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Is 'Glee' right about the growth of Spanish?

By Amy Sherman
Published on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 3:35 p.m.

We don't typically fact-check fictional TV shows (particularly musical ones), but a recent claim on the Fox show Glee piqued our interest.

A Spanish teacher played by singer Ricky Martin told his students that they need to learn Spanish to function in the U.S. in the future: "Do you know that the U.S. Census believes that by 2030 the majority of Americans will use Spanish as their first language?"

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