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Does Bilingual Education Make the Grade?
Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg visits Claremont McKenna College, just outside of Los Angeles, California. In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 227 dismantling the state’s bilingual education programs. Two years later, we examine the repercussions of that vote. Have non-English-speaking children benefited from the move toward English immersion?
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visiting fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs
architect of California’s Proposition 227, the “English for the Children” initiative, and author of a recent piece in Commentary magazine entitled “California and the End of White America”
professor of education at the University of Southern California and author of “Condemned Without A Trial: Bogus Arguments Against Bilingual Education”
Originally Aired: 4/13/2000
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