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Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction
Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction

California lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward an overhaul of the voter-approved 1998 law requiring English-only instruction in public schools, another victory for Latino legislators seeking to strip away polarizing laws aimed at immigrants. Legislators passed a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters in two years to dismantle the key English-only mandate of the law and expand multilingual education programs. The measure goes next to Gov. Jerry Brown. Just hours after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto addressed a joint session of the California Legislature, a separate proposal also passed that would provide a student-loan program for immigrants who are here illegally and...

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