How to Grow Bilingual Teacher Pathways: Making the Most of U.S. Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
28 August 2023
Twenty-five years into this century, it’s clear that much of what was labeled “twenty-first-century learning”—various education technologies, a range of ill-defined academic skills, etc.—didn’t substantively shift how American public education operates. There have been movements for “flipping classrooms” and pursuing “deeper learning,” and a wide-ranging and controversial effort to raise academic standards to help students “be successful for college and careers in the 21st century.”1 But twenty-first-century public schools, by and large, still largely function as they did in the twentieth.
Conor P. Williams
Conor P. Williams is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, where he writes about education, immigration, early education, school choice, and work-life balance challenges for American families. He is an expert on American educational inequity, English learner students, dual immersion programs, urban education reform, and the history of progressivism.
Jonathan Zabala is a senior policy associate at The Century Foundation, where he works on issues related to educational equity, English language learners, and dual language immersion programs.