NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 23, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Chicago, Illinois) Debate over movement for bilingual education in United States public schools due to increase number immigrant students examined. [Gino BERTUCCI - believes immigrants should have to learn English; explains.] Supreme Court ruling upholding students' right to bilingual education recalled; argument against bilingual education noted focusing on Hispanic community. ["US English" spokesperson Gerda BIKALES - sees Hispanic movement a power struggle; explains-] [Chicago Bilingual Educ. spokesperson Josue GONZALES - disagrees.] Social and cultural aspects of assimilation considered. [PEOPLE - praise Hispanic neighbors.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley