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Bilingualism in Education 1 Bilingualism in Education Nicole Mills ETH/125 2/13/2011 Christine Stuart
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Bilingualism in Education 2 Bilingualism in Education Bilingualism in schools truly has been a subject of debate for quit some time in the United States. The Bilingual Education Act was first put in place in 1968. The act was originally intended to support educational programs for students with limited English-speaking ability (Wikipedia, 2011). Since the implementation of the act, many states have amended their Constitution or legislative statue in support of English being the official language. To become a citizen of the United States, it is required that the immigrant learn to read, write, and speak simple English (The City University of New York, 2011). Although some states have not declared English as the official language, a certain degree of competency is mandatory on a national level. ProEnglish, a national English language advocate organization, strongly encourages
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