Greens push to revamp English language support for migrants

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The Greens have announced a new plan the party hopes will make it easier for migrants to access English language support auspol2019 auspol

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A 2016 study found secondary school completion rates for refugee students - many who had their schooling disrupted, or could not go to school at all - were significantly lower (62 per cent) than for other Australians (86 per cent).

The Greens’ proposed overall reform also involves developing a framework for reporting on the progress of school students learning English as an additional language, and establishing a unit in the Department of Education and Training to monitor their plan’s overall progress and implementation.The minor party is not the only party to make language-based pledges ahead of next month’s federal election.

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Why do migrants need access to English language support? Isn't that promoting racist ideals? Surely English should have access to multi-language support so they can negate their racist privilege?

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