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- Capital update. // Education Week;10/25/95, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p28
Reports on the holding of a hearing by the House Economic and Educational Opportunities Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families to establish English as the nation's official language. Seeking to repeal federal bilingual-education programs.
- Pro-con: should English be our official...? Eskin, L. // Scholastic Update;5/6/88, Vol. 120 Issue 15, p6
Although most Americans speak English, US lawmakers have never proclaimed an official language. Debate is now crystallized around a proposal that would make English the official language of the US government. It would allow private use of any language, but public documents (such as voting...
- Government Regulations and the Plain English Movement. Leche, Paul // Policy & Practice of Public Human Services;Dec2002, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p20
Focuses on the regulations governing plain English movement in the U.S. Advantage of reforming the way to communicate with the public; Problem associated with mandating plain English communication; Change in educational standards.
- Echoes of nativism. // America;12/10/1988, Vol. 159 Issue 18, p483
Editorial. Criticism of the `official English' ballot questions in last month's elections. The question, which passed in all three states in which it was presented, makes English a state's official language and inhibits the use of any other language for government business.
- Statement on the Executive Order To Improve Access to Service for Persons With Limited English Proficiency. Clinton, William J. // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;8/21/2000, Vol. 36 Issue 33, p1857
Presents the text of the statement given by United States President Bill Clinton on August 11, 2000, regarding an Executive Order which deals with the improvement of access to services for persons with limited English proficiency.
- Linguistic jousting in Canada. Yalowitz, G.; Tharp, M. // U.S. News & World Report;3/5/90, Vol. 108 Issue 9, p47
Reports how the historic tension between Canada's French and English speakers, dormant for a decade, has erupted anew, reviving the fortunes of the separatist movement in Francophone Quebec. Behind the latest collision are moves by some 30 communities in Ontario to declare English their official...
- Drawing the line. Ehrenreich, B. // Mother Jones;Jun89, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p7
Opinion. Provides a satirical look at the intent behind the Suffolk County, New York, English-only bill, and other efforts to eliminate foreign words and languages.
- Say it in English. Salholz, E.; Gonzalez, D.L. // Newsweek;2/20/1989, Vol. 113 Issue 8, p22
Discusses growing American resentment toward non-English speakers, and efforts throughout the country to make English the official language. The movement is inflaming nativist sentiment and triggering unease among ethnic minorities. Movement; Supporters; Controversy. INSET: Linguistic...
- Language debate. // Quill;Jul/Aug96, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p9
Reports on the issue of English-as-official-language laws, which have been adopted by 22 states in the United States. Washington tavern owner Joyce Ostrander's refusal to serve three Hispanic men who used Spanish to order beer; Debate over whether government has the right to legislate how...