Latino Achievement Gap Series: English Immersion Does It Work?
In the last fifteen years, California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with English Immersion. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures, it hasn’t.
We continue the Fronteras Changing America Desk series on the Latino Achievement gap today as reporter Devin Browne follows one Los Angeles student through five years of English Immersion classes and finds that she’s still struggling to communicate in any language.