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July 2, 2012 9:00 PM

In Cajun land, a reveille to French heritage

There’s a major effort in Louisiana, a state named for the French king Louis XIV, to restore the French language. It’s part of a resurgence in cultural pride, and there are signs that the decline in French speakers has slowed. Among the last hopes is the nation’s largest French immersion program, in which every subject except English is being taught in French to kindergarteners through eighth-graders.

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