English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.

English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute.


Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers. Fiscal Impact: No notable fiscal effect on school districts or state government.

Money Raised

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Largest Contributions

Showing the 10 largest contributions to committees formed primarily for and against Prop 58 in the election cycle when it appeared on the ballot. Contributions in earlier election cycles and contributions between allied committees are excluded. For more information on funding for ballot measure campaigns, visit the Power Search opens new window campaign finance search engine.

Yes on Prop 58

Steyer, Thomas
California Teachers Association/Issues PAC
California Teachers Association/Issues PAC
NextGen California
California Teachers Association PAC Issues
California Teachers Association/Issues PAC
Steyer, Thomas
California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop/Ballot Committee
California State Council of Service Employees (nonprofit 501 (c) (5))
California Calls Action Fund - Yes on 57 (Nonprofit 501 (c)(4))

No on Prop 58

No contributions have been reported to the No on 58 campaign in the election cycle when it appeared on the ballot.

What your vote means


A YES vote on this measure means: Public schools could more easily choose how to teach English learners, whether in English-only, bilingual, or other types of programs.


A NO vote on this measure means: Public schools would still be required to teach most English learners in English-only programs.

More on Proposition 58

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Teachers, parents, school principals, local school board members, and Governor Jerry Brown support Proposition 58 to help students learn English as quickly as possible and expand opportunities for English speakers to master a second language. Proposition 58 gives school districts local control to choose the most effective instruction methods for their students.


Prop. 58 is not about modernizing the way we teach English. It’s about eliminating parental rights to an English-language education for their children. English-language success has been spectacular. Immigrant children are learning English faster than ever before and record numbers of immigrant students are gaining admission to our universities.



Lisa Gasperoni
Yes on 58—Californians for English Proficiency sponsored by the California State Council of Service Employees
1510 J Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 668-9103