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Little incentive exists, they say, to move out of the ELL program, which collects federal dollars for every enrolled student.

What a great system we have let the "educators" build for us.

1 posted on 07/16/2012 5:59:41 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes
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I had the same thing growing up. I was the only hispanic in my class, short and dark, I looked like Juan Valdez's young son. They took me aside three times, and "interviewed" me to make sure that I didn't need to go into special classes to learn english.

I was born in the USA, and I spoke (and still do) PERFECT standard American midwestern English. But they kept trying to get me into the class. I was mildly annoyed, but somewhat amused too.

Recently, my son, who also speaks perfect english, was singled out as needing special english classes. He is very shy, and during his interview, he didnt talk much, so they figured he needed classes. Hilarious.

2 posted on 07/16/2012 6:06:33 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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I was reading quickly and assumed this was Manchester, UK and that it was a put-down of how American talk, and how the Queen's school system found our command of English to be somewhat wanting.

Nope. It's just US. Being stupid. As usual.

5 posted on 07/16/2012 6:16:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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Deep in the article is this key statement.

“Little incentive exists, they say, to move out of the ELL program, which collects federal dollars for every enrolled student.”

If you want less of something, tax it. If you want more, subsidize it.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 6:22:13 AM PDT by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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