“We wanted our kids to have a strong experience learning the English language,” she said.
She also didn’t want to put them through the stress of having all their subjects taught in a new language. Some children in French cry and ask to switch, she said.
She lamented the divisiveness of the issue, saying Milton has become “an angry town.”
Gormley recommended the School Committee adopt a cap on the French program. If the imbalance continues, children in English will mix with only a small group of peers, rather than meeting new people each year, she said.
She said administrators will create capping plans for the School Committee to consider. She plans to propose a timeline for action Sept. 19.
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