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Learned and Hard to Prove

Bias is an interesting facet of life. It leads to prejudice and, in some cases, discrimination. Some people think of discrimination as a horrible social ill. 1,257 more words


Bully describes why she "bullied" and her epiphany

Bully describes why she “bullied” and expresses remorse for her middle school actions In the link below from Upworthy–a fantastic collection of interesting videos on YouTube. 7 more words


The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

I haven’t even listened to this 37-minute NPR interview with Nell Bernstein, the author of “Burning Down The House: The End of Juvenile Prison.” But I feel like I’m going to be mad. 415 more words

Your Value of Communication is Depicted by the Language Service Provider you Choose

It is true that linguists are extremely underpaid – and by persons or companies led by persons that may or may not value your capabilities. Let’s talk about simple facts. 1,216 more words


Tragic Deaths Result from Language Barriers

By Louis F. Provenzano Jr. and Eric Candle

Two recent disturbing incidents demonstrate the life-and-death importance of access to interpreters.

In one circumstance, a deaf patient died without having access to an interpreter. 701 more words

Why does it matter to have credentialed medical interpreters? By Louis F. Provenzano Jr. & Eric Candle

Why does it matter to have credentialed medical interpreters?

By: Louis F. Provenzano Jr and Eric Candle

According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are approximately 60 million people in the United States today that speak English less than very well.  2,721 more words

Language Access

For Chinese Parents, Local Control is ‘Lost in Translation’ --via News Media Translation

SAN FRANCISCO — Warren Wong’s son attends public school in San Francisco. A designated English Learner, Wong put him in an afterschool program to help accelerate his language skills, and it seemed to be working until the lights went out. 431 more words

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