Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I think the lesson to be learned from this lawsuit against U-46 is that bilingual education segregates students, and segregation is wrong. We learned that decades ago. Why do we have an extensive bilingual education program when states like California and Arizona have gotten rid of theirs? Immigrant test scores in California have in some cases doubled (read more).
The lawsuit, filed in February, claims the district provides less stability for minority students, illegally segregates bilingual students from mainstream students, and fails to provide ample special education services to bilingual students.
Want to solve the problem? Get rid of the bilingual program.

Read the Herald article.


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