Essay Archive - Bilingual Education...”Si” or No?
Bilingual Education...”Si” or No?
Today, in many schools across America, a new learning concept is being tested--bilingual education. This concept allows foreign children to use their native language (or family language) for educational purposes. Some feel this concept can help children to do better in their classwork and have a more familiar learning environment. However, if they are not taught in a common, “public” language, are these children really learning anything? Richard Rodriguez doesn’t think so. As a child of a Spanish-speaking Mexican American family, he experienced the struggles of attendi....