Unformatted text preview: -prop does nothing to help regulate the border-Hoover in Pico Union (called the Ellis Island of LA--port of entrance into the city for many immigrants)-many of simon's students are political refugees of Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala-2700 students, 250 staff at Hoover (biggest elementary in LA)--- hoover street is the dividing line to two rival gangs-kids, on the term "illegal aliens" they don't want us here. ..we're like a piece of dirt. ..-the kids don't feel safe walking to school-five out of 6 kids had witnessed murders-Hoover's Parent Center--- programs to help the parents. ..ESL, parenting classes, etc...
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- Winter '07
- Hoover Elementary, Angelica Simon, rival gangs -kids