Tuesday, April 16, 2013

People in America need to learn how to speak English

This is an interesting piece; he talks about immigrants learning English and also about American kids not knowing English well enough for a good job. A very true and sad situation.    - - Donna Poisl

By Kenneth Kowald

In the current discussion of immigration reform, learning to speak, read and write English with some efficiency is one of the requirements for citizenship that everyone seems to agree on. It is something someone applying for citizenship today has to be able to do, but there are some exemptions to that requirement. They should be few in number.

Some years ago, I was called for grand jury duty at the Supreme Court building in Kew Gardens. During the opening session, all of us were in a large courtroom and the judge went through information which we needed. At one point, one of those who had been called asked to be excused because he claimed he might not understand the proceedings because of his poor English.
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