My oldest daughter spent her first six years of classroom education at a school where some 85 percent of the kids spoke English as a second language and more than half qualified for the free and reduced-price school lunch program.
Lucky her. Seriously.
Her school in Dearborn, Michigan, achieved terrific educational outcomes for a student body made up primarily of immigrants and first-generation Americans, most of them from low-income families. At the time that she finished the fifth grade, the school