Expert: Bilingual students more likely to succeed in school, go to college

Maria Franquiz

Maria Franquiz, a bilingual education expert and University of Utah professor, talks with students at Cedar Ridge Elementary School early this week before speaking at Baylor University on Tuesday.

Baylor School of Education photo

Being bilingual or even multilingual should be seen as an asset and resource to schools and communities, rather than a deficit that needs to be remedied, said Maria Franquiz, a bilingual education expert and University of Utah professor who spoke at Baylor University on Tuesday.

Franquiz spent time before her lecture touring schools in the Waco area and speaking with educators about bilingual education.

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