"bilingual" and "ESL" are not the same as "spanish-speaker." there are a whole lot of students in the US for whom english is not their first language and their first/home language is something other than spanish. we can’t pretend that having spanish-speaking teachers in every classroom means there will be no more language problems. we also can’t pretend that translating materials and curriculums into spanish means that there will be no more language problems. bilingual is a lot broader than spanish-speaking.
a friend emailed this to me with the comment “You could probably replace “money” with “justice” or something, but otherwise, I think The Atlantic is channeling you.” YUP.
(Source: The Atlantic)
i really need a large body of water to get my head right. a reservoir i can see to the other side of simply will not do. i need an ocean or a great lake for this magnitude of brain problems.
— a CU student reacting to the closure of campus today to prevent a massive 4/20 celebration.
first day in over a week (since i got that blister on the sole of my foot) that i’ve been able to do my usual walking. saw lots of easter sunshine and easter flowers and easter kids wearing bunny ears and easter ladies wearing easter dresses. very satisfying.
today i went with friends to see a whole bunch of lions (who roared!) and tigers (who lolled like cats) and bears (who were either fuzzy things i wanted to hug and give honey - black bears - or terrifying wrestling creatures of pure muscle - grizzlies) - and also wolves and panthers and mountain lions and bobcats and foxes and …
then we ate super yummy mexican food - shrimp tacos, yay - and now i am at home making a batch of granola while it rains outside. cozy cinnamon smells while i watch burn notice episodes.