Education: Education, Feb. 14, 1944

Texas, which after World War I opposed the teaching of all foreign languages in grade schools, may soon be as bilingual as New Mexico. Last week almost 13,000 Corpus Christi students from the third grade and up were learning to use Spanish as readily as English.

In a state which shares a 1,200-mile border with Mexico, 160,000 Mexican-born residents, and an uncounted number of U.S. citizens of Mexican and Spanish blood Spanish would seem to be a necessity, but in 1940, Corpus Christi had to disregard the state law even to make Spanish...

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