Language policy timeline By sermam Jan 2, 1900 English in the public schools All subjects given in 1898-1900 Mar 2, 1900 English language Instruction Brumbaugh the Commissioner of Education deEnglish would be the language of instruction only in the Secondary schools Mar 9, 1902 Official Language Official Language Act - official status toEnglish and Spanish Mar 17, 1903 Language Act was revoked Language Act was revoked- re-establshement of English as a medium of instruction. May 21, 1917 Spanish reinstalblecement There was a change to nationnalistic view. Spanish as the medium of imstruction for the first grades. Jul 15, 1917 New language policy José Padín, Commissioner of Education, introduced a language policy which required all subjects except English to be taught in Spanish in the first eight grades. Jul 22, 1934 A new language policy again Blanton S. Winmthrop made English the language of instruction in all grades. Aug 25, 1936 Why puertorricans didn't acquire the English language? Dr. José M. Gallardo, and the President of the United States wondered why Puerto Ricans after 38 years of occupation didn't acquire the English Sep 23, 1941 Winthrop's Policy was modified. English was re-established as the language of instruction in the secondary schools. Oct 23, 1948 First elected governor Luis Muñoz Marín, First elected Governor of Puerto Rico, established Spanish as the language of instruction in all grades. English was for one period a day as a second language Nov 26, 1976 Billingual projects Bilingual Projects: Padre Rufo and Papa Juan XXIII Schools. These projects were maintained for 4 years. Nov 17, 1984 Blingual program Governor Carlos Romero Barceló transfered the Bilingual Program to the English Department. In 1984 Romero Barceló signed the Bilingual Certification Law. Aug 26, 1991 Spanish as official language Spanish was declared the island's sole official language by Governor Rafael Hernández Colón May 1, 1993 English and Spanish Pedro Roselló was elected Governor of Puerto Rico he declared both English and Spanish the official languages of the Island. Aug 20, 2009 Bilingual curriculum Governor Luis Fortuño wants the Puerto Ricans fluent in English. Installed a bilingual curriculum in 31 schools.