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Conservatives are not willing to help the kids with "bad" dialects. Perhaps this is because of a prejudice, sort of "once slang, always slang" mentality. The Conservatives should use the kids’ dialects to help the kids learn standard English. Conservatives have one reason to oppose language progression: fear. Conservatives have a fear that the language they speak will not be the primary one. For this reason, they will put down other dialects simply because these dialects are not standard English. Standard English is just another dialect, however, and thinking one dialect greater than another is mere bigotry. If Conservatives had their way, people would never be able to express themselves in new ways because there would never be any new words. There would be

academies for English, academies that go against every principle of freedom to which speakers of English are heir.Works Cited Crystal, David. "The Prescriptive Tradition." Language Awareness. 4th Ed. Eds. Paul Eschholt, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark. New York: St. Martin’s, 1986. 101-107.MacNeil, Robert. "English Belongs to Everybody." Language Awareness. 4th Ed. Eds. Paul Eschholt, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark. New York: St. Martin’s, 1986. 140-144.Morrow, Lance. "If Slang is Not a Sin." Language Awareness. 4th Ed. Eds. Paul Eschholt, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark. New York: St. Martin’s, 1986. 135-139.Seymour, Dorothy Z. "Black Children, Black Speech" Language Awareness. 4th Ed. Eds. Paul Eschholt, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark. New York:

St. Martin’s, 1986. 122-129. 318