Federal Government takes Notice of Bilingual English Language Learners (ELL) failure in Boston

ARE WE REALLY ADDRESSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR LATINO STUDENTS?

Today in the Boston Globe
First state targeted for not addressing the educational achievement gap between Latino bilingual students and our Anglo counter parts -California is Mass. next? Certainly Boston is next according to a major article in the Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/03/27/us__to_investigate_english_teaching__efforts_in_hub/?page=2

The government wants real action to address the significant achievement gap for bilingual ELLs.

School Employees pushing parents to do English only programs discourage bilingual programs because of poor staffing is only the first problem they will have to respond to the fed….

Let’s hope the Obama administration really does address the need of bilingual learners specially for Latino students who represent 20% of students in Boston and a growing population in the US.

Help this happen– support and demand TWO WAY Bilingual Education Programs like the one at the Hurley Elementary in Boston.

http://discoverhurley.org/

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