US: Win for bilingual education

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Sun May 4 20:15:04 UTC 2008

 Forwarded From: edling at

Chicago Sun-Times

Win for bilingual education

In what some hailed as "a victory" for kids who are still learning English,
a federal judge Thursday ordered 100 principals to answer written questions
about what kind of services they are providing to hundreds of Chicago public
school students in bilingual education programs. The ruling came after
federal and civil rights attorneys demanded action on a 2007 report
indicating some English language learners -- most of them Latino -- have
been taught in hallways or on auditorium stages, pulled from class to act as
translators, or denied special education services.

Full story:,CST-NWS-skul02.article


Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone: (215) 898-7475
Fax: (215) 573-2138

Email: haroldfs at

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