proper education they deserve. Although this may not be a problem to us but we should consider if we were in that situation and our children were not getting a good education in their home land. We can improve the schools done there by sending teacher who volunteer to help improve the schools systems in Mexico. If we help the school systems this could cut down on the immigrants who are crossing the borders every day.  If the education is becoming better then more people will have the ability to get a job.

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