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'Adios' English school? Super wants all-Spanish

There are 119 comments on the worldnetdaily.com story from Jun 24, 2008, titled 'Adios' English school? Super wants all-Spanish. In it, worldnetdaily.com reports that:

Peter Gorman Dissatisfied with teaching in Spanish 85 percent of the time, a North Carolina superintendent is pushing for a $10 million budget that includes a plan for a school where only Spanish is spoken.

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JAMES ECUADOR

Quito, Ecuador

#101 Jun 27, 2008
Mariposa143 wrote:
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The ability to stop all illegals from entering has not be accomplished yet and due to that we have plenty of hispanics in ameica. I'm only saying if everyone wants to understand to the fullest what is really going on and how to fix the problem we have to be able to relate and understand them. In alot of schools in Mexico they teach english, they also plenty of americans who live there and vacation. Not all of Mexico is underdeveloped.
There are plenty of mexicans in no hurry to ever leave mexico.They are called successful,educated intelligent,patriots who do not need a better life. They have it already,but hay america thanks for taking all the others.
Manuel

Mariposa, CA

#102 Jun 27, 2008
Mariposa143 wrote:
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Excuse you, I am an american born of american parents. I chose to have an open minded life and marry a mexican and we had children. That makes them mexican/american, by heritage and by birth rights. My children know about both of their heritages and support both of the countrys. Its a possible thing if there wasn't so many ignorant and racist people in the world. My children are learning about the war and even adopted a soldier to send care packages to (by the way he is a hispanic soldier) and they also know about their anscestors and family in mexico. So yeah my children are both mexican and american.
You have done your children a disservice by committing them to both Mexico and the United States. It is one thing to understand where you come from, your heritage and your roots and quite another to show loyalty to Mexico but claiming to be US citizens. They will grow up unconnected to no country. Not the United States and certainly not Mexico. You have created a kind or country purgatory for your children where they will feel isolated from both Mexico and the United States with major resentment. They will never fit in nor feel a sense of belonging to any country. They will always carry a sense of emptiness the same as many anchor babies do. What a shame.
GETA LIFE

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#103 Jun 27, 2008
JAMES ECUADOR wrote:
<quoted text> There are plenty of mexicans in no hurry to ever leave mexico.They are called successful,educated intelligent,patriots who do not need a better life. They have it already,but hay america thanks for taking all the others.


Well uh..actually James there is a hugh movement that is re-directing all these low life loosers back in your direction....SOUTH. I agree there are plenty of very well off mexicans that would never leave mexico, they are not the problem. Why doesn't the mexican governement help their own poor?/ What a corrupt country mexico is. Say are you aprt of it or just support them from another country???
texmex

San Antonio, TX

#104 Jun 27, 2008
Mariposa143 wrote:
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Excuse you, I am an american born of american parents. I chose to have an open minded life and marry a mexican and we had children. That makes them mexican/american, by heritage and by birth rights. My children know about both of their heritages and support both of the countrys. Its a possible thing if there wasn't so many ignorant and racist people in the world. My children are learning about the war and even adopted a soldier to send care packages to (by the way he is a hispanic soldier) and they also know about their anscestors and family in mexico. So yeah my children are both mexican and american.
you are such a wonderful mother and I applaude you for letting your children know about both of their cultures. I am also a mexican/american. My parents have been legal residents for a long time now and I love going to mexico and just experiencing a totally different culture.. some people on here are rude and vulgar so don'nt let them detour you.

Since: May 08

Bascom, OH

#105 Jun 28, 2008
My daughter's father is Mexican too. however I'm raising her to be an AMERICAN. Sure, I let my bf (also a Mexican) teach her Spanish and so forth, but her first language is ENGLISH. I want her to know about Mexico, but I also want her to know who she is an AMERICAN by birth and by allegiance. I would never send her to an all Spanish school b/c English is the language of the US. If she learns about the Mexican culture and the Spanish language I want it to be at home. And maybe when she's old enough I'll take to MX. She is AMERICAN no matter who her father is and I don't want her to be confused. It's not really possible to have loyalties to two different countries. If we were to go to war with MX, who's side would you and your "Mexican/American" children be on?

