Protesters: ESL programs in Brooklyn scarce

Activists held a rally Thursday demanding the Department of Education speed up the enrollment process for immigrant students.With the expected June closing of Tilden High

BROOKLYN - Activists held a rally Thursday demanding the Department of Education speed up the enrollment process for immigrant students.

With the expected June closing of Tilden High School and its program for non-English speakers, organizers from the Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project say the city is ill equipped to meet the demand for Creole-speaking students to learn English.

DOE officials say the city has enough space to meet the demand, pointing to similar programs at Clara Barton and Midwood high schools.

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