Poll: Spanish-speaking students, parents face challenges

08/5/2010 | Yahoo!

A nationwide poll highlights the obstacles faced by Latino students and their families. The poll found that many Latino parents encounter a language barrier in accessing information about their children's education. Only 20% of Latino parents who don't speak English well reported that they communicated "extremely well" with their children's school. The poll also raises doubts about the effectiveness of dual language immersion program that would teach students in Spanish and English and have become increasingly popular in K-12 schools.

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