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How to Teach Kids English: Immersion vs. Bilingual Programs

Over at the Learning the Language blog, Education Week's resident expert on English language learners takes a look at Sen. Barack Obama's support of bilingual education by highlighting the debate over whether this method works better than English immersion programs.

And, interestingly, Mary Ann Zehr notes in her post that Republicans have not responded to repeated requests for more information on their endorsement of an "English First" policy as part of the official GOP platform. She wrote:

I've sent e-mail requests umpteen times requesting clarification and left voice mail messages several times for press officers with the Republican Committee. Still, no one has responded with further clarification.
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