US Bilingual Schools Only for White Second Language Learners?

Many school districts acknowledge the cognitive benefits of learning new languages. Therefore, many more affluent families demand bilingual programs for their children. Interesting, the same efforts are not undertaken to preserve heritage languages in immigrant children. It is strange that schools would rather encourage a situation where children unlearn languages other than English and then use foreign language classes to reteach them. Read more about this topic in The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools at


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