For generations, the successful method of maintaining an English-speaking population was that immigrant children would go into the public schools where only English was spoken, they would learn fast and easy, and go home and teach English to their parents. It was a splendid system because it is so much easier for children to learn another language than adults.
But that system isn't working any more. One out of every five children enrolled in U.S. public schools speaks a language other than English, and Big Brother Government (who always thinks he knows best) made the decision to hire new teachers to teach kids in their native languages. The problem is getting worse, not better. Predictions are that by 2030 we will be teaching 40% of elementary and secondary students English as a second language. And the most shocking part is that many of them were born in the United States, which means they live in homes and neighborhoods where little or no English is spoken. English must be recognized in the schools and in law as our national language.
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