A Record-High 12,800 Immigrant Children Are Currently Being Detained by the U.S. Government
It's been more that 10 days since the New York Times reported on the record number of migrant children being detained by the U.S. government:
Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017. - New York Times
Yesterday the Times reported that children are increasingly being held in prison camp-like facilities like the "Tent City" in West Texas.
As if all this wasn't disconcerting enough, children are no longer given access to educators. Instead, they are given optional workbooks. This seems like a particularly salient detail for us at Teachers College.
How long should we enable these actions? What options do we have to take action—directly or even indirectly—to protest, mitigate, or end this atrocity?
What kind of educational experience could the U.S. government provide—realistically or ideally—to these children?