U.S.-born students struggle after parents send him to mexico

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Children feel like outsiders, have trouble mastering language, assignments

ZINAPECUARO, Mexico — Juan Maldonado is suffering the same culture shock as many other children of Mexican immigrants: He’s out of place at school and hasn’t mastered the language.

The difference? The U.S.-born Maldonado feels like an outsider in Mexico.

With their job prospects bleak and worried about bad influences on the street, Maldonado’s parents sent the 15-year-old back from ZINAPECUARO, Mexico — Juan Maldonado is suffering the same culture shock as many other children of Mexican immigrants: He’s out of place at school and hasn’t mastered the language.
The difference? The U.S.-born Maldonado feels like an outsider in Mexico.

With their job prospects bleak and worried about bad influences on the street, Maldonado’s parents sent the 15-year-old back from West Chicago to this central Mexican town last fall. Almost immediately, he was fighting with classmates who mocked his accented Spanish. He could barely read or write in the language, so his homework was impossible.

After two frustrating months, he dropped out. Now he works occasional hours at a factory that makes Christmas ornaments as he plans a return to the only country he has ever really known. this central Mexican town last fall. Almost immediately, he was fighting with classmates who mocked his accented Spanish. He could barely read or write in the language, so his homework was impossible.

After two frustrating months, he dropped out. Now he works occasional hours at a factory that makes christmas ornaments as he plans a return to the only country he has ever really known.

Well when i saw this i was like :O i can totally relate with part of this story. like my parents also forced me to come to mexico to study even though i didnt want to and i didnt know like barely any spanish and obviously i didnt know how to read and write but unlike this boy yeah i dont plan on dropping out ha. well g2g❤

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