Bilingual Education Under Fire
On June 2, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 227, a measure eliminating bilingual education programs for millions of Spanish-speaking immigrants. What do you think?
“We don't need bilingual education. We just need to speak louder and slower, and finish all sentences with, 'Comprendé?'"
Richard Moore –
“I am in favor of bilingual education, as long as the two languages are Choctaw and BASIC.”
Peter Amos –
“My great-grandfather arrived in America in 1903, and I can assure you, he did not speak Spanish.”
Christine Falcone –
“This problem is even worse in Mexico: Almost nobody speaks English over there.”
Marisa Schone –
“It is vital that Spanish-speaking immigrants learn English. How else are they supposed to understand how I want my hedges clipped?" ”
Oliver Kittridge –
“I've been living here on El Camino Drive in Santa Cruz for nearly 30 years, and, thank goodness, I've never had to speak a word of Spanish.”