As cultures change and grow, controversy arises. An example is bilingual education. In the United States most people were educated in only one language fluently. As globalization has risen and there is more desire to work with others across the globe, more and more Americans have started to become more interested in bilingual education. A disadvantage to this is that it lessens the chance that students/children will learn either language fully, sometimes making it difficult to finish their education. Another disadvantage is that many people with learning disabilities will have a hard time coping with learning two different languages at once. Although these difficulties exist, people have also found many advantages, including the fact that it will allow more free communication between countries. Another advantage found is that those who are bilingual tend to have a greater comprehension of other materials and a more global view of what goes on around them. This ability could create world leaders for the future.
I myself went to an International Baccalaureate school and enjoyed the opportunity to learn in both French and English from first grade on. I personally, found very little issues with learning multiple languages because I had a lot of practice in both. On the other hand, I saw how my brother and sister, who have dyslexia, struggle more while trying to learn multiple languages at a time. It took more studying, but they too are quite fluent in both French and English. Due to this, I believe bilingual education should be added into every school in the United States.