Thanks to the federal government, Long Island school district children are suffering ["Call to pay schools for migrants," News, Sept. 23]. The districts must increase help for the influx of non-English speakers at the expense of English-speaking students.
While I agree that learning English will benefit new immigrants, bilingualism for all would benefit more. New York needs to develop programs for K-12 to teach a second language to English-only speakers, with the purpose of having all children be bilingual.
Michael Castellano, Oyster Bay