Hays CISD proudly serves over 3,050 students for whom English is not their primary language. The table in the box below reports LEP enrollment in Texas schools from 1993-94 to 2007-08, reflecting a steady increase in that student population over time. The Department of Education strongly opposed the district, as did the California Association for Bilingual Education, California Rural Legal Assistance, and the organization Multicultural Education, Training, and Advocacy (META).
The controversy over bilingual education is often enmeshed in a larger political and cultural context. And, last year, New Mexico became one of a growing number of states to approve a seal of bilingualism or biliteracy for its high school graduation diploma, following other states, including California and New York.
Some 75-80% of all pupils in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion receive their education through the medium of Welsh, with this figure increasing in Gwynedd to around 90%. Education leaders hoping to stimulate the growth of bilingual classes in California face a monumental task.
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. Foundations of the Theory of Signs.” International Encyclopedia of United Science 1, 2: 78-137.
Riding on the tails of the Great Society programs was the 1968 Bilingual Education Act, originally designed to improve the condition of poverty-stricken Hispanic children. Sometimes the inputs needed for bilingual education programs are not available. Furthermore, when tested in their native language, these bilingual education students typically score at or above grade level in all subject areas.