Should English For Replace Bilingual Education

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The United States is home to millions of immigrants from all over the world. During 2004 more or less about 5.3 percent or 2.8 million of Kinder-twelve grade students were classified as being limited in English proficiency. Most of these students came from homes where only Spanish was spoken by their parents and other family members living with them. I have chosen to do my research on “Should English immersions replace bilingual education”. This topic interested me as soon as I saw it because it is something I can relate to. When I was a child, my parents brought my brother and I to the United States. We lived right across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas which is where I live today. I was able to start school at a kinder garden level. My family’s native language has always Spanish. When I started school, I did not know one single word in English and my parents either, so all the help I got was in school and some private lessons I would attend a couple times a week that my parents were able to afford. I remember my teacher would give me one on one tutoring and would at first give me work in Spanish and then started mixing it up a bit and would sometimes give me the work in English rather than Spanish or sometimes even both. The teacher I have interviewed works for the Eagle Pass Independent School District, and teaches fifth grade at Benavides Elementary. I have known her for quite some time, even though her strong language is English she believes that English immersion
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