The Official Language Movement

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The Official Language Movement Bilingual education has increased tremendously many schools are seeking out bilingual instructors to teach children other languages. Teachers and school administrators seem to be totally sold on the program never questioning whether it really works (Woolley, Lynn. 2007). A school district in Texas was looking for over 60 bilingual instructors however the problem was that they were finding many who didn’t speak any English, which caused many conflicts. With the need for bilingual teachers the government regulations serve to drive up salaries for those who qualify and cost to the taxpayers. Also many parents complained that teachers were only speaking Spanish when most of the children didn’t know any Spanish at all. So is bilingual education intended to transition non-English-speaking children into English, or not (Woolley, Lynn. 2007)? The answer is no in more cases then yes. It is important to push early bilingual education on a national level because Americans
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course POS 110 taught by Professor Britt,j during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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