JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3108 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
You are right, it is extremely hard to believe. This is discrimination without a doubt. Who gives a shit what language the kids speak, especially if it is the "national" language of the country they are living and going to school in.
If this is a true law, my guess is that it will not last much longer at all. This incident only fueled its doomed failure.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
So let me get this right. A non-Enlgish speaking only school bus?
In the US?
What a crock of BS.
And let me toss this out while I'm at it.
Could you imagine the uproar if there was an English Speaking Only school bus! Holy shit, every damned bleeding heat liberal group of whackos in the US would be filing suit today . . . .
And, God save us all, if the driver kicked three kids off the English ONLY school bus for speaking some other language . . . he/she'd be fired that day. And there'd be all the requisite crap about the drivers insensitivities and we'd all get assurance this would never happen again . . .
First, abolish that NON-English speaking only school bus.
Second, smack the driver of said bus for being an idiot.
Interestingly, I wanna see how many bleeding heart pop in here declaring the non-English speaking school bus proper and fair - and wonder how many would say the same about an English speaking only school bus.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5): That the school district decided to allocate their resources to collect the students for the special schools separately from the students for the regular schools? Don't see a problem with it really.
At first i was like what the devil was going indeed, children being kicked off the bus for speaking english according to the titles. But come on, when you read the article everything falls into place. I mean, who didn't say "oh that's why" after reading the article. I think we tend dramatize things a bit much, and adding the other quirks we have from other possible non related issues, we get a bit excited.
I kinda see it as AeroWesty does. Special bus for certain students, parents need to know what bus their kids are to get on. The same does happen with disabled kids etc..
maybe, but primarily
A) bad organisation
B) not realising that by segregating the "non-English-speakers" they make learning English for them more difficult. Contact with people of the same age might help them.