April 5, 2007
Language Barrier: Overmatched: More than 60 percent of Alisal School District students, like these boys from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, are English-learners.— Mark C. Anderson
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California is refusing to let students take tests in their native language. That could cause big trouble for three local school districts.
Alejandra Franco, an 11-year-old girl who moved with her parents from Mexico to Salinas about two years ago, is remarkably expressive and outgoing, even though she is still learning a new language. With her camouflage-print ...