It probably has a lot to do with SES and parent educational background, as well as the availability of L1 communities. What do you all think? Read more in Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?
Access this site to get to a number of original resources and lesson plans in English language for use in your classrooms https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/lpb-educator-guides/?utm_source=pbsedu&utm_medium=pbsedu,%20stationsocial,%20email&utm_campaign=days_2017#.Wbgsx9OGPUI
Fun readings providing insights: http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/latinos-struggles-speaking-in-spanish/?rfb
Find here an article about one of my former students whom I trained and her amazing activities in her school. Also, I am very grateful for crediting me and one of my publications with inspiring her to start a new initiative with immigrant families.
It is a proud teacher moment for me! http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/bourbon-county/article166319872.html
The book discussed in the article:
Interesting considerations that could foreshadow changes: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/08/03/541142339/heres-why-the-census-started-counting-latinos-and-how-that-could-change-in-2020
Find a number of important facts here: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?e=8d17063fc5&u=434f5d1199912232d416897e4&id=c2ac4fadfd
Great data on important ESL/immigrant groups. Example: Mexicans are NOT the largest population of unauthorized immigrants. Find the publication at http://mailchi.mp/pewresearch/w8zd23u60n?e=8d17063fc5