Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Spik Inglich!

A Republican state legislator in North Dakota has introduced a bill there requiring all foreign-born teaching assistants in state universities to be able to proficiently speak English, on the grounds that the native sons and daughters of the prairie can't understand what they're being taught. Students who claim they can't understand their instructors would be able at least to withdraw from their classes and obtain refunds, at most to get the teacher removed from the classroom. More... (See the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education or a briefer, less incisive account in the Fargo Forum.)

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