Seriously? OK... Since you don't know, I'll explain.. * Every child in a school costs money.. * Every child in a public school costs public (taxpayer's) money.. * The more children in school, the more teachers, rooms, buildings, books, food, buses, administrators, etc... (In case you didn't hear, lots of Democrats have complained that there are too many children per classroom.) * The more children in school, the more schools are required, and they have to be maintained, powered, staffed, cleaned, repaired, etc.. * Every ESL child requires extra costs over English speaking children, including additional teachers, classrooms, books and facilities because they don't speak English. * Since ESL children in many states (or possibly all states) remain in English speaking classrooms through most of the day, extra attention has to be paid to them, robbing English speaking children of much of their time. I hope this explanation gives you the knowledge to go forth in life knowing that ESL children aren't cost free.