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11/11/2013 09:33 am ET

The Downside Of Bilingualism?

AP

Activist and educator Matthew Lynch recently asked if language barriers are the “new segregation.” He challenged readers of an Education Week blog to consider if it is “fair to separate our student populations based on their native language.”

He continued, “Just as the ruling of Brown v. The Board of Education found that ‘separate is … unequal’ when it comes to skin color — is the same true of language preferences?”

Yes, separate classrooms for speakers of native languages other than English are egregiously unequal and not fair.

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