Portland Public Schools is, I think, discussing, thinking through, and community organizing to start a Vietnamese dual language immersion program in the near future. The above video shows two Vietnamese communiity members speaking before the PPS Board. And one turned in 1,840 signatures in support of such an effort.
Vietnamese, after Spanish, is the second most common native language of PPS students in English as a Second Language programs.
I do wonder if enough English native students will want to learn Vietnamese to make a 50% native Vietnamese, 50% English native model workable.Here is cheering for the start-up to move forward!