“Illegals are not immigrants...”

Since: Apr 07

Mid-south, USA

#106 Jun 28, 2008
Mariposa143 wrote:
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Excuse you, I am an american born of american parents. I chose to have an open minded life and marry a mexican and we had children. That makes them mexican/american, by heritage and by birth rights. My children know about both of their heritages and support both of the countrys. Its a possible thing if there wasn't so many ignorant and racist people in the world. My children are learning about the war and even adopted a soldier to send care packages to (by the way he is a hispanic soldier) and they also know about their anscestors and family in mexico. So yeah my children are both mexican and american.
So, is your Mexican husband here legally? And for your FYI, you are twisting your child's minds, if they were born here, they ARE American...hyphenated Americans have skewed loyalties if they have any at all. You just don't get it, do you...open-minded? Keep telling yourself that.
sean1030

Hartsdale, NY

#108 Jun 28, 2008
He should lose his job. Want to be educated in Spanish? Take your a** back to Me - Hee -Co where you can learn all the Spanish you want to. Unfortunately this is the direction this country is going.
sean1030

Hartsdale, NY

#109 Jun 28, 2008
Poor White Girl wrote:
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Learning English will help them more than not. They already know Spanish, obviously. The intelligent way to go would be to teach them English.
That thing about the Pledge of Allegience cracked me up. Saying the Pledge in Spanish is the ultimate oxymoron. If you pledge your allegience to a country, you say the pledge in the language of that country. I don't care if the entire audience was 100% Mexican. My God! Don't desecrate my flag by pledging allegience to it in Spanish!
It's just more proof of the attitude of entitlement that these people have. They aren't here because they love America and want to live here, they are only here to suck the resources out of this country for as long as they can. I'm not fooled or a fool.
As far as it not being the fault of the children, you are right. It is, however, the fault of their parents and their fitness to raise a child should be questioned for endangering them with their choice to evade the laws of this country and live here, in hiding. What a great lessen to teach a child. I'm sure that lessen will be the one that they carry into adulthood, then your kids can deal with it.
It is the fault of the parents. My mother is Spanish, my dad is black. My son's mother is Norweigian, but I raised him speaking Spanish and English. My son actually is an English Teacher in Ct. When I was growing up, my mother raised me to believe it was disrespectful to speak Spanish in front of others who did not. I got slapped in my mouth many times for talking Spanish in front of English speaking people. In turn, I forbade my son to speak spanish in front of English-Only speaking people. A few slaps in the mouth and he learned real quick. He knows about his Spanish culture, his Norweigian culture and his black culture. Because I taught it to him. NOT the school.

“Illegals are not immigrants...”

Since: Apr 07

Mid-south, USA

#112 Jun 28, 2008
sean1030 wrote:
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It is the fault of the parents. My mother is Spanish, my dad is black. My son's mother is Norweigian, but I raised him speaking Spanish and English. My son actually is an English Teacher in Ct. When I was growing up, my mother raised me to believe it was disrespectful to speak Spanish in front of others who did not. I got slapped in my mouth many times for talking Spanish in front of English speaking people. In turn, I forbade my son to speak spanish in front of English-Only speaking people. A few slaps in the mouth and he learned real quick. He knows about his Spanish culture, his Norweigian culture and his black culture. Because I taught it to him. NOT the school.
Thank you...you have shown how it is possible to retain one's culture and language, while showing respect by learning and speakig the host country's language...it shouldn't be the other way around. It is refreshing to hear that there are thoughtful and respectful people out there such as you and your obviously wonderful mom! Your comment made my day!
imo

Houston, TX

#113 Jun 28, 2008
Nothing wrong in being multi-lingual at home or where ever , however primary language needs to be one. English in case of US. It is needed to keep the country communicate properly.
JAMES ECUADOR

