Ballot Argument Against Prop. 203
Mexican American Political Association
We, the members of MAPA (Mexican American Political Association), do hereby oppose Proposition 203, in which the elimination of our current bilingual education system would be replaced with a one year crash course.
This proposition is not feasible for the children of bilingual families
in Arizona for the f ollowing reasons:
Bilingualism is a highly marketable skill to posses in this age of global marketing and technology. The abolishment of this program would be detrimental not only to the future of the children that stand to lose much, but to our own futures as well.
For the future of Arizona as well as for the future of the country, we must prepare our youth to communicate globally. Proposition 203 will place Arizona students at a disadvantage from the graduating students in the rest of the country.