US: L.A. Unified's English learner action upsets parents, teachers

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sun Oct 20 08:05:45 UTC 2013


LA Times



L.A. Unified's English learner action upsets parents, teachers



Marking the latest chapter in California's fierce language wars, the furor over class placements for those learning English raises the controversial question of which is more effective: separating students by fluency level or including them in diverse classes. Critics are also upset that the change is coming two months into the school year, after students have bonded with classmates and teachers have developed classroom lessons and routines. Opponents blame the district and local schools for the disruption.



Full story:
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-adv-english-learners-20131020,0,1836196.story
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