Quito, Ecuador

#114 Jun 29, 2008
GETA LIFE wrote:
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Well uh..actually James there is a hugh movement that is re-directing all these low life loosers back in your direction....SOUTH. I agree there are plenty of very well off mexicans that would never leave mexico, they are not the problem. Why doesn't the mexican governement help their own poor?/ What a corrupt country mexico is. Say are you aprt of it or just support them from another country???
I vacation in Mexico often and can't understand why the american government is losing the battle with illegals.It's just a matter of arresting them, just like they would do to an illegal american that overstayed his visa in Mexico.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#115 Jun 29, 2008
b4its2late wrote:
<quoted text>Spanish a very important language? Why do you say that? Are spanish people going to take over the buisness world? Maybe it will be science. Hmmm could be the financial world. No, they may be real important in the medical field. You know inventing medical devices and new drugs. spanish will be a very important language, you crack me up.
I can only agree with the new drug part.Something that is cheap and will addict the user even faster.
sean1030

Hartsdale, NY

#116 Jun 30, 2008
cudzuqueen wrote:
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Thank you...you have shown how it is possible to retain one's culture and language, while showing respect by learning and speakig the host country's language...it shouldn't be the other way around. It is refreshing to hear that there are thoughtful and respectful people out there such as you and your obviously wonderful mom! Your comment made my day!
As a school principal, I have a constant battle with my office staff regarding speaking spanish to parents who speak English well. That is the difference between people who have class, and those who don't. If you have classs, you know NOT to speak a foreign language in front of those who do not know it. If it is a MUST, you should excuse yourself and explain that the person you're talking to doesn't speak English. At least that's how I was raised. I believe that if more foreign people followed this rule, then there would be less prejudice and discrimination against immigrants. Thanks for the compliment, by the way.

Since: Apr 07

Columbus, OH

#117 Jun 30, 2008
JAMES ECUADOR wrote:
<quoted text>I vacation in Mexico often and can't understand why the american government is losing the battle with illegals.It's just a matter of arresting them, just like they would do to an illegal american that overstayed his visa in Mexico.
Hint: NAU,SPP,Trilateral commission.

“Illegals are not immigrants...”

Since: Apr 07

Mid-south, USA

#118 Jun 30, 2008
sean1030 wrote:
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As a school principal, I have a constant battle with my office staff regarding speaking spanish to parents who speak English well. That is the difference between people who have class, and those who don't. If you have classs, you know NOT to speak a foreign language in front of those who do not know it. If it is a MUST, you should excuse yourself and explain that the person you're talking to doesn't speak English. At least that's how I was raised. I believe that if more foreign people followed this rule, then there would be less prejudice and discrimination against immigrants. Thanks for the compliment, by the way.
And I bet your school is run like a well-oiled clock!!! You are right on the money...again! Your faculty is very lucky to be lead by somebody who doesn't hide behind feelings, rather one who uses common sense approaches to sensitive issues. We need more principals like you.
Alleycat79

Las Vegas, NV

#119 Jul 1, 2008
Spanish speaking people are the only ones that are catered to. Why? We don't do it for any other language speaking people. Last time I used a phone I didn't hear .. press 3 for German.. 4 for Italian.. 5 for Japanese.. 6 for Tagalog. We don't teach our students in Chinese and there are more Chinese in the world. We need to stop catering to these people. People that immigrated here from other language speaking countries(other then Spanish)for the most part,learn English and are proud of it. I know someone is going to post"you should learn Spanish". If someone wants to learn Spanish,fine. This is the United States we speak English. We shouldn't have to learn Spanish to survive in our own country.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#120 Jul 1, 2008
That's like the joke about a mex and a cue ball. the harder ya hit'em the better the english!!!1

“PlainThoughtsDel iveredRoughly”

Since: Aug 07

TheUniverseBendsTowardsJustice

#121 Jul 1, 2008
Ed Teach wrote:
That's like the joke about a mex and a cue ball. the harder ya hit'em the better the english!!!1
Good one Black Beard!

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#122 Jul 1, 2008
Captain Jack wrote:
<quoted text>Good one Black Beard!
Danke, mein Herr!

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