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Multilingual Instruction Voted Down

Posted byzolik on Tuesday, May 14 @ 17:51:29 EDT

Contributed by zolik

The Rocky Mountain News reports that a poll conducted last month with Talmey-Drake Research & Strategy of Boulder shows two-thirds of Coloradans still favor a proposed state constitutional amendment to limit Hispanic instruction.
The proposed state constitutional amendment would in effect dismantle bilingual education.

According to the article, there has been a concerted effort to get the initiative on the November ballot. The amendment is supported by a committee called English for the Children of Colorado, while it is opposed by a group called English +.

Do you think that that public school should teach in languages other than English? It is a controversial issue, and Spanish is quickly gaining on English as the most popular language in the United States.