Slam Poet Dylan Garity puts ESL education into perspective

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.

 

 

 

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About Rebecca Aguilar

Journalism is my life. I've been a reporter for 36 years. My office is the world. During my career I have been honored with 50 journalism awards and nominations. I'm also an Emmy-nominated TV commentator. I'm currently the VP of Programs for SPJ Fort Worth Chapter. I'm also the former VP of Online for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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