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Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Friday, April 30, 2010

Terminating Teachers Who Have Accents

Arizona isn't satisfied with rounding up Brown people and asking for papers,







the Arizona Department of Education recently began telling






school districts that teachers whose spoken English it






deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be







removed from classes for students still learning English.







Using this standard all of these teachers would have lost their jobs.

(From the top: Prof Tony Blair, Yale, English accent; Dr. Shelby Foote, Southern accent; Teacher Frank McCourt, Irish accent; Dr. Ashley Morris, PhD, Cajun accent; Dr. Wernher von Braun, German accent.)

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