What will it take for our schools to embrace bilingual education?

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Justin Kaufmann, Kim Potowski and Kara Morgan Short

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Kara Morgan Short and Kim Potowski of Bilingualism Matters join Justin to talk about the importance of teaching bilingual education, the goal to get students to speak multiple languages, the myths surrounding bilingual education, the challenge of finding people to teach language, how you get the educational system to understand the need for bilingual education, the best time to teach a new language, how the brain processes new language and why bilingualism is good for the brain.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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