posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by dolphinfan
For the most part those stats sounds about right, whites are no smarter than blacks or Latinos. The problem we have is spending money and using
resources to bring the ELL students up to speed with the rest of the kids and it's killing the advancement rate and academic proficiency of the other
kids. I feel they need to send the ELL kids to private schools and let their parents pay to bring them up to speed instead of taking away from
citizens education and they should do this only after gaining citizenship.
I'm curios about the home schooling stats. How can a parent from Mexico that doesn't speak English teach their kids English and English history,
etc...If you took those kids and put them in a public school you're going to see their home school scores drastically drop and we're back to square
one with the test score differences between citizen and non.
The other problem that we're going to see is with the new proficiency test score scale for a passing grade means we will see more and more kids
taking the same grade over, so not only are we going to be paying for them once but twice to retake the same grade, but we're also making major
school budget cuts
This doesn't look good for our kids educational future.