Published in the Malibu Times, Nov. 3, 2016
I was very happy to read Malibu Times Publisher Arnold York’s endorsement of Proposition 58 (Oct. 19). Mr. York is correct in saying that dismantling bilingual education in 1998 (Proposition 227) did not speed up English language acquisition. Research has shown no obvious improvement in English language development resulting from the passage of Prop. 227. Careful scientific studies have also shown that students in quality bilingual programs outperform students with similar backgrounds on tests of English.