Shakopee High School helps bilingual students dream big

  • Article by: SARAH LEMAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 28, 2008 - 10:53 PM

Program aims to get more of them to go on to college by intensively guiding them through the ins and outs of the U.S. education system.

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dmadiOct. 29, 08 8:24 AM

The first step should be to learn how to speak, read and write English as their first language. Its fine to be bi-lingual but any other language should be secondary to English in this country. After all English is the language of business world-wide, why should we make it the secondary language for some here at home?

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skbramOct. 29, 08 8:54 AM

The point of the article isn't that children of immigrants don't know how to speak English. They have learned English. But that isn't enough to teach you how the college system works in the U.S. I applaud Shakopee for doing more than saying "learn English and go to college" and actually showing them how.

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theersOct. 29, 08 9:11 AM

I'm a life-long Minnesotan and only know English. A program like this could have helped me in high school. During and after high school, I had no clue about the higher education system.

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nomordemsOct. 29, 0812:36 PM

I think it's great, but we should have just as stong of a program for those kids that are born here and speak English.

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prvtschoolNov. 14, 08 4:19 AM

English is the business language and used word wide. Most of the private high schools give education in this language. However, some immigrant students face problem in this language. However, it is better to have the knowledge of more than one language. http://www.teensprivateschools.com/schooltypes/High-Schools/index.html

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