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Closing the gap for English learners

Original post made on Mar 9, 2012

English learners now account for 40 percent of the total student population in Mountain View's elementary and middle schools, and while some progress is being made, officials admit it is a struggle to bring all of these students up to speed.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 8, 2012, 8:29 PM

Comments

Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

This is what happens when you advertise as a Sanctuary City complete with a Day Worker Center and a more than 50% rental rate. The school district has been battling with this problem for years and it's always the same story with the same poor results.


Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm


We're going to need every educated/trained worker we can get to support the baby boomers when they retire.

Web Link

More education, more GDP, more income, more revenue, fewer deficits.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

"More education, more GDP, more income, more revenue, fewer deficits."

Agreed. But, the solution is not to throw more taxpayer money at the problem. We need to deal with the "socioeconomic factors" as Rodgers put it euphemistically. We need to stop publishing school assignments in Spanish. The Mexicans, legal and otherwise, need to put some effort into it. We need to set the expectations and hold the parents accountable.


Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I think my tax payer money spent on education is an excellent investment in future asset prices, and I hope I can retire someday living off income from those assets. If we don't educate these kids we're going to be crushed by unfunded entitlements.


Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

Thanks Obama and Thanks to the City Council. Let us welcome more and more mostly illegals to our community, let us have soaring crime rates and let us be enablers by printing ballots and school materials in Spanish.

Thanks Lieber, Eshoo, Boxer, etc.

Let us follow the England lead and dump this P.C. Crap.