As a typical teacher looks at the students in her classroom, she sees a picture quite different from the classroom of her childhood. Today 1 in 3 children nationwide is from an ethnic or racial minority group, 1 in 7 speaks a language other than English at home, and 1 in 15 was born outside the United States. The linguistic and cultural diversity of America’s school population has increased dramatically during the past decade, and is expected to increase even more in the future. The concept of “minority” group will soon become obsolete as no group will be a majority (Garcia, 2001a).