Oregonians continue learning English at their own pace

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters have rejected a ballot measure proposing to limit how much time public school students can spend in English as a Second Language classes.

The vote was failing by almost 10 points the night of Nov. 4 with 45 percent of ballots counted.

If passed, the measure would have required non-English speaking students to learn English within two years.

The measure was sponsored by Bill Sizemore. He said limiting students’ time in English as a Second Language classes would encourage them to learn English faster.

Opponents say the measure imposes a “one-size-fits-all” standard on students.

There are more than 60,000 non-English speaking students in Oregon’s public schools. Most speak Spanish. ♦

2 Responses to “Oregonians continue learning English at their own pace”

  1. Luella Moudy says:

    Very good written post. It will be useful to everyone who will be able to use this information, including myself. Keep up the good work.

  2. learning english is quite easy, there arem any tutorials on the internet and some audiobooks too *`”


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