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When you talk about WLWV suspending their phenominally successful immersion program after only one year it would be interesting to know why Portland Public Schools didn't look at immersion. Can your interviewer ask why PPS didn't look at cutting immersion? It's because immersion isn't an elective. It is a classroom delivering a core curriculum in a foreign language. Bi-lingualism is a by-product of the immersion process. In a time of financial cut-backs this is the ultimate cost savings...you deliver the mandatory core curriculum and you also gain foreign language proficiency at no additional cost. Good for PPS for delivering this value added, cost-neutral education! I wish WLWV had as much vision to lead our children into the 21st century.
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