Liberals think it’s just mean to insist that immigrants learn English; they would rather Americans be forced to speak Spanish. So in places like Mexifornia, powerful forces nudge the society toward acceptance of the invaders’ language (aka cultural surrender), maybe because bilingualism has been such a famous failure for Canada, and liberals like to employ chaos as a means to greater control.
In Sacramexico (the source of much evil), a busybody Democrat wants to erase Prop 227 which was essentially an effort to end “bilingual education” aka teaching diverse kiddies in Spanish. California’s earlier program of Spanish-language classrooms kept foreign kids balkanized and unassimilated, as well as providing lots of teaching jobs for Mexicans. The 1998 proposition passed 61% to 39%.
California senator wants to dump English-only law, Associated Press, February 20, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state senator on Thursday proposed repealing Proposition 227, the 16-year-old law that banned most bilingual education in public schools.
Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced SB1174. If passed by the Legislature, it would place a measure on the November 2016 state ballot to repeal Proposition 227.
The ability to speak more than one language is an invaluable skill in the global economy but in California, most students don’t receive foreign language instruction until high school, the Long Beach Democrat said in a statement.
“English will always remain the official language of California, but we cannot ignore the growing need to have a multilingual workforce,” said Lara, whose district includes many Spanish-speaking immigrants. [. . .]
Indeed, English is the official language of California, not that it does much good. The growing presence of Spanish is another example that changing demography is a force of nature and hard to resist. Immigration should therefore be ZERO, for many reasons.
Closer to Mexico, UCLA is willing to pay taxpayer money for workers to become Spanish speaking. The policy is yet another push toward Spanish as a language equal to English in California. The steps may be gradual, but the goal is clear.
California Public University Pay Employees to Learn Spanish, The College Fix, February 21, 2014
UCLA will foot the bill for its employees to learn to speak Spanish under a new program launched this month at the Southern California-based public university.
Employees can take the class during working hours as well as get the cost of the Spanish course – $177 – reimbursed by their department budgets, campus officials told The College Fix.
“It is important as a university and employer that we are on the cutting edge providing our staff with the necessary tools needed to meet the future,” Lee Walton, a UCLA diversity coordinator, said in an email to The College Fix. “The exciting opportunity for a staff employee to learn a language during working hours is priceless.”
The new class, offered by UCLA’s Staff Diversity and Compliance Office, is an expansion of its 10-year-old Spanish as a Second Language program.
“For the past nine years, 124 UCLA staff — from shuttle bus drivers to janitorial supervisors and department managers — have completed the basic ‘Spanish as a Second Language’ course,” UCLA Today stated. “The program began as a pilot project to enhance the cultural awareness of managers, especially those who led ethnically diverse staff members.”
According to campus officials, the program has allowed managers “to speak Spanish with their staff members” and they “have noticed improved morale in the workplace.”
“Managers start to see things differently,” Spanish teacher Susana Zarate told UCLA Today. “As they work hard to learn Spanish, they begin to understand what it’s like for their staff members to learn English.”
Under the program’s expansion, the class will now be open to staff and managers from departments campuswide – not just for “those who led ethnically diverse staff members.”
UCLA has about 21,757 full-time employees, and roughly 26 percent are Latino, according to Walton.
The new class has a capacity of 30, and it meets for 90 minutes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from Feb. 18 through April 24. It includes basic vocabulary and grammar lessons on how to read and speak Spanish, as well as a cultural component.