The Bilingual Education Act of 1968: Creation & 1974 Expansion


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What led to an increase in the number of immigrants entering the United States after 1965?

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1. Why did Texas senator Ralph Yarborough propose the Bilingual Education Act of 1968?

2. The Bilingual Education Act of 1968 included all of the following EXCEPT...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Spend roughly ten minutes to complete this assessment about the bilingual education acts and get your results. See how well you can answer questions on why immigration numbers in the United States increased after 1965 and how the acts of 1968 and 1974 were related to immigration increases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • Logic behind the proposal of the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 by senator Robert Yarborough of Texas
  • Provisions of the Bilingual Education Act of 1968
  • The ruling by the Supreme Court that led to the Bilingual Education Act of 1974
  • Features of the Bilingual Education Act of 1974

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding provisions of the Bilingual Acts of 1968 and 1974 and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the Supreme Court helped create the Bilingual Education Act of 1974
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why U.S. immigration numbers increased after 1965

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Bilingual Education Acts of 1968 & 1974 for more information on this topic. This lesson will discuss:

  • The meaning of Title VII
  • How much initial funding was allocated for the first of these two acts
  • What role segregation played as one of the challenges for the 1968 law