Immigration is the focus of this New York Times story, which looks at the issue from inside a high school.
A reporter spent several months at Cecil D. Hylton High near Washington, D.C. to write the piece, which describes a new form of segregation that has emerged in schools. No longer between blacks and whites, the divides are between English language speakers and English language learners.
It's an interesting look at this complex, volatile and important issue.
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Reporter Ginger Thompson writes:
"as old divisions vanish, waves of immigration have fueled new ones between those who speak English and those who are learning how.
I recently wrote about Rock Hill schools' approach to teaching English language learners. You can read that story here.
And here's an After Class post with a letter that an English language learner sent to the district describing her experience.