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on Nov 12, 2012
I understand that Mountain View has a lot of Hispanic population, but 40% of the entire district students are English learners??
Nearby Santa Rita elementary in Los Altos also reports eye-popping high ELL students - nearly 30%.... Curious minds want to know what the state block grant dollar is for ELL...
Isn't it interesting that the "model minority" (and we all know which one we are talking about) are proficient in English within one year after arriving in the country. They also excel in most all subjects and frequently win spelling contests.
I have talked to many parents and former students who are members of the "model minority" and they all tell me the same story: their parents insist on excellence in scholarship. None of them gets dinner, get to watch TV or play video games until all their homework is finished. They also get annoyed being referred to as a model minority so my apologies.
I think there is a mistaken assumption that the large percentage of ELL students are Hispanic. I don't find it to be the case at our school. My child's kindergarten class has 7 ELL students (out of 24). 5 of those speak Russian, 1 speaks Mandarin, and 1 speaks Spanish. It is similar in the other classrooms.
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