Global Nation Education dives into immigrant student life — inside and outside the classroom — and meets everyone from newcomers to the kids of immigrants, along with their teachers and families, to hear what it means to learn and strive in America.
Many students from immigrant families go to diverse schools. But diversity itself doesn't guarantee understanding. Self-segregation and stereotypes persist, even in communities that pride themselves on their multiculturalism. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, middle-school teachers build empathy among classmates by teaching "the danger of a single story."
Victor Agbafe credits his parents for surrounding him with a strong support system to succeed. So we asked him to elaborate more on the role of his parents and to share how being the son of immigrants shaped him as both a student and a person.