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Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Jun 4 21:27:19 UTC 2001

As a matter of fact, I heard it reported, around the time California was
passing its anti-bilingual education law, that a number of Hispanic
families did NOT want B.E., but instead wanted their children to have the
"immersion" that the law apparently called for, so they supported the law.
My details have grown vague since then, and I'm not sure I ever heard the
source of this report.  Did others hear this report as well?  If it's
accurate, I'd like to know more about the reasons for this Hispanic support.

Peter Mc.

--On Monday, June 4, 2001 1:04 PM -0400 Beverly Flanigan
<flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> wrote:

>  The point of ESL and
> B.E. is simply to help kids over the hump.  And by the way, all families
> want this for their children, even if they never have the chance, or take
> the opportunity, for themselves.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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