Thursday, July 23, 2009

SOME WORDS ON EDUCATION AND THE DISGRACE WHICH IS SOUTH PADRE BEACHES - OH AND A NICE WORD ABOUT MATAMOROS

Sorry I missed yesterday, but I spent the night on SPI. I had family in town since last weekend. The children live in a school district wherein if anyone does not speak English as their first language their parents are probably wealthy business executives from a non-English speaking country. My point being, they have money and lots of it. I take no pride in saying that this 13 year old English speaking child is English challenged. It was hurting my ears.

My question is, what does it say about our educational system when children born to English speaking parents, in the US in a very wealthy school district, who by age 13 still speak English like immigrant children who barely have a year in the US? They are not mimicking the parent’s English in this case. It is not coming from hanging out with immigrant children who are just learning English. The poorly spoken English is a consequence of TV, video games, and movies. Writers no longer consider speaking proper English important. Please, I do not want to hear sometimes it is necessary to the character. Yes this is true, but some TV shows deliberately destroy the English language for no apparent purpose.

What I am having a hard time understanding is, how the school has not been able to correct this child’s ear numbing abuse of the English language. Part of the problem may be a consequence of the Colleges of Education around the country teaching that you cannot directly teach grammar. These morons are wrong and you can directly teach grammar - it is a matter of style.

SPI, THE NEW GARBAGE DUMP FOR THE LRGV - AND IT IS FREE

I took my guests on the beach out at beach access 5 - we ended up driving well beyond beach access 6 - we simply gave up looking for a spot which was not completely covered in garbage. Yes I agree the locals who use SPI are pigs and should be barred from leaving their pigsty homes, but how does this excuse the county when it comes to keeping the beach clean, or enforcing the no littering laws? The real kicker is when one of my guests noted that Matamoros was spotless and said, "SPI could learn a thing or two about keeping the beaches clean from the mayor of Matamoros."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If i am not mistaken, didn't Cascos cut positions for the Park Rangers recently in budget slashing move? Can't have enforcement of the laws without enforcers of the laws..

Dani California

Anonymous said...

The county is responsible for cleaning those beaches. They don't fall within city limits so the city doesn't maintain them.

Fred Drew said...

Until lately I have been very interested in supporting Matamoros and even did a preliminary plan for development of Mesquital.
Just a day or so ago a friend was caught in a gun battle between the army and the narcotrafficantes in the hospital on first street. things are bad and seem to be getting worse. It seems that a state of anarchy may even exist.

Anonymous said...

speak up at the county commissioners meeting tonight - this very subject is on the agenda. The worthless parks director is to speak.

Anonymous said...

Will you be attending the TEA hearing for H. Gonzalez the week of August 3-7?

BobbyWC said...

I am sorry for the late approval of all posts, but I still have company and spent the afternoon vomiting while bay fishing - I then spent several hours recovering in the hotel.

Bobby WC