One afternoon last fall, I watched as a group of young Hispanic students trained to become the best Spanish-language spellers in America. They acknowledge programs could be improved by the hiring more teachers who are fully qualified. Citation needed Panyaden School is an example of a private bilingual school in North Thailand that provides its students with a Thai-English education (each class has a Thai teacher and native-English speaking teacher).
Up until the mid-20th century, schools in parts of Texas segregated Mexican-American students from whites, routinely shaming, punishing, and expelling them for speaking Spanish at school. Bilingual education is not recommended for children who have learning disabilities.
Nor is there a reliable record of bilingual certification rates prior to 1994-95. Bilingual Education: From Compensatory To Quality Schooling, by María Estela Brisk Edward M. Olivos Margaret A. Gibson Denise McKeon Mobipocket. However, only 9 percent of the California children attained English proficiency in one year, and most remained in the immersion programs for a second year.
Advocates hope the measure will help expand dual immersion” or two-way” programs , which aim to achieve fluency and biliteracy in two languages, usually Spanish and English. Weak student performance in writing is a general trend in bilingual programs of all languages.
Despite the appeal of Ms. Chen to rally votes in favor of this bill, I strongly encourage all California Progressives who care about the fate of immigrant students in this state to vote NO on Proposition 58. Bilingual-bicultural education programs, which provided instruction in two languages, one of which was English.