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CheckPoint: Legal and Ethical Issues Confronting the Education of English Language Learners
Consider that in recent years several states have abandoned bilingual education, but advocacy groups have argued that something must be done to help English Language Learners master necessary competencies.
Complete an Internet search to find at least two instances of conflicts between the legal issues confronting the education of English Language Learners. For example, some states have ceased funding for bilingual education and may not instruct the ELL students in their native languages. However, the issue still remains that the schools are responsible for instructing ELL students and those students have to learn English in order to succeed in school. How do schools meet the needs of the ELL students without breaking state laws?