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RandySF

(61,530 posts)
Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:01 PM Aug 2012

SF elementary school to native English speakers: You are on your own.

A parent at the SFUSD elementary school my son attended called me today to tell me she was transferring her daughter out after receiving a letter from the school that, because staff was so overwhelmed by the number of ESL students, they will not be able to provide native English speakers with the English program they need to move forward to their full potential. I know ESL students need our support, but is this fair?

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SF elementary school to native English speakers: You are on your own. (Original Post) RandySF Aug 2012 OP
I would have to see the letter Goblinmonger Aug 2012 #1
'Fairness' is not the correct test, elleng Aug 2012 #2
You're right. "Due process" is the correct test. Igel Aug 2012 #5
Without knowing more, I can only speculate Starry Messenger Aug 2012 #3
I will get the flyer soon. RandySF Aug 2012 #4
 

Goblinmonger

(22,340 posts)
1. I would have to see the letter
Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:39 PM
Aug 2012

and read the policy. Perhaps there is a gap in communication.

But, just so you know, ESL protection is federally funded and protected while other programs are not.

elleng

(132,242 posts)
2. 'Fairness' is not the correct test,
Thu Aug 23, 2012, 07:02 PM
Aug 2012

but unfortunately I can't come up with anything but to say: Its working, 'they' want a dumbed-down populace, and that's what they're getting.

Igel

(35,522 posts)
5. You're right. "Due process" is the correct test.
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 01:17 PM
Aug 2012

"Free and appropriate" is the criterion.

"Full-potential" isn't the criterion.

It's one thing that makes the US more concerned about the bottom 25% than the top 25%. Fortunately, others usually look out for them. Unfortunately, that means the achievement gap increases or spending is uneven.

Argh. Classes start Monday. Just not ready for the 17-year-old sophomores.

Starry Messenger

(32,342 posts)
3. Without knowing more, I can only speculate
Thu Aug 23, 2012, 09:04 PM
Aug 2012

But with an emphasis on test scores and draconian funding slashes in CA, resources are going to go to the population that needs the most help. Just a hunch though.

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