Do you think learning Spanish should be mandatory is US schools?

United States
November 13, 2006 7:28am CST
Why or why not?
5 responses
@flamma (4)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I don’t think it should be mandatory unless a large majority of the population in the US spoke it. Here in Texas you can put your students in a bilingual class. Road signs are not in English, they are symbols. The US has no official language and the first amendment protects freedom of speech. The Us needs to bump its’s spot from 5th to 4th largest Spanish-speaking community in the world.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
26 Nov 07
That is completely unnecessary-those who would want to learn it should seef it as an elective in schools, there is lready American English and most Americans of Spanish origin speak English, why should it be mandatory?
• United States
17 Nov 07
No, immigrants should be learning the English language because they are the one who are here and part of being here is adjusting to the culture, and most of all learning the US native language.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I don't really care if someone comes here from another country. That is how this country was started. I think everyone should have the opportunity to come to the USA. However I do think they should learn the language. I am calling them ignorant as a whole. Yes ignorant. It is ignorant to move into a country and not learn the language and expect the country to change to meet you. That is ignorant any way you look at it. If I moved to France I wouldn't expect them to convert the country to English. What a crock. Go away if you don't want to speak the language. No learning Spanish should not be mandatory. I own a company. If someone can't speak English or read, they are un-hire able. I don't care how bad I needed the help. If they wanted to work they would learn how to communicate effectively.
• India
19 Jan 07
Why? Because learning a foreign language is very essential for everybody. Why not? Because this not USA's mother tongue language.