Should classrooms be English-only?
Los Angeles County has the highest number of schools in the state that offer bilingual education starting in kindergarten, according to a new series on the topic from public radio station KPCC. Experts say the growth of dual-language learning in the area is due to Latino parents’ interest in raising their kids bilingual and English-speaking parents wanting their children to master a second language early in life. But many immigrant families still prefer their children study only in English, concerned that learning multiple languages can lower their children's competency later in life.
KPCC and Alhambra Source would like to hear from you. What do you think about bilingual or multilingual education? Watch the video below about the science of dual language immersion and then voice your opinion! (Your responses will be confidential and only viewed by a journalist; a reporter may contact you for more information. See more details below.)