ENG104 Essay #1 - ENG 104 1"Bilingualization Bilingual...

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ENG 104 1 “Bilingualization” Bilingual education in America is a priority issue, especially given the number of immigrants coming and staying whether they are legal or illegal, and this is an issue that has potential to cripple fluency or even a home’s atmosphere. Richard Rodriguez, author of Aria , pulls together from his personal experience and a couple facts that bilingual education is not all it is hyped up to be, though I disagree with Rodriguez’s assessment of bilingual education. Maxine Hong Kingston gives a different, less home wrecking testimony of bilingual education’s effects with her essay “Tongue Tied.” Kingston seems to take bilingual education better than Rodriguez, which will lead to my point that bilingual education is what one makes it. Rodriguez’s story about his bilingual education is an interesting one, as it seems to hit the issue via personal experience as well as facts. He goes on to affirm that bilingual education troubles the education of the young, especially being in a new country. While Rodriquez states his “awkward childhood” does nothing to in terms of advancing the necessity of bilingual education, he says “My story discloses instead an essential myth of childhood—inevitable pain.” (p. 10) Rodriquez then continues to point
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