Thursday, July 17, 2008

Amish loophole is a real problem

In this article on a great program to help immigrants in Philadelphia learn English we learn a startling fact (emphasis mine):

The stakes are high. Immigrant students tend to stay in school and graduate, said Ana Sainz de la Pena, who directs English as a Second Language and bilingual education for the district. By contrast, many American-born English language learners struggle and drop out.

I knew we should be concentrating our efforts on those recalcitrant non-English speakers who are already citizens!

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