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Old 08-25-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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"...told that our daughter was not accepted into the Pre-K program because she is too English-proficient. My daughter is bilingual and actually speaks more Spanish than English. Yet she was told she speaks English too well.

Why are Walnut Hill and DISD only catering to children who speak absolutely no English? Is the tax money I pay not good enough? ..."

- Eric Marceleno
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Northern VA and Baltimore, MD
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My daughter was excluded | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Opinion: Letters (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/letters/stories/monletters8.f1f0af2.html - broken link)

"...told that our daughter was not accepted into the Pre-K program because she is too English-proficient. My daughter is bilingual and actually speaks more Spanish than English. Yet she was told she speaks English too well.

Why are Walnut Hill and DISD only catering to children who speak absolutely no English? Is the tax money I pay not good enough? ..."

- Eric Marceleno
maddening. The english language in the US is defintely on life support in some parts.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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maddening. The english language in the US is defintely on life support in some parts.
Most definitely....and some are just itching to pull the plug.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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maddening. The english language in the US is defintely on life support in some parts.
Ridiculous, by that logic that would mean english would become extinct. You honestly see that happening? No, I don't think so.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: US
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The assistant manager of an apartment complex where we provide painting services has told us she thinks a law should be passed where all Americans are required to speak Spanish--not do away with English, just be required to learn Spanish.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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A far wiser law would require all to speak, write, and understand English, the lingua franca of the entire United States. Any extra foreign language education should be the citizen's personal choice, as a professional asset, as a familial tie, as a love of learning, and as it should be: personal choice, fostered in our education system. I would love to be proficient in Japanese and/or Swahili to reflect my interest in those parts of the world: Mandarin and/or Arabic as extra languages would be the modern student's best choices currently for extra business success.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah...there are parts of this country in which people will actually get mad at you if you can't speak Spanish. What a freakin' turn-around.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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Wouldn't this qualify her for an advanced placement class? If this is the case than its actually beneficial for her. Applying the same logic, its like I would get kicked out of an English class for not being proficient enough in English. This thread earns a spot in the education forum-- not the immigration forum. It has gotten to the point where virtually anything relating to Hispanics gets thrust in the immigration forum. Actually no, we're not all immigrants.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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Mexicans here use that free-pre-K as free babysitting. They can have a well paying job, they can even be affluent and bingo -- as long as they keep their kids from learning English, they're "entitled" to this free program.

They don't have much to worry about --- the pre-K is "bilingual" which means Spanish speaking and the child won't learn English and have to be excluded. They just have to keep the Univision Channel on to make sure they don't inadvertantly pick up English.

Parents who want their kids prepared for American schools will enroll their children in private pre-K and encourage them to learn English that way. They have to pay -- but some do.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Wouldn't this qualify her for an advanced placement class? If this is the case than its actually beneficial for her. Applying the same logic, its like I would get kicked out of an English class for not being proficient enough in English. This thread earns a spot in the education forum-- not the immigration forum. It has gotten to the point where virtually anything relating to Hispanics gets thrust in the immigration forum. Actually no, we're not all immigrants.
When it has to do with inability to speak English, yes it's an immigration topic. You'd be hard-pressed to find one of those American-hispanic families with roots going way way back with kids unable to speak English or who would be trying to keep them Spanish speaking. Those people do not make this kind of thing an issue.

The Spanish language thing is with immigrants and the anchor children. This is about special free programs for "immigrants" not for any long-time American of any background.
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