Want to help Hispanic kids thrive in the real world? Perhaps a hint can be detected in the fact that one of the earliest Vietnamese refugees to graduate from a US High school became valedictorian of her class without the "help" of bilingual education.

A further lesson from my freshman English Teacher in Oak Creek would be instructive. She was also the French teacher, for which she received an award based on the performance of her French students. She told us that in her French class, the very first day was the LAST day that she allowed English to be spoken in French class. So total immersion works, and the evidence is that bilingual education is not nearly as successful.

BTW, Ava Johnson was not a bad English teacher either, and I enjoyed our little debates over the "natural superiority of women."