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If This Latino Kid Starting School Doesn’t Bring A Smile To Your Face, You Have No Soul

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Do yourself a favor and take a few minutes out of your busy schedule being an adult to watch the infectious enthusiasm of Kevin Rodriguez.

And why’s Kevin so excited? He’s starting the fourth grade! With all the responsibilities of adulthood, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when something so simple could bring us so much joy. Kevin talks about the fourth grade with the same kind of excitement adults use when talking about happy hour.

Throughout the short and sweet interview with Austin’s FOX 7, Kevin’s precociousness shines as he talks about all the important issues affecting his world: learning more, summer vacation, and the independence that comes with getting older.

“My mom thinks I’m a baby so I can’t walk to school sometimes and also she thinks I need protective gear when I need to ride a bike. I know how to ride a bike already even without protective gear!” Kevin told FOX 7.

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I think we can all agree that getting older has it’s advantages, but there are times I wish I still had nap times and recess. Good luck in the 4th grade, Kevin!


Read: This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School

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This Teacher Received A Nissan Pickup Truck Decked Out As A Mobile Classroom

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This Teacher Received A Nissan Pickup Truck Decked Out As A Mobile Classroom

Like students around the world, kids in Mexico have been forced to take school online or tune into programming on public TV in order to learn. But that’s just the kids who are lucky enough to have access to Internet or a TV. Many students live in rural areas and lack the adequate resources to continue their studies amid the global pandemic.

But thankfully, there are many good samaritans out there (aka compassionate teachers) who have invented their own ways to bring the classroom to kids wherever they are.

A Mexican teacher was gifted a decked out pickup truck by Nissan.

Since schools were forced to close last year in April, Aguascalientes special education teacher Nallely Esparza Flores, has been driving four hours a day to educate students one-on-one at their homes from her truck bed, outfitted with a small table and chairs.

News of her project spread across social media, eventually reaching the corporate offices of Nissan México. This week, the company surprised Esparza with the gift of a new pickup truck specially outfitted with a small open-air mobile classroom built into the truck’s bed.

“Today I feel like my labors and the help that we give each day to children and their families is unstoppable,” she said on Twitter Wednesday, sharing photos of her new vehicle. “My students no longer have to take classes in the full heat of the sun,” she said.

Nissan representatives said they decided to give Esparza the adapted NP300 model, 4-cylinder truck after hearing her story because she was “an example of perseverance and empathy.”

“When we learned about the incredible work of this teacher, we got together to discuss in what way we could contribute to this noble work,” said Armando Ávila, a vice president of manufacturing.

The mobile classroom is pretty legit and will allow Esparza to continue her good deed.

Esparza inside her new classroom.

The decked out Nissan pickup truck has three walls (the other is a retractable sheeting) and a ceiling made with translucent panels to protect teacher and student from the elements while letting in natural light.

It also has retractable steps for easy access to the classroom, electrical connections, a whiteboard and an easily disinfected acrylic table and benches that are foldable into the wall to provide space. The table also has a built-in plexiglass barrier to allow social distancing.

Access to education in Mexico is highly inequitable.

Esparza, like many teachers across the country, found that not all distance learning was equal. Many of her students in Cavillo were from poor families without internet access. So she used social media networks to keep in touch with such students via cell phones, but even that was not necessarily an available option for all — and not ideal. Finally, she decided to solve the problem by hitting the road in her pickup truck.

According to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), only 58% of students in Mexico had a home computer – the lowest percentage among all OECD countries. And only about one third (32%) of the school computers in rural schools in Mexico were connected to
the Internet, compared to more than 90% for schools located in urban areas.

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No Doubt 2020 Has Been The Worst Year Of Our Lifetime, But These Viral Internet Videos Will Take Us Back To Simpler, More Laughable, Times

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No Doubt 2020 Has Been The Worst Year Of Our Lifetime, But These Viral Internet Videos Will Take Us Back To Simpler, More Laughable, Times

Ever wish during these times you could travel back and enjoy the good old days?

Welcome to the time machine! From incredible dancers to the sweetest kids of all times, here are the best videos you 100% forgot about. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bring on the leprechauns.

The Apparently Kid

This is the cutest kid to ever who just probably just learned how to be very frank and use the word “apparently.”

Skateboarding Dog

That dog skateboards better than any of your exes do.

Grape Lady Falls!

Be real, you’ve seen this a dozen times and you still cackle when you hear “Oh dear, I think she’s actually hurt.”

“Chocolate Rain”

You KNOW that all of these years alater you still start randomly singing this song.

Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama

“Could be a crackhead” is an Oscar-worthy line.

 The Evil Look

The best part is when that cute little face laughs at his own jokeee!

David After Dentist

“Is this going to be forever?”

Evolution of Dance

Even Michelle Obama took place in the evolution of dance years later!

“Friday” by Rebecca Black: 2011

The lines “Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards” is so INSIGHTFUL.

LAUGHING CHEWBACCA MASK LADY

Literally the mom with the sweetest giggle of all time.

Crush On Obama

I wonder what Michelle Obama thought of this video but also like so sameee! Bring him back.

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