Proposition 58

Proposition 58, California Multilingual Education Act

A step toward reversing language education policy to reflect bilingualism as an asset occured with the signing of this proposition.  It lifted previous restriction on bilingual education and passed by a 73% to 27% margin. For more, see page 47 of García, O., & Kleifgen, J. (2018). Educating emergent bilinguals: Policies, programs, and practices for English language learners (2nd ed.). Teachers College Press. For quick facts, see this infographic.