Honoring Immigrants: Mountain View School To Be Named After Undocumented Immigrant
Honoring Immigrants: Bay Area School Names Mountain View School After Undocumented Immigrant.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a Bay Area school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally.
The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted Thursday to name the as-yet-unopened school after Jose Antonio Vargas, bypassing Steve Jobs and other technology giants with ties to the San Francisco Bay Area’s high-tech Silicon Valley.
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“We wanted to pick someone who embodied the values of what you can do with an education, as Jose does,” school board president Laura Blakely told the San Francisco Chronicle.