Does Tim Kaine want a cookie for speaking Spanish?

Original post by Nelson Flores, The Educational Linguist, July 23, 2016

Tim Kaine speaks Spanish.  Does he want a cookie?

It’s official. Hillary Clinton has finally chosen her running mate. His name is Tim Kaine and in case you haven’t heard he is “fluent in Spanish.” I think it is great that Tim Kaine speaks Spanish. Bilingualism is a skill that more Americans should have. That said, I wonder why it is that his bilingualism is being celebrated while the bilingualism of the Latinx community continues to be policed and denigrated.  Read more…