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California’s English learners left in limbo?

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Aired 4/19/09


A recent report finds students who are learning English are not fluent in the language even after 10 years in California's schools. Host Tom Fudge analyzes Prop. 227 and its goal to educate non-English learners.

Guests:

  • Robert Lanquanti , project director at West Ed, a nonprofit research agency that tracks education within schools. He's in charge of English Learner Evaluation and Accountability Support Services.
  • Sandra Villegas-Duvanich , executive director of Language Acquisition and Development at Chula Vista Elementary School District.
  • Donna Heath , senior director of English Learner Services at the San Diego County Office of Education.

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