February 27, 2007

Long Waiting Lists for English Courses

The main argument of those who think that the United States needs laws making English the official language is that many immigrants do not want to learn English and must be forced to do so. They're in for a reality check. The New York Times reports that there is such a shortage of English courses for immigrants that in some states waiting lists are as long as two years. I can see how immigrants might find it difficult to learn English in such circumstances, and might indeed infer that no one really cares whether they do.

Posted by Bill Poser at February 27, 2007 05:33 AM