Bush says that the 'reality' is that immigrants and illegals speak English
Jeb Bush has a very odd sense of reality. In his reality, illegals are virtuous and never do wrong.... and now they all speak English.
During an interview with “Good Morning America,” Bush defended his use of Spanish in an appearance at a bilingual school in Miami, after students and reporters asked him questions in Spanish.
“[T]hese young beautiful kids all speak English but also speak Spanish and one of them asked me a question in Spanish and I answered it. That’s the reality of America, that’s the goodness of America. That’s the kind of America we want,” he said, referring to the multicultural legacy of the United States.
Now, we know this is simply not true. Regardless of whether the "beautiful" kids in that school were immigrants or illegals, it is well known that bilingual education, also known as ESL (English as a Second Language) produces graduates who often still rely on their primary language, usually Spanish.
The Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed this week what many educators, parents, and critics have known for years. Long-term bilingual education programs do not benefit students, but instead keep them locked out of the mainstream and more likely to drop out of school. Nearly 30% of Los Angeles Unified School District students placed in English language learning classes in early primary grades were still in the program when they started high school, increasing their chances of dropping out, according to a new study released Wednesday.
Keep in mind that that 30% figure was just those "still in the program". Many more "graduates" of the program are hardly fluent in English, either. It is only through immersion classes in English that students learn our national language.
But all Jeb Bush sees are beautiful young kids who all speak English... but ask him questions in Spanish.
We're a nation in danger of losing our national language. Do you think when you call companies in Mexico you have to "Press 1" for Spanish? Are there areas in every major Russian city where Russian is not spoken? Does Norway have a "Latino Media" which broadcasts exclusively in another language? When you vote in Finland, are there ballots also available in French and German? When you ask for help in a store in Italy, should you expect to find salesclerks who are only fluent in Swedish?
Bush is perpetuating the myth that the massive wave of immigration (legal and otherwise) is assimilating nicely and learning our language. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.