I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here.
This post originally appeared in 2016:
There are so many good things to say about it and how it provides a glimpse into the challenges facing our English Language Learners. The film was made a few years ago and, with luck, changes made by The Every Student Succeeds Act (see The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners and The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act) and future changes here in California (see The Best Resources For Learning About The Multilingual Education Act Ballot Initiative In California) may help mitigate some of the problems portrayed in the film.
However, no matter what happens with those laws, the key points made by the film will remain important.
And you can bet I’ll be showing it to students in my Sac State teacher credential program class!