The Bilingual Education Act of 1968

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The Bilingual Education Act of 1968

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- From 1921 to 1965 immigration to the United States was restricted.- In 1965 these restrictions were released.- That caused an increase in the number of immigrants from non- European countries.- Schools were affected with the immense numbers of immigrant children who did not speak English as their first language. - The bill was passed as an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, but it became known as the Bilingual Education Act of 1968. - Federal grants assistance was provided to school districts that wanted to develop bilingual education programs giving them the liberty to chose whether to use it for research, staff training or educational resources.

The Bilingual Education Act of 1968

This Act became really helpful to our society since, the United States has been a desirable country where immigrants come all the time. Schools usually receive large amounts of immigrant students that don't speak any English. The Act stated that the federal government would have to provide financial assistance for bilingual programs.

Why & How?

- On 1965 the numbers of non-European immigrant children increased in the United State's schools.


- The bill was proposed by Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas.- Due to the lifted restrictions of immigration into the United Stated in 1965. There was an increase on the number of immigrants from non-European countries. Schools faced large number of immigrant children who were ELL


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"Seeing your students as highly capable superstars is crucial, but seeing them as a part of a historical continuum is indispensable." -Baruti Kafele



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