Dual-Language Learning For All Students Is Visionary

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** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, FEB. 26-27 ** Sherry Hutchcraft reads a story to second graders in her dual language classroom at Northwest Elementary School in Dodge City, Kan. Feb. 22, 2005. The Dodge City district has the highest bilingual enrollment in the state seeing a dramatic increase in the town's Hispanic population in the past ten years. Funding for bilingual related programs is set to increase next year in both House and Senate school finance proposals as lawmakers strive to meet a | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Being visionary didn’t work for Arizona. Being reactionary was a bust, too.

It’s time to apply some hard-nosed realism to the fact that our schools are not serving a population of kids who are fast becoming the majority of K-12 students.

Ironically, we still call them minority kids.

They aren’t.

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