Tag: equality

Voting Rights Act Left Some Less Equal

Language minorities earned voting rights only in 1975August 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act, signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson following the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and “Bloody Sunday,” which drew national attention to voting rights issues. The Voting Rights Act addressed the rampant discrimination that racial minorities faced despite the...

UN Language & Equality Symposium

Language Magazine editor Daniel Ward will be presenting a paper on Fostering Multilingualism in Anglophone Countries at a United Nations Symposium on Language and Equality on Tuesday, April 29. Daniel welcomes the input of interested parties on the subject and on the following questions in particular: What role does technology have in creating access to world language education? How...

Lawyers Call for ESEA Equality

Yesterday,  the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a formal letter to US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) calling for additional improvements and amended language to the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  “We firmly believe education is a civil right –...