Value of dual language program debated in Washington state district

Educators and parents in a Washington state school district are at odds over the merits of dual language courses for teaching English to students who speak Spanish. District officials recently eliminated dual language courses, citing low performance in the classroom and on standardized tests among dual language students. But some parents in the district, which is predominantly Latino, say the program helped their children retain ties to their native language and culture.

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