U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
15,371 posts, read 33,759,682 times
Reputation: 8976

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperMario View Post
English is not the official language.
Agreed....but it dam% sure should be......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
9,598 posts, read 9,467,492 times
Reputation: 6725
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperMario View Post
English is not the official language.
If left up to the will of the people, it would be. Our pandering politicians on both side of the isle don't have the b@lls to make it official.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: California
3,432 posts, read 2,157,153 times
Reputation: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by EarthMother1951 View Post
Parents protest test in English (http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/790858,CST-NWS-isat13web.article - broken link)

Threaten to keep kids home rather than take new state exam

February 13, 2008
BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter rrossi@suntimes.com

Oh yes, don’t you dare test my child in the official language of this country!

Sometimes it gets downright ridiculous. How dare those gringos make the good Latino students of Chicago take tests in English. After all, we all know that the Americans stole Illinois from Mexico in the Mexican-American War of 1848.
No, English is not the official language. Its the de facto language of the U.S. Still no point to protest an English test, they should join the masses and learn English.

Plus, this article is not about immigration. It is about Latino parents protesting about an English test.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
23,000 posts, read 31,949,672 times
Reputation: 30382
Quote:
Originally Posted by EarthMother1951 View Post
Parents protest test in English (http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/790858,CST-NWS-isat13web.article - broken link)

Threaten to keep kids home rather than take new state exam

February 13, 2008
BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter rrossi@suntimes.com

Oh yes, don’t you dare test my child in the official language of this country!

Sometimes it gets downright ridiculous. How dare those gringos make the good Latino students of Chicago take tests in English. After all, we all know that the Americans stole Illinois from Mexico in the Mexican-American War of 1848.
Are you BSing me?! What are they doing in a US school if they cant take one test in English?! We need to stop this espanol-friendly BS right NOW!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: California
3,432 posts, read 2,157,153 times
Reputation: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alanboy395 View Post
Are you BSing me?! What are they doing in a US school if they cant take one test in English?! We need to stop this espanol-friendly BS right NOW!!!!!!!!!

What about the children of legal Latin American immigrants? It would be good to have one regular english class and one multi-lingual class where the teacher teaches the kids in English and Spanish when they don't understand. I know schools get more money from the state providing ELD classes. Believe it or not I was in one of those classes because of my last name. Nevermind I've been living in the U.S my ENTIRE life and had a flawless American accent.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
23,000 posts, read 31,949,672 times
Reputation: 30382
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProLogic View Post
What about the children of legal Latin American immigrants? It would be good to have one regular english class and one multi-lingual class where the teacher teaches the kids in English and Spanish when they don't understand. I know schools get more money from the state providing ELD classes. Believe it or not I was in one of those classes because of my last name. Nevermind I've been living in the U.S my ENTIRE life and had a flawless American accent.
They should learn English at their OWN expense after 5th grade. If the public schools didn't have to pay for ESL in high schools alone, think about what the schools could do with that $$$$.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: California
3,432 posts, read 2,157,153 times
Reputation: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alanboy395 View Post
They should learn English at their OWN expense after 5th grade. If the public schools didn't have to pay for ESL in high schools alone, think about what the schools could do with that $$$$.
I believe money is handed out from the state based on how well the school does. Thats particularly why the schools in the bad areas don't do so well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
21,148 posts, read 36,615,542 times
Reputation: 3785
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperMario View Post
English is not the official language.
Neither is Spanish.

At one time there was a 'gentleman's agreement that becoming American required learning English.

Since the multicultural crowd are pouting about making Spanish an official language-------it is past time to stop that nonsense and mandate English only for all Federal/state government business.

The few exceptions allowed would pertain to public health and safety.

Read that if Puerto Rico were to be admitted as a state; it would have to discontinue the use of Spanish under the guidelines above.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
21,148 posts, read 36,615,542 times
Reputation: 3785
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProLogic View Post
What about the children of legal Latin American immigrants? It would be good to have one regular english class and one multi-lingual class where the teacher teaches the kids in English and Spanish when they don't understand. I know schools get more money from the state providing ELD classes. Believe it or not I was in one of those classes because of my last name. Nevermind I've been living in the U.S my ENTIRE life and had a flawless American accent.
I disagree:

English immersion------it forces the kids to learn English fast and properly.

Bilingual education oftentimes keeps kids in the ghetto.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: California
3,432 posts, read 2,157,153 times
Reputation: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArizonaBear View Post
I disagree:

English immersion------it forces the kids to learn English fast and properly.

Bilingual education oftentimes keeps kids in the ghetto.
I know it doesn't thats why multi-lingual schools don't work. I'm not talking about multi-lingual schools, I'm talking about ELD classes where the teacher speaks Spanish to kids as a last resort to those that don't understand a concept.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top