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Bilingual Education

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Bilingual Education Our region is growing more diverse, with a multitude of languages spoken every day on our city streets. Public resources for bilingual education are on the rise. And dual language immersion academies are becoming more popular at CMS. Studies say that bilingual kids are at an academic advantage. We'll look at the emergence of a bilingual generation in America, and the politics of promoting cultural diversity in our country. Guests Maria Petrea - Principal, Collinswood Language Academy Bill Garcia - Executive Director, The International House Dr. Margarita Machado-Casas - Assistant Professor, Cultural and Bilingual Studies, University of Texas - San Antonio Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.