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Classroom Hero Cultivates Global Citizens


When students at Homestead Middle School enter Adewale Alonge's agriculture class, they often aren't enthused. They come from families of mostly Hispanic migrant workers. They've likely spent hours in the fields near Miami, Fla. watching their parents work. Agriculture is something they know, too well. It's something they want to escape from.

As an immigrant from Nigeria, Alonge knows how difficult it is for them to think past their circumstances, about a life beyond the next harvest.

But in his classroom, a few plants can quickly become a field of dreams.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/21/classroom-heroes-agricult_n_772173.html

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