Carla Villanueva UO

Am I smart enough to go to college?

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Admitting My Fears I never thought that going to college was possible for me. I am a first generation Latinx student, I went to a traditional public high school, I just didn’t think I was smart enough to do anything beyond high school. My parents were really afraid of me going to college and getting into debt. They wanted more …

A Parent Perspective

Eva Valdes Akiyama For Parents

I come from a long tradition of public high school. My father was a high school teacher. I attended our local rural high school as a teenager. And I married a man who became a high school teacher. When we had kids, I happily enrolled them in public school as kindergarteners and didn’t feel envious of those who attended the …

Una perspectiva de una madre

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Vengo de una larga tradición de escuela preparatoria pública. Mi padre era profesor de prepa. Asistí a nuestra prepa rural local cuando era adolescente. Y me casé con un hombre que se convirtió en profesor de prepa. Cuando tuvimos hijos, felizmente los inscribí en la escuela pública como niños de kindergarten y no sentí envidia de los que asistían a …