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Unformatted text preview: The Official Language Movement Official Language Movement Cultural Diversity Eth 125 University of Phoenix May 6, 2010 Mark Watson Timothy Albert The Official Language Movement The article English-Only Education Ignores Social and Political Realities written by Jill Kerper Mora, a professor of education at San Diego State University in California, is in favor of bilingual education. Mora supports her position by giving demographics relating to English vs. non-English languages spoken by U.S. citizens. Mora also shows her distaste for using monolingualism in education as a strategy for forcing assimilation. The article Abolish Bilingual Education by Lynn Wooley is opposed to bilingual education. arguing that the bilingual education movement is an education fad so flawed that even the man who wrote the bill imposing it in 1974 would like to see its demise (Wooley, 2007, p.1). Wooleys conclusion states, When an education program has failed so completely after more than three decades in the classroom that it can only be sustained through the efforts of state and...
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