The Official language Movement

The Official language Movement - Running head THE OFFICIAL...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Running head: THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MOVEMENT 1 The Official Language Movement Andrew J. Ayers ETH/125 April 21, 2011 Teresa Edge
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MOVEMENT 2 The Official Language Movement Bilingualism/Bilingual Education http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/bilingualism-bilingual- education#ixzz1Jr6Uu3nc This website discusses how the rights of ethnic minorities in the United States have been a source of public controversy for almost two decades. Organized opposition to bilingualism, which collectively became known as the English-Only movement, began in the 1980s. They discuss how the opposition began and how some states starting with Florida have designated English as their official language, then California with the passage of Proposition 63 in 1986, and by the mid-1990s 22 states had passed similar measures. In August of 1996, the U.S. House of Representatives, by a margin of 259-169, passed a bill to make English the official language of the federal government. (However, President Bill Clinton vowed to veto the bill if it passed the Senate)They also state that observers attribute the English-Only movement to backlash against immigration and affirmative action, spurred by the fear of competition for jobs and a resentment of government spending on bilingual programs. Bilingual Education Attacked
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 4

The Official language Movement - Running head THE OFFICIAL...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online