Missing the point, yet again…

…in comments to this story:

…isn’t this a republican sect, aren’t they supposed to be anti-immersion, especially Spanish?? ohhyeaa, it makes people smarter…DUH!!

the spanish speaking people don’t get recognized for learning english. weird.

I don’t understand why anyone would think “republicans” were anti-immersion. I seem to recall it being liberals and Democrats who were trying to perpetuate the bilingual education programs in this country, despite the studies that showed students who were taught solely in English scored higher on standardized tests and such than students who were taught in English and Spanish.

As for the Spanish speakers not getting recognized for learning English…I’d bet the person who made THAT particular comment probably also sees nothing wrong with kids getting certificates for participation in school. Since when should people get special recognition for fulfilling basic obligations?

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One Response to “Missing the point, yet again…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Sabra (24.28.142.136)
    This, this is the money quote: “Alamo Heights ISD has a separate bilingual program for native Spanish speakers.”

    What the FUCK?

    They recognize and promote the utility of full-immersion classes for native English speakers, but not for native Spanish speakers. What a group of drooling fools.
    May 30, 2010, 10:36:59 AM CDT

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