Skip to comments.States encourage bilingualism with diploma seals
Posted on 06/28/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School this month, her diploma had a little something extra an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual.
Dual-language programs have gained in popularity across the country as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers, and more parents view bilingualism as necessary for their children's success in a globalized world.
Such programs are offered in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Russian, among other languages, and many have waiting lists.
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I wonder if they give them a special seal for actually speaking English.
Yeah, how about special recognition for speaking America’s REAL language, English, fluently?? Don’t bother asking the government that question.
More evidence that Reconquista is progressing just fine. In a few years the diplomas will read only in Spanish. The process starting with putting English and Spanish together then followed only by Spanish is called “shaping.”
Corvallis is spending more & more on schools while graduating fewer & fewer students. But at least they can speak a little Spanish. /sarc
Excellent. We’ll move to a point when we have absolutely no idea what the hell anybody is saying.
Lets all aspire to various forms of bastardized English.
Can I get one for Sindarin or Quenya?
My grandson went to kindergarten at a bi-lingual school in OR until my daughter pulled him out. Poor kid came home crying everyday because for a full half day no English was allowed. I asked one of his teachers why this was a good thing, and she said if they didn’t have that program she wouldn’t have a job.
My daughter was pretty fluent in several languages when she graduated from high school. She took three languages other than English and excelled in all of them. Her mind is great at processing languages, codes, symbols, etc.
I like Spanish, which is self taught. But English has much more facility.
Is she good at math? Pretty good major if one can afford it.
The funny thing about this particular daughter is that the school she attended is mostly populated by Mexicans. Daughter never learned to speak Spanish though she can translate it. The valedictorian gave her valedictory address in Spanish, and it was not translated to English. That was pretty darned annoying.
She took one of those math tests for college credit when she was a senior and tested out of both Calculus courses. She could make a lot of money one day though she has chosen to be a mommy now and go for the rest later. Hubby does not think daughter has very good math skills. Lol. (She was taught three ways to divide when she was in fourth grade. She stayed confused until she was a junior or senior in high school. Her method is crazy. )
As far as I am concerned, that’s a big FU to the host nation, our nation.
When did we sign off on surrender anyway?
Not faulting you here to don’t take it that way, but this is so wrong.
Oh hubby and I were pretty ticked off. But we were already ticked off with that school and were counting the seconds for our daughter’s ceremony to be over. It was eye opening. When our son graduated from another school with a similar population, I waited for the Spanish speech. It did not happen. I think one of the speeches was given in French! Lol.
This “anything but the U.S.” mentality is becoming so “in your face” it impossible to avoid any longer.
How about cursive?