Las Vegas Sun

October 13, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Educators need to speak up soon

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Principals and teachers should not be berated because of the failure of our own system, which is not because of their teaching.

Years ago, children could not attend school unless they spoke English — my mother was one of those children.

We tend to forget why people come to our great country.

They come here to become citizens, but some are ignorant of the fact that they must learn and teach their young children English.

I blame our country and the pandering it does to non-English speaking people. It keeps them down by printing things in their native language.

How will these people get jobs? How will their children graduate?

The principals and teachers know this, but I don’t understand why they accept being berated, having their schools taken over because of low grades and graduations. It’s not their fault, and yet it is because they are afraid to speak up for fear of being labeled as prejudiced.

Something needs to be done or we will find that we are now the foreigners in our own country; don’t look now, but we already are. And I’m not prejudiced. How do I know all this? Because I worked for the Clark County School District for more than 10 years.

Instead of moving forward, we are moving backward.

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