Education

Commentary: Without Immigrants, Santa Fe Enrollment Would Decline

By Mary Ann Zehr — May 11, 2009 1 min read

In trying to counteract some of the negativism surrounding immigration issues, Inez Russell points out in a commentary published in the Santa Fe New Mexican, that enrollment of students in the Santa Fe school district would be in “serious decline” without English-language learners, many of whom are immigrants.

The editorial challenges readers to propose solutions to members of Congress or local politicians for addressing immigration issues rather than blaming immigrants.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.