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Breaking Barriers in Dixon, CA

Children from a farmworker background must confront and overcome significantly greater barriers than the average student in order to achieve their academic goals.  As a result of the special challenges they face, the dropout rate for migrant students in California … Continue reading

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Difficult Job Market Forces Some Graduates to Return to the Fields

By Alfonso Aranda, Children in the Fields Campaign California Intern In tenth grade I accompanied my father to the walnut orchards outside of town. On one occasion I remember thinking, “Man, I must be the first person ever to work … Continue reading

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Education Pays Off

For migrant and seasonal farmworker children and their families in the United States, economic necessity often forces them to prioritize work over school. Here in California, 52% of farmworker families earn less than $15,000 per year, which is over $7,000 … Continue reading

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