Viva La Raza: Denver Public Schools Seeking Illegal Immigrant Teachers


Denver Public Schools (DPS) plans to actively pursue people brought to the United States illegally and install them in their classrooms as teachers.

People deemed by the federal government to have the status of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) are being gathered by DPS and Teach for America to be placed in the schools.

To qualify for DACA status, someone must have been under 16 when brought to the United States and have no criminal record.

Tom Boasberg, superintendent of Denver Public Schools, said proudly, “We look forward to increasing the number of great teachers who are in our classrooms and who are also role models for children who have similar cultural backgrounds and life experiences.” He continued, “In partnership with Teach For America, we believe that strong educators with deferred action status will bring critical insights to the classroom and will contribute to ensuring educational equity for all students.”