When Adriana Paola and her family arrived in Boulder in 2017, her son, who was starting high school, loved math.
Slowly, she saw her son’s passion for the subject fade and she realized his math class was too easy. So, she went with her son to the school counselor’s office and asked for him to be enrolled in a more advanced class.
She recalls the counselor questioning the request, saying that his class was “the class that Latinos go into.” It took going to the principal, before the request was approved. Once in the advanced math class, her son noticed he was one of just two Latino students.
Paola recalls the experience as a shock to her and her family.
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