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originally posted by: tigertatzen
Would you denounce a student with a speech impediment? Does that qualify as "jibber-jabber"? What about a thick accent from a kid whose first language is not English? Would you make them also bow to your lofty demands that you're students only speak perfect, clear English?
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: dragonridr
For the same reason, using anything but the English language in an English language class, is nothing more than a total failure to engage with the material.
originally posted by: crazyewok
Ebonics is NOT a language! Its just a bunch of jumbled nonsense because certain people are to stupid and lazy to speak correct English.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
I have a "side" im on here...but to play devils advocate....
....should the goal to be to teach students the most knowledge? Or to make them conform to societal norms?