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06/30/07

Your Turn: Education

We asked you to consider this, and you did.  Now it's your turn.

A viewer from Zavalla writes:

My child goes to Zavalla High School.  I would like to know why is there no summer school to help my 12th grader for the TAKS test to be taken July 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th?  It is so sad that this test lets down so many students who will quit school because they can't pass these tests...[yet no help is provided in the summer.]

This from a viewer in Nacogdoches:

American children are graduating with less educational opportunities than their Spanish-speaking peers. American children should be taught Spanish as vigorously as the Spanish-speaking children are taught English, in order to not create a major difference-in respect to working and being paid more as a bi-lingual employee in a changing bi-lingual America. Almost all businesses in our area are paying more to bi-lingual employees. [This disparity] makes the children of Spanish speaking households on the top of the heap, which I feel is discrimination against English speaking American-born natives of our state. Why is there this difference? And why do we accept this discrimination of our children?

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