Adolfo Guzman-Lopez predicts a Los Angeles where Spanish is as accepted as hearing French in Quebec. Dual immersion education, in which a English is taught alongside another language, is changing things, he says.
I teach in an area almost written off by affluent America, in a university where "minority" students have been the majority for years. I teach students who lately inspire resentment among Californians who begrudge tax dollars.
The West Cost is bracing itself for debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan more than a year ago. Millions of tons of wreckage washed into the Pacific Ocean. Most of it sank, but roughly 1.5 million tons remains afloat.
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