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100 Protest Initiative to End Bilingual Teaching - Los Angeles Times
A Boomtown of Bilingual Education - Los Angeles Times. In Miami, there was little protest and much praise when the school board this year endorsed a plan to increase bilingual teaching for all students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Bilingual Classes Still Thrive - Response To Proposition 227 Varies Widely Across State's School Districts
Bilingual Ed. Legislation Passes House - from Education Week
Bilingual Education Column - Education Week - A Texas judge's remarks to a mother who spoke to her child in Spanish have sparked a national controversy. Bilingual-education advocates have asked the judge to apologize to all Hispanics, and have criticized him for a lack of understanding of their field.
Bilingual Education and the 'Sink or Swim' Myth - "An all-or-nothing referendum that pivots on simplistic half-truths is a poor way to resolve the issue." - Los Angeles Times.
Bilingual education troubled program - Massachusetts has over 40,000 bilingual education students, and is one ofonly nine states in the US to require bilingual education in all districts where there is a sufficient number of students who are not proficient in English.
Bilingual education valuable in Texas - Instead of plans to cut bilingual education, Congress should be looking for ways to expand it -- to guarantee that all children have the opportunity in learn in two languages so they can function in a multi-lingual world.
Brisk stresses bilingual education for Americans - Daily Free Press. When Maria E. Brisk came to America as a graduate student, she was lucky enough to be fluent in English as well as her native Spanish. But the Boston University professor realizes not every child has been awarded such a chance. Brisk said the nation will suffer later if it is unwilling to offer financial support for bilingual programs.
California Should Abandon Bilingual Education - Supporters of Prop. 227 say that children must be immersed in English if they hope to succeed in the United States. They blame bilingual education for the 50 percent dropout rate among Hispanic children in California, and say that even those students who earn high school diplomas are sometimes illiterate in English.
Canada offers Americans bilingual education lessons - Denver Rocky Mtn. News
Citizen's Toolbox on Bilingual Education - "First, California voters did away with benefits to illegal immigrants. Then they got rid of affirmative action. Now, in what is rapidly emerging as the brand-name ballot issue for 1998, bilingual education may meet its end."
Debunking the Myths of the Unz Initiative - English is still being taught to immigrants but not in the manner and pace that nativists would like. The opponents of Bilingual Education feel that a child, regardless of age, must be placed in an intensive English-only learning environment, without regard to any other parts of the curriculum.
English Immersion--A Necessary Lesson - Congressman Wally Herger on English Immersion. My father grew up in a household where only Swiss German was spoken. When my father started school, however, he rapidly assimilated to the English language. And my father was the rule, not the exception.
Gov. Bush supports bilingual education - Seattle Times.
Hoover Essay- Bilingual Education: A Critique - The evolution of the bilingual education debate from its origin in the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Bilingual Education Act (1968).
House votes to limit bilingual-education funds - Federal aid to bilingual education would be limited under a House-passed bill that follows a California vote to end such programs. Seattle Times.
Hundreds Wait for Bilingual Education - Los Angeles Times - Hundreds of students whose parents have petitioned for bilingual education in the Los Angeles school system are in limbo while principals try to arrange bilingual classes.
IDRA Newsletter: Bilingual Education - A number of articles about the issue from the Intercultural Development Research Association.
Issues Page: Bilingual Education - An article from Education Week which examines different bilingual program models and reviews the debate over bilingual education. Includes links to related Education Week articles.

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