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Letter: Bilingual classes would help all kids

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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