FROM Patricia Gandara
CA voters will revisit bilingual education in November As Los Angeles public school students return to school Tuesday, more of them will enter language immersion programs. It’s an approach that’s become more and more popular despite Proposition 227, the state law that practically banned bilingual education back in 1998. A measure on the November ballot would repeal most of Proposition 227, effectively allowing teachers to teach in languages other than English. If it passes, how will instruction change for the 1.3 million English learners in California’s public schools?
Is Bilingual Education Making a Comeback? In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 227 , to require public-school instruction in English only. Prop 227 passed by 60%, ended bilingual education in California. Last week the State Senate education committee recommended that Prop 227 be repealed. Democrat Ricardo Lara wants another ballot measure in 2016.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.