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Friday, December 09, 2005

And I get paid to do it

Teen suspended for speaking Spanish at school. Time for some administrators to learn a new language.

2 Comments:

  • At 12/09/2005 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Cait said…

    That really pisses me off. As the article says, bilingual people should be considered an asset. I'd bet if he'd been speaking German this wouldn't have happened. It's just prejudice.

     
  • At 12/11/2005 06:20:00 AM, Blogger Miko said…

    "A fully bilingual young man like Zach Rubio should be considered an asset to the community"

    I agree. I would be utterly horrified if bilingualism were held against Sonbeam! Having said that, certain private schools (Korean, American, Norwegian, German) in Japan have a strict monolingual policy, both in the classroom and in the playground. I think it's necessary in those cases, otherwise the kids would lapse into speaking Japanese all the time - after all, they do live here.

    But I cannot imagine a Japanese school in Japan banning kids from speaking any other language in their free time!

     

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