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March 31, 2014

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Sounds like you're heavily leaning towards A and have enough support to justify that decision to the rest of the faculty. Personally I'd check with the dean and upper-school head first before making the decision.

As someone in a similar situation, I'm a big fan of Plan A as the one most likely to actually help the ELL students make significant progress in their acquisition of written and spoken English. I'm not a department chair but I teach ELL students and would like my vote to count more heavily than colleagues who perhaps have not taught either the course or the students under discussion, but then, I'm not sure how objective I am!

It seems administratively cumbersome to have a course to support two other courses (that would be taught by someone other than the one providing the support it looks like). And yes,the learning specialist, current and former chairs, and the history department give added weight to Plan A.

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