Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Literacy

Did I take too long in between posts?  I feel like I have.  I had to take time out from writing in my blog to do other things, like begin finally attending college. That was important.  Oh, yes-- very important.

Two things have become painfully real for me over the past few days:

There is no way in hell that I am going to be a French major.  As much as I love the language, there is no way that I could spend my life trying to learn another language.  And there is one reason for that:

People in my country cannot speak their own langa franca; in college (yes, it is a community college-- I understand this, but that should be no excuse) I have heard an amazing amount mispronunciations of easy words, I have witnessed fellow students stumbling over easily spelled out words; easy concepts like objectivity vs. subjectivity; bad penmanship runs rampant, and a staggering amount of students haven't the ability to understand a three page long story written by Garrison Keillor.



So, what is a girl to do?  A girl who is fairly literate, who enjoys the written word, and would blow a fortune in a bookstore if possible.

Son, there is only one answer to what I am feeling.  I am going through college to help those around me become literate.  Not testing literate, not I can read stop signs literate-- but for the love of all things Holy-- people need help learning how to actually read.



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