Class Struggle: double standard for language learners

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/20/2010

Hispanic students taking AP Spanish: a scam?

Two of my children, whose parents can’t speak Spanish and didn’t take it in school, worked hard to learn that language and now use it in their jobs. They are truly bilingual. This impresses people. So why are we not similarly gratified when Hispanic students with fewer advantages than my kids work just as hard to master the same two important languages?

By Jay Mathews  |  10:00 PM ET, 06/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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