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Monday, August 01, 2005

Immigrants and English

It's unfortunate that learning English is no longer seen as imperative. There are many well-intentioned folks out there trying to make it easier for immigrants to navigate U.S. society without having to master the English language, but there are many negative consequences to that kind of approach. If accomodations have to be made for non-English speakers, there must also be an emphasis on the importance of learning the predominant language of the country.

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