[lg policy] Fwd: Commentary on Oregon bill limiting ELL instruction

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 15:52:10 UTC 2015

Forwarded From: C. Thomas Mason <CTM at ctmason.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 8:46 PM

 Commentary on Oregon bill limiting ELL instruction

*The "Two-Sizes-Fits-All" Approach to Bilingual Education Doesn't Work*

*Ramin Farahmandpur, Truthout:* An Oregon bill limits English language
learners (ELL) instruction to four and seven years, ignoring the
instructional needs of linguistically and culturally diverse ELL students.
Adopting a "two-sizes-fits-all" approach to English language acquisition
ignores what research tells us is optimal for ELL students to achieve
English proficiency.

*Read the Article*


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