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