Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 14:45:54 MST From: Tom Uharriet Subject: Re: FOR English Only Milton Azevedo writes, > All other issues aside, I wish people would remember, when > they talk about FL materials produced at tax payers' expenses, > that the FL speakers who use those materials --electoral > information and ballots or driving learners'manuals, to mention > only two categories-- also pay taxes, so it isn't as if they > were benefitting from monolinguals' unvoluntary largesse. While of course it is true that they all contribute to the tax base of each state, there is a significant difference in operating costs --and in educational costs--between English Only guidelines and FL mandates. Everyone pays more without English Only legislation. On the other hand, what evidence do we have that non-English speakers are collectively better off in the long run by not being expected to learn English? It is often argued that they are better served, at least economically, by helping them to assimilate. Tom Uharriet Springville, Utah utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]