Bilingual Education/Politics Benefits
The benefits of having a bilingual education system is not only the fact that it will help to diversify our culture but also help to stimulate the economy through providing non-English speaking citizens with the ability to own and operate businesses tailored to English speaking consumers and providing them a means to communicate so that they may offer a cheaper labor force which will help to keep big businesses from having to relocate out of the US.
Educating young children who do not speak English to speak English is the work of the transitional bilingual education model started in 1971 starting in Massachusetts it was a way to group students of same language origins and start teaching 20% of their classes in English in the first year and 50% the second year finishing up with 80% in the third year.
“submersion” which in some cases considered to be bilingual educating can be blamed somewhat for the downfall of the multilingual education system by teaching this way it is almost impossible to follow the research done by a Jim Cummins from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto which says for a child to understand a second language they must first master their first language which when it all boils down is really common sense.
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