80 Percent of ELL Students are U.S. Citizens

Fact of the day, 80% of English Language Learner (ELL) students at the Clark County School District are U.S. citizens, which correlates to national averages as well. Many people often make the mistake of grouping ELL students as undocumented immigrants. Some people even oppose ELL funding for this very reason.

Knowing that most ELL students are U.S. citizens may or may not persuade people to support ELL funding. However, our society can either choose to prepare our young people for a brighter future by spending some money on ELL now, or we can pay a lot more later for all the costs associated with an unskilled and uneducated citizenry.