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An Australian Reader Has His Eye On The New York Times
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August 06, 2002, 05:00 AM
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Steven Meyer writes from Australia:

Wave of Pupils Lacking English Strains Schools

New York Times, August 5, 2002

MAGNOLIA, N.C. - A wave of immigrants in the last 10 years, particularly in rural areas far from traditional immigration hubs, has left school districts across the country desperately short of people qualified to teach them English, school and government officials say.

The number of students with limited English skills, most of them Hispanic, has doubled, to five million in the last decade, data from the United States Department of Education show….

What`s significant about this article is not its content, which is familiar to any VDARE.COM reader. Nor is it significant that it appeared in the New York Times.

What is REALLY significant is that at the time of writing (6 August 2002 at 6:20 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) it is top of the list of the 25 "most emailed" New York Times articles. It`s occupied that position for the past 9 hours at least.

VDARE.COM comment: Language is always the cutting, respectable edge of the immigration issue.

August 06, 2002