ESOL Historical Timeline

Events

Rural Immigrants Open Their Own Schools

1700

Many Languages of Instruction

1785

First Law Allowing Bilingual Education

1839

Louisiana Law Allows Bilingual Instruction

1847

Law Against Teaching in Native American Languages

1864

Amendment 14

1868

New Mexico Permits Spanish Instruction

1870

Native American Boarding Schools

1879

First Language Law

1906

Native American Language Repression Laws Rescinded

1934

Brown v. Board of Education

1954

Successful Two-Way Bilingual program in Florida

1963

Civil Rights Act

1964

Bilingual Education Act

1968

Serena v. Portales

1974

Lau v. Nichols

1974

Rios v. Reed

1978

Cintron v. Brentwood

1978

Castanenda v. Pickard

1981

Keyes v. District #1

1983

No Child Left Behind Act

2001