Ohio passes the first law to officially allow bilingual education. The law permitted German-English instruction on the request of the parent.
Louisiana passes law allowing for French-English instruction.
Congress passes a law prohibiting Native Americans from being taught in own language.
New Mexico passes a law recognizing and permitting Spanish instruction.
Children 8 years old to 14 years old in public and private schools instructed in English in reading, writing, and arithmetic and American History.
Passed by President Johnson, it outlined and provided funds for educational programs such as the Bilingual Education program.
BEA became federal statute under Title VII of the ESEA amendment.
Mandated that schools provide Bilingual Education programs and provided federal funding to encourage local schools to incorporate native-language instruction.
Denied illegal immigrants to public education, but was ruled unconstitutional in 1998.
All public school instruction was to be instructed in English and restricted the use of native language.
Originally the Bilingual Education/Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1964, mandated that each state measure every student's progress in reading and math. It also required that all teachers in the Bilingual Education programs be fluent in English and any other language used in classroom.