Letters to the Editor

August 21, 2013

Dan McLeod: Language course pricing unfair

I am sure everyone would agree that in today's competitive job market, being bilingual is a significant advantage. I just received the Merced Adult School Fall 2013 curriculum.

Much to my surprise I noticed that all courses to learn English were free, while all courses to learn Spanish cost $85. There are many reasons this may be justified, but on its face, it appears discriminatory.

Unemployed English-speaking residents are as equally challenged economically as Spanish-speaking people, so why should only one group carry the economic burden?

Why should a skill to assist in finding employment be free to one group and not the other?



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