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March 19th, 2010

Does the NCLB act promote monolingualism?


The United States is now eight years into the No Child Left Behind Act and educators, researchers, and advocates remain locked in heated debate over the effects of the law’s testing and accountability mandates on students, many from immigrant homes where a language other than English is spoken.

Edweek notes how two recently reported developments reveal that the NCLB Act is an impediment to fostering bilingual skills and bicultural understandings…

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