Argumentative Essay On Bilingual Education

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Bilingual education is a method to teach non English speaking students. Also it may used to teach English speaking student a foreign language. There are various initiatives in the country towards the abolition of bilingual education as a method of instruction in schools as most of the states such as Arizona, California, Massachusetts, and even Colorado campaign against it (Rossell, 2003). However, critical analysis of the propositions indicate that they are culturally biased, politically unsound, pedagogically inaccurate, and in violation of the federal legislative acts because bilingual education entailing the instruction in one’s native language either as a transition to English language or total bilingual fluency is an ideal educational…show more content…
The constitution creates a federal system which describes the dual sovereignty ambnnd responsibilities for the federal government and the states which explains that the establishment of the provisions of education is a duty of the states. The federal power is limited in such matters such the federal department of education do not have control over curricula-related issues. However, the Supreme Court has greatly handle educational related issues as it invalidate a law that prohibited the teaching of other languages besides English. It has always used education as a forum to advance its ideas on social justice and promoting its views on personal liberties and therefore its involvement is quite significant in the determination of people’s access to bilingual…show more content…
Basing on the failure of legal challenges against the proposition, there is need other options to preserve the bilingual education in schools as the violation of civil rights and the lack of clear indications on the level the learner has to attain in order to join the mainstream classroom. Schooling is a major issue of the judiciary and the legislature in matters of education, desegregation of schools and teacher accountability. It is necessary to maintain bilingual education from the political, cultural and the pedagogical perspective .Therefore the proposal have to be passed basing on the effectiveness of two systems and the net impact on the teachers and the students as opposed to the vacuum in legal
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