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In Arizona, teachers with “heavy accents” can’t be in classes where students are still learning the English language.

The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students still learning English.

Because, you know, there’s only one way to speak the English language, that is, unless you actually speak the English language and then you already know that that’s absurd. Think: Spanish [“burrito”], mixed with German [“angst”], mixed with Italian [“balcony”], mixed with French [“elite”], mixed with Arabic [“algebra”], and on and on and on…

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Plus: National “Anarchists” are still acting very white pride-ish; food is culture; and Britain hates the autism-is-linked-to-vaccines guy after the jump…

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Our friend and fellow Reveler, Briar, emailed this description of the hassles he encountered while trying to enter England in 2007 to tour with a vocal ensemble singing folk music from all over the world.

E–, I just tried calling you but the phone here is so old (it pulses, somewhat like the old dial phones) that the calling card I bought doesn’t work. The house dates back to at least 1250, which is the age of one wall in my room with stone imported from Italy. A magical place with a backyard that backs up to a river and ley lines (look it up) that date back two-thousand years. That was where we arrived yesterday afternoon after an insane day of almost deportation. I’m debating whether or not to type the whole story but if not now, when?

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