Before today I had never heard of Dylan Garity or ” The National Poetry Slam.”
But one video now has me wanting to meet him. Garity through is poetry has shined the light on ESL (English as a second language) teachers and students.
Garity’s sister teaches ESL to children in Boston who can’t speak English. By the sounds of his poem she’s frustrated with the rules and regulations that are getting in the way of educating the ESL students. But his poem also points out the weaknesses of ESL. Is it failing our kids?
Here’s Garity’s “Rigged Game” poem—in his words.