Mexican American Political Association
Argument Against Proposition 203
American Political Association
Lydia Guzman, AZ
- MAPA, State President
Sylvia Avila, AZ-MAPA,
members of MAPA (Mexican American Political Association), do hereby
oppose proposition 203 in which the elimination of our current bilingual
education system would be replaced with a one year crash course.
proposition is not feasible for the children of bilingual families in
Arizona for the following reasons:
students will drop out of school at an earlier age due to language
students will graduate high school with the implementation of the
students will enroll in college because they couldn't grasp K-12
curriculum without bilingual classes.
will no longer have the right to choose programs like bilingual
Bilingualism is a
highly marketable skill to posses in this age of global marketing and
technology. The abolishment of this program would be detrimental not
only to the future of the children that stand to lose much, but to our
own futures as well.
For the future
of Arizona as well as for the future of the country, we must prepare our
youth to communicate globally.
203 will place Arizona students at a disadvantage from the graduating
students in the rest of the country.
Arizona MAPA State President
The above was
taken from the official State of Arizona web page:
AZ State Dept Proposition 203 is at: