ETH 125 week 7 checkpoint

ETH 125 week 7 checkpoint - 1 Banishing Bilingualism In a...

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Banishing Bilingualism In a time where large amounts of teachers will begin to retire, there is an opportunity with laws made that guarantee a non-english speaking student’s 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 children’s first language (Katz and Kohl, 2002). The Bilingualism Debate Remakes California Politics California’s 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 student’s bilingualism is seen more as a threat to people instead of an asset. Acquiring writing skills in a third language: the positive effects of bilingualism The hypothesis is that the students who are learning Basque, Spanish and English receive
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