Letters to the Editor

Why does Spanish rule?

Re the May 26 article The uncertain future of ‘español’ in class: What about the rest of us who do not read, write or speak Spanish and have been forced to leave Miami because no one cares about us and it’s too difficult to live here?

I have been here close to 50 years and am about to leave for an “English-speaking” state. This is America, after all, so why should Miami be different?

There used to be classes that met after schools in which we learned Spanish.

That has ended, and it’s now necessary to attend Miami Dade College or another school, which can make it expensive to learn Spanish. Now we’re lucky if workers in any store understand us if we try to order anything. I’m Jewish and I’m not forcing anyone to learn Yiddish.

Claire J. Roth, Miami