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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 03:43 PM
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60. Reason?
Is it any language you object to or just that particular one? What if the language offered was Italian or French, or some other European language? How about Latin the basis for most European languages? You see it's about producing bi-lingual children so that they can keep up with children in every other country of the world, most of whom speak another language fluently other than their own and more commonly several languages.
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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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