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Media Coverage of Immigrants in Public Schools Is Uneven, and Journalists, Scholars Share the Blame


by William Celis December 04, 2006

There is a disconnect between the scholarship about immigrant children and the media that report it. Reasons abound for the uneven coverage in print and broadcast outlets, and this commentary explores the reasons why: From tainted research to uneven journalism, the American public is often left in the dark about the contributions and impact of immigrant children on the nation's public schools.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 04, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12862, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 5:15:58 PM

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  • William Celis
    USC Annenberg School for Communication
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    WILLIAM CELIS teaches journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and holds a courtesy appointment in the USC Rossier School of Education. He is a former education correspondent for The New York Times and a former domestic correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He is working on his second book, Remembering Richard: Immigrants and their Quest for the American Dream, for the State University of New York Press.
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