Sunday, June 17, 2007

Language Flap

I see that Governor Schwarzenegger got in trouble for speaking the truth and also not being politically correct. Good for him!

The National Hispanic Media Coalition felt that the Governor was wrong and naive for suggesting that Hispanic students would have a better chance of success if they turned off the Hispanic tv stations.

I've always felt that foreign language stations, no matter the language, kept people from learning English. I even told that to my father when he was listening to a German radio station. If you can get all the information you need in your native language, why try to learn English.

It's wonderful to keep your background, but, as they say, "When in Rome do as the Romans do". I have more respect for a person with an accent than I do for one who won't speak English.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe that the Governor is correct. These are tough times and they demand tough regulations. For example: English only in the US of A. It must be known and spoken before admittance into the country for citizenship. Also, no promotion from grade to grade until each grade level has been mastered. Forget age! Stay put until you educate yourself level by level.
Tough love has positive payback. Without it, we all go under...eventually.