Mind your language

Mind your language

Mind your language

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 I CANNOT believe Christian Vassie would be happy for his daughter to attend a London school, for years, with pupils speaking 42 languages, and where English is not their first language (Letters, August 29).

In the letter to which he replied I used “irresponsible” not “threatened”, incidentally.

I feel deeply sorry for the affected indigenous British families – what about their children’s life chances when they cannot afford to move away and have no choice?

As a former governor of a York school, I would have been comfortable for a few pupils from far-flung corners of the world attending and adding to the pupils understanding and knowledge; but I would be apoplectic if a school was overwhelmed.

I do feel threatened by the uncontrolled influx of migrants. As he hasn’t mentioned it, I assume Mr Vassie is happy for us to give the Romanian family £55,200 a year as a reward for having 15 children?

Stick with your tram idea for York and we have something in common.

Keith Massey, Acaster Malbis.

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1:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

/kev/null says...

Who are these "indigenous British" people you speak of? Is Nigel Farage one of them? If so, why does he have a French name?

http://www.youtube.c
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Who are these "indigenous British" people you speak of? Is Nigel Farage one of them? If so, why does he have a French name? http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=HJx0L4yYs Dw /kev/null
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3:37pm Thu 4 Sep 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

A good letter. A common language is just one of many things that unite us.

I don't know how a decent standard of education can be achieved with 42 different languages being spoken in school. If the parents don't speak English then they won't be able to help their children or themselves for that matter. Still, there are always state hand outs, that's why thousands are constantly trying to get here before the country sinks.
A good letter. A common language is just one of many things that unite us. I don't know how a decent standard of education can be achieved with 42 different languages being spoken in school. If the parents don't speak English then they won't be able to help their children or themselves for that matter. Still, there are always state hand outs, that's why thousands are constantly trying to get here before the country sinks. ColdAsChristmas
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10:39am Sat 6 Sep 14

old_geezer says...

My son teaches maths in a London comp, and says "immigrant" children are generally more hardworking, and top of the class are children of asylum seekers; they're really motivated.
My son teaches maths in a London comp, and says "immigrant" children are generally more hardworking, and top of the class are children of asylum seekers; they're really motivated. old_geezer
  • Score: 3
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