Bilingual education: What does it mean for Austin, Texas' Spanish speakers?
from KUT News
Nearly a third of all AISD students — about 25,000 — are so-called English learning students, a 35 percent increase over the last five years. Despite programs aimed at encouraging high English proficiency, the district still finds low academic performance among Hispanic students. But with the need for qualified bilingual workers and a Hispanic population that is on track to become the majority in Texas by 2040, some wonder what the future of bilingual education means for students in Austin.
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