&#10&#82&#101&#115&#105&#100&#101&#110&#116&#115 of the &#68&#111&#109&#105&#110&#105&#99&#97&#110 Republic, &#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#105&#97&#108&#108&#121 &#116&#104&#101 impoverished ones, have &#108&#111&#110&#103 viewed &#116&#104&#101 United States and &#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#105&#97&#108&#108&#121 &#78&#101&#119 York City as &#97 &#108&#97&#110&#100 of &#108&#105&#109&#105&#116&#108&#101&#115&#115 wealth. All you have to &#100&#111 is live there for a few years, and you too will be wealthy.

This &#101&#114&#114&#111&#110&#101&#111&#117&#115 vision was fostered in &#116&#104&#101 &#49&#57&#56&#48&#115 with &#116&#104&#101 crack epidemic centered in Washington Heights, &#97&#110 &#97&#114&#101&#97 located north of New York City &#97&#110&#100 predominantly &#112&#111&#112&#117&#108&#97&#116&#101&#100 by Dominican &#105&#109&#109&#105&#103&#114&#97&#110&#116&#115. Thousands &#111&#102 dollars &#105&#110 cash were sent back to the families, &#119&#104&#111 still &#108&#105&#118&#101&#100 in the Dominican Republic.

Though the days &#111&#102 &#101&#97&#115&#121 money have passed, &#116&#104&#101 &#68&#111&#109&#105&#110&#105&#99&#97&#110 &#112&#111&#111&#114 &#115&#116&#105&#108&#108 believe &#116&#104&#97&#116, if only family member can &#114&#101&#97&#99&#104 &#116&#104&#101 U.S. and remain &#102&#111&#114 a few &#121&#101&#97&#114&#115, &#104&#101 or &#115&#104&#101 &#99&#111&#117&#108&#100 bring the entire family remaining in the Dominican &#82&#101&#112&#117&#98&#108&#105&#99 out of poverty. Thus, the Dominican Republic is &#116&#104&#101 largest &#101&#120&#112&#111&#114&#116&#101&#114 &#111&#102 immigrants to the &#78&#101&#119 York City schools. &#68&#111&#109&#105&#110&#105&#99&#97&#110 immigrants now &#99&#111&#109&#112&#114&#105&#115&#101 ten &#112&#101&#114&#99&#101&#110&#116 of the &#49.&#49 &#109&#105&#108&#108&#105&#111&#110 students &#105&#110 the New York City schools.

These young New York City &#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108&#115 immigrants &#102&#97&#99&#101 particularly difficult problems as &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#97&#116&#116&#101&#109&#112&#116 &#116&#111 acclimate into &#65&#109&#101&#114&#105&#99&#97&#110 society. They &#102&#97&#99&#101 the &#112&#114&#101&#115&#115&#117&#114&#101&#115 &#116&#111 integrate at &#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108, while facing &#116&#104&#101 pressures &#116&#111 remain the &#115&#97&#109&#101 at home. Parents too &#102&#97&#99&#101 &#99&#104&#97&#108&#108&#101&#110&#103&#101&#115 with the New York &#67&#105&#116&#121 schools.

The first &#112&#114&#111&#98&#108&#101&#109 &#105&#115 &#99&#117&#108&#116&#117&#114&#101 &#115&#104&#111&#99&#107. In &#116&#104&#101 Dominican Republic, &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 always must defer to their elders and &#104&#111&#108&#100 their tongues, having no way &#116&#111 express their own &#102&#101&#101&#108&#105&#110&#103&#115 or &#111&#112&#105&#110&#105&#111&#110&#115. In &#99&#111&#110&#116&#114&#97&#115&#116, &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#113&#117&#105&#99&#107&#108&#121 &#108&#101&#97&#114&#110 in the New York City schools that &#65&#109&#101&#114&#105&#99&#97&#110 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 are vital members &#111&#102 &#115&#111&#99&#105&#101&#116&#121, like any &#97&#100&#117&#108&#116. &#84&#104&#101&#121 &#114&#101&#97&#108&#105&#122&#101 &#116&#104&#97&#116 adults care what they think. &#84&#104&#101&#121 become more outspoken both &#97&#116 school and at home, finding the social freedoms compelling &#97&#110&#100 liberating.

Parents &#102&#101&#101&#108 &#116&#104&#101&#109&#115&#101&#108&#118&#101&#115 losing control of their children, &#119&#104&#111 are shedding &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 cultural restrictions. They &#118&#105&#101&#119 New York &#67&#105&#116&#121 schools &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#97&#115 &#97&#114&#114&#111&#103&#97&#110&#116 &#97&#110&#100 flamboyant, with no &#114&#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#116 for their elders. &#83&#117&#99&#104 &#99&#111&#110&#116&#114&#97&#115&#116&#105&#110&#103 expectations between children &#97&#110&#100 parents &#99&#97&#117&#115&#101 &#115&#116&#114&#101&#115&#115 &#97&#116 &#104&#111&#109&#101. &#79&#102 course, many parents blame &#116&#104&#101 New York City schools for their children adopting these attributes, where &#116&#104&#101&#121 did &#110&#111&#116 wish to send their children anyway.

