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[Susan notes: Clearly a pattern is developing. First they claim there's no research; then they'll fund and/or promote research that fits their agenda. ]

Submitted to Dallas Morning News but not published
02/07/2006

To the editor


A high-ranking official in the US Department of

Education, responsible for English Language

Acquisition, has proclaimed that there is “not much

research available” on the effectiveness of

English-only, dual language and bilingual education

(“Bilingual methods gain notice,” Feb 4). Neither she

nor her staff have been reading the professional

literature.



The effectiveness of bilingual education, as compared

to English-only, has been researched in many

scientific studies. In fact, three major reviews were

published last year in professional journals. They all

concluded that children in bilingual programs

typically do better on tests of English than

comparison children in all-English programs.







Stephen Krashen, Exec. Board, NABE


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