Reading Reflection #3

Reading Reflection #3 - Yip 1 Stacey Yip EDS 136/139 Sarah...

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Yip 1 Stacey Yip EDS 136/139 Sarah Simpson 18 April 2011 Reading Reflection #3 In Valdes’ article, Immigrant Children and the Teaching of English , she raises a number of important questions regarding language learning in American education systems. She starts with two broad questions: What is the place of immigrants in the society and what responsibilities does the nation have for educating the children of both legal and illegal immigrants? In response to these two broad questions, I would say that there is always a place for immigrants in society because America is all about the values of freedom, opportunity, and equality. If immigrants did have a place in American society, then I would not be where I am today since my parents are both immigrants from Hong Kong who came in search of better opportunities for themselves. As far as legal and illegal immigrants, I think the nation has a responsibility in providing education for children of legal immigrants but not illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants go directly against the law, so I do not believe that America’s education
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