• Bilingual Education English Students Children
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    Bilingual Education I am sure that if I was improperly placed in a bilingual program, others have also. How does this happen What characteristics show school officials that a student needs the classes to begin with These officials seem to think that standardized tests and parent questionnaires will identify who is in need of ESL, but this system allows students who are not really LEP to be placed in the program. And in order to keep the students out of the program, parents have to attend a confe...
  • Immigration English Immersion Programs Students Education
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    The issue of immigration has been a hot topic in the United States for much of its history. Recently the point of conflict has risen over the issue of bilingual education in public schools. Many people have become opposed to this form of learning and propose a speedy immersion program. Others cling steadfastly to the norm of bilingual education proclaiming that immigrant children would be lost if thrown into mainstream classrooms. Still, some have found middle ground through what have been terme...
  • Bilingual Education English Language Immersion
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    What is Best For the Children The controversial debate over English immersion and bilingual education programs has effects in almost every school system. Advocates of bilingual education believe that it is necessary for children to be instructed in their native tongue and gradually be introduced to English or else they may fall behind in school. Supporters of English immersion say that bilingual education programs hinder the learning process of the English language, thus retarding the learning p...
  • Proposition 227 Bilingual Education
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    The result of California election on June 4 th, 1998 was predicted all along. Proposition 227, also known as the anti-bilingual education measure, won in 61% favorable to 39% unfavorable contest. In a seemingly routine contest, the proposition brought out one of the most disparaging groups of supporters and critics, displaying passion for their causes in rallies, forums, debates and TV ads. This paper examines proposition 227 and its controversy. Then, it proposes what might have been a compromi...
  • Bilingual Education Under Attack
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    UNDER ATTAC Bilingual Education Faces Uphill Fight Summer was good to Ron Unz, the California crusader against bilingual education. Not only is he happy with his state's test results– which he says show his English-immersion education plan is working– but a similar proposal he's backing in Arizona was guaranteed a place on that state's ballot in November. Flush with optimism, the Silicon Valley multimillionaire has ignored naysayers: Unz's stats, his opponents charged, were selective...