SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate Education Committee recommended Wednesday that California voters be asked to repeal Proposition 227, the 1998 initiative that requires public school instruction in English.
The proposal to restore bilingual education programs in the state was made by Sen.
"The top educational systems around the world all require students to learn multiple languages," Lara told the panel. "New research has shown that children have an innate ability to absorb multiple languages at once, where previously it was thought to confuse them."
The Senate panel voted 8-0 to approve the bill. Lara is proposing that the measure be placed on the 2016 ballot.