A Chance to Succeed: Providing English Learners with Supportive Education

Report #122, July 1993

OVERVIEW

California is doing a poor job of educating students who do not speak English fluently. The Commission examines the current system, which requires a single teaching method, and finds that it is divisive, wasteful and counterproductive.

In three findings and five recommendations, the Commission recommends revising state funding mechanisms so that schools have an incentive to help students attain English proficiency; establishing a state framework for local control over methods used; and holding schools accountable for results.