Idaho Schools to Become Tower of Babel? (Opinion)
Can you imagine condensing the Tower of Babel into a school?
A friend told me his son had soccer teammates here in Twin Falls who spoke more than one-half dozen languages.
They’ve done it in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 56 languages spoken by students. I was shocked a decade ago when I learned there were 18 languages being spoken in New York City schools. Clearly the variety has grown. Are additional teachers and translators hired? The unions would love it! There was a time when I imagine foreign students had to learn English and quickly. It coincided with the rise of the American Empire now said to be in decline.
A friend told me his son had soccer teammates here in Twin Falls who spoke more than one-half dozen languages. What was it Alex Karras said about foreign kickers in the NFL? “I’m going to keek a touchdown!”
Are we prepared for the growth in language variety?