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Old Dec 9th 2005, 4:46 pm
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Anyone else think this is frankly, ridiculous?

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Old Dec 9th 2005, 5:37 pm
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Yeah, like, totally, ridiculous, I'm all like, yeah whatever!

Sorry, had to do it. Yes I do, it's absolutely ridiculous.
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Old Dec 9th 2005, 6:07 pm
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Eso está como tan injusto. Significo por qué puede hablamos español. Este como chupa totalmente. ¡Cualquier!

Ay, all* voy otra vez. Obtendré mi abrigo. Scorchio
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Originally Posted by Schnorbitz
Eso está como tan injusto. Significo por qué puede hablamos español. Este como chupa totalmente. ¡Cualquier!

Ay, allê voy otra vez. Obtendré mi abrigo. Scorchio
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That is like so unfair. I mean why can't we speak Spanish. This like totally sucks. Whatever!

Oops, there I go again. I'll get my coat. Scorchio

www.freetranslation.com. Doesn't quite work in Spanish back to English
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Originally Posted by Schnorbitz
Eso está como tan injusto. Significo por qué puede hablamos español. Este como chupa totalmente. ¡Cualquier!

Ay, allê voy otra vez. Obtendré mi abrigo. Scorchio

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Default Re: Kid suspended for speaking Spanish between class

Originally Posted by Schnorbitz
Eso está como tan injusto. Significo por qué puede hablamos español. Este como chupa totalmente. ¡Cualquier!
That is like so unfair. I mean why can't we speak Spanish. This like totally sucks. Whatever!

Oops, there I go again. I'll get my coat. Scorchio

www.freetranslation.com. Doesn't quite work in Spanish back to English
Believe me, it didn't work from English to Spanish either.
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Believe me, it didn't work from English to Spanish either.

www.freetranslation.com is a load of "cobberleros"
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Anyone else think this is frankly, ridiculous?

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Ridiculous doesn't even begin to cover it.

This is disgraceful. The fact that this child speaks Spanish should be seen as an asset and his bilingualism should be encouraged, not something for which he should be punished.

I wonder if they teach foreign languages at this school -- and if they do, what happens when the students complete their assignments? Are they permanently expelled from school??

As someone who studied Spanish from age 13 all the way through my last year at university -- and earned a bachelor's degree in it -- I find this school's actions extremely offensive. It completely sends the wrong message -- that speaking a language besides English is akin to fighting, vandalism, aggressiveness or inappropriate behavior, or any other act which leads a student to be suspended from school.

Can you imagine if schools in Europe punished their students for speaking English in their free time? It wouldn't happen -- because they actually value the benefits of multilingualism.

I really liked what his father had to say about the matter:

"[Zach's father, Lorenzo] Rubio, a U.S. citizen, credits U.S. immigration law for his decision to fight his son's suspension. 'You can't just walk in and become a citizen,' he said. 'They make you take this government test. I studied for that test, and I learned that in America, they can't punish you unless you violate a written policy.'"

BTW, if you want to you can email the school's principal to voice your disagreement (and/or disgust) with her decision to suspend him. I just might take a few minutes to do this myself...

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Old Dec 9th 2005, 7:18 pm
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With this crap and that, like, totally heinous "intelligent design" crap or whatever, can we just, like, nuke Kansas n'stuff?
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Old Dec 9th 2005, 7:24 pm
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I think it was the right thing to do. We wouldn't want to try and encourage others at that school to learn the second most spoken language in the world...

English only for my kids, please kind Sirs!

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