Friday, January 8, 2010

The Fiddler On The Education System

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

January VIIIth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

It is my opinion that not enough seems to be done in terms of basic language skills for the Jewish population of this great Province, as well as those who might want to learn Yiddish. Therefore, I propose that you initialize the course development of Yiddish 10, 20 & 30. Arguably, there are several hundred thousand Jewish folks living here in Alberta as residents, as well as those visiting as tourists.

Israel is an international player. Jewish Albertans should be able to take courses in their home language so they can better understand their home country. Folks who are not of the Jewish persuasion should be able to learn Yiddish so that they can communicate with their family & friends who are. As well as learn about the rich history Jewish folks have to offer this great Province.

I would say, call the World Jewish Congress David, as well as the Anti-Defamation League. I am sure they would be very helpful in helping you set this process up.



Source: The Jewish Community Centre.

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