ProEnglish is very pleased to announce that for the third straight year a legislative proposal that sought to repeal English immersion classes in Arizona has failed.
The proposal, Arizona House Concurrent Resolution 2005, was sponsored by Rep. John Fillmore, a Republican from Apache Junction.
HCR 2005 sought to repeal Arizona’s English-only model, known as Structured English Immersion, which was mainly established by Proposition 203 in 2000.
Rep. Fillmore’s proposal would have gone on the 2022 ballot if it had been approved by the Arizona legislature; however, it did not pass and the bill was “Adjourned Sine Die.”
ProEnglish has always favored English immersion classes over bilingual education, so as not to confine immigrant students to a linguistic ghetto that could severely limit their educational, collegiate, and professional opportunities in the future.