West Linn-Wilsonville school board votes to keep Spanish immersion program
Parents with children in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District's Spanish immersion program emerged victorious yesterday after board members voted 3-2 to reject a motion to end the popular program, now finishing up its first year.
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#1 Jun 9, 2010
I am frustrated that the needs of many were ignored to cater to a hand full of children whose parents want them to learn Spanish.
#2 Jun 11, 2010
I am frustrated that the community at large does not know all the facts and keeps ranting on with mob like mentality thinking that those kids are part of some sort of elite group. Check the recent post from the superintendent on the districts website. The accounting for the program was largely inflated, in fact no teachers are going to loose their jobs this year because of it and class sizes are staying the same. The kids in Spanish Immersion are getting the same education as all other children, they just have to learn it in Spanish and English. If people need to point fingers at programs who serve a "handful of children" then why don't they spend their time looking into unsuccessful programs who serve the same or lesser amount of students. Use the anger and energy and turn it into a positive - help solve the budget crisis in a positive way. Start in Salem, not your neighbors children!
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