I was intrigued by the article. A lot of great information, yet , I felt it was missing the point. The approach to teaching children a second or third language should not be reserved for only the priviledged- it should be for everyone. The one area in the article about how the school "tests" kids in their English skills to be selected into the program is actually discriminatory in practice. It is again- segregating those that don't have fluency in English from entering the program, but isn't it contradicting what public education is attempting to correct? That being- equality in learning. The best approach would have been to allow 50% "Spanish Experts" (those children who do not have English fluency yet) to integrate them with 50% "English Experts " (those children who do not have Spanish fluency yet) at a mix of close to 50/50 in the classroom. This way the teacher is not only the role model for proper Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary, but the "Spanish Experts" also feel valued for their expertise. As they (Spanish Experts) progress through the grade levels- the intensity and gradual introduction of English curriculum at the upper levels will allow the Spanish Experts to pick up on their English skills and there will be the "English Experts" to also aide with proper pronunciation of English and vocabulary. Of course, I am assuming the teachers are also modeling that if they only teach in Spanish - they cannot be heard speaking English (unless of course they are the English-only expert teaching at the higher levels; similar to teachers who teach at the high school level- they all have their respective classes they are trained to teach and that is what they teach in all day). Lastly, this also brings up the issue of using tax-payer dollars in a more efficient way- utilize teachers that have Spanish degrees at the elementary instead of wasting tax dollars in the high school where most students will ever become fluent in Spanish- let alone remember what they learned in Spanish in high school other than grammar that is from Spain and is rarely used in the states among Spanish-Speakers (similar to US Citizens speaking American English instead of English from England). Thanks for listening.