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  • STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
  • BILINGUALISM
Winning Issue » BILINGUALISM


There are nearly 350 languages spoken in America. In nearly one third of all American households, English is not the primary language spoken. In 2012, there were about 4.5 million students, or about 9% of all our students, who were English language learners. Some critics view bilingual education as an impediment, rather than a means, to acquire proficiency in English and to assimilate into our culture. Some fear the use of Spanish in our country may someday threaten English. They point to Canada, divided over the use of French and English, and say this can happen to us. Supporters say bilingual skills are not threats to American society, but assets. They claim bilingual education programs were created to help second-language children learn English, obtain an education, and integrate into our society as contributing members. They say that without these programs, these children will lag behind their peers and may never fulfill their academic or personal potential.


Pending Legislation: None




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current bilingual education policy, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support awarding up to five grants for the implementation of dual language demonstration programs designed to enhance and assess the biliteracy and bilingualism skills of low-income minority and limited English proficient children from preschool through grade five, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.2516 - PRIDE Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof , and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support awarding up to five grants for the implementation of dual language demonstration programs designed to enhance and assess the biliteracy and bilingualism skills of low-income minority and limited English proficient children from preschool through grade five, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.2516 - PRIDE Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof , and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
April 2, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
April 15, 2020
Trustee Election - Begins
April 9, 2020


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