Do California Parents Want Bilingual Education?

Teaching in today’s P-12 classroom means differentiating instruction for all learners — and utilizing relevant strategies for bilingual learners. The coverage focuses on major issues and solicits diverse voices on what’s important to the future of California. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin and other cities, Minister of education of the Young Lords , Tony Baez and others held marches and other activities to promote bilingual education. Proposition 227 passed with more than 60{cd8b7cc200b074e1721cf0e63bc872957c1a49f84884f7ef5a0d76514d6d2399} of the vote in 1998, despite broad opposition from bilingual associations and Latino civil rights organizations, and a $2.7-million TV advertising budget against the measure. Those neighborhood schools already have a pool of qualified bilingual teachers, and there are many who are teaching in English learner classes that can be shifted, if needed, to dual immersion classes, she said.

Students in the new BES program will study various areas of pedagogy and linguistics, including second language acquisition theories, social …