There is going to be a pilot program that teaches classes in both English and Spanish to those who only speak one or the other language. Never mind that
Research shows children who learn two languages at an early age outscore students in traditional monolingual classrooms, she said.
Representative Debbie Riddle of Tomball doesn’t think it’s a good idea.
Under the program, half of each class where possible would consist of English-speaking children.
Riddle said children should study foreign languages in a separate course and that schools should not force them to learn academic subjects in two languages.
She also believes Spanish-speaking children should learn English by being immersed in English. Some believe that English immersion is the most effective approach.
So if English immersion is effective for Spanish-speaking children, wouldn’t Spanish immersion be effective for English-speaking students rather than learning Spanish as a separate course?