|Captured from PBS video |
"Should Spanish-Speaking Students Be Taught in English Only?"
The PBS video also provides time to the opposing side - and cites that at the same time San Felipe del Rio district was improving its English scores, their math and science scores were falling down. Aram Ayalon, a member of the New Britain school board, was quoted, "When you spend so much time on grammar, I think it kind of reduces education and it reduces kids' motivation to learn. The bottom line is that it's doomed from the beginning."
What I find quite amazing within the video is a segment where PBS reporter John Tulenko was testing whether the children were in fact learning proper English via the ELD method. The following is the transcript of the segment (which starts at about 7:50):
"The proof is in the pudding...." The following is the entire video.