Good Friday friends! Today in La Voz con Mariel Fiori is a day of immigration and culture. There are issues in the Central East Ramapo School District in Rockland County that negatively affect the academic performance of black and Latino public school students. The fact is that the School Board has diverted funds from public schools for the benefit of private schools, primarily yeshivas. The majority of public school students are black and Latino (30% and 62% respectively). Today I spoke with two Latino parents active in solving this problem, Ana Maeda and Luis Nivelo.
In her column, Culture Cures, Anita Campion continues to straighten out the story of myths, fictions, and mistakes that we have learned from our Mesoamerican ancestors. She also told us about an important forgotten woman, Ilancueitl.