In response to a thread comment by Mike Bedard, added below.
Oh my goodness Mike Bedard, you asked if anyone at an English school would be as willing or capable of speaking French for Francophone parents. English people are allowing and even encouraging French to prosper at great expense to everyone and that comment is insulting. 97% of Ontario can speak English btw.
Many “SMART” parents, again, oh my goodness. Parents are sending their kids to French or French immersion schools for a couple of reasons. One is jobs since the number of “preconceived” careers “demands” it. Another is French immersion schools are getting better funding . Some schools as well who have many newcomers, may bring down the scholastic average since English is not the first language, and or varying culture differences can reduce the learning levels or overall effectiveness of some concepts.
I think most people know government Acts, policies and the people driving them are the problem, and associating culture with learning French, well, that would deserve a separate letter.
English people do not look at learning another language as a sign of respect, that seems to be different with Francophones though.
Mike Bedard February 7, 2013 at 12:09 am
RE: Dave, ENOUGH with the language fiasco you discredit a valid cause by adding your FLSA BS to every debate …Stop!!!
My wife and I attended an information session for Pre-Kindergarten Parents tonight and the Principals and Teachers made sure to ask if anyone could not speak French as they would speak in English for the parents!
Do you think that anyone at any English school would be as willing, or capable, of speaking French for Francophone parents?
NO they wouldn’t!
The Francophone, who are proud to help everyone learn French are NOT the problem!
Did you know that many SMART parents send their kids to French school even though they cannot speak a word of French themselves? Did you know that the French Catholic School that we attended made sure to offer additional support to those children and parents who fall into this category?
Your pre-conceived hatred due to personal issues stop you from seeing how beneficial and better we can be if our community was more cultured!
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