Nearly 12 million children in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home. Across the country, public schools play a critical role in integrating them into American society and setting them up for long-term success: by equipping them with English mastery. As public leaders seek to educate these students equitably, a lively debate […]
Janie Tankard Carnock is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Dual Language Learner National Work Group. Her work addresses policies and practices related to multilingualism, immigration, English proficiency, and educational equity. Previously, she taught second grade in Baltimore City, where around half of her students spoke Spanish at home. You can find her on Twitter at @JanieCarnock.