Study finds Spanish language is fading

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) A recent Pew study finds 68 percent of Hispanic kids are growing up in homes where they only speak English.

That’s up from up almost 60 percent back in 2000.

Julian Pena and Seven Flores are two college students at Texas International A&M University.

They’re both studying psychology; both speak English, and both share Mexican roots, but, only one speaks Spanish.

Pena is a second generation Mexican-American. He rates his ability to speak Spanish as low.

“I am trying to do it now as much as I can,” he says.

Pena is part of a growing trend among Hispanics in the country being raised speaking mostly English.

“I wasn’t really exposed to it when I was younger.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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