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Building Expectations: Portrait Of Lincoln High School

I applaud you Joanne for making this documentary. It's time is overdue. I have worked as a health care provider in that area and also live 10 minutes to Lincoln. My son is attending Crawford which is also a struggling high school in the middle of City Heights. I have met so many dedicated teachers and principals wanting to inspire kids and have been impressed of the positive things happening there. I would like for you to do a documentary on this high school because it's one of the most ethnically diverse schools I have ever seen in San Diego. It would be interesting to examine how some students who are recent arrivals from Somalia, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam and Mexico struggle to survive and overcome adversity to achieve an education. It's time to talk about the struggles of the underperforming schools and their achievements so that the general public understands the realities of these kids. Thanks for exposing the other side of why the dropout rate is so high in the ethnic communities. We need to have truant officers who were depicted in the documentary and also school psychologists/social workers assigned to those specific schools.

April 27, 2011 at 11:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Building Expectations: Portrait Of Lincoln High School

I applaud you Joanne for making this documentary. It's time is overdue. I have worked as a health care provider in that area and also live 10 minutes to Lincoln. My son is attending Crawford which is also a struggling high school in the middle of City Heights. I have met so many dedicated teachers and principals wanting to inspire kids and have been impressed of the positive things happening there. I would like for you to do a documentary on this high school because it's one of the most ethnically diverse schools I have ever seen in San Diego. It would be interesting to delve deep into how some students from recently arrived from Somalia, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam and Mexico struggle to survive and overcome adversity to achieve an education. It's time to talk about the struggles of the underperforming schools and their achievements and just focus on "darling" schools of the districts. I just get sick watching ont he news all the nice middle class schools and their achievments--of course, nothing is mentioned that it's because of 2 working "professional" parents with a comfortable income and nice house. Thanks for exposing the other side of why the dropout rate is so high in the ethnic communities. We need to have social workers and mental health specialists in every school in my opinion!

April 27, 2011 at 11:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eyewitness Video Raises Questions About Death At Border Crossing

I think you are making an assumption. Same thing played out during the Rodney King case back in the 90's. Anytime there is a person of color involved with law enforcement there is an assumption that the person is always under the influence. That person brought it on to himself/herself. I say bogus! You can't assume--you weren't there. The officials involved will always try to make it look like they were in the right. There is something called "excessive use of force" that these officials use now and then. I am not saying that all of them are that way just that it happens if the right conditions are present. We will never know exactly what happened but a human being died.

You can also look at the incident that happened this week at the border of El Paso and Juarez. A 14 year old boy was shot in the head from a distance on the Mexican side by a U.S. border patrol. You can see the patrol dragging one the teens and shooting like a cowboy into the distance. Sure someone shot a video on their cell phone--some parts are missing but it's quite obvious by the witnesses talking and what you see. It was shot during the day. So the boy died because he threw a rock and missed at a border patrol.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06...

or see the long version in spanish by Univsion:
http://univision.com/content/videopla...

I was born in El Paso to Mexican parents and I'm outraged today of some of the comments posted "they shouldn't be breaking the law"...etc....If this happened in Mexico to a white U.S. person there would be a huge investigation and an "international incident". There are a lot of Americans living in Mexico. Why can't we all get along? What we need is immigration reform not more unjustified killings.

June 11, 2010 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activists Say Immigrant's Death Demonstrates Need For Immigration Reform


Here is the story of 2 countries but most of all that I found so profound is the human factor in this very complex equation of immigration policies. Look at it for yourself.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli...

June 11, 2010 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activists Say Immigrant's Death Demonstrates Need For Immigration Reform

I guess i'm new at this i needed to embed the video then post: here is the story of 2 countries but most of all that I found so profound is the human factor in this very complex equation. Look at it for yourself.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/js/pap/embed.js?frow03s2db3qac5"></script>

June 11, 2010 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activists Say Immigrant's Death Demonstrates Need For Immigration Reform

here is the one from Guatemala and potsville, Iowa.

http://www.pbsws.org/wgbh/pages/front...

June 11, 2010 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Activists Say Immigrant's Death Demonstrates Need For Immigration Reform

They pay taxes in the business sector: they BUY things, remember sales tax. They contribute the the economy. See this video to enlighten you please. In 2009 in Potsville, Iowa the ICE conducted a huge raid at a meat slaughter house in that town which employed all immigrants mostly from Guatemala. It devasted the town's economy and also families in Guatemala. It's a pretty balanced report---documentary on PBS FRONTLINE it's on the internet for free.
Also see the second one on the California San Joaquin Valley how farmers are suffering too. if the link does not work go to copy and paste to your browser and scroll the the reports the first one is recent 5/11/10 and the second one is 9/10/09

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli...

June 11, 2010 at 10:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )