Ahead of what promises to be an unprecedented school year, teachers in Arizona and across America are balancing fears and uncertainty with their commitment to educating their students.
For the nearly 15,000 teachers — an estimated 1,000 or more here in Arizona — who rely on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for their opportunity to work as teachers, these feelings are compounded by the continued efforts to end DACA itself.
DACA and non-DACA educators alike know the struggle of teaching when it feels as if everything is designed to go against learning. While each educator learns to cope and adapt to this adversity, DACA teachers have even more to handle.
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