Judge rules Texas ESL programs 'adequate'

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 17:36:36 UTC 2007


Forwarded From: edling at ccat.sas.upenn.edu

Houston Chronicle

Judge rules Texas ESL programs 'adequate'

AUSTIN — A federal judge Monday denied an effort by civil rights groups to
force changes in the way Texas handles bilingual education, finding that the
state is in line with federal law.

"On the facts before it, the court concludes that TEA's (the Texas Education
Agency's) education theory is sound, and its implementation and enforcement
of
the bilingual/ ESL (English as a Second Language) program is adequate under
federal law," wrote U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice. "TEA's
implementation of the program at the elementary level is yielding promising
preliminary results."


Full story:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5012941.html



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