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ERIC Number: ED302088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-7
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Legislative Response to Proposition 63: The Fight To Save Bilingual Education in California.
Cohn, Kathleen C.; And Others
Chronicles the effort to preserve bilingual education in California following the passage, in November 1986, of Proposition 63 that made English the state's official language. On the day after the election in which this initiative was supported, its sponsors made public their intent to abolish California's bilingual education program. Compromise legislation was defeated. An initial investigation of the efforts of a coalition of organizations to save bilingual education found that the coalition had all but abandoned the legislative arena. The current study, with an alternative focus, is described, and preliminary findings are reported. Data for the study are drawn from papers provided by coalition organizations, statewide meetings conducted by the coalition, newsletters published by the coalition organizations, and status reports from the field offices of state legislators. The report outlines the historical context of bilingual education, demographic and political changes in California, the coalition's efforts, and suggested areas for further research. A list of 10 references is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California