Education: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
There is always that expectation that each generation do better than the last. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Education, Family, Work, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
Over fifteen plus years I’ve been working as a teacher. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Education, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
The lack of ruling in the class by the teacher – that was very different. Tenzin Khando Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Youth Experiences
Law is one field which can come in very helpful to the Tibetan community. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Becoming Americans, Civic Engagement, Education, Work, Opportunities in America
The change of culture was striking to this son. Tenzin Chodon Tibetan Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
Preservation of your language is a political statement you are making. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Education, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Tibetan Home School Liaison for the Minneapolis School District. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Civic Engagement, Community, Education, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
Regardless of if you were boys or girls, education is very important. Kim Yang Hmong Education, Family, Gender Roles, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
My father thought that if he took us to this country then we would have the chance to get more education. Kim Yang Hmong Education, Freedom, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
You don't understand the word 'eat' - you just say 'no'. Cher Vang Hmong Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences
education will open the doors to many things. Mai Neng Moua Hmong Becoming Americans, Education, Gender Roles, Opportunities in America
I came with a student visa in 1991. Abdisalam Adam Somali Education, Travel to U.S., Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
It has been a real challenge, parental involvement in the schools. Abdisalam Adam Somali Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Problems in America
Somali Resource Teacher. Abdisalam Adam Somali Civic Engagement, Education, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
I grew up in a system where there is no government. Hared Mah Somali Education, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
We had no protection when we were in Kenya and we just had to survive. Hared Mah Somali Education, Politics, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
You are like a little kid that cannot even speak. Hared Mah Somali Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Problems in America
Maybe this is the right place for me to stay, because they have a lot of my people. Maryan Del Somali Community, Education, Coming to America, The Journey
America is hard, but you can do it. Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, Religion, Youth Experiences
Can you imagine just sitting there without knowing what they are talking about? Maryan Del Somali Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
I came to pursue my own happiness and to elevate my education. Mohamed Jama Somali Education, Language, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
The reason that brought me to Minnesota because I found one of my sister. Henry Nelson Khmer Education, Family, Travel to U.S., Work, Coming to America, The Journey
My first teacher in Minnesota tried to encourage me to speak to anybody on the street. Thaly Chhour Khmer Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
Sacrifices made for the sake of education. Lisa Gada Norton Asian Indian Education, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
It was made clear from day one that you would go to college. Pennamma Cherucheril Asian Indian Education, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
The value of hard work cannot be substituted with anything in this world. Deepak Nath Asian Indian Education, Family, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
I thought if I could go abroad, I could expand my horizons. Ram Gada Asian Indian Education, Work, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
We were two frightened young girls leaving our home village for the first time. Pennamma Cherucheril Asian Indian Education, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
There is more access to knowledge. Prasanna Mishra Asian Indian Becoming Americans, Education, Opportunities in America
The plan was to return to India after finishing one’s graduate degree. Vasant Sukhatme Asian Indian Education, Family, Work, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
School was very stressful. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Education, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
I was already teaching. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Work, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
It’s not expensive to raise nine children, because the children don’t complain. Victorino Alojado Filipino Education, Family, Marriage, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
There was no school at all. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Language, Oppression, War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I never dreamed of coming to the United States. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
I went to the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, New Immigrant Experiences, Travel to U.S., Coming to America, The Journey
I get to choose what I want to do. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Becoming Americans, Education, Youth Experiences, Opportunities in America
That really caused a change in the workshops. Belen Andrada Filipino Becoming Americans, Discrimination, Education, Problems in America
It was a very hard year. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
I wanted to express my Filipino-ness. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Education, Generation Gap, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
It’s very rare that we talk in Spanish. Anna Amaya Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Language
There were very, very few Hispanics going to school. Martha Castaňon Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Education, Identity, Youth Experiences
My English was absolutely zero. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Latino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences
Education has to be a top priority. Emiliano Chagil Latino Becoming Americans, Economics, Education, Opportunities in America
I would like to see more people involved in the political area. Mario Duarte Latino Becoming Americans, Civic Engagement, Education, Politics, Opportunities in America
The schools here were free. Martha Castaňon Latino Becoming Americans, Economics, Education, Opportunities in America
I was not given the interscholastic exams. José H. Trejo Latino Becoming Americans, Discrimination, Education, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
This really changed the attitude of a lot of Latinos about the system. José H. Trejo Latino Civic Engagement, Discrimination, Education, Language, Contributions, We Are Here
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