National Board Certified Teacher Steven Brownson plans to establish the Orange County Bilingual Academy, a public K-5 charter school where students can learn in either English and Spanish or English and Chinese. Brownson, who is fluent in Spanish and is learning Chinese, hopes to open the school in fall 2012 and eventually offer additional languages as well, if the school is approved. "Students are going to need a second language to survive in the world. It's critical for cultural understanding and jobs," he said.

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