Texas struggled to teach students learning English before COVID-19. The pandemic made it worse.
Since 2008, the number of Texas students learning English as a second language who take longer than five years to become proficient is growing.
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune
Six months ago, 16-year-old Honduran Jeffrey Flores arrived in Fort Worth with his family without knowing a word of English but secure in the knowledge it would be among the first things to tackle in …