What did that decision-making process look like? "Hmmm, well my dog is a FEMALE and I think she is so PRETTY so I'm going to name her either 'she' or 'beautiful' in another language and I will love it until the Apocalypse.
Ethnicity neither limits nor defines our work to ensure every child has access to an excellent education. It does, however, inform my perspective. I enter this fight thinking about childhood friends who didn't graduate.
How would you feel if you were transported instantly to the Middle Ages? Thats what happened the first time I visited Albarracín, a small town 30 minutes from Teruel and two hours from Valencia, Spain.
French, once the language of high culture, kings and queens, and pin-striped diplomats, is drowning in a global tsunami of English usage in commerce, science, education -- and even at the multilingual United Nations.
So, you're thinking of retiring to Latin America, are you? Then you'd best learn some Spanish. At least a little, por favor. Pantomime works, yes, but only so far -- and at what damage to your self-respect?)