Education Letter to the Editor

Cures From Abroad for ‘Monolingual Americans’

June 05, 2007 1 min read

To the Editor:

Regarding “NCLB Seen a Damper on Bilingual Programs” (May 9, 2007):

Isn’t it time to have real bilingual programs for U.S. schools? Every child should be learning at least one language other than English. In Germany, when I lived there, students had to learn two languages other than their native German in order to graduate from high school.

Just think of the many people in the United States who are native speakers of other languages. Couldn’t they be helping monolingual Americans?

Michael Carlsson

Philadelphia, Pa.

A version of this article appeared in the June 06, 2007 edition of Education Week as Cures From Abroad for ‘Monolingual Americans’