This letter was published in the Washington Examiner on Feb 14 ---
'Language-based charter schools lead to segregation'
"Re: 'Hebrew, Arabic among 11 proposed new charter schools', Feb 12 ---
"As a former public school Spanish teacher, I think that starting publicly funded charter schools for Arabic or Hebrew language instruction is not a good idea, because such schools are quite likely to serve only narrow Muslim or Jewish student bodies.
"If there is sufficient demand for Arabic or Hebrew language instruction, as there is for Spanish or Mandarin, then by all means offer the instruction in regular public schools.
"Using language instruction to segregate -- yes, segregate -- kids is a sure way to further fragment our society.
"Edd Doerr, Silver Spring"