August 30, 2003

Casinos succeed where some schools fail...

...Las Vegas has been quietly succeeding where public schools subscribing to the bilingual model have failed � and it has done so simply by not tampering with an individual's natural predisposition to grasp a new language faster when it is the only tool available. So while school children in� bilingual ed � whose adaptive young brains are poised to assimilate language within months � are unable to read, write or form a clear thought in English, 40- and 60-year-old immigrants laboring as cooks, guest room attendants and bellhops at the�Bellagio Hotel and Casino�must communicate with co-workers and customers the only way that they can be understood � in English...
thanks to Zach

Posted by John Weidner at August 30, 2003 9:39 PM
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