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ERIC Number: ED002643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 11
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DEAR FELLOW AMERICANS.
GULMON, LYNN
THE HOUSING, WORK, HEALTH, AND SCHOOLING CONDITIONS OF COLORADO MIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE PRESENTED. HOUSING CONDITIONS FOR DOMESTIC LABORERS WERE VERY POOR. THERE WERE NO WELLS, NO REFRIGERATION, NO RUNNING WATER, NO STOVES OTHER THAN WOODBURNING OR COAL ONES, AND NO SCREENS ON DOORS AND WINDOWS. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT MIGRANT WORKERS RECEIVE GUARENTEED WAGES AND PART PAY WHEN UNABLE TO WORK BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS. IMPROVEMENT WAS NEEDED IN TERMS OF CLEANLINESS, LICE PREVENTION, AND EYE AND EAR CARE, NEVERTHELESS, THE HEALTH OF COLORADO MIGRANT CHILDREN WAS GENERALLY GOOD. SCHOOL PERSONNEL WENT TO THE HOMES OF MIGRANTS AND TRIED TO PERSUADE PARENTS TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL. OF THE FAMILIES CONTACTED, 37 FAMILIES ENTERED A TOTAL OF 100 CHILDREN. THE OTHER FAMILIES WOULD NOT ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO ENROLL, BECAUSE THE YOUNSTERS HAD TO WORK IN THE FIELDS. THE SCHOOL SESSION WAS 6 WEEKS LONG. EVERY MINITE OF THE DAY WAS A LEARNING SESSION.
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Identifiers: Colorado (Rocky Ford)