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MountainBiker
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Robin, the problem was ESL programs as I see it is that it all but guarantees second class citizenship for the participants in that they will be limited career-wise if they are not fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English. It is bad enough native born English speakers are increasingly growing up to be functional illiterates. When you keep immigrant kids immersed in their old cultures, we are limiting them to washing dishes or some such for a living.