(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
So what jumps out here to me is the presence of CA, NM and NV in the bottom left quadrant- never the place to be, and the futures of these states will rest in no small part on getting out of this quadrant with these students. Between Nevada’s charter school law that hasn’t produced many “charter schools” and the state’s failure to fund the ESA program, they’ve essentially decided to continue putting Las Vegas Hispanic kids into portable buildings with substitute teachers. Not to worry though- they’ll have a professional football stadium to visit in a few years!
TX has been known to play fast and loose with ELL inclusion standards in the past, so I am going to give them a mental * on this until I dig around in an obscure pdf appendix. Sorry Tex, love you, but you don’t get the benefit of any doubt on this. Northern Virginia gentrification effect? Something else?