I disagree with Gloria Matta Tuchman ("Official Language Is Best Means for Multiple Cultures to Flourish," Orange County Voices, Aug. 18).
The late U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa was wrong when, in 1981, he introduced a constitutional amendment to make English the official language of the United States. Hayakawa meant well, but as you might recall, he slept more often than not in the Senate chambers as they were debating the social issues of the day. English-only legislation is unnecessary and biased against Chicanos, especially in the Santa Ana Unified School District, with a 50,000-student population, of which 78% are Latino.