The Languages of the Classroom

Ebonics may be an inferior dialect of English (contributors vilify that notion), but communicating that to students won’t encourage them to practice [Standard English]. The cultural roots run too deep, and for every student who masters SE there are are a dozen who tune out, react in anger, and disappear.” Review of The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom. —The Languages of the ClassroomPartisan Review)