ESL teachers and Common Core: What's their role?
from Education Week
In most discussions about English language learners and the common core, you will hear or read some version of this statement: Teaching literacy and supporting English-language acquisition will no longer be the sole province of English as a second language teachers. But what about the flip side of that statement? What new and changing roles must ESL teachers embrace in the common core era? There are nearly 50,000 ESL teachers working in the nation's public schools, and they are on the front lines of ensuring that English learners, who are the fastest growing student subgroup, learn the language.
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