Mr. Lopez, your effort to read between the lines of Mr. Elias' recent reporting of the encouraging results of California's standardized test scores is to say the least reactionary and to say the most it does a great disservice to the children making great strides in their education.
First, Mr. Elias was not dealing with the past as to how "limited-English speakers" were dealt with back then, but with the current status of these children and the efforts being made to help them learn. The past is there to help us not make the same mistakes and as a result make things better, as in this instance.
Secondly, Mr. Elias is not placing blame but reporting facts and the facts state that "limited-English speakers" dragged down the overall scores. Must we always be looking for the gremlins of racism behind every corner? He did not say immigrants, because not all immigrants are English-deficient.