It's official: Bilingual education will return to Massachusetts. But how will the Bay State's education system deal with a shortage of teachers capable of teaching English-language learners? Plus, Luis Gutierrez announces his retirement from Congress, the future of DACA, how Massachusetts is helping Puerto Rico through its post-Maria crisis and success for "Coco" and Alex Cora. It's all on this week's Latinx news roundtable.
- Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the “In The Thick” podcast, Latino USA contributor and founder of Latino Rebels. Follow Julio on Twitter.
- Marcela Garcia, bilingual journalist and editorial writer, columnist and editorial board member for the Boston Globe. Follow Marcela on Twitter.
Stories and topics we discussed in this week’s roundtable:
- WGBH: As Massachusetts Re-Adopts Bilingual Education, Teachers In Short Supply
- Boston Globe: Far from Puerto Rico, islanders reflect on Thanksgiving
- The Intercept: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren propose $146 billion ‘Marshall Plan’ for Puerto Rico
- Boston Globe: MEMA to ship donations to Puerto Rico
- POLITICO: Luis Gutiérrez’s totally abnormal retirement ploy
- Latino Rebels: Watch Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Announce His Decision to Retire From Congress and Not Seek Reelection (VIDEO)
- The Hill: Graham on government shutdown over DACA fix: ‘Anything is possible
- NY Times: How Pixar Made Sure ‘Coco’ Was Culturally Conscious
- LA Times: 'Coco' helps bring the box office back from the dead
- NY Times: ‘Coco’ Was the Story of My Life: Readers Share Reactions to Pixar’s Film
- Boston Globe: Alex Cora’s hiring a groundbreaking moment for Red Sox
- ESPN: A big 'bienvenido' to Boston's new manager, Alex Cora
- Boston Globe: For Alex Cora, a hearty welcome back to Boston