Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago

This article examines the ban on bilingual education in California that took place in the late nineties; examining the history of the millions of Spanish-speaking immigrants and the impact that this ban had on their education. Looking at the population of Latinos in California and other states to demonstrate the percentage of students in these states. The latter part of the article addresses several stereotypes surrounding the abilities of an English learner from a Spanish background.

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About vicentepayannoriega

Child Development major with minors in Psychology and Family Studies at Humboldt State University.
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One Response to Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago

  1. emily a. says:

    Vicente, This is a timely and important article. With ELLs making up over 22% of the schools in California, and with the dismal results of English-only instruction apparent in their APIs, one hopes that the policy makers of this state will take notice of the ever-increasing documentation that bilingualism is something to be nurtured and embraced, not feared and discriminated against.

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