The Dominican &#105&#109&#109&#105&#103&#114&#97&#110&#116 home environment is &#110&#111&#116 always conducive to &#108&#101&#97&#114&#110&#105&#110&#103. &#70&#111&#114 impoverished families in the Dominican &#82&#101&#112&#117&#98&#108&#105&#99, &#101&#100&#117&#99&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 &#105&#115 not a &#112&#114&#105&#111&#114&#105&#116&#121, as it is with &#116&#104&#101 wealthy families there. Though &#101&#97&#114&#108&#121 schooling is free for children, it is &#115&#101&#101&#110 as a costly endeavor for families &#106&#117&#115&#116 trying to make &#101&#110&#100&#115 meet. Clothing &#102&#111&#114 school, meals, &#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108 supplies, &#98&#111&#111&#107&#115, and transportation are luxuries for &#115&#117&#99&#104 &#102&#97&#109&#105&#108&#105&#101&#115. According to the World &#66&#97&#110&#107, 13 percent of children ages 7-14 work outside the home, rather than &#97&#116&#116&#101&#110&#100 school. According &#116&#111 &#85&#110&#105&#99&#101&#102, &#49&#54 &#112&#101&#114&#99&#101&#110&#116 of &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#97&#103&#101&#115 10-17 are &#105&#108&#108&#105&#116&#101&#114&#97&#116&#101. Usually, one &#111&#114 both parents have little or &#110&#111 &#101&#100&#117&#99&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110, &#100&#117&#101 to &#108&#101&#115&#115 long-term educational exposure for children of poorer families. Is it any wonder &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#109&#97&#121 resent &#116&#104&#101 &#109&#97&#110&#100&#97&#116&#111&#114&#121 law for their &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 to attend the New York City &#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108&#115?

&#10&#84&#104&#111&#117&#103&#104 cultural &#100&#105&#102&#102&#101&#114&#101&#110&#99&#101&#115 present a major obstacle, &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101 &#105&#115 &#116&#104&#101 biggest difficulty for these immigrant children in the New York &#67&#105&#116&#121 schools. According to Robert &#77&#101&#114&#99&#101&#100&#101&#115, Principal of &#77&#105&#100&#100&#108&#101 School 390 in the Bronx &#97&#110&#100 &#80&#114&#101&#115&#105&#100&#101&#110&#116 of &#116&#104&#101 Association of Dominican-American &#83&#117&#112&#101&#114&#118&#105&#115&#111&#114&#115 &#97&#110&#100 Administrators, &#68&#111&#109&#105&#110&#105&#99&#97&#110 children arrive &#97&#116 the &#78&#101&#119 &#89&#111&#114&#107 &#67&#105&#116&#121 schools lacking the basic native-language &#115&#107&#105&#108&#108&#115 of &#116&#104&#101 Dominican Republic. This makes transitioning them into the English &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101 &#101&#118&#101&#110 more difficult.

They &#102&#101&#101&#108 like outsiders &#105&#110 the New York City &#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108&#115. They are in a language and cultural isolation. They are &#103&#101&#110&#101&#114&#97&#108&#108&#121 dumped into bilingual classes at &#108&#111&#119&#45&#105&#110&#99&#111&#109&#101 schools, and &#102&#101&#101&#108 more &#111&#102 a burden to the New York &#67&#105&#116&#121 schools than an &#101&#113&#117&#97&#108 to the other &#115&#116&#117&#100&#101&#110&#116&#115. The &#118&#105&#99&#116&#105&#109 &#109&#101&#110&#116&#97&#108&#105&#116&#121 takes over for many &#111&#102 &#116&#104&#101&#115&#101 youth, &#119&#104&#111 &#115&#101&#112&#97&#114&#97&#116&#101 themselves into close-knit ethnic groups. &#84&#104&#101&#121 are especially vulnerable &#116&#111 street &#103&#97&#110&#103 recruitment, which &#112&#101&#114&#118&#97&#100&#101&#115 the areas around &#116&#104&#101 ghetto-like &#97&#116&#109&#111&#115&#112&#104&#101&#114&#101 &#111&#102 &#115&#111&#109&#101 of the New York City schools they attend.

On &#111&#110&#101 side, the &#78&#101&#119 York &#67&#105&#116&#121 schools &#97&#114&#101 &#97 haven &#111&#102 new &#111&#112&#112&#111&#114&#116&#117&#110&#105&#116&#105&#101&#115 for the Dominican &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 and their &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#115. &#89&#101&#116, these same opportunities &#99&#97&#110 be the downfall &#111&#102 the immigrant family &#118&#97&#108&#117&#101&#115 and the children, as well. It is a &#100&#117&#97&#108&#45&#101&#100&#103&#101&#100 &#115&#119&#111&#114&#100, &#97&#102&#102&#108&#105&#99&#116&#101&#100 with stressful difficulties and insurmountable obstacles for &#109&#97&#110&#121.

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