ETH 125 The official language movement

ETH 125 The official language movement - Banishing...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Banishing Bilingualism In a time in which large amounts of teachers will begin to retire, there is an opportunity with laws made that guarantee a non-English speaking students failure. Several states have now passed anti- bilingual initiatives. Bilingual programs are now at risk of being dismantled in favor of a uniform system that suppresses many childrens first language (Katz and Kohl, 2002). The Bilingualism Debate Remakes California Politics Californias past few elections have been a racial battlefield based on the debate on English in our schools; with a new initiative that would give transitional classes for non-English speaking students, which was surprisingly favored by the majority of Latino voters (Rodriguez, 1998). The Politics of Bilingualism A 16 year-old student is suspended for speaking Spanish in the halls of his school. The students bilingualism is seen more as a threat to people instead of an asset. The principal of the school suspended the student stating that it was not the first time that students have been asked not to speak Spanish in class...
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

ETH 125 The official language movement - Banishing...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online