We are the plaintiffs of Wright v. New York, and this is why we are fighting for educational justice for all parents.
“I refuse to accept that my daughter is not getting the education that she deserves.”
My name is Angeles Barragan and I’m from the Bronx, NY. Like so many others, I moved to this country to make sure my children have a better life than I did. When I think about the education my daughter, Natalie, is receiving, I feel I am failing her as a mother. I sent Natalie to Kindergarten knowing her letters, shapes and colors, but by the time she had finished Kindergarten, she had lost what she learned in Pre-K. I made several attempts to switch Natalie out of the classroom, but I was denied every time. Because of the poor instruction Natalie has received she repeated the 2nd grade. Natalie is a smart girl and she deserves opportunities. Natalie’s teachers and the education system have failed her.