Sunday, July 8, 2012
Normal, Mn. faces Mandarin Crisis: Chooses Native born: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION
Just got the text today from the guys at Betty Lou's cafe in Normal, Mn. that described the latest victory of local governmental savvy---it seems that the Normal School District, in order to provide for the best preparation for their students, wanted to add Mandarin to the curriculum....but also wanted to ensure that the teacher was the most qualified native speaker available.... So after an exhaustive search among all the teachers that had been born, bred, and totally educated in that small fishing village of 200, they decided to simply use audio cassettes. Stay tuned as I follow this story.