Texas Must Fix Programs for Secondary School ELLs

By Mary Ann Zehr — July 28, 2008 1 min read
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A federal judge has given Texas until the end of January to improve programs for English-language learners at the secondary school level, according to an Associated Press article published on Saturday. The Dallas Morning News also covered the story.

U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice said the state’s monitoring of ELL programs is “fatally flawed.” (Yes, it’s the same judge that ruled in 1982 in the U.S. Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe that undocumented students had the right to a free K-12 education.)

I’m wading through the 95-page decision (click here) to write my own article for Education Week about it. When the story is published, I’ll provide a link to it on this blog.

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