MEASURE TO ELIMINATE BILINGUAL EDUCATION PASSES IN CALIFORNIA

MEASURE TO ELIMINATE BILINGUAL EDUCATION PASSES IN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ CALIFORNIA VOTERS ELIMINATED THE STATE’S 30-YEAR-OLD SYSTEM OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION ON TUESDAY.
PROPOSITION 227, THE BRAINCHILD OF SOFTWARE MILLIONAIRE RON UNZ, WILL ESSENTIALLY REPLACE THE STATE’S BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH AN ENGLISH IMMERSION PROGRAM AFTER ONE YEAR OF TRANSITION CLASSES. PARENTS CAN ASK THAT THEIR CHILDREN GET BILINGUAL EDUCATION BUT ONLY UNDER LIMITED CONDITIONS.
WITH 98 PERCENT OF PRECINCTS REPORTING IN UNOFFICIAL RETURNS, THE MEASURE HAD 61 PERCENT, OR 3,228,493 VOTES, COMPARED WITH 39 PERCENT, OR 2,081,526 VOTES.
PRE-ELECTION POLLS, 4TH GRAF
03 JUN 98

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