How To Tame A Wild Tongue By Gloria Anzaldua

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When it comes to education, what does it mean to be educated and who decides how students in America receive it? In today’s educational society, there have been many issues that concern student’s views of public education and how it affects them academically and personally. The majority of American students do not always get the opportunity to sit for a while and reflect on the fundamentals that shape the educational system there in today. The essentials that will affect any student the moment he or she learns, how he or she is learning it, and the kind of educated citizen; He or she will become the moment they graduate from an institution. One of the readings, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldua, the author reflects on
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One of those students is Gloria Anzaldua, a Mexican American student who got treated this way while she attended public school. Gloria lived in South Texas and was the sixth-generation child in her family. In her essay, she tells her audience how she was sent to the corner of the classroom for talking back to the teacher, but in reality, Gloria was trying to tell the teacher how to pronounce her name. The teacher states “If you don’t like it, go back to Mexico where you belong.” In other words, Gloria believed that bilingualism can be a struggle to someone’s education. Gloria came from a bilingualism background, and it was difficult for the right words to come out of her mouth, since she had trouble speaking Spanish also. According to Deborah Tannen, a professor of linguistics, “noticing the way girls and boys are socialized into different speech patterns can affect learning environments at all levels of education.” Anzaldua also mentioned how her mother would also tell her to learn the English language, “Pa’hallar buen trabajo tienes que saber hablar el ingles bein. Que vale toda tu educacio si todavia hablas ingles con un ‘accent,’” Basically; Gloria 's mother is saying, to get a good job you have to know how to speak English well, what valued all your education if you still speak English with an

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