Region’s demand for bilingual workers is booming. Should D.C. schools offer more dual-language programs?
By Perry Stein, The Washington Post, May 5, 2017 The Washington Post reported on our policy discussion “A Vision for DC”. “The panel discussion featured D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson, school leaders from Delaware and New York, an economics researcher and the Swiss ambassador to the United States, who highlighted the advantages of bilingualism in Switzerland. Hsi-Ling Liao presented her research from the New American Economy showing a 148 percent jump in bilingual job postings in the Washington region since 2010 and a 131 percent bump in job postings calling for at least some second-language skills. The majority of...Read More