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Language Politics in the U.S.A.: The Paradox of Bilingual Education.

@article{Crawford1998LanguagePI,
  title={Language Politics in the U.S.A.: The Paradox of Bilingual Education.},
  author={J. Crawford},
  journal={Social Justice},
  year={1998},
  volume={25},
  pages={50-69}
}
Enacted at the apex of the Great Society, the Bilingual Education Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Johnson without a single voice raised in dissent. Americans have spent the past 30 years debating what it was meant to accomplish. Was this 1968 law intended primarily to assimilate limited-English-proficient (LEP) children more efficiently? To teach them English as rapidly as possible? To encourage bilingualism and biliteracy? To remedy academic underachievement and… Expand
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