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Old 06-08-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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In El Nuevo Día, I found this article today about English being used for all subjects, except for Spanish, for the entire academic day in 31 public schools in Puerto Rico starting in August. I think this is fantastic. I believe this will promote more confident learners who are truly bilingual and able to read, write, and speak English at an equal level to those students in the United States. These students will have the advantage over many in the United States, simply for being fully bilingual.

According to the article, they do not believe that there are enough teachers to meet the need of this new change when more schools are added to this new English academic program. I hope this is highly successful.

What are your thoughts on this new venture? The public school system in Puerto Rico has seen many challenges as of late. Do you believe this could be a benefit or are they too broken already? I think with careful checks and balances, this could turn around those schools that are failing and put Puerto Rico at the advantage. Schools in the States would then be at the disadvantage that do not offer a bilingual program. Has anyone else read the article?
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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In El Nuevo Día, I found this article today about English being used for all subjects, except for Spanish, for the entire academic day in 31 public schools in Puerto Rico starting in August. I think this is fantastic. I believe this will promote more confident learners who are truly bilingual and able to read, write, and speak English at an equal level to those students in the United States. These students will have the advantage over many in the United States, simply for being fully bilingual.

According to the article, they do not believe that there are enough teachers to meet the need of this new change when more schools are added to this new English academic program. I hope this is highly successful.

What are your thoughts on this new venture? The public school system in Puerto Rico has seen many challenges as of late. Do you believe this could be a benefit or are they too broken already? I think with careful checks and balances, this could turn around those schools that are failing and put Puerto Rico at the advantage. Schools in the States would then be at the disadvantage that do not offer a bilingual program. Has anyone else read the article?
I think being bilingual will be a enormous benefit for Puerto Ricans. Think about all the opportunities it will open up for them in regarding higher education, business, etc.

I want every Puerto Rican to be fully bilingual in both English and Spanish, and have the same opportunities as any other US citizen.
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