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RE: Language Diversity= Divisiveness
By Donald A. Moskowitz


September 28, 2010
Tuesday AM

In response to a recent response to my letter by Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton I wish to clarify for her the thrust of my letter. When I refer to a potential problem of immigrants having diverse language skills I am referring to those immigrants who do not learn English and who persist in only communicating in their native languages, whether it be Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, German or any other non-English language. These people not only impair their ability to assimilate but they could also hinder our overall communication system in this country. I stand by my argument that if a large segment of our population cannot communicate in English, our country will be weaker for it.

People should be encouraged to have multiple language skills, but English must be included as one of those languages in this country.

Donald A. Moskowitz
Londonderry, NH

About: "Donald A. Moskowitz holds a B.S. in Science from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Babson College. He served over six years in the U.S. Navy as an enlisted man, then an officer. He has close to 40 years experience working for a number of corporations in various executive positions, including Division Manager and President of companies. Currently he is retired and actively involved in a number if civic organizations."

Received September 24, 2010 - Published September 28, 2010


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