A newly formed advocacy group is pushing for change. Education Without Barriers says about 14,000 students in North Carolina are struggling just to be understood in schools all because of a language barrier.
It was a problem Carmin Roldan said she saw firsthand.
“It was very sad to know that until I showed up there was this huge gap in communication,” said Roldan, with Education Without Barriers.
As a former translator for Wake County Schools, Roldan knew something had to be done.
“Considering that we are trying to become a better state, more progressive state, and for us to not have those kinds of services provided to our kids… because these are our students,” she said.
So, Education Without Barriers was born.
Along with other grassroots advocacy groups, they’ve started