Commentary-In the News

CAL shares news and announcements about our organization, staff and work as well as periodically posting links to online news articles that reference information related to our work and mission.

Links outside of the CAL website are provided for informational purposes only, and the opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Native American Language Revitalization Legislation in the 113th Congress

August 14, 2014

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) is engaged in a campaign to educate and inform members of the U.S. Congress about the benefits of Native American language revitalization.

There are two bills currently pending in both houses of Congress which seek to enhance efforts to revitalize Native American languages. The Center for Applied Linguistics encourages you to visit the LSA website to learn more about steps you can take to help raise awareness within Congress about the importance of Native American language revitalization.

Visit the LSA website

Real Equality in Education Remains Elusive

June 5, 2014

Article by Libia S. Gil, Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition

This year the nation will commemorate two historic actions taken to protect equal rights: the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act. 

We are left with an important question: Has the promise of Brown and the Civil Rights Act been fulfilled?