An interesting but overlooked result of the election earlier this week: every California county voted to repeal (mandatory) English immersion classes and reinstate bilingual education.
Some of you probably saw me tweet this yesterday:
Every California county voted to repeal English immersion & reinstate bilingual education. A unified state in support of diversity. pic.twitter.com/sNDGLyq8Op
— Robert Munro (@WWRob) November 9, 2016
Bilingual education is more common than monolingual education, globally, which is sometimes overlooked in countries like the USA with large swathes of monolingual speakers.
For every county in California to support any proposal is rare. California is the world’s 5th largest economy, so it is positive to see such an influential part of the world come together in support of diversity.