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[Susan notes: As always, Stephen Krashen states research facts to counter polemics.]

Submitted to Boston Globe but not published

To the editor

Re: “Bilingual law fails first test"

Missing from the discussion of the failure of

English-only education in Massachusetts (and Arizona

and California) is the fact that children in bilingual

education programs typically score higher on tests of

English than do children in English immersion

programs. In fact, three major reviews coming to this

conclusion were published last year in professional,

scientific journals.

Massachusetts backed the wrong horse.

Stephen Krashen

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