MountainBiker, I think it is bigger than that. When I came from Cuba as a 4 year old there was only English. This built me as an American first and Cuban second. It built my foundation as an American, learned the history of America and showed me to be proud to being an American.
I love my country, America is the home of the brave, home of the free. This is why I am the way I am.
We are now doing the ESL which only creates a class of children that when they become adults had no loyalty to America.
I have been told by some Americans that I am more American then some Americans, I am proud to be an American.