Monday, December 14, 2009

Bilingual education = Spanish education

If you need ammo for arguments over bilingual ed, here's a thorough examination of what happened here in California after an anti-bilingual education initiative passed:

I once taught in a school that was half-Mexican (and I don't mean Mexican-American), and bilingual ed there was a crock. It was a club for Spanish-speaking kids to kick back and bide their time until they left school, usually long before graduation.

Blingual ed is yet another example of how your worst enemies may be those who declare themselves to be your strongest advocates.

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