You know, there was a time when this question would make me angry. Much like my children being forced to wear school uniforms when I took so much time in picking outfits for them each and everyday. Eventually, I realized the benefit it was with them wearing the uniform and how much easier and more economical it was for me.
In learning a new language, would enhance every child just a little bit more in cultural diversity and break down prejudice. Me being angry about the matter didn't change the fact that there are people in America that find it challenging to master the English language. Its not their fault and there is no reason for anyone to be upset that it is a requirement to be bi-lingual to get certain jobs. We all had to learn something to get to where we are. What's one more thing?