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Allison Peek
11/9 Discussion
Fri Nov 9, 2012 4:51pm
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I still have not completely decided on a final topic yet for my research paper. If I choose to write my paper for English being the national language of the United States, my first argument would be that the designation of Official English will eliminate the needless duplication of government services in multiple languages. It is not the responsibility of the taxpayer to provide services in the 329 different languages spoken in the United States. I would also argue that it creates unity among the people of the United States. The last point I would make would be that if the United States catered to every different groups of immigrants by using their language that there really isnít an incentive of becoming an American. I would try to find research on past government officials who thought it would be a good idea for English to be the national language and why they thought that. The opposing argument for this paper would be against English being the national language. My next topic that I am still considering is being against the No Child Left Behind Act. The opposing argument would be for it. There are three main points I would research to argue against this paper. The first one is that there is not enough funding for this act yet they are expecting the schools to carry it through. Most schools have had to cut back on funding for many non-testing subjects such as science, foreign languages, social studies, books, and field trips. The next argument would be that teachers have to teach just to teach. They primary focus for teachers is just to teach what the students are going to see on the tests at the end of the year. They are not teaching for the students to learn and understand the material. The third argument is that states make up their own tests and can set their own standards. Some states set the standards really low and make it easy for their students to pass. However, other states make the standards really high making it hard for the students to pass the test at the end of the year.

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