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  • Students With Limited English Skills
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    While California debates whether to stop teaching school children in two languages, the school system in Miami, Florida is expanding bilingual education. This city at the crossroads of the Americas is expanding bilingual education under the argument that students will need to speak, read and write in English and Spanish when they reach the business world. The decision to do this almost seems natural for a metropolis where the top-rated television stations broadcast in Spanish, the top-ranked new...
  • Move From Bilingual Classes To English
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    Eliminate Bilingual Education One half of United States children who are not proficient in English live in California, a state who's future depends on these three million children becoming fluent in English. In 1968, the Bilingual Education Act was passed with the theory that if you academically instructed students in their native language first, learning English would be better and faster in the long run. Since the passage of bilingual education, there has been a continuing debate over whether ...
  • Subjects In English And Their Native Language
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    The Detrimental Effect of an Education in a Foreign Language California passed a proposition in 1997 that ended funding for teaching children solely in their native language. Instead of these programs, opulent citizens will provide funding for the English as a Second Language (ESL) program in California's public schools. These ESL classes will have non-native speakers learn subjects in English and their native language simultaneously. Even though the proposition passed, the issue of which plan i...
  • Education In The Southern Colonies
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    Throughout the years the topic of an American public education has been a very controversial subject. Since the time of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony, many have been divided on the role, if any, the government should play in educating America's children. There has also been debate on the type of education American children, and teachers should have. Although, there has been tremendous progress in creating an "ideal public education", there is still an ever-evolving need for change in Americ...
  • Ap Senior English Student
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    Being an AP Senior English student - what does it mean to me? In my opinion, this title - "AP Senior English student" - is a symbol of a larger commitment. A commitment, by definition, is dedication to a particular pursuit. In this case, I have chosen to pursue the study of English at such a high level (for a high school student) not simply because it is required by my diploma, but because I have a genuine interest in the subject and a passion for knowledge. Commitment to AP Senior English is al...
  • Level Of Education In Cuba
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    Essay IV Is Literacy a Good Thing How many times do you remember saying to yourself, I dont want to go to school today., or seen commercials where children do whatever it takes to stay home Well lets just say your not alone, however if you had the government on you, making sure you went, do you still think you wouldve said that, or even worried about anything else like a job or a family Well when you have a communist government on you its no longer a choice but, a forced decision. Education is a...
  • Lep Children For English Language Classrooms
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    The result of California election on June 4th, 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 compromis...
  • Learning The English Language
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    The Limitations of Language The 14th Amendment in the United States Constitution dictates that any citizen of the United States shall receive the equal protection of civil rights, with due process of the law and cannot be discriminated against based upon race, origin, sex, class or political affiliation. Thus, educational policy in the United States is focused on providing the equal opportunities for all students. One heated debate in American education policy making is the use of bilingual educ...
  • Speak English
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    Bilingual education was first initiated in 1968. It was a new means to educate the children who spoke a minority language. thirty-one years later the same problems exist for those children who speak a language other then English. The experiment of Bilingual education has been a failure and now it's time to move on. The first English only initiatives were brought forth in 1981 by newly elected president Reagan. Since then the conflict over Bilingual education has drove on. Currently twenty-three ...
  • Issue Of Education For Language Minority Students
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    Bilingual Education and Latino Civil Rights While the population of language minority children in the nation makes up a substantial part of the student population, and continues to grow, their educational civil rights have come under increasing scrutiny and attack over the past decade. All students have the right to be provided access to content area knowledge. Bilingual education, or teaching through the native language, has been an important technique for providing that right to English langua...
  • English As A Second Language Program
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    Imagine being an immigrant from a country where the Spanish language is practically ubiquitous. Now imagine trying to learn in an American school using a foreign language and being expected to move into the mainstream with the other children. For most English-proficient people, this scenario may be hard to visualize. However, this is an all too common situation for many children whose families immigrate to the United States. There have been several debates over the best way to educate limited-En...
  • Student Learning English
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    Chris Watkins March 12, 2003 English 1302 Tuesday / Thursday 9: 30-11: 00 Bilingual Education There is a great deal of controversy in regard to bilingual education. Some individuals are for bilingual education and some are against bilingual education. Richard Rodriguez is against bilingual education. Many individuals like to argue that bilingual education is best for a non-English speaking student. Bilingual education could possibly be the worst thing for a non-English speaking person. Bilingual...
  • Researches Under Bilingual Education
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    Was the lack of effective bilingual education a reason for Luis to become a gang member on the streets? Bilingual education is the means for children to express their knowledge. At least today, some kids are retained in the same grade level for not knowing how to read or write in English. If students were to be taught in a bilingual manner, things would be different. For example, kids do not know how to pronounce or read syllables. Spanish is helpful when it is taught the appropriate way. Teachi...
  • Supporters Of Bilingual Education
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    Bilingual Education Bilingual education Bilingual Education Essay, Research Paper Bilingual education has existed in various forms throughout the history of the U.S. as the nation has sought to educate non-English children. Recognizing the linguistic diversity in schools, Congress passed the Bilingual Education Act of 1968, which funded language programs for non-English speaking students. With a heightened awareness of diversity and America's expanding immigrant population, bilingual education b...
  • English As A Second Language
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    Bilingual Education Bilingual Education Bilingual Education Essay, Research Paper Bilingual Education is the teaching of two languages. This would also be the ability to speak two languages. During the 1920's testing among various groups of people began. These tests were conducted in poor testing conditions, overcrowded rooms, poor lighting, and large rooms with poor audibility. Many immigrants were categorized as "simpletons' for receiving zeros on the test because they were unable to speak Eng...
  • Bilingual Education In Our School Systems
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    Bilingual Education Bilingual Education: Bilingual Education Essay, Research Paper Bilingual Education: Not The Wisest Choice Bilingual Education has been a much-debated topic for the past few years. Some believe that bilingual education is used as a helpful tactic to learn how to grasp the English language faster. Others believe that bilingual education does not help people learn English faster, but prohibits them from moving forward by keeping them at a lower level when it comes to education. ...
  • Fewer Dropouts Among Bilingual Education Students
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    Bilingual Education Bilingual Education: Bilingual Education Essay, Research Paper Bilingual Education: Development and Language Most parents want their children to learn English and do well in school. The essence of Bilingual Education is to develop academic English and success in school. The initial education a child receives should be taught in that student's first language. Once the children understand a certain subject instructed in their first language, they would be able to better underst...
  • Organization Against Bilingual Education
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    Bilingual Education: Is it helping or hurting? Bilingual education seems to be a rising topic that is currently up for debate. With the growing number of immigrants entering this country, the language barrier between individuals seems to be far greater when it comes to children in the classroom. On average it is said that here alone in Tempe, schools have about 45 different languages to one classroom. Bilingual education is a privilege, not something that is to be taken for granted. Bilingual ed...
  • Bilingual Education Issue
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    Bilingual Education: Is It Our Responsibility? Essay, Bilingual Education: Is It Our Responsibility? Bilingual education in public schools has been the topic of much discussion over the last several years. This discussion has been prompted due to the ever increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking persons emigrating to the United States, especially in those states that border Mexico– California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. What the debate seems always to overlook is our country's other non...
  • Immersion Into The English Language
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    ? Increase in Test Scores Counters Dire Forecast for Bilingual Ban? In the August 20, 2000 New York Times, an article concerning the way the California school system has chosen to educate the large percentage of students that are categorized as having? limited English? caught my attention. Until two years ago the practice of teaching math, science and social studies to immigrants was done in their native language until they gradually picked up English. With a vote by Californians that bilingual ...

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