Chicago schools plead with lawmakers to send additional resources as number of migrant students grows

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are calling on federal lawmakers to provide additional funds as they struggle with thousands of migrant students entering public schools.

Teacher and student advocates argue that migrant students are struggling to learn in classes in English, and many require basic needs such as winter clothing. At least 5,000 migrant children have enrolled in CPS. 

Gabriel Paez, a bilingual language coordinator, joined Chicago Teachers Union President Stacey Davis Gates and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten for a roundtable on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

“The city doesn’t have the capacity, and the city doesn’t have the infrastructure to shoulder this crisis,” Davis Gates said. “The school district needs more because the young people need more … and these needs will not be met alone by the
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