Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Teacher Gives Back By Helping Fellow Undocumented Immigrants
Great AFT-sponsored video! We are so fortunate to have teacher Maria Dominguez, first-grade bilingual teacher at Rodriguez Elementary School, a Title I school in Austin, Texas, as one of our great teachers within our district.
She speaks to the importance of President Obama's Executive Order June 15, 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
It helped her to "come out of the shadows and have a sense of belonging." Besides being a teacher, she is now personally involved in advocacy in the community and counts herself among the 650,000 DREAMers who have benefited from DACA (i.e., are "DACA-mented").
I am perpetually impressed with our DREAMers/DACA-mented students. They continue to demonstrate just how much they have to offer our children, schools, and country. This is the demographic of destiny and we are all the better for it.