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You are so right, econotechie. That's the point - the parents are the key to each child's success. It's their values that get passed on to their children, and their expectations that encourage kids to succeed. Sounds like you are doing a great job. Wish there were more like you; we'd be a stronger country. It's nuts for parents to regularly pull their kids out of school for 1-2 months to go back to Mexico to visit relatives; how can one learn English when away from school that long in a short enough school year? Someone made the comment that bi-lingual (Spanish) is not "coddling". I've heard all the arguments, read the studies, yet, I can't help it, I do have to believe what my own eyes are telling me, what my direct experience proves to me. Go back and read how often people use the word "immersion" in this forum.
The system is deeply flawed, with new "methods" being tried out every year. Yet, it is all up to the individual family and their support that is the key. I feel for the gal who was forced out of LA. It would be awful if Oregon took that direction, so we just need to be careful and remain open minded instead of relying on, dry "studies" that continue to support a party line which is filled with imperfection.
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