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Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Anti-Lou Dobbs Lobby Continues Its Work to Put Lou In His Grave

What would Lou Dobbs have to say about this?
In a classroom at a private school in Annapolis, migrant worker Gerardo Reyes-Chavez addressed students who were about the age he was when he first began to work, asking whether they would leave Annapolis to labor in a foreign country.[...]

Reyes-Chavez, a 30-year-old native of Mexico and a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group fighting for the rights of migrant workers, spoke to students in grades 7 through 12 last week as part of the Key School's in-depth study of migrant farm laborers.

Students assumed roles in a hypothetical agricultural cooperative to learn about the marketplace. Another assignment had them on their hands and knees outside, harvesting clover with strict instructions to clear dirt from the stems. The exercises were supported by more traditional study that involved reading and writing about migrant workers.
The lesson seems pretty stupid to me, but it has two qualities that keep me from criticizing it too much. The school is private, not public, and it aggravates the hell out of the far-right, immigration restrictionists.

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