Teachers in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) are volunteering to teach unaccompanied migrant children in person while San Diego residents remain in virtual learning environments.
San Diego County’s Office of Education has approved a program that would allow teachers to volunteer to instruct migrant children being held at the San Diego Convention Center, according to a report from Fox News. A county spokesperson told Fox News that the program will be available to children staying in the facility through July.
“The San Diego County Office of Education is providing the education program for the unaccompanied migrant children who will be staying at the San Diego Convention Center through July,” the spokesperson said. “All children in California, regardless of immigration status, have a constitutional right to education. We also have a moral obligation to ensure a bright future for our children.”
According to the county, the educational program will provide migrants with English language development opportunities and “social-emotional” learning tools. Teachers