It's not how you speak English – it's about whether you know it at all.A-freakin'-mazing. In what other field....
That was the final word out of Arizona, where the state and two federal agencies reached a settlement over an allegation that the state was discriminating against teachers who may have thick accents or use bad grammar when teaching English-immersion classes.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the settlement reached by the state Department of Education will have the state consider only whether teachers are fluent, not how they speak the language.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Accent? Bad Grammar? No Problemo
In Arizona, teachers who teach English-immersion classes don't have to speak English very well. Seriously.