1996-12-22 - Re: Ebonics

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From: lucifer@dhp.com (Anonymous)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 36c53f797a2a56c563d873b8d4eda2cfd029ac7764dde1fc84ad58fc25f891f6
Message ID: <199612220014.TAA18204@dhp.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-22 00:14:41 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 16:14:41 -0800 (PST)

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From: lucifer@dhp.com (Anonymous)
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 16:14:41 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Ebonics
In-Reply-To: <v03007801aee10fd61030@[]>
Message-ID: <199612220014.TAA18204@dhp.com>
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> The trouble with these f*&%^*&%^* do-gooder programs is that they
> miss the point.  How are you going to teach anything using improvised
> dialect?  It's just insane.

Guys, I think you are missing the point.  Even the people who approved
this know the bilingual education stuff is a crock.  It's just a way
of getting more money for Oakland's impoverished public schools, so
that they can do a better job of actually teaching these students
proper English.  No one is proposing teaching literature classes on
Ebonic texts or anything like that.

Now, you might argue that districts with low property tax revenues
don't deserve public schools, or that those public schools should be
openbly funded without playing strange games with bilingual education.
However, there's no point in arguing they shouldn't teach Ebonic as no
one intends to teach it.