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Old 09-17-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Virginia -- Stafford County supervisors postponed voting on a proposal yesterday to make English the only language used in the county’s public schools after several members said the bill would impede teaching and hurt children.

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Old 09-17-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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They have got to be kidding? That is what the English class is for isn't it? To help them learn English?

How do you teach someone in their native tongue, say, Algebra then have to relearn it all over again? I think what is being pushed here is some Teachers that don't want to assimilate themselves.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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"I just have an issue when it comes to children," Sterling added. "It could create more problems than it solves."
http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/F...9172008/411262


Virginia is contaminated with political correctness.

Comments section of that article :

"We must face the facts- we are becoming a bilingual country. We should stop trying to ignore that fact, and should instead embrace it. Our chilren are going to HAVE to know Spanish, it's a fact of life. "

Lots of "facts" in that comment. Hopefully, that user will also stress their chilren need to be able to spell correctly too. Anyway, here's another fact :
1981: English was declared the official language in the state of Virginia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-only_movement

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