As public school first grader, I had the honor and privilege of being taught by a woman who not only spoke fluent English and Spanish but also was eager to teach both languages to everyone in her classroom.
At my highly impressionable age, my wide-open mind was soaking up her every word.
When the closed-minded, local Board of Education caught wind of this, they were outraged… said they…
“Americans only speak English and we don’t need no one [sic] confusing our students.”
Regrettably, these ignoramuses rendered me monolingual… now prevent me from enjoying WordPress bloggers posting in languages foreign-to-me.