For months one of my granddaughters took her small blue purse everywhere. It hung from her chair at dinner, learned multiplication tables in school during the day and dreamt about fairies and wizards at night. A faithful companion, if there ever was one.
After President Trump’s comments equating the violence in Charlottesville to “both sides,’’ Ivanka Trump was conspicuously silent. CEOs, military leaders, the Charlottesville victim’s mother and the rabbi who presided over Ivanka’s religious conversion condemned the violence of the neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
I think it important our children learn a second language, as much for cultural reasons as business ones, and doing so is an issue close to my heart. In three generations, my family has gone from my grandparents’ Catalan, to my parents’ Spanish, to my generation’s English, with bilingualism lasting but a few decades.
Ana Veciana-Suarez column: Almost half of all high schoolers, 47 percent to be precise, are graduating with an A average. Back in 1998, 38.9 percent did. You might think the students are getting smarter, right?