Why is multicultural education being incorrectly implemented in schools?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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'Multicultural education' as a phrase has a variety of different meanings and connotations, so this answer will focus on the idea of multicultural education as serving a variety of various cultures and languages within a school system.

Multicultural education may be viewed as being incorrectly implemented in schools, because frankly, there is no one right way to do this successfully.  Studies have been made, research conducted, court cases ruled, and laws written, but even with all of the continued focus on how to improve both public and private schools, there are still enormous gaps between demographics every year according to national studies like AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) part of The No Child Left Behind Act.  One thing to consider in terms of improving multicultural education is that many school districts struggle to replace their more out of date ESL programs with more inclusive strategies that utilize more highly trained teachers who can accomodate the influx of diverse students' learning needs. 

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