Bilingual Education Through the Years

Timeline created by djaksyn
  • Ohio adopts bilingual Education

    Ohio adopts bilingual Education
    Ohio adopts a bilingual education law allowing German-English instruction at the parent's request
  • Native-American children forced to attend off-reservation school

     Native-American children forced to attend off-reservation school
    Federal Officials begin seperating Native Americans children from their families and forced to attend boarding schools off the reservation. Students were punished when caught speaking in their native language.
  • First anti-bilingual education passed

    First anti-bilingual education passed
    Wisconsin and Illinois attempt to institute English-Only schools.
  • Meyers v. Nebraska

    Meyers v. Nebraska
    Nebraska enacted a statute saying "An act relating to the teaching of foreign languages in the state of Nebraska," commonly known as the Siman Act. This prohibited anyone from teaching any language other than the English language. The Nebraska law violated the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment.
  • Del Rio Independent School District v Salvatierra

    Texas court finds that the school district cannot segregate spanish speaking students but a higher court rules that in order to teach english to spanish speaking students it is necessary to seperate the students.
  • Bilingual Education eradicated

    Bilingual Education eradicated
    Bilingual education was virtually eracticated throughout the United States.
  • Bilingual Education reborn

    Bilingual Education reborn
    Bilingual Education is reborn in Dade County, FL. Cuban immigrants request bilingual schooling for their children
  • Congress finances education projects

    Congress finances education projects
    Congress authorized $7.5 billion to finance 76 bilingual projects.
  • Lau v. Nichols

    Lau v. Nichols
    Chinese non-english speaking students sue San Fransico Unified School District claining "sink or swim" violated their civil rights
  • Proposition 227

    Proposition 227
    California rejects bilingual education. It required public schools to teach "limited english proficient," this essentially eliminated bilingual classes.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    Federal funding is availble to support schools in educating english learners.
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    Bilingual Challenges through the Years