Illinois drastically raised standards in 2010 for candidates who want to attend colleges of education. Three years later, the data bear out a fear that state leaders had at that time: the changes have disproportionately hurt aspiring minority teachers.
In order to understand the weight of tradition in today’s foreign language textbooks, one needs to return to the way Latin was taught in schools during the Renaissance period. Even now, people believe that it is necessary to translate, learn grammar rules and do written exercises in order to learn the oral aspects of a foreign language. However, linguist and philospher, Claude Germain, argues that this is not the case.