Prop 58: Bilingual education in schools

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One in five California students speaks another language at home. How to educate these children was the subject of Prop 227 passed in 1998. It ended transitional bilingual education in the state, requiring schools to provide a year of intensive English before mainstreaming the non-English speakers. Some say students benefited greatly from the change. But others think it's time to repeal it. Prop 58 would repeal some key provisions of Prop 227 and offer schools the option of also providing bilingual instruction. We hear compelling arguments from both sides of the issue.



  • Fernando Guerra - professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University and director of its Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles - @LMU_CSLA
  • Ron Unz - Silicon Valley entrepreneur - @RonUnz1


Warren Olney


Jennifer Wolfe