Proposition Summary

Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students become proficient in English. • Requires school districts to solicit parent and community input in developing language acquisition programs to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. • Requires that school districts provide students with limited English proficiency the option to be taught English nearly all in English. • Authorizes school districts to establish duallanguage immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers. • Allows parents/legal guardians of students to select an available language acquisition program that best suits their child. • No notable fiscal effect on school districts or state government.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 7584356; A: 72.7; N: 2853637; B: 27.3

Election Type

General Election

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Initiative Statute

For Author

LENORA LACY BARNES, Senior Vice PresidentCalifornia Federation of TeachersCHRIS UNGAR, PresidentCalifornia School Boards AssociationTANYA ZACCONE, Executive DirectorCalifornia Language Teachers’ Association

Against Author

RON UNZ, ChairmanEnglish for the ChildrenKENNETH A. NOONAN, Former SuperintendentOceanside Unified School District

Rebuttal Author

SHANNON GROVE, AssemblywomanBakersfieldJOEL ANDERSON, SenatorSan Diego County

Rebuttal Against Author

JUSTINE FISCHER, PresidentCalifornia State PTATOM TORLAKSON, State Superintendent of PublicInstructionRALPH GOMEZ PORRAS, PresidentAssociation of California School Administrators