Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What is NCLB?

Although I'm not a teacher of ELLs (English Language Learners) in public school, I should be aware of the above acronym (No Child Left Behind), and my readers should too. Maybe you recognized the acronym; I didn't. The politically active and ever voracious reader Exon (a Ron Paul advocate link) was attracted to an article in the most recent issue of CATESOL News. I have to thank him for pointing out the importance of this issue as it relates to American government policy directly affecting all American public school children who are non-native speakers of English.

For extensive coverage of the topic, please check out the following site which pertains to the CATESOL News (Vol. 39, No. 2) article by James Crawford entitled, "A Diminished Vision of Civil Rights: NCLB and the Growing Divide in How Educational Equity is Understood." For the link, click here. To find the CATESOL article, look at the titles in the right column of the home page you linked to.

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