Saturday, December 05, 2009

Can you habla failure?

Oregon mulls native language diploma
Some Oregon high school students who possess only intermediate English skills but read and write well in their native language will be able to qualify for a diploma using those native language skills.

The Oregon Board of Education voted for the policy, which state officials estimate could apply to 300 to 400 high school seniors out of about 36,000 who graduate each year.

Oregon's new diploma will be just like Oregon's old drivers license: made easy for illegal aliens.

A child who is born here in America will be held to a higher standard for graduation than an illegal alien. And the legitimate students who can legally get a job after high school are set up for failure since they aren't taught the necessary skills to communicate verbally and on paper.

If the schools are failing with their current method of teaching ESL and "native language classes" perhaps they should try English immersion. Of course, if the schools are satisfied with lowering standards and setting kids up for failure then by all means, keep up the good work.

6 comments:

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Daniel said...

Done.

Julie said...

Does not suprise me one bit. Why? Because we let them skate on everything else. As taxpayers we should demand to know why by highschool age they are not speaking perfect english. It costs thousands of extra dollars to put these illegals through our system as ESL students. Why do they need to learn english when our own country is making us press 1 for spanish? They dont have to put forth an effort when they are making us conform.

psychobob said...

"As taxpayers we should demand to know why by highschool age they are not speaking perfect english. It costs thousands of extra dollars to put these illegals through our system as ESL students."

You have answered your own question. Schools get thousands more per student for ESL students. Schools have a vested interest in keeping ESL students in the program, rather than integrating them into the classroom.
When in doubt, follow the money.

Anonymous said...

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valuedvoter said...

Quite right - the graduation standards have just been lowered for - let's face it - Chicanos / Mexican Americans, by and large.

Further down the line, when many fail in schools or the workplace, it will be blamed on the 'institutional racism' of conservatives, not the mindless liberalism of, well, liberals.

White liberals, destroying America since 1929 ...