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Opinion - November 28, 2008

Classroom lament

New study shows how tough it is to teach in California

by Barry Groves

Who are the students in an "average classroom" in California?

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Dr. Barry R. Groves is superintendent of the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.


Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 26, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Oh please. This is a problem with immigration not with our schools. We in Mountain View are just going to have to recognize the fact that the schools here are never going to lift themselves out of this mess or graduate all kids proficient in the English langauge and with a real education in other fields. With or without NCLB or more money thrown at the problem, the current farce that that turns a blind eye to illegal immigration will gaurantee that this problem will never go away. Many children of Latino immigrants who have become citizens, will just settle for the limited functional literacy that they receive. Something is always better than nothing.

Posted by Enough!, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Sounds like more pandering for more money. Let's raise our taxes even more. Who's is going to wrtie the first check?

Posted by Randall Flagg, a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 2, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Asian immigrants don't seem to have any trouble with educating their children. Neither do Indians, Pakistanis, Russians, or any other immigrant group that doesn't speak Spanish. Does speaking Spanish cause brain damage, or is there some kind of crypto-colonial agenda at work here?