New Jersey High School bans foreign languages, then eats its words

Dennis Baron debaron at illinois.edu
Sat Feb 7 04:28:22 UTC 2009


There's a new post on the Web of Language:

New Jersey High School bans foreign languages, then eats its words

Teachers at Vineland High School North will no longer be allowed to  
ban foreign languages in their classes. According to an NBC report, at  
least two math teachers at the New Jersey school required students to  
sign a Classroom Protocol Contract. In addition to bans on cursing,  
wearing coats and hoodies, and chewing gum in class, the contract  
stated, "This is an English speaking school and classroom – any other  
[sic] language other than English will not be tolerated."

Don't like that policy? Then you too can stay after school. Or you can  
just read the rest of the post on the Web of Language:

http://illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage

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Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
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Urbana, IL 61801

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