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It's not just about balancing budgets
Old 07-29-2019, 04:43 AM
 
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I live in a mid-sized city that has long been a resettlement point for a major international refugee organization. For each of the (almost) 20 years I've been working here, we would have an influx of refugees into our school system early in our school year. Our last group of refugees arrived in 2016. While we still have newcomers to our city, the number is much smaller than it was.

We're cutting ESOL teachers not because of budgets but because the number of students who need their services has diminished. Our school is looking forward to the day the influx of new students picks up again. They have always been a vital part of our school culture.

Until and unless immigration policies change, I suspect the ESOL career path might not be an easy one.
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