Bilingual education debate

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Bilingual Education: Don’t shut the doors of knowledge In The United States, foreign students from various minority groups are often placed at a disadvantage in schooling because their Native Language is not English. As a result a Bilingual education system was devised by the government to help the “disadvantaged” in 1968 under the Bilingual Education Act. In an essay written by Diane Ravitch called “Does Bilingual Education Make Sense?” she argues that Bilingual Education in …

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…etc.)! . What doors the students choose to walk through is up to them. If bilingual education was erradicated foreign students would be forced to walk through the door of the english language before given the chance to walk through any other door. Therefore I do not feel that the bilingual education system should be eliminated since the importance of the english language can only be decided by the individual student and his environment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**