When are the taxpayers going to jump up and down and say "enough is enough"?
Why are we funding the learning of English for children who are born in Canada but speak another language at home, in our school system?
Who are the students going without while this is being funded?
If families choose to raise their children in cultural and language cocoons, why is it up to the taxpayers to finance their learning of one (or in some cases, both) of Canada's official languages?
My understanding is that there are a number of pre-school programs that are available to children that would be teaching them English.
Furthermore, there are TV shows, radio shows, play programs, etc. available that children can access.
If the taxpayer were to stop funding the learning of English and it were to become the financial responsibility of families to make sure that their children can speak English, would that make a difference in the attitudes?
Joanne Teraguchi Richmond
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