Assignment: is Daniel de Vise/WaPo telling the truth about "ESOL Students in Md., Va. Leaping Ahead of U.S. Peers"?
Daniel de Vise of the Washington Post offers "ESOL Students in Md., Va. Leaping Ahead of U.S. Peers" (link), which is the latest in a sub-genre of American-demoting, immigration/illegal alien-promoting articles from the mainstream media. I have more than a sneaking feeling that DeVise isn't telling the truth about something or isn't revealing something, but since I can't do everything that's where you come in: look at the underlying figures and figure out exactly how he's being misleading.
(Note: "ESOL" means "English for Speakers of Other Languages", and how it differs from ESL - English as a Second Language - is unclear. It might be another name for the same thing that was invented for some political reason.)