Congressman Alexandra Ocacio-Cortés remembered her public-school teachers believing that she needed "educational education," because she grew up speaking Spanish at home.
A freshman, speaking on Saturday at City Hall Heights People for public schools, said: "As a child, I spoke Spanish. … And I went to school where nobody looked like me. I went to school, where teachers thought I needed help in learning, because I spoke in two languages, not one. " "She did a test and did not understand the child before them," said Ocacio-Cortes, who shared the scene with the state seminar Jessica Ramos, a member of the Assembly. Catalina Cruz and Professor Diane Ravić, Leading Charter of the Opponent.
"This question is structural and systematic, which means that we need a solution, as in the case of the Green New Course. "I should never have to feel that being bilingual is, first and foremost, a deficit," she said.
She also said that her seven fled from her native Bronx to find the best schools.
"My parents, they felt how they had to choose between their community and high-quality school, a high-quality public school," she said. "They felt that with this choice we still see 30 years later."
The left-wing MP has connected the Green New Deal, which includes initiatives such as free secondary education, at the Queens forum.
Born in the Bronx, Ocazio Cortez said that her parents made a difficult decision to move to Westchester so that she could get high-quality public education. She said that all her family "broke off" to buy a house in Yorktown's heights.
Calling public education "one of the greatest public goods of the public good in the United States," Ocacio Cortes said that after she had completed her Master's Degree at Boston University in 201
29-year-old politician who attracted national attention when she became the youngest member of Congress and overwhelmed the current Democrat Joe Crowley in a stunning state.
The AOC, which partially worked on a free higher education platform, committed between $ 15,000 and $ 50,000 in student loan debt, shows its disclosure in Congress