A recently published article highlights the growing interest in bilingual education, and the ramifications of legislation at the state level. Reporter Esmeralda Fabián Romero shares how bilingual education is a growing field across all sectors of education, particularly in places like California. A panel discussion was held this fall for the Education Writers Association (entirely in Spanish) on bilingual education in the United States. “Not only was it said that being bilingual had no benefits for the student, but that it hurt them,” she said. “Today all kinds of research on dual-language immersion and bilingual education show the opposite, proving that kids in those programs can even surpass the rest in the ELA standardized tests results,” said speaker Patricia Gándara, the co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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