The State Senate has passed a measure that would reverse how students who don't speak English as a first language are taught.
English-immersion learning became the law of the land in Massachusetts 15 years ago. That's when voters passed a ballot measure mandating all public school students be taught in English, whether it's their native language or not. The law effectively banned bi-lingual education.
WGBH News Education Reporter Bianca Vazquez Toness spoke with WGBH's All Things Considered host Barbara Howard about the pros and cons of English-immersion learning and bilingual learning.