Students Learn to Compete in a Global Economy in California

Students with a strong proficiency in English who also speak another language are better prepared to compete in the global workforce. The advantages of being multilingual include higher paying jobs, increased creative thinking and being more connected to work and community. Extensive research has shown that students who participate in multilingual programs repeatedly demonstrate greater achievement and higher scores than English-only students. California’s Proposition 58 expands opportunities for students to learn a second language.