Education

Newt Gingrich Calls Bilingualism “Very Dangerous”

By Mary Ann Zehr — April 03, 2007 1 min read

This bit of news has received so much comment by bloggers that I need not add any more.

I merely note that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich apparently equated bilingual education with the “language of living in a ghetto.” He also reportedly said in a March 31 speech he made to the National Federation of Republican Women that “allowing bilingualism to continue to grow is very dangerous.” The March 31 Associated Press article about the speech is here. Here’s the Tennessee Guerilla Women’s response. Likewise, “la bloguera” of the Adventures of the Coconut Caucus disagrees.

For someone who agrees with Mr. Gingrich, see the Hill’s pundits blog, here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.