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dustbunnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #40
50. 1 1/2 hours a week isn't exactly "immersion."
Edited on Mon Feb-09-09 03:54 PM by dustbunnie
It's like trying to sell a Big Mac as Chateaubriand.

Edit: Bwahaha, all those hours of immersion and I can't even spell Chateaubriand. :rofl:
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  -parents in 'an uproar' over teaching social studies in Spanish WI_DEM  Feb-09-09 12:13 PM   #0 
  - ijuts . . .  mzteris   Feb-09-09 12:14 PM   #1 
  - They should have to learn our language, but as Amurikans we don't have to learn theres!  WI_DEM   Feb-09-09 12:20 PM   #5 
  - It sounds like the real problem is that parents believe that  kiva   Feb-09-09 12:32 PM   #13 
  - History does get the short end of the stick, after the arts.  Chulanowa   Feb-09-09 12:36 PM   #15 
  - I love the last sentence...fascism with a smile indeed.  kiva   Feb-09-09 12:53 PM   #24 
     - Hell, the Arts take a hit  kentauros   Feb-09-09 01:05 PM   #28 
     - Well, the reason they use coaches is pretty simple...  Chulanowa   Feb-09-09 01:26 PM   #35 
        - This is the reason, IMO, that it's important  kiva   Feb-09-09 02:34 PM   #41 
        - Yup, yup  Chulanowa   Feb-09-09 03:46 PM   #61 
        - Hah, your mom sounds like mine...  a la izquierda   Feb-09-09 02:41 PM   #43 
           - I don't remember any of my High School teachers, except one  Chulanowa   Feb-09-09 03:43 PM   #59 
  - You think these residents of WI won't have enough opportunities  EFerrari   Feb-09-09 12:45 PM   #21 
  - I teach history, too, and while I can see that  enlightenment   Feb-09-09 01:06 PM   #29 
  - Your post nails it! nt  dustbunnie   Feb-09-09 01:24 PM   #33 
  - I live in Madison -  mzteris   Feb-09-09 03:08 PM   #49 
  - Absoulutely  Still Sensible   Feb-09-09 03:28 PM   #53 
  - Which History do you teach, that written by Republicans or Liberals?  Winterblues   Feb-09-09 01:08 PM   #30 
  - Ummm, I think that my PhD in history sort of says  kiva   Feb-09-09 02:10 PM   #37 
  - You are quite correct in that I haven't opened a history book in over four decades  Winterblues   Feb-09-09 04:25 PM   #66 
  - Oh my. You've been out of the classroom for quite awhile,  enlightenment   Feb-09-09 02:22 PM   #38 
  - actually - my son  mzteris   Feb-09-09 03:03 PM   #48 
  - About 16 years ago  LibertyLover   Feb-09-09 04:39 PM   #68 
  - Yeah, who needs to learn social studies anyways. nt  anonymous171   Feb-09-09 02:23 PM   #39 
     - doing both at the same time -  mzteris   Feb-09-09 03:01 PM   #47 
  - Something tells me...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-09-09 12:15 PM   #2 
  - We have a couple of possibilities here.  Veritas_et_Aequitas   Feb-09-09 12:18 PM   #3 
  - While, as you say, ...  surrealAmerican   Feb-09-09 03:57 PM   #62 
  - I agree. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-09-09 12:19 PM   #4 
  - "Force-fed"? Good grief.  Blue_In_AK   Feb-09-09 12:20 PM   #6 
  - I have a friend from Argentina who said that there you could choose  treestar   Feb-09-09 02:41 PM   #44 
  - Without immersion in a language, it is difficult to achieve fluency.  no_hypocrisy   Feb-09-09 12:21 PM   #7 
  - And being next to Canada, they might prefer their kids learn French. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-09-09 12:25 PM   #10 
     - Wisconsin isn't really next to Canada  KamaAina   Feb-09-09 12:40 PM   #17 
        - I'll bet they hear an awful lot of Canadian radio and TV. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-09-09 12:42 PM   #19 
