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French to Stop Fight Against Foreign Words

Fleur Pellerin, France’s minister of culture, reversed four centuries of French linguistic policy by declaring that France’s resistance to the incursion of English words was harming — rather than preserving — the language. “French is not in danger, and my responsibility as minister is not to erect ineffective barriers against languages but to give all our citizens the means...

Sacramento Rally Against Common Core

Protesters in Sacramento, CA held a rally yesterday against the introduction of Common Core standards. Many California schools have already implemented changes and students are preparing to take tests based on the new curriculum, despite ongoing resistance across the United States.Concerned citizens gathered for the event on the southeast side of the Captiol building yesterday, organized by groups:...

Quebec Court Rules Against French Signs

The Quebec Superior Court has deemed the province’s main French-language group too harsh, after trying to enforce major retail chains to change their trademark names and outdoor signage into appropriate French-language translations.A total of eight companies including: Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Toys ‘R’ Us took the Office québécois de la langue française to court in 2012, arguing that they...