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NY Times Op-Ed: Child Migrants, Alone in Court

April 11th, 2013 by Alice Fisher


Many of you heard and were inspired by Rice Professor Richard Tapia at the 2013 RUSMP Spring Networking Conference.  He has been a long-time champion of underrepresented minorities in mathematics and science and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2011.

Recently he forwarded to us an op-ed piece by Sonia Nazario, author of the book, Enrique’s Journey.  She wrote to Tapia that “I wrote this op-ed because it’s an issue I feel passionately about and one I believe this country needs to address.  I also wanted to share a bit of good news: Enrique’s Journey, adapted for younger readers, will be out this August for junior high school students. If you know any teachers who might be interested in a preview copy, please let me know! ”

Her op-ed piece titled, Child Migrants, Alone in Court is available here.