"Knowing more than one language is an asset in the global economy. Schools should be helping all students, English learners as well as English-only speakers, expand beyond one tongue." America's most-bilingual state, California should know a thing or two about the merits of a bilingual education. The L.A. Times says it is an indispensable part of a modern education: "One type of bilingual program — dual language immersion — teaches in two languages to all students, both English learners and English-only speakers. When well implemented, these programs have consistently produced the highest academic outcomes, the best English proficiency and the lowest dropout rates. All that, with the added bonus that students come out with mastery of and literacy in two languages."