California voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly repealed a nearly two-decade-old law that limited bilingual education in public schools. Proposition 58 had about 73 percent support with 3.5 million votes counted. The measure undoes a 1998 law requiring schools to use English immersion for most students not fluent in the language. Supporters said the old law was tinged with racism and that letting English learners study in two languages alongside English speakers helps both groups better prepare for the workforce. “I am elated that close to 20 years later we get to right this incredible wrong,” said state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, who proposed the measure. Read more.