Lau V. Nichols: Bilingual Education in Public Schools
Examines the 1974 Supreme Court case in which a group of Chinese American parents sued the San Francisco School Board on behalf of their children for not providing a special learning environment for Chinese-speaking students.
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The Chinese Struggle for Education
The Beginning of Bilingual Education
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