[EDLING:1579] The curse of the English language
Francis M. Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Tue May 16 03:00:25 UTC 2006
The curse of the English language
GROWING up, I am sure we all had dreams and aspirations.
But life is replete with cases of dreams that failed to kick off, or simply
turned into nightmares.
Ask a primary school classroom today about what they want to be when they grow
up. They will all mention superior jobs and rarely or never anything about
Like everyone else, I had dreams to be a doctor or a pilot -- but never a
On reflection, it would appear to me that our education system in Zimbabwe
does not allow students to think beyond the classroom. Students with average
intelligence are forced to dream the dreams of brainy students -- despite the
obvious hollowness of such dreams.
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