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The Language of Denial: No (Immigrant) Child Left Unobstructed

Hat-tip ricardomath. -- GH Originally posted 2009-03-18 23:45:36 -0500.  Bumped by carol. I missed it yesterday and I was afraid someone else may have overlooked it also.

What the hell are we teaching our children?

More precisely, what the hell are we teaching our children about hypocrisy, about expectations, about fair and equal treatment under the law, about life and about rote idiocy?

From the Sioux City Journal:

Student rejects 'demeaning' test, is suspended
High achiever faces possible expulsion

By Russ Oechslin, Journal correspondent | Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009

STORM LAKE, Iowa -- Lori Phanachone is a member of the National Honor Society, has a 3.9 grade point average and ranks seventh in the senior class of about 119 at Storm Lake High School.

But school officials have told her she is considered to be illiterate based on her refusal to satisfactorily complete the English Language Development Assessment, a test she says is demeaning and racist.

Why? Because the test is for students who have English as their second language.