Bilingual Education Gaining Popularity


The AP (6/29, Wozniacka) reports many states “are recognizing and rewarding bilingual education,” as “dual-language programs have gained in popularity across the country.” The AP attributes the programs’ growth to “employers seek[ing] bilingual...workers, and more parents view[ing] bilingualism as necessary for their children’s success.” Santiago Wood, of the National Association for Bilingual Education, said, “American parents are coming to the conclusion that the lives and the economic opportunities of their children are tied to being bilingual.”