Letter from the Editors
Nothing reveals our attitudes about our students more clearly than the stance we take toward their home languages. Do we advocate for students’ right to education in their home language? Do we welcome their multilingual “stories from the heart,” and use them to anchor our curriculum, or do we demand English-only conformity?
What the Common Core means for emergent bilingual youth
By Jeff Bale
Is the Common Core better than current approaches to English language learners—or the next salvo in more than a decade of attacks on bilingual programs?
Teaching from students’ lives
By Sandra L. Osorio
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By Bob Peterson
Arabic Language Pathway Attacked in San Francisco
Books and Authors
By Renée Watson
Reviewed by Melissa Bollow Tempel