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I find it interesting that Mr Soifer has not realized that students who do not speak English will not be able to compete and succeed in mainstream classrooms where the expectations are high. Common sense shows that students who cannot speak, read, or write in English will not be able to complete the tasks required in mainstream classrooms, unless the expectations are lowered, which does them or our country any good. I hear time and time again that "English language learners" are not getting the content in classes with non-English speakers. I applaud Arizona for "doing what is right" for these students. These students are not only learning English, but then are becoming successful in mainstream classrooms with the same expectations as native English speakers. Let's take the politics out of this, and give Arizona credit for teaching English language learners. Jun 3, 2012