Larry Mantle |

Bring back bilingual education!

That's been the call of some education experts who say California's ban on teaching in Spanish has caused many students to fall behind in school. On Friday's "AirTalk" we highlighted a new study that's critical of the academic performance of long-term English learners in the state's public schools.

The study's author concluded that schools are failing those students. She called for using early instruction in the child's primary language as a way to keep those kids from falling behind.

However, the majority of our listeners took issue with that interpretation of the data. Check out the segment and the listener comments about it on the "AirTalk" page. A raucous debate is on.