Report: Seattle ELL program requires major revamp

08/8/2008 | Seattle Times, The · SeattlePI.com

The 10,500-plus students in Seattle's English-language learner programs are ill-served by an "ad hoc, incoherent and directionless" bilingual education program, according to Council of the Great City Schools evaluators, who called the program one of the weakest they'd ever seen and made specific recommendations for improvement. Commenting on the review, which was commissioned by the school system, superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson said, "If you want to go from good to great, you have to look at the brutal facts."

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