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Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco
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Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Eduction at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. With Carola Suárez-Orozco, he co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Immigration Projects and co-founded and co-directed Immigration Studies at NYU. The Suárez-Orozcos are former members of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Their book, Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an Outstanding Book on Education and Society.

Entries by Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco

Learning from the Genome of American Schooling

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 1:00 PM

At a time when 65 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction , we stand solidly behind our schools. Our national optimism, even in pessimistic times, sees the schoolhouse as the workhorse of a better tomorrow, the bedrock of opportunity. By large margins...

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In Immigration Never Never Land; Anachronistic, Out of Touch

(44) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 12:40 PM

At no time in recent American immigration history has the gap between the facts on the ground and political discourse been as wide as it is today. There are now two parallel universes -- one based on data and reason, another based on myth and wishful thinking. If the Obama...

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We Are all Norwegians Now

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 12:47 PM

Anders Behring Breivik, in the name of ending cannibalism, ate the cannibals.

The butcher of Norway acted with volcanic rage flowing from a world-view that the catastrophic destruction of Europe was imminent. The devil in the details, his extensive Internet postings, weld pre-modern millenarian Christian beliefs --...

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Anti-Anti Immigration: Principles to Make Migration Work

(55) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 7:08 PM

The most comprehensive overview of illegal immigration in the United States since the economic crisis began its downward spiral concludes that the flow of unauthorized immigrants into the country has significantly slowed. The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants was "nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period...

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The Education of Michelle Obama

(11) Comments | Posted May 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM

The visit of First Lady Michelle Obama and Mexican First Lady Margarita Zavala to a Maryland Elementary school serving large numbers of immigrant children offers the world an important teaching moment. As Peter Baker of the New York Times reported, during the course of the First Ladies' visit,...

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More Diverse, Less Prepared

(4) Comments | Posted September 5, 2009 | 5:30 PM

Next week, as children head back to schools across the country, the rituals of Fall will provide continuity and comfort to millions. Students will come eager to share their most vivid summer adventures. Teachers will work to project equal amounts of authority, competence, and warmth. Parents will dispense, one more...

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Despite Sotomayor Nomination, Latino Academic Gap Still Huge

(18) Comments | Posted May 27, 2009 | 6:00 PM

President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is inviting glossy-eyed "only in America" commentary domestically and throughout the world. But as the likely confirmation storm gathers force, biography will surely be pitted against ideology. To her opponents Judge Sotomayor's judicial philosophy -- particularly her flirtation with...

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