Does this mean that we say “fuck it” and accommodate them entirely and allow them to test in Spanish and what not? No, not really. Not requiring them to learn and be proficient at English is a disservice to those kids. However, basing their performance and intelligence solely off of English standardized testing is probably not a good thing. Consider this: a child with a high IQ and real ability to succeed in academia can only take English standardized tests his entire public education career. He was brought to
by his parents past the point when a child acquires his or her primary language, and is now forced to learn English. America
This kid would probably flourish in an academic setting in his native tongue, but American standardized testing would tell him that he’s a moron. Is this just?
deserves the chance to be the best that they can be so that they can lead happy and fulfilled lives, so getting them to learn English can only be a good thing. America