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[Susan notes: Short and to the point. We all should be writing letters just like this one.]

Published in El Paso Times

To the editor

Kelly Torrance ("El Paso embraces English immersion

for Spanish-speaking students," Sept 25) needs to

start reading the newspapers. In the past few weeks,

the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have published editorials about the Bush administration's refusal to publish research reports showing that bilingual education works. And this is nothing new.

For the past two decades, studies published in

scientific journals have consistently demonstrated

that children in bilingual education do better in

English than those in "immersion" programs.

Ms. Torrance's claim that bilingual education fails

children is simply wrong.

Josie Tinajero

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