Do California Parents Want Bilingual Education?
Bilingual education is back on the ballot in California. Do voters feel differently about the issue now than they did in 1998?
At present, the Golden State public schools are required to teach most English learners in English-only programs. In some circumstances, parents can request consideration for bilingual programs. By voting “yes” on Proposition 58, California voters would make it easier for schools to decidehow they teach English learners, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the California legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor.