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EBONICS IS NOT THE ANSWER Over the pass few months a controversial subject regarding the education of African American students in the Oakland School District has made its way to the top of discussions across America Ebonics or African American Vernacular English AAVE or Vernacular Black English VBE has been erroneously called slang broken English instead the full-fledged dialect that it is Much heated debate public and private has brought an opinion from almost everyone who has heard of the subject Without there being only one primary reason evidence shows there are several important reasons such as lowering the English standards wasting the taxpayers dollars and finally lowering the students self-esteem and confidence are equally significant in the fight against Ebonics Oakland Unified School District strongly disagrees with the linguists and the Board of Education opinion of lowering students academic standards and proposes its ambitious professional development goal ensuring that teachers understand the structural details of AAVE so that they can draw on Black students linguistic proficiency Attitudes toward the vernacular dialect may well have to be overhauled and some fairly extensive linguistic training will need to occur Teachers will need to know how to weave dialect instruction into reading writing and oral language development in order to connect it to real communicative functions Society has a clear vested interest in educating its youth In his most famous decision Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in Brown vs Board of Education Education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments In these days it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education An education that promotes success and esteem not one that suggests lower standards Warrens words are no less true today President Kennedy once said A child miseducated is a child lost Ebonics has fast become a statewide concern because it promises to miseducate an entire
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