Sob! - Immigrant parents complain of language barriers in school

Article CAIRCO note: 
From U.S. Dept. of Ed. and DOJ Civil Rights Division, 2015: Schools must provide language assistance upon request to parents, even if student is English proficient.
Article author: 
​​Claudia Lauer and Vanessa A. Alvarez
Article publisher: 
Associated Press
Article date: 
23 November 2021
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

​​Philadelphia parents who don’t speak English* say they’ve long been excluded from parts of their children’s education because​​ of language barriers, an issue that’s only been exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning...

The Philadelphia school district saw an increase of nearly 40% to more than 16,500 English learners in 2020 from around 12,000 in 2013 ...

A U.S. Department of Education report from last year showed the number of English learners increased nationally by about 28% between the 2000–01 school year and the 2016–17 school year. The report showed 43 states had increases in English learners ...


* This includes legal immigrants and illegal aliens.

Information for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents and Guardians and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them​ - ​U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division  and U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights- 2015​

American taxpayers pay for education, welfare, and medical services for illegal aliens and many immigrants, asylees, and refugees. Why would we tolerate the incessant whining of parents who voluntarily came to America for a better economic life but refuse to learn English, the native language of America?