Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dear Bill Sizemore,
I have recently learned of your ballot measure 58 that would force Oregon schools to scrap bilingual education programs in favor of a one size fits all immersion program (one year only of immersion for ESL students entering school in kindergarten through 4th grade; 1.5 years of immersion for students entering school in 5th through 8th grades; and two years for students entering school in high school.)
I don't believe that this plan takes into account the differences between students and how a students background might affect his abilities. I do however believe that you are a douchebag. Do you perhaps have a degree in education that helped you determine the best way to educate foreign language students? Years of study that lead you to determine that this plan of yours is for some reason better that the one that is currently in place in most states including Oregon? Do you have any reason to believe that you are in any way more qualified to design education plans for foreign language students than the education experts specializing in this field?
What's that you say? You don't have a degree in education? Oh, you received a bachelor's degree in Theology from Portland Bible College. I don't think that qualifies you to do anything at all. Perhaps if you had studied a useful subject you would have understood that this plan of yours will actually cost the state more money and not save money as you continue to insist.
If bookkeeping's not your bag, you could have instead gone for some straightforward research before penning this educational sabotage. You might have researched the similar law that was passed in Arizona that cost the state $2,740 extra per ESL student. Had you looked into that law, you would have also learned that the law has not had any impact on reducing drop out rates for ESL students and has not improved standardized tests for ESL students.
In conclusion, you're a fucking douchebag. Causing vast amounts of damage to Oregon tax law isn't enough for you you fucking asshole? You have to now directly fuck up our schools? Fuck you you piece of shit. You've caused enough damage to our state. Please never write another ballot measure again for the rest of your life. Prick.
P.S. Vote No on Measure 58.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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