I was looking at the ELL numbers again yesterday, you know, the ones where they lied about students making progress...
"The error involved a miscalculation that allowed students not making progress to show as making progress. "
"Down" means "up", it could happen to anyone.
Anyways, considering that our public indoctrination camps can't seem to get these kids to "move up by one level of English proficiency" (meaning they go from speaking "no english" to being able to ask "where's the bathroom") I thought that maybe we need a fresh idea.
Instead of throwing tax dollars at a miserable failure of a program (or as the schools call it "the gravy train") I propose parking students in front of American television for 2 hours a day.
Seriously, I honestly believe that watching two hours of TV in English would be more likely to take these kids up one point on the five point scale than all the "let's make MEChA posters in class today" projects that they do in ELL class.