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Cadiero-Kaplan, Karen; Billings, Elsa S. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Presently in the United States there are 4.4 million English language learners (ELLs) in public schools, with California public schools being home to more than 40% of these students (Rumberger & Gandara, 2004). Research indicates that it takes an individual up to seven years to fully develop a second language (Collier, 1987; Krashen, 1994).…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Educational Policy