Education Under Fire
Why language shouldn't be taught in isolation
A new policy created by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to provide separate instruction for elementary school students who are not fluent in English from native speakers in all core classes, has come under scrutiny. In a recent Christian Science Monitor article, Ronald Solórzano, chair of the Department of Education weighs in on the controversial plan. Solórzano, who is also a former LAUSD bilingual elementary school teacher, has researched and published in the areas of school effects, teacher assessment, bilingual education, and state teaching standards. He also is an affilated faculty member in Latino/a and Latin American Studies. You can read the full article on the Christian Science Monitor.