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"There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers, and curriculum; for students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education".........The United States Supreme Court, Lau v. Nichols.

This case reaffirms that all students in the United States, regardless of native language, have the right to receive a quality education. It also clarifies that equality of opportunity does not necessarily mean the same education for every student, but rather the same opportunity to receive an education. An equal education is only possible if students can understand the language of instruction. Within weeks of this Supreme Court ruling, Congress passed the Equal Educational Opportunity Act mandating that no state shall deny equal education opportunity to any individual, "by the failure by an educational agency to take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participatio...See More
ELL teacher too On 2/07/10, alison wrote: > For the past twenty-nine years, I have been pulling my > students from their classrooms and teaching them English in > my ESL classroom. This year, the ESL Department in the > school I work in, was told to "push in". To my > understanding, "push in" means to go into the rooms my > students are in,suppor...See More
Oct 28, 2014
ebit123 Truly I think ELLs could use both types ofservices. Push-in/inclusion is fine, but can be done by an aide. However, they still need English Language Development instruction from an ELL teacher - sure it's ok to teach through content, but we are not supposed to be teaching the actual content - rather the vocabulary and syntax/language structures tha...See More
Nov 7, 2014
Suihua Zhao On 10/28/14, ELL teacher too wrote: > On 2/07/10, alison wrote: >> For the past twenty-nine years, I have been pulling my >> students from their classrooms and teaching them English in >> my ESL classroom. This year, the ESL Department in the >> school I work in, was told to "push in". To my >> understandi...See More
Suihua Zhao On 10/28/14, ELL teacher too wrote: > On 2/07/10, alison wrote: >> For the past twenty-nine years, I have been pulling my >> students from their classrooms and teaching them English in >> my ESL classroom. This year, the ESL Department in the >> school I work in, was told to "push in". To my >> understandi...See More


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