Re: Pros & Cons of Bilingual Ed

Linda E Lombardo (
Sat, 18 Jan 1997 09:18:39 GMT

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't current research
suggest that immersion is the best way overall to
help students become fluent in a new language?
And wasn't that always true?
I believe they found that bilingual education became
teaching in only the native language because when
given a choice they will only listen to what is easier.
Who wouldn't? I truly feel that you are doing a
great disservice to students when you don't help
them to become fluent as quickly as possible.
Sometimes you have to be "cruel" to be kind. If
you really care about your students you will give
them the tools they will need for school, career,
and life in this country.


"Math and Science may earn you a living, but
Art is what we're living for"