Reaching Out to Diverse Families
Reaching out to Hispanic families
* Hire Hispanic teacher aides for classrooms, and arrange for child care,
transportation and interpreters for school activities.
* Furnish the Family Resource Centers in the schools with information,
applications and forms such as:
* Driver’s license applications,
* Food Stamp application forms,
* Tax forms,
* Voter registration cards, and
* Directories of community services.
* Schedule conferences and meetings with consideration for families’ availability
and work schedules. Working parents frequently cannot attend daytime
activities; Hispanic women are generally not available when it is time to feed
* Talk with families, not at them. Compliment families on their children’s behavior
and performance. Praise them for their cultural values, such as strong family
loyalty. Welcome their questions.
* Welcome all families without questions about immigration status or identification
papers, birth certificates or social security numbers.
And this is just the Hispanics. You know, the ones who need day care, have strong family loyalty and whose women are generally not available at meal times.
There are some great assumptions here about black and Asian families as well. Cause you know, they're all alike...
If a conservative group suggested that Hispanic families needed food stamp application forms they would be villified for stereotyping. When the School Board Association does it they call it "outreach." Guess what? I know Hispanic people who don't need day care provided by the school or a drivers license application handed to them. Maybe they aren't all alike...