Thursday, March 12, 2015
2500 Hundred Students... 82 Languages.... How About Those Stats?
According to WIKI the student population of Central HS in Manchester NH is 2500
An article the other day in The Union Leader quoted the Mayor of Manchester stating that
there are 82 languages represented at the school.
From the Paper:
While many immigrants enter the U.S. with dreams for a brighter future, city officials say it's their aim to help with services needed by new arrivals to achieve their goals.
"I think at last check we had something like 82 languages represented at Central High School," said Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas. "I asked a few years ago for a waiver from the federal government to exempt immigrant and refugee children from testing. I'm still waiting on that one."
The U.S. has accepted refugees since the early 1980s. New Hampshire welcomes between 250 and 550 legal immigrants each year. Most take up residence in communities along Interstate 93 from Nashua on up to Concord, with some showing up in Laconia.
LINK TO THE STORY
They have been looking for waivers to exempt them from testing. Can I ask how this will help with assimilation?