Should English be the official US language?

I tend to agree with those who say that English is already the official US language, and that learning it is a requirement for sucess in this country.

A forum at Roger Williams University will take up the topic tonight:

BRISTOL – In a recent projection made by the Pew Research Center, 19 percent of the U.S. population will be foreign-born in the year 2050—that’s nearly one in five Americans. With our foreign-born population on the rise, should the U.S. make English our national language? Or should we broaden our horizons and make foreign language study required in our schools?


Members of the Roger Williams University community will gather to examine these questions on Wednesday, March 5, at the University’s next Socrates Café discussion, titled “Should English be our National Language?” Anthony Hollingsworth, professor of foreign languages and cultures, will moderate the discussion.


The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center in the University’s Main Library on the Bristol Campus at One Old Ferry Road. All Socrates Café discussions are free and open to the public as space allows.

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