Some good news about a Los Angeles public school — a popular Mandarin Chinese program revitalizes a previously struggling elementary school. I’m wondering, however, about the “school-within-a-school” structure, and how it affects the Latino and African American students that had been at the school before.
Mandarin immersion program flourishes at L.A. school
Twenty-four first-graders scrambled from their seats and plopped onto a rainbow-colored rug in “Wong laoshi’s” classroom. In a minute, they would begin a lesson on food groups. But first a quick exercise on water.