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Bilingual Education Dont shut the doors of knowledge In The United States foreign students from various minority groups are often placed at a disadvantage in schooling because their Native Language is not English As a result a Bilingual education system was devised by the government to help the disadvantaged in 1968 under the Bilingual Education Act In an essay written by Diane Ravitch called Does Bilingual Education Make Sense she argues that Bilingual Education in the United States has been a dismal failure In addition she also believes that a new system of structured immersion would better suit the needs of these foreign students I disagree with Ravitch for several reasons To begin with I feel that Bilingual education is needed to help students keep up with others who are not disadvantaged Another reason is that I believe that the current bilingual education system gives sufficient opportunity for students who want to learn English Finally I feel that the immersion system would only be useful to stud ents who are exposed to English on a regular bases after attending the immersion program The major disadvantage for foreign students can be illustrated by a simple exercise Try picking up a gradutate course biology book and flip to chapter located toward the end of the book Now read a few lines of text Unless you are a person of extraordinarily rare intelligence or you are highly knowledgeable in biology than you have just delved into a small part of academic life of a foreign student without bilingual education Foreign students are hindered by the problem that you had just experienced they dont have the knowledge of a particular jargon to fully comprehend the material Therefore without bilingual education students who are disadvantaged become secluded and unsuccessful Many get frustrated because of this and end up losing a lot of confidence As a result programs like bilingual education are needed in order to
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