English-only requires people to know English, right?
posted at 4:05 pm on June 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Don’t get me wrong; I think that federal and state governments waste money, resources, and opportunities by publishing all official documents in a range of languages, rather than just insist that people living in the US should learn enough English to succeed in the marketplace. Bilingual education that delays or bypasses the teaching of English leaves students ill-prepared for a job market in which English prevails. It’s just that moments like this are a little too ridiculous to pass up:
Shouldn’t people who support English-only initiatives be required to know how to spell “conference”? And shouldn’t the organizers have taken down the sign if they did notice that it was misspelled?