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Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:35 am

http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/S21143.html?cat=1

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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:41 am

So the Hmong kids have to stop speaking English when they get on that bus? Brilliant.

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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:48 am

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.


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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:49 am

According to the story:

"However, the district points out, that particular bus route serves one of three language academies. The one at Phalen Lake is for Hmong students learning English.

The academies all have separate bus routes to keep its students together."


Hey good one, the kids tried to get on the wrong bus. Slow news day?
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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:51 am

So let me get this right. A non-Enlgish speaking only school bus?

In the US?

 rotfl  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.
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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:01 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
I wanna see how many bleeding heart pop in here declaring the non-English speaking school bus proper and fair

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.

Was the change they made handled improperly, by not notifying this particular set of parents beforehand? Certainly.
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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:09 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
A non-Enlgish speaking only school bus?

 hissyfit 

No, a bus designated to a particular school (academy) that the kids had no business being on for two reasons:

1. that particular bus route serves one of three language academies. The one at Phalen Lake is for Hmong students learning English.

The academies all have separate bus routes to keep its students together.

2. the Armstrongs no longer live in the Phalen Lake School boundary because they moved last year.
 
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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:13 am

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?

Happens here in Phoenix, special buses for the Pappas school for Homeless Children, special buses for the disabled etc.
Sounds like the parents didn't do their homework.
 
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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:32 pm

I say let the segregation occur.

It's been demonstrated time and time again that native English speaking students suffer when educated with non-English speakers.

Come here, learn English, speak it well enough to be barely noticed, and live happily ever after.

I don't care what the country of origin is.
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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..
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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:49 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 8):
Come here, learn English, speak it well enough to be barely noticed, and live happily ever after.

..And this is written somewhere in the Constitution, right?
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RE: Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English

Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:01 pm

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 2):
discrimination

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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.

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