Article against teaching native languages to children.
The Critical Importance of Learning a Useless Language
I guess whomever wrote the article does not think that Native children cannot learn more than one language. He states he doesn't speak his ancestral tongue. I don't expect him to write any articles dealing with languages if he can't even learn some of his own.
I believe it is important to respect the elders that continue to use the language and speak to them in their tongue if you can. Learning your family history & culture shows respect also. The native tongue will make a comeback & eventually they will need more teachers skilled in this.
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