LOS ANGELES—A nationwide survey of bilingual educational programs has concluded that the programs are teaching youngters their native language – but at the expense of learning English.

The survey was conducted by the American Institute for Research in Palo Alto, Calif., at the request of theHealth, Education and Welfare Department.

According to a summary written by survey director Malcomb Danoff, the federal Title VII Spanish-English bilingual education program in schools nationwide “did not appear to produce gains in student achievement over and above what would be expected had the student been assigned to a traditional classroom.”

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