Tag Archives: Bilingual Education

The Domino Affect by Joseph E Najera

The attack on Pearl Harbor led to our country entering World War II. Many of our citizens enlisted the very next day. Many more were called to duty by the draft boards. So many of our young men became members … Continue reading

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The Righteous Ones by J. Edward Najera

“I don’t think I should have to stand up.” Those were simple words that Rosa Parks once said. With that statement she opened a flood gate of voices, voices with questions and demands for answers. There were many factors, or … Continue reading

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Making the Grade by Carlos Najera

This year, 1917, my classroom at Haydock School was downstairs in the basement. Most of my classmates were also Spanish-speaking. I was lucky that way because the Mexican children that lived and worked out in the farms and ranches could … Continue reading

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The Power of Yes by Carlos Najera

Recess at Haydock School! I could run around to the girls’ side of the school and say hello to my sisters. I could have a few minutes where I could think in my own language. I could play with my friend Ernest and … Continue reading

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Of Sheep and Men by Carlos Najera

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” You can find this inscription at the General Post Office in New York City at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street. … Continue reading

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The Power of Yes by Carlos Najera

Recess! I could run around and say hello to my sisters. I could play with my friend Ernest and his brother Hugo.  Thanks to them I was able to learn more than the teachers ever taught me. Ernest and his … Continue reading

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Girl Trouble by Carlos Najera

The days at Haydock School passed with daily scoldings. I sat there each and every one of those days in complete ignorance of what was going on or what was being said by the teacher.  No one else tried to … Continue reading

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Haydock School by Carlos Najera

1916. The new school year was starting. “¡Yo no quiero ir! I don’t want to go!” I cried. “You have to.” My mama told me. “Look at you.  You are all dressed up.  We worked all summer so you can … Continue reading

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