The Learning Curve: We Called in Backup to Cover Bilingual Ed

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Media Outlet: Voice of San Diego

After 18 years under an English-only mandate, last week Californians approved Proposition 58, which lifts restrictions on bilingual education and makes it easier for schools to open dual-language programs. That’s good for English-learners: Research shows students in bilingual classrooms can outperform their peers in English-only classrooms. And the benefits of bilingual education extend to native English speakers, too.


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