           - I doubt they get much, if any, French tv or radio.  dustbunnie   Feb-09-09 12:50 PM   #23 
              - Lived in Canada for four years and CBC broadcasts in both languages. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-09-09 12:55 PM   #25 
              - I'm a transplant myself.  dustbunnie   Feb-09-09 01:03 PM   #26 
                 - Then why should kids learn history in Spanish? nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-09-09 01:09 PM   #31 
                    - Not sure I follow?  dustbunnie   Feb-09-09 01:17 PM   #32 
                       - If you want to work in Europe, French or German is better. In Latin Am. Portuguese ...  Captain Hilts   Feb-09-09 03:32 PM   #55 
                          - Oh for sure. But the average American will probably stay put.  dustbunnie   Feb-09-09 04:01 PM   #64 
              - Not this part of Wisconsin, this is down in the southern part of the state  WI_DEM   Feb-09-09 02:48 PM   #46 
  - Quite right, quite right! God forbid the children should be challenged at all! It's too much!  ogneopasno   Feb-09-09 12:24 PM   #8 
  - Can these conservatives get any stupider and still live?  Warpy   Feb-09-09 12:24 PM   #9 
  - Don't know much about immersion learning  JoDog   Feb-09-09 12:26 PM   #11 
  - I took Spanish in a community college, in an immersion class -  old mark   Feb-09-09 12:38 PM   #16 
  - Awww. Just give the tykes graham crackers and milk. God forbid they be "challenged".  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-09-09 12:27 PM   #12 
  - I see both sides of the issue and, quite frankly, I don't care.  Deja Q   Feb-09-09 12:35 PM   #14 
  - This program sounds fascinating!  ColbertWatcher   Feb-09-09 12:42 PM   #18 
  - Ahhh, the Milwaukee 'burbs  PVnRT   Feb-09-09 12:43 PM   #20 
  - Sounds like a useless program to me.  dustbunnie   Feb-09-09 12:46 PM   #22 
  - it depends if it interfers or enhances their studies. i am saddened that they dont have a  seabeyond   Feb-09-09 01:03 PM   #27 
  - Someone should let them know that being bi-lingual  NeedleCast   Feb-09-09 01:24 PM   #34 
  - These knuckle draggers need to be dropped down in Europe.  4_TN_TITANS   Feb-09-09 02:08 PM   #36 
  - It's not that we're too proud...  MellowDem   Feb-09-09 02:35 PM   #42 
  - "Force-fed"...yeah, it's called immersion foreign language teaching, you ignorant cheese curd. nt  Bluebear   Feb-09-09 02:25 PM   #40 
  - 1 1/2 hours a week isn't exactly "immersion."  dustbunnie   Feb-09-09 03:12 PM   #50 
     - well u get the idea  Bluebear   Feb-09-09 03:29 PM   #54 
  - That title is misleading.  anonymous171   Feb-09-09 02:43 PM   #45 
  - I can see their problem  dsc   Feb-09-09 03:15 PM   #51 
  - Gotta Be On The Side Of The Parents With This One.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-09-09 03:18 PM   #52 
  - Naturally  Bluebear   Feb-09-09 03:39 PM   #58 
  - Thank God it passed.  AlCzervik   Feb-09-09 03:58 PM   #63 
  - Reason?  Cleita   Feb-09-09 03:43 PM   #60 
     - (crickets)  Bluebear   Feb-10-09 05:38 PM   #69 
  - maybe they can flip around, use history in the language classes.  AlCzervik   Feb-09-09 03:34 PM   #56 
  - Would they be happier if it were German or Swedish?  Cleita   Feb-09-09 03:39 PM   #57 
     - Spanish should take precedence  EndersDame   Feb-09-09 04:05 PM   #65 
        - That's the big picture, but the smaller picture is producing children fluent  Cleita   Feb-09-09 04:29 PM   #67 
 

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