Every so often education “experts” offer a “study” which proves what any logically thinking person could figure out on his or herself. A new report from OECD entitled: “Migrant Education” comes to the conclusion that first generation immigrant children do not perform as well as children native to the society. It also notes these children do very poorly in vocational education classes. Statistics indicate that children of immigrants are significantly lacking in access to kindergarten education and thus enter primary education lacking in skills that native born children have picked up in early childhood education.
This issue has confronted immigrant children in virtually every nation of the world. The solution is rather simple and does not require another “study.” Simply provide free early childhood education for immigrant children, pay parents to send their children to these educational experiences, and most problems will disappear over time.