California Lawmakers Pass Ballot Measure To End English-Only Instruction


The Los Angeles Times (8/28, Mcgreevy, Mason) reports California legislators passed a ballot measure to ask voters in two years to dismantle the English-only mandate in a public instruction law approved in 1998. The measure goes to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown next and it is being deemed “another victory for Latino legislators” looking to remove polarized laws aimed at immigrants. Should the law be signed and approved by voters it will give parents more power to decide which languages will be used to instruct their children.