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A Name and Language 50 Years Later

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Rosa recalls that when she was growing up in Karnes City, Texas, in the 1960s, she and other Mexican-American children were segregated into a separate classroom and forbidden to speak Spanish at school. Her teachers also replaced her first name, Teodula, with her middle name, Rosa. After traveling the world for 37 years in the U.S. Air Force, she returned to her hometown, where she’s now an eighth-grade Spanish teacher, helping native English speakers become bilingual. This is part of a complete episode.

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