KUNM Local
5:28 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

English Speaking Students Face Challenges In Mexico

Nogalex, Mexico – After Arizona signed its controversial immigration bill last summer, the Mexican border state Sonora saw a surge of enrollment in their schools.

Kids born or raised in the U.S. were coming back to Mexico and many did not read, write, or even speak Spanish.

Now Sonoran schools are faced with a problem all too familiar to many American school districts -- the task of educating students who don't speak the language and don't know the culture.

From the Fronteras, Changing America Desk, Devin Browne reports.