chapter  12
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Chicano/Latino Counter Narratives: Th e Value of Education

I pulled up to the elementary school where I had been invited to meet with a group of teachers and parents who were interested in promoting the education of Chicano children. I was surprised to see my name on the school marquee welcoming me to the school. I was met by the principal and a teacher. Th e principal pointed to the teacher and told me that she was a great advocate for Chicano children at the school. I was pleased to have had such a warm welcome. I was led to the teacher’s fi rst grade classroom and met several Chicano parents who were there. Aft er small pleasantries and gathering a small plate of refreshments, I found a seat in the small chairs around a small table befi tting this fi rst grade classroom.