The Unique Challenges of Teaching Migrant Children

The documentary East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet third-grader Jose Ansaldo and his dedicated teacher Oscar Ramos—both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, Ansaldo often turns to his teacher for guidance. This is an excerpt taken from the film; the entire documentary is currently streaming on the PBS website.