THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, I want to paint a picture of how hard my life is for the dirty army fans. Maybe my mistake will teach other college kids a lesson. I graduated from Nebraska three years ago with bright eyes an big dreams to move to California and pursue my passion in education. Well Nik I live in Los Angeles and I rarely get called to be a substitute. My passion is science, but I geared my direction to be an elementary school teacher. This is my second year getting rejected for a full time position based on one criteria. I don’t understand or speak Spanish. Now I’ve been taking night courses to learn Spanish in hopes that I will finally get a steady teaching job. Growing up in the Midwest all I needed to know was English. Unfortunately times have changed in California and now Spanish is the first language. My father is old school and keeps telling me I need to move back because if I’m not speaking English to these kids I’m just enabling Mexicans to invade our country. Well I’m not going to give up on my dream because this is America. I just want people to know how tough it is in LA. Spanish is #1 in the City of Angels.
I wish you the best of luck. Remember, no matter how much America is failing… we are all one world at the end of the day.- nik