US: Advocates of Bilingual Education Eager to Embrace Obama as Ally

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 17:03:49 UTC 2008


Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu


Education Week



Advocates of Bilingual Education Eager to Embrace Obama as Ally



Supporters of bilingual education are hoping that the election of Barack
Obama as president will lead to a thaw in attitudes toward what they
consider a proven educational method that has been ignored-or worse-by the
Bush administration.



Advocates are encouraged by the endorsement of bilingual education by
President-elect Obama in the recent campaign, and see the pending
reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act as a vehicle to change
federal testing and other policies they view as hostile to dual-language
instruction.



Full story:

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Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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