reply to post by lpowell0627
I agree totally. My grandparents were part of the large influx of immigrants that came from Europe in the late 1800's. Although they didn't speak
English clearly, they understood and could speak enough to get by. All their children spoke both English and Italian. (Which I see as a great
benefit knowing two languages).
None of the products on shelves were printed in different languages such as Italian, Polish or German. They had to learn English on their own and
from their own kids. Now that we have this large influx of Spanish speaking Americans, almost everything you buy is printed in Spanish and English!
The cost to manufacturers have to be enormous! Before when you bought a product the assembly instructions would only be a few pages, now you get a
set of instructions that are double that size!
It's exactly what's happening in our school's and universities. We are lowering the bar because too many students are too lazy to take the time to
study and read! The U.S. is doing the same thing by allowing manufacturers to cater to the influx of Spanish speaking immigrants.
They should be expected to learn English during the time they legally work to become a U.S. citizen. Congress needs to pass a bill that recognizes
English as the official language of the United States.