Speaking of Tongues
Bilingualism is a huge advantage in today’s world. But as a policy goal, it is unrealistic. A response to Cristina RodrÃƒguez.
One of the many paradoxes about cultural diversity in America is that a high degree of linguistic convergence is needed to nourish it. Bilingualism is desirable, but English proficiency is essential. As long as the tradeoff between them continues, the latter must be our first priority.
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