As of 2009-2010, 50% of third graders in the Clark County School District were Hispanic. That’s what’s coming up the education pipeline. Are we ready and prepared in Nevada? There will be much more discussion about ELL funding and class size reduction in the coming years as this population goes through the school system.
The discussion is happening right now in Carson City with Democrats and Republicans debating funding sources for ELL and class size reduction. Tax plans to provide funding for ELL and other programs have been released by Democratic leadership and Governor Brian Sandoval has already threatened veto.