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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Our Educational System at Work .............

"Ebonics is a different language -- it's not slang as many believe. For many of these students Ebonics is their language, and it should be considered a foreign language. These students should be taught like other students who speak a foreign language." -- Mary Texeira, a sociology professor at Cal State San Bernardino

4 Comments:

  • I agree, any student in this country who speaks a foreign language should first learn and then be taught in English. Education should prepare one to succeed and nothing will prepare one more toward that end than learning the language of the society in which success is sought. It is a practical, not a political matter.

    By Anonymous anotmo, at 2:17 PM  

  • Sorry, you're off base on this one. Ebonics is not a foreign language. Many of those who speak ebonics come from families that have been here for generations; probably longer than your family or mine.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 7:29 PM  

  • Heavyhanded, if your comment is in response to mine rather than in response to the original statement by the sociology profeesor, then I think you misunderstood me. I was being sarcastic. I took the professor to be implying that such students should be taught in their native tongue as most PC educators seem to believe. But, the way she said it offered me the opportunity to agree with what she said while disagreeing with what she meant.

    By Anonymous anotmo, at 9:46 AM  

  • Yes, it appears now that I did misunderstand your point and we are on the same page.

    Sorry about that; but, having said that, I do not deter comments from those who disagree .... civily. Thanks for your comments and readership.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 4:13 PM  

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