Bilingual education may be making a comeback to California schools.
Senate Bill 1174 would place an initiative on the November 2016 ballot that, if passed by voters, would allow foreign language immersion classes in public schools.
The goal is to create California children who are multicultural, multilingual and multiliterate so they will be able to compete in this global economy that we have now, State Senator Ricardo Lara said.
Lara says his bill would repeal Prop 227. That measure was passed by voters in 1998 and requires all public school instruction to be conducted in English.