Summary of “The California Sunday Magazine”

Ashley had PE that day, so she had her dark hair pulled back and was wearing her gym uniform: track pants and a polo shirt embroidered with the words Niños Héroes, or heroic children, a group of historical figures that the school honors as a kind of mascot.
The girls enrolled in the local school, and Ashley soon found herself bullied again.
Ashley is one of 600,000 American-born children who are believed to be enrolled in K-12 schools across Mexico.
“It’s a huge problem for Mexico,” Patricia Gándara, a research professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education, told me.
Like Ashley, American students in Mexico frequently end up in rural schools, the ones with the fewest resources to help them.
At the new school, both tried, at first, to hide their American backgrounds.
“The dream of most of them is to go back,” Eunice Vargas, a researcher who surveyed students at 86 schools in Baja California, told me.
“It’s like a boomerang! It will go back to the United States. It’s a generation that won’t have any school or work opportunities. I don’t know what will happen to them.”

The orginal article.