ERIC Number: ED484913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Reference Count: 8
Insufficient Funding for Bilingual Education in Texas
Intercultural Development Research Association
Bilingual education teaches English to children and at the same time, they are taught core subjects like math and science. The facts show that bilingual education is a small investment that pays big dividends for the country in the form of a well educated work force. This article focuses on three areas: historical basis for Texas funding for its bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) programs, the evolution of funding formulae for the program, and current issues related to funding for students enrolled in the state's bilingual and ESL programs. [This document originally appeared in the "IDRA Newsletter", however some accompanying charts and graphs may not be provided here.]
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Special Programs, Bilingual Education, Educational Finance, English (Second Language)
Intercultural Development Research Association, 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228-1190. Tel: 210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.