New York City neglecting English learners, critics say

10/6/2004 | NYTimes.com

At the City Council's Education Committee hearing yesterday, Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning Carmen Farina testified that her department had improved programs for non-English-speaking students, even though last spring only 7.5% of English learners could pass the proficiency tests. Critics contend that the new smaller high schools being created by the mayor are unable to offer language classes to immigrant students.

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