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The Official Language Movement

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The Official Language Movement There have been several issues that have come up, even more so in the past few years, about bilingualism in politics and in education. As in many other things there are people who are in favor of bilingualism and those who are against it. Bilingualism in education has been around in many different forms all throughout history. In 1968 congress passed the Bilingual Education Act which gave money to the school system in order to provide programs for non-English speaking students. Some states have decided to cut all funding to the schools which makes the schools responsible for all funds for these types of programs. Even though these programs can become a financial burden, they are extremely valuable to students. Bilingualism in politics has caused more of an uproar than bilingualism in education. Some people have thought that by bringing another language into the polls that it would allow immigrants to vote. Even though English has been proclaimed as the national
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Unformatted text preview: language of the United States of America, there is no need to not recognize other languages. Due to all of the migration that comes into the United States of America it is important to realize and help these people to better themselves. References Pan, W. (2009) Bilingual Politics - Should Immigrants Be Allowed to Vote. Retrieved on October 1 st , 2009. From http://ezinearticles.com/?Bilingual-Politics---Should-Immigrants-Be-Allowed-to-Vote?&id=1586647 Associated Press. (2007) Gingrich links bilingual education and ‘ghetto’. Retrieved on October 2 nd , 2009. From http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17889756/ Knowles, B. (2000) Should Bilingual Education Programs Continue. Retrieved on October 1 st , 2009. From http://www.speakout.com/activism/issue_briefs/1182b-1.html No Author. (2009) Bilingualism in politics. Retrieved on October 2 nd , 2009. From http://mwolk.com/blog/bilingualism-in-politics/...
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