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New York Times Debate on “The Best Ways to Teach Young Newcomers”


“Newcomers” meaning immigrants. Linda Chavez discusses why the movement away from bilingual education is all to the good:

With this new emphasis on English — not preserving native language and culture as it had been in the heyday of bilingual education — immigrant children are finally making significant academic strides. Not surprisingly, now that much of their instruction is in English, they are learning English more quickly.


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