Alexander Russo tweeted out the best piece I’ve seen yet on an important ballot initiative this fall, the Multilingual Education Act.
Conor Williams wrote it for LA School Report, and it’s headlined Commentary: Why CA’s ‘Multilingual Education Act’ matters: Politics, language and Los Angeles’ future.
Here’s an excerpt:
You’ll want to read the whole link-laden piece, which goes on to further explain its ramifications:
The bill maintains English instruction programs, but also empowers parents “to choose a language acquisition program that best suits their child” and requires districts with sufficient numbers of English language learners (ELLs) to launch the multilingual programs with parents’ support. It only takes effect if approved by voters this November.
With luck, it will pass, and our English Language Learners – and others – will benefit greatly if it does…