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Florida to mandate bilingualism

From Bill Mandates Youngsters Learn Spanish: From The Tampa Tribune:
All Florida students in kindergarten through second grade would get mandatory Spanish lessons starting in 2007 under a new bill filed by state Sen. Les Miller, D-Tampa.

"More and more of our young people need to learn a second language," said Miller, the Senate minority leader. "We just thought that this was a good start for these young people."

Some people like the idea but wonder about its practicality...
The article does not provide a quote from anyone expressing doubts about the concept. Let's put the Tampa Tribune on the list of papers with little credibility.

Immigration_piipps · Wed, 11/02/2005 - 18:15 · Importance: 1

Thu, 11/03/2005 - 21:49
Fred Dawes

To John S.Bolton we have been in one big culture conflict for 40 years. what we need is a good battle plan and a full out assault by the American people against this insane government of evil people, and i mean both right and left. are evil as hell is evil. the millennium is now!

Thu, 11/03/2005 - 03:14
Fred Dawes

and who running that evil little state? Bush and family!..this low life family can't deal with the millions on millions of third world rats coming here or can't it in the end you whiyes and blacks will be the problem and someday you people will understand what the words "special handling really mean ( see: world war two death camps )

Fight now to free your nation from evil doers or be killed by it someday! death to the enmeies of freedom and justice! to: eh it will go some place and this is only the start of the dismantling of your rights! it is part of the Red Plan and bush and family need it for one world reasons.

Thu, 11/03/2005 - 02:24
eh

While it would be nice, even commendable, if Americans took the study of foreign languages more seriously, including and especially by encouraging their children in it, trying to make it law that all children study one particular language, no matter how pragmatic that choice of language would seem to be, is wrongheaded, to say the least.

I would be very surprised if this nonsense goes anywhere.

Wed, 11/02/2005 - 21:47
John S Bolton
www.johnsbolton.net

This is probably intended as a provocation to set ethnic groups into greater conflict. In spite of that, there is at least the implicit recognition that language diversity is not valuable. Having already got the latinos down to less than half the 'average family income per person' of the majority, by appeasing their unassimilability, why not tell them that everyone else will have to learn their language? The manifest evil of it, though, is that it will increase the aggression on the net taxpayer.