[lg policy] [Edling] Arizona Grades Teachers on Fluency

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 4 13:56:45 UTC 2010

Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

Wall Street Journal

Arizona Grades Teachers on Fluency

As the academic year winds down, Creighton School Principal Rosemary
Agneessens faces a wrenching decision: what to do with veteran
teachers whom the state education department says don't speak English
well enough.

The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school
districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily
accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students
still learning English.

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