“Is Dual Language Education Exacerbating Inequalities?”

Bilingual education in the United States is at a crossroads. One path has the potential to bridge racial divides and narrow the achievement gap that is exacerbating social and economic inequality. The other turn takes bilingual education down the well-traveled road to exclusivity, privilege, and racism.

Image of Dual Language ClassroomOn his blog, The Educational Linguist, Dr. Nelson Flores, Assistant Professor in Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, poses the provocative question, “Is dual language education exacerbating inequalities?

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