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The Oakland Resolution of 1996 states in the third resolved: "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent in conjunction with her staff shall immediately devise and implement the best possible academic program for imparting instruction to African-American students in their primary language for the combined purposes of maintaining the legitimacy and richness of such language whether it is known as "Ebonics," "African Language Systems," "Pan-African Communication Behaviors" or other description, and to facilitate their acquisition and mastery of English language skills;"
Who is to say what is the most important or accepted or standard language? Who is to say that Ebonics is not good enough and should be used as a tool to teach children 'standard' english? Why is the historically white and Western language the precedent?