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Why do immigrant kids perform poorly in school? Michael_swan

Here’s why immigrant students perform poorly

School and teacher attitudes have a lot to answer for when it comes to the achievement gap between immigrant and non-immigrant children.
Xenophobia is a huge problem in South Africa. Could better university teaching about Africa make a difference? Reuters

Teaching students about Africa may be one way to stem xenophobia

South African university students are as guilty of xenophobia as anyone else. Three approaches through teaching and research could make a huge difference.
So many Chinese immigrants have come to Vancouver, it’s been nicknamed Hongcouver. isabelle_puaut/flickr

The other immigrants: how the super-rich skirt quotas and closed borders

Immigration policies for people fleeing poverty or civil unrest dominate the news, but there's been a huge rise in wealthy migrants to the West. Are these "cash for citizenship" programs worth it?
President Obama’s immigration plan may help some illegal migrants find higher-paying jobs, helping spur some additional economic activity. Reuters

Obama’s immigration plan may give economy a little boost

An estimated 11 million undocumented residents in the United States live in daily fear of deportation. This fear permeates nearly every aspect of their lives. President Barack Obama’s executive actions…
The declining health levels of asylum seekers should spark the Australian government to take action. EPA/Made Mahardika

Attention Australia: take charge of asylum health

Seventy asylum seekers have been moved from the Manus Island immigration detention facility to Christmas Island following a long overdue decision by the Gillard government. The decision to keep families…

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