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Old 02-24-2009, 08:22 PM
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Default California School Spends $10,000 a Year to Teach Spanish...

...to kids who are already fluent in Spanish.


A middle school in Southern California is spending $10,000 a year to teach Advanced Placement Spanish to 35 of its 650 students -- and all but one of them are already fluent in Spanish.

Thirty-four of the kids in the AP class are from Mexico or are the children of Mexican immigrants. They all grew up speaking Spanish at home.

The program -- the only one of its kind in California -- has outraged some critics who say they are concerned that the AP course wastes public resources – including taxpayer dollars – to teach native Spanish speakers how to speak their native language in an American public school.

“In public schools, Spanish speakers should put their focus on making sure that they are fluent in English and equipped to speak the kind of English that will open the doors of opportunity to them in this country,” says K.C. McAlpin, executive director of Pro English, a non-profit organization promoting English as the official language of the United States.“I think this school is kind of playing games with educational resources, that you know, I think any taxpayers, especially local taxpayers, would object to,” McAlpin told FOXnews.com.But administrators at Lemon Grove Middle School, located eight miles outside San Diego, are enthusiastic about the program, which they say will help prepare the 6th- through 8th-graders for college.
But McAlpin is not convinced. “This whole thing about building their self confidence is a bunch of hooey," he said.

"Students are not fooled by this. If anything they’re going to – they’ll be inclined to become cynical about the system. And how it can be rigged in their favor.”
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:29 AM
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*159 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK*

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like it is today, except
the women had real breasts and the men didn't hold hands
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In all due respect, I seriously doubt if anything can be accomplished with $10,000 in California, even teaching Meskins how to speak their own language. The intellectual equivalent is paying someone to teach fish how to swim. But don't tell those morons in Kauliphonia, as someone will apply for a government grant to do just that! And this land of legislative fruits, nuts, and flakes is amazed that they have a budget deficit? Sheeesh.
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Es muy util pa' hablar Espanol. Pienso que la cosas mas util que aprendi en las escuelas de California fueron Espanol y la Trigonometria. Pienso qu el hijo de puta racialista arriba de me tiene su cabeza tanto lejo adentro de sus nalgas que no puede ver el sol. Aqui se encuentra el dedo contestando.

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Mientras que es útil hablar otra lengua es una pérdida de la hora y de dinero de enseñarle a la gente que la sabe ya. Se ha probado que incluso la enseñanza del bilingüe hará el proceso de aprendizaje más lento. El dinero pasado en ese esfuerzo es el dinero perdido… no que no utilizan nuestros políticos a hacer eso.
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'Smatter, slurp, don't you have the cajones to write your vulgar drivel in English? I don't think you do, as you're a gutless wonder. I dare you to write your insults in English.
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OK, James, you have one more chance to 'man-up,' and post a translation of what you said about me, or I'll do it. Let's see if you're man enough.
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