An estimated one in five children in the U.S. speaks a language other than English at home. In most of these homes, that language is Spanish. And yet the vast majority of these children are taught strictly in English at school. Some educators believe this is part of the reason Latino children are lagging in school compared to their white and Asian peers.
Reporter Jill Replogle from the Fronteras Changing America Desk has this next report in the Latino Achievement Gap Series. She tells us about a growing movement in California to educate children in two languages.