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English-Language Learners Letter to the Editor

Wanting Official English, Getting ‘Bilingual Nation’

September 20, 2005 1 min read

To the Editor:

I find it frightening that we are caving in to become a bilingual nation without a vote from American citizens (“Some Dallas Principals Must Learn Spanish,” Sept. 7, 2005). The United States should have English as its official language. Immigrants should be given plentiful opportunities to learn English, and be encouraged to do so.

As a writer, I believe that clarity of communication in a common language strengthens our common bonds, and does not detract from our individual cultural heritages.

B. Rosenblatt

Takoma Park, Md.

A version of this article appeared in the September 21, 2005 edition of Education Week as Wanting Official English, Getting ‘Bilingual Nation’

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