[Edling] US: The Reinvention of Bilingual Education in America’s Schools

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Mon Feb 9 09:12:32 UTC 2015


Slate



The Reinvention of Bilingual Education in America’s Schools



At Sunland Park and across the country, the Spanish language is enjoying a cultural renaissance among a somewhat counterintuitive group: Hispanics. For years, middle- and upper-class English-speaking families have clamored for more dual language programs where their students can learn both English and Spanish. By contrast, many Spanish-speaking families have been opting out, believing their children needed to learn English, and only English, as quickly as possible.



Full story:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/schooled/2015/01/05/bilingual_education_the_promise_of_dual_language_programs_for_spanish_speaking.html
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