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Viewpoint: Cop’s ‘speak English’ demand wrong


There is a sign outside the classroom door where I have taught English as a second language to adult students for three decades.

It reads: “If you make fun of someone’s broken English and you don’t speak at least two languages fluently, you are a jerk of monumental proportions.”

I bring this up because I am appalled at the insensitivity displayed by a member of the Albany police force who said, “If you’re going to live in this country, you need to learn to speak English.”

I understand this officer’s frustration at being unable to communicate with people at a bloody crime scene. As a veteran ESL teacher, I experience this frustration every day of

Read more at: http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Viewpoint-Cop-s-speak-English-demand-wrong-12350249.php

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Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

The terrorists who turned a recent night on the town in London into a bloody crime scene might have left a wake of dead and wounded behind, but they obviously have not dampened the spirit of the people who live in that great city.

London, if you recall, did not break under the relentless bombing by Nazi Germany during World War II, and it will take more than a handful of murdering thugs to frighten its inhabitants into submission.

There is no more assuring phrase than the old British slogan “Keep calm and carry on.” That is exactly what the British people have always done and always will do. …

London will recover. Remember, yes. But recover.

— The Goldsboro News-Argus

A state lawmaker’s personal grudge against the newspaper industry could end up hurting workers. …

Read more at: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/06/16/tar-heel-editors-speak-out-45/