Language barrier an issue for Hispanics at public meetings

Post Independent
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Colorado News

Older and Anglo.

Take a look around Glenwood Springs' City Council Chambers every first and third Thursday of the month and one will see, for the most part, exactly that.

English. Listen to any Glenwood Springs' City Council meeting and one will hear only that.

Aurora school district expands translation and interpretation in response to parent demands

From article: families have listed 143 different languages as their preferred language...
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Our American Future

Hsa Mlu, a mother of four children, recently started receiving communications from her sons’ Aurora schools in her native Southeast Asian language, Karen.

Make America Speak English Again?

GOP can’t recognize a winning issue when they see one.
American Renaissance
Friday, July 27, 2018
Our American Future

22% of US population does not speak English at home

Washington Examiner
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Our American Future
Some 13.5 percent of the U.S. population -- 44 million -- is foreign born, the highest level ever, and many are not proficient in English, choosing to speak Spanish at home instead.

Sounds of Spanish a sign of Vail’s growing diversity — and it’s a good thing?

Vail Daily
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Colorado News

You can't miss it. It's impossible to ignore it during the winter holidays and throughout the height of the ski season. More and more visitors to our town speak it. Spanish is the second language of Vail ...

The most important time to make English the official language

Conservative Review
Monday, August 7, 2017
Our American Future

“We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language …” ~Teddy Roosevelt, January 3, 1919

67% Hispanic immigrants in U.S. 15 years or more are functionally illiterate

From article, Jason Richwine PhD "The importance of English literacy cannot be overstated. Without language proficiency, immigrant families will find it difficult to succeed...Policymakers should take note."
Washington Examiner
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Our American Future

[...] A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate.

And it doesn't get better if they stay in the U.S. for 15 years. In a shocking finding showing that they haven't tried to learn -- or even had to ...

A Record 64.7 Million in U.S. Spoke a Foreign Language at Home in 2015

The number has doubled since 1990, tripled since 1980
Largest percentage growth: Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia
Center for Immigration Studies
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
National News

DPS fails to comply with federal mandate for English language learners (again)

This is your tax dollars hard at work-but not on behalf of your American English-speaking children and grandchildren.
Fox 31
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Colorado News

The Denver Public Schools district, under court order to provide extra English classes to tens of thousands of struggling students, can`t get it done.


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