In Buffalo the school board is considering creating a panel to address problems a consultant found with the way the city deals with non-English-speaking immigrants. There’s consideration of an advisory board, possibly with 15 members, 10 of whom would represent the top languages spoken in the schools. Four would represent the Spanish-speaking community, two the Karen community, two, Somali, and one each Arabic and Burmese.
There’s just one thing: If the people on the board speak different languages, how will they understand each other? And if they also speak English, isn’t that a good example of why the kids should be learning English in school?
Here’s the article.