February 21, 2008

Obama and Bilingualism

In the Washington Post, Mr. Obama was quoted on some thoughts regarding bilingual education. In this blog post, Stephen Krashen adds his thoughts and comes up with a better definition of what bilingual education is (even though most folks seem to see it as the exact opposite):

"Bilingual education is a method of using the child’s first language to accelerate English language development."

What can we do to clarify this position?