Phatferd wrote:I wish I was forced to take Spanish as early as possible, like 1st grade.
Now that I am in College and forced to take it to get my degree, it is so frickin' hard. It is the single most difficult class I have ever taken and I still need to take Spanish 102 after this one!
They started teaching my son Spanish in kindergarten! He wasn't even fluent in English yet!
The outcry was so bad that they did away with that program in a hurry.
Webster11 wrote:Yup I can definetely see why security was an issue at your school. Hopefully you can see why it might seem strange if not ridiculous to me that two kids speaking spanish would be considered a security threat
Absolutely. Every school is different, and we all have been through different things, different experiences, etc, which is why it's great to discuss things like this and get other opinions.
I really didn't think the kid would get this much attention in this thread. I thought the bigger picture would be discussed more. IE: Money the schools are wasting by printing up everything twice, finally getting it established federally to get rid of that practice and establish once and for all that we speak English in America (maybe even go so far as to finally establish English as our official language), those that are against it to explain where the lines are as to how many languages everything should be printed in, how many languages teachers should be expected to learn in order to get their degrees, etc, etc, etc. All of that seems to have been skipped over, and all that's really been discussed is one kid who refuses to follow school rules. Ah well.