The Learning Curve: A Group Effort on Bilingual Ed

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Media Outlet: Voice of San Diego

Bilingual students may be San Diego’s greatest natural resource.

More than one in five students in San Diego County speaks another language at home. This group, 80 percent of them native Spanish speakers, will soon be the base of the local workforce.

At a time when a growing number of employers is looking for bilingual professionals, San Diego County has an opportunity to be a leader in its approach to helping students gain the skills that allow them thrive in an increasingly diverse world.


Mario Koran was a 2016 New America CA fellow. He is an education reporter for Voice of San Diego, an online investigative news outlet.