Ingraham Insists English "Should Be The National Language Of This Country"

Ingraham Insists English "Should Be The National Language Of This Country"

Laura Ingraham: Spanish Language "Is Transforming Public Education And Not In A Good Way"

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From the November 4 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show:

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LAURA INGRAHAM: You know what the plan is Eddie, I'm glad you're calling from North Carolina, because North Carolina is one of those interesting states where they've brought in so many illegal immigrants. When I say brought in, they know they were coming in and they didn't turn them back, ok? So North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia. Many of the unaccompanied minors have been dropped into these states and are changing the way public school is being taught in many of these states. Oh, Virginia, how did I forget Virginia? We already know about California and New York. But in Virginia it is transforming public education and not in a good way. So now the illegal immigrant families are demanding dual-immersion teaching. Now you can argue that if a community wants to have an immersion program, well fine. But not because it's demanded by people who are in the country illegally and their various advocates who make big bucks out of promoting it. I personally love people speaking more languages, but English is the primary language. It should be the national language of this country. We shouldn't coddle kids in school by teaching them math in Spanish. No. That's not how it works. My daughter learned English in about six, seven weeks. She was three years old. Now she was speaking English at a three and a half year old level. But she learned that -- oh my gosh, she learned English. It was scary how fast she learned it. And it can be done. But you can't do it by creating this safe-zone, 'ok you can speak Spanish in this part of the school and then in this part of the school, when it's comfortable for you, you can speak English, but no pressure. No pressure for you to speak English, at all. In fact, we're going to give you ballots in Spanish. In Mandarin, in Farsi, in French, and all these other languages, and you can just be part of our society living a completely separate life. And in fact we're going to make fun of the Americans who don't speak Spanish. 

Previously

Laura Ingraham Bemoans Multilingualism In U.S. Schools For Making "You Think You're In A Foreign Country"

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