Margaret Wente French Immersion


How French Immersion Got Me Out of the 'Hood

In a recent op-ed, Wente trashes French immersion and ultimately suggests the program should be rolled back to the status of a restricted luxury good to be enjoyed by a privileged, lottery-winning few. In a fight against the momentum of generational poverty, my parents deployed different strategies with me and my siblings so that we would not have to grow up restricted to the world of narrow and depressing options that were surrounded by in our troubled neighbourhood. For me, they decided that French immersion would be my ticket out: I thank God every day for their foresight and wisdom.