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Immigration / Language #167053

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 02, 1996
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Deborah Weiner) The growing movement around the country to curb the use of any non-English languages featured; details given of bills to make English the official language. [Representative Peter KING, Jose SERRANO, George Mason University Virginia COLLIER - offer differing opinions on bilingualism.] Map shown of states already making English the official language.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Carol Lin) The teaching of a second language in the public school system featured; scenes shown from San Francisco, where elementary school children are immersed in Chinese as a way to link the immigrant children to their ethnic past. [Yu Elementary School principal Liana SZETO - says children learn languages faster when young.] [Mother Nancy RUBIN - talks about her son learning Chinese.] [Student Spencer CHASE - jokes.]

Lin, Carol;
Simpson, Carole;
Weiner, Deborah

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