The population of ESL students is growing in the United States especially in the American Public school systems, and as a result, the communities and schools involved are directly affected. The population in the early part of the past decade between 2003 and 2004 was about 10 percent. Therefore, about one in ten students were non-native English speakers, which is short for ESL. More about this campaign who promote importance of education here. The figure has increased in the recent years. In 2001, the combined population for Asian or Pacific Islanders and Hispanics was a little over 6 percent. Five years later the figure is 15.5 percent.
Of course, the Hispanic and Islander population is not partial to the English language being that it is not their native tongue. That means an obvious increase in ESL students. The Islander and Hispanic population are a part of the growing minority ethnicities that form the melting pot of cultures. Other populations also experience problems coming with the growing African American population, some of which emigrated from their native countries where English was not an official language. All of these individuals fall under the ESL tag.