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I thought schools are where we teach our children how to learn to become a productive members of society.
Not speaking the official language of your country is not productive. If they move here which I really don't have a problem with then they need to learn to speak english. You would think these parents would realize that.
Overheard at a grocery store by someone waiting in line behind a woman speaking on her cellphone in another language.
Ahead of her was a white man. After the woman hangs up, he speaks up.
Man: " I didn't want to say anything while you were on the phone, but you're in America now. You need to speak English."
Woman: Excuse me?"
Man *very slowly* "If you want to speak Mexican, go back to Mexico. In America, we speak English."
Woman: "Sir, I was speaking Navajo (Native American Language). If you want to speak English. go back to England."
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
The following states have existing official language laws on their books: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming. A small handful date back more than a few decades, such as Louisiana (1811) and Nebraska (1920).
Ban it in lessons - sure, Ban it in school meetings and so on, no problem.
But to ban students speaking languages ANYWHERE on school campus seems draconian and unfair.
I dont see how kids in the school yard or sports field, hanging out, chatting with friends in whatever language they like, actually affects anyone?