Friday, December 27, 2013

Favorite comments of '13, cont: Anonymous

Anonymous said...
More than 75% of students here in Los Angeles are non-native English speakers, and many come from families where English is not spoken in the home. Math and science have always been a portal to the professions for immigrants, whose language skills and accents keep them out of language intensive careers like business and law and teaching. STEM education has opened opportunities in science research, health care and engineering for millions of first and second generation Americans. With the emphasis on language skills in math and science classes and the emphasis on social skills, which can also be difficult for students with language barriers, schools are not offering these kids a path to success.

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Anonymous said...

Great post!