Arizona Grades Teachers on Fluency

Arizona Grades Teachers on Fluency

There are 112 comments on the online.wsj.com story from Dec 30, 2010, titled Arizona Grades Teachers on Fluency. In it, online.wsj.com reports that:

By MIRIAM JORDAN PHOENIX - As the academic year winds down, Creighton School Principal Rosemary Agneessens faces a wrenching decision: what to do with veteran teachers whom the state education department says don't speak English well enough.

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WTF

Lansing, MI

#1 Dec 30, 2010
AAArg WHY BOTHER???

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#2 Dec 30, 2010
Sounds like an easy decision to me. Only question I have is, why in the hell are teaching in the first place if they can't speak English?
2023 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Dec 30, 2010
Wett St. Johno! ;-00h, goood morning Iria ;) readie for Nu Yea!:)
2023 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Dec 30, 2010
WTF wrote:
AAArg WHY BOTHER???
no ask no tell!!! ;)
Electric Wizard

Woodbridge, VA

#5 Dec 30, 2010
Teachers who cannot speak English? You got to be kidding me.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#6 Dec 30, 2010
Do the same thing Florida does with blacks that can't speak english well enough....

keep them on the payroll and let the kids continue to fail and grow up speaking ghetto.
2023 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Dec 30, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
Sounds like an easy decision to me. Only question I have is, why in the hell are teaching in the first place if they can't speak English?
if U dun't speak you can use yo finger as sign Language?! ;-00
Megyn

Tempe, AZ

#8 Dec 30, 2010
Electric Wizard wrote:
Teachers who cannot speak English? You got to be kidding me.
Hey! This is Arizona, or Arimexico if you prefer,.
2023 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Dec 30, 2010
Megyn wrote:
<quoted text> Hey! This is Arizona, or Arimexico if you prefer,.
;-0000 ASU not USA? ;)
2023 Orwel

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Dec 30, 2010
Electric Wizard wrote:
Teachers who cannot speak English? You got to be kidding me.
Oxford or Cambrige of UK? US Englishy? ;-000h, only qualify is The Queen Speech! ;-0000
Can You Hear Me

Fenton, MO

#11 Dec 30, 2010
Simple solution.

Arizona should make English their official legal language.

All government meetings, court, schools, ect. would be mandated as English only. The state would no longer be forced to pay for Interpreters or ESL.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#12 Dec 30, 2010
How do you even hire teachers that can't speak ENGLISH well? W-T-F!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#13 Dec 30, 2010
Can You Hear Me wrote:
Simple solution.
Arizona should make English their official legal language.
All government meetings, court, schools, ect. would be mandated as English only. The state would no longer be forced to pay for Interpreters or ESL.
AMEN to that!

There are some teachers here in Central Florida that can barely speak English too. It's disgusting and the children suffer. In some cases the children are of illegals and they don't speak English well so you have a teacher speaking spanish or Spanglish to them while the other elementary school kids are thinking W-T-F it that!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#14 Dec 30, 2010
LOL wrote:
Do the same thing Florida does with blacks that can't speak english well enough....
keep them on the payroll and let the kids continue to fail and grow up speaking ghetto.
It's "Ebonics" LOL!

And the POS Obama endorses it by creating a gov position for it. What a piece of Filth!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#15 Dec 30, 2010
dragoon70056 wrote:
Sounds like an easy decision to me. Only question I have is, why in the hell are teaching in the first place if they can't speak English?
Agree.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#16 Dec 30, 2010
Obama's Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts

24th Aug 2010

Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts DEA wants Black English linguists to decipher bugged calls Department of Justice are looking to hire NINE linguists fluent in Ebonics so that they can figure out what in the holy hell people who are the subjects of drug investigations are saying.

In some of the official documents from the DoJ, Ebonics is listed as an Actual Language.

http://democratifi.com/news/Obamas-Justice-De...
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#17 Dec 30, 2010
Reminds me of the "CODE TALKERS" in WW2 from the South West ,...Drove all enemies NUTS!!....Indians were proficient in Spanish,Navajo,and English...they did a great job...come home with lots of honor and medals....Nothing wrong with being multi lingual..Most cannot speak English well..and these people can say HELLO in many languages!....now take "RAPP"talk that's English Or is it ?.......

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#18 Dec 30, 2010
Well right off, that is certainly gonna hurt some of the WASP teachers who say git for get, and liberry for library.
scout

United States

#19 Dec 30, 2010
Only Americans are allowed to be teachers.

duh.

“The Left-Right Paradigm”

Since: Jul 09

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#20 Dec 30, 2010
"We are just beginning to put our toe in the water to see if this is something that our residents are interested in as an option for their children,"

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/111573...
South St. Paul considers English-Spanish immersion
Native speakers of English and Spanish would learn each other's languages in the same classes.

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