Thursday, April 04, 2013

We Can't Keep Ignoring The Spanish Language Problem For Long

This article compares immersion and bilingual classes for learning English .   - - Donna Poisl

David Francis, The Fiscal Times   

Lawmakers in Washington appear to be inching closer to a long-anticipated immigration overhaul that would address issues from pathway to citizenship to border security. But the bill is not expected to address issues affecting tens of millions of families across the country: how to educate students who don’t speak English.

The fight over bilingual education has been especially passionate. Some believe that students should be forced to learn English through immersion, while others argue that students who do not speak English should receive education in their own language while they learn English. Some believe it should be a combination of both. Hints of anti-immigrant sentiments soil the debate.
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