[lg policy] Arizona: Twice as many advance out of language class

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 23 18:59:24 UTC 2009

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The Arizona Republic

Twice as many advance out of language class

Nearly 40,000 Arizona students will advance out of English-language
learning programs and into regular classes this coming school year,
more than double the number of students who made the move just two
years ago, the Arizona Department of Education will report today.

The report, obtained Monday by The Arizona Republic, comes days before
the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Arizona
adequately funds its programs to help students learn English. A
decision in the 17-year-old lawsuit, known as Flores vs. Arizona,
could come as soon as Thursday.

State schools Superintendent Tom Horne said the rise in the number of
students testing out of English-learner courses is a direct result of
a new and controversial four-hour-a-day course that focuses on English
grammar, reading and writing. Schools began to put the new program
into place during the 2007-08 school year. The state mandated it for
every language learner this past year.

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