Never mind the lack of a similar push to make sure people can read or spell. Nieves lets us know that the English situation, she is near a breaking point:
As it stands, nothing in state law nor our constitution mandates English be used in official proceedings. Any official proceeding in our state can be conducted in any language. If a town in Missouri decided to do official meetings in a language other than English, there would be nothing in our state constitution or laws to stop them. A person might say, "well, that would never happen in Missouri." I pray that's true. But, I'm not willing to risk it. Let's remember the old adage, an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure.