dual language

Max sent me this link to the commercial that aired during the superbowl because it reminded him of the documentary that I mentioned here a week ago, Rafael Salaberry’s piece about bilingual, two-way education here in Houston.
The angry voices that punished me for speaking Spanish when I was in elementary and in high school are still around, but the “English only” movement in Texas is hopefully waning. Only 10 years ago, a judge here in Texas, Amarillo, accused Martha Laureano of child abuse for speaking Spanish to her five-year-old daughger. Judge Samuel C. Kiser ordered the mother to speak only English to the girl.

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