Thu 15 Aug 2013 05:07
Commierado: Latino students slowly closing gaps on achievement tests – in 30 years they may be able to read and writePosted by: Malcontent
Categories: Edumication , Wise Latinos/Latinas
Statewide test results released Wednesday show the achievement gap between Hispanic children and their white counterparts narrowing, but the slow pace of improvement suggests that shrinking the margin to single digits will take decades.
A comment by JimB at the Denver Post:
“ Of course DPS must devote itself more to the underachieving schools because these schools are a majority Hispanic, and many of these kids come from families of illegal immigrants, and don’t have basic English skills to begin with. They must be taught the language first. I have done contract jobs in elementary schools that were about 98% Spanish speaking students. When you have to teach English first, then the curriculum, you’re already behind.”
JimB is spot on.