This Book Made Me Realize All the Ways We’ve Wronged Refugee Students

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Media Outlet: Education Post

Conor P. Williams reviewed Helen Thorpe's The Newcomers in Education Post:

While American democratic life is certainly standing at the brink of something awful, it can be difficult to hang just the right word on our troubles. The past year has been something more serious and punctuated than simple foreboding. We’re already wading into and through various novel crises each day. And yet, today’s struggle is not cataclysmic.

Disasters may yawn before us, but we haven’t committed any irrevocable national errors. Yet.


Conor P. Williams is a senior researcher in New America's Education Policy Program. His work addresses policies and practices related to educational equity, dual language learners, immigration, and school choice.