I was a captain in the fire department for 32 years. That being said, let me get this straight: If I had a fire at Summit Charter Academy, or a gas leak or any emergency for that matter, I would have to go through an interpreter in order to give emergency instructions?
Are these people out of their minds? No wonder the school system is completely dysfunctional. I was under the stupid impression that “dual immersion” meant that the kids were supposed to “immerse” into English, not the other way. These teachers need to be transitioning these children into the English language ASAP. Why? Because we white people are racist? No.
Because English is the language of — Go anywhere in the world and most likely someone there speaks English. Not because it is the best, but because they can make money when they speak it.
On another note. The teachers that sent out that letter should be dismissed. I hope the owners of the pumpkin patch will sue the school and especially those teachers.
James K. Rummell
Editor’s note: The immersion program at Summit Charter Academy is for English speaking students to learn Spanish.