As part of a statewide effort by the Colorado Education Association, and in collaboration with the Colorado IAF, one dozen Commerce City teachers took to a nearby trailer park to directly ask parents how they can do their jobs better. Many of the answers were blunt. Teachers are working to rebuild trust in this community in order to reshape the schools to better address the interests and needs of the mostly low-income Latinos who live there.
Said Barb McDowell, "The only way we can make a difference with the families in our district is if we get involved."
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