English Only Law Pushes Immigrant Students Out

Students learning English make up 19 percent of Boston school children, and a new study finds they're at a disadvantage.

The UMass Boston report out Tuesday says more immigrant students are dropping out or entering special education programs in the city's schools. The research looks at the effects of all-English education on the state's largest school system over the past six years.

Here's WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness with details.

This is an excerpt of a special Project Dropout report. To see and hear the entire story, go to

This program aired on April 7, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


More from WBUR

Listen Live