Report: English-only program doubled Boston's ELL dropout rate

04/7/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

The dropout rate among Boston's English-language learners has nearly doubled in the six years since Massachusetts approved a law requiring educators to teach English-language learners in English rather than in their native language, according to a report. The English-only classes have not helped students improve their English, the report's data indicate, and have left some worse off.

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