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The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, 1936-1981


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The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, 1936-1981


Despite controversies over current educational practices, Texas boasts a rich and vibrant bilingual tradition—and not just for Spanish-English instruction, but for Czech, German, Polish, and Dutch as well. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Texas educational policymakers embraced, ignored, rejected, outlawed, then once again embraced this tradition.