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August 6, 1998
The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 3892, which would significantly
amend the Bilingual Education Act. While there is a need to strengthen
programs designed to help students with limited English proficiency (LEP)
learn English, meet challenging standards in academic subjects, and
successfully move into mainstream classes, H.R. 3892 would not accomplish
these purposes. It is a step in the wrong direction.
H.R. 3892 is objectionable because it would:
The President has articulated a clear set of principles to strengthen education programs for LEP students. This bill does not reflect those principles, and will not improve education programs for these students. It will not help them to learn English more rapidly, nor will it help them to meet challenging standards in academic subject areas.