Monday, February 11, 2008

Clueless Parents Fight to Keep Kids from Learning Spanish

A few parents in the Grapevine-Colleyville school district resent their children being taught a little bit of Spanish (one semester, and only in one class two days a week). Obviously these particular parents don't know much about Texas history or the importance of Spanish speakers to it. In what way is keeping your children from learning a good thing?

I could have posted links to the original story when it first came out. I thought linking to an editorial rebuttal would be a better choice. At least the author is writing from a sane perspective.

The parents in question were eating up the sensational local news coverage like candy. Their kids are who I worry about. How can education be priority one in a home that willfully fights against learning. The parent in question doesn't find fault with teaching other languages... meaning she's specifically discriminating against Spanish. That conjures up a number of choice descriptions about her character, but which I do not wish to type here.

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