Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More From Our Wonderful Public Education

Los Angeles Students to Be Taught That Arizona Immigration Law Is Un-American

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.

The school board president made the announcement Tuesday night after the district's Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose the controversial law, which gives law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to question and detain people they suspect are in the U.S. illegally when they are stopped in relation to a crime or infraction.

Critics of the law say it will result in racial profiling.

The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to “express outrage” and “condemnation” of the law, and it called on the school superintendent to look into curtailing economic support to the Grand Canyon State. About 73 percent of the students in the school district are Latino.

But supporters of the law say the school board is way out of bounds and that the measure will just distract from the children's education.

“This is ridiculous, it’s ridiculous for us to be involved in Arizona law,” said Jane Barnett, Chairman, Los Angeles County Republican Party. “There is a 50 percent dropout rate in some parts of the school district—is this going to keep kids in school?”

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So we are graduating roughly half of the kids in parts of this school district and the main concern of the administrators is that Arizona is demanding that people follow the law when living in the US?

It is now un-American to expect people who want to live and work here to follow the law?

A school district, in a tough economic climate, has decided to drop competitive bidding to make a political statement?

Anyone still wondering why the education of the children in the US ranks about 15th in the world?

9 comments:

Ticker said...

Give Calif back to Mexico. build a fence around it as well as on the border and let them enjoy Mexican Utopia. Would serve the idiots right.

Mustang said...

I discern a pattern emerging here. According to some people, the Arizona law, (which mirrors the federal law), discriminates against people of color; so according to some people, they have an obligation to ignore that racist law. I do believe it is an interesting philosophy (and very Gandi-ish) to suppose citizens have a tangential obligation to disobey ‘unjust laws’ but then we open up that painfully tedious discussion about what is just, and for whom. And we also learn from Governor Rendell (D-PA) that while it is true federal law prohibits anyone from interfering with an election by offering them inducements to drop out of a political race, it is business as usual in every administration —everyone does it, and so therefore it isn’t a big deal. In this context, then … I think the president of the LA unified school district could be correct. Graduating students isn’t nearly important as political grandstanding to mostly illegal aliens in the greater Los Angeles area.

I’m really glad we have these talks, Chuck.

Chuck said...

Ticker, I would agree except it would leave my friend Z trapped behind the fence. There are few good people out there.

Mustang, maybe most do it but it appears Obama may be better - we have a new candidate from Colorado playing Let's Make A Deal. I am glad you stop by to enlighten me.

MK said...

I read this just now, unbelievable. I'll tell you what's un-american, leftist pustules in California promoting a welfare state, sponging off the productive. That's what's un-American.

Brooke said...

If I were a parent there, I'd be forced to “express outrage” and “condemnation” of that stupid board.

Reading, Writing, and Math. That's it. STFU after that and quit indoctrinating kids.

Z said...

Chuck, I thank you for considering Z and the many other conservatives in CA who flip out over information like that here even more than YOU PEOPLE DO, TRUST me.
Which 'fence' did you mean, by the way? That kind of got me excited...WHERE IS A FENCE? :-)

I just did a post on why the term IMMIGRATION REFORM always seems to mean "pro illegal immigration"..have you ever thought about that? WHY?

Z said...

Ooooh..I just read Ticker's comment, after I'd posted mine........
A lot of Americans need to know that some of those 'idiots' are more conservative than he might believe....(and that some of my fellow 'idiots' are naturalized Americans from Mexico and Salvador, etc.)

Chuck said...

MK, incredibly illegals are killing California yet the nutjobs out there refuse to chase them out

Brooke, agreed. This is why our kids can't reed and right very well.

BTW, I like the new avatar

Z, probably the same reason that being against illegal immigration is equated to racism

Ticker said...

Z I understand that there are a few good folks in Calif. Many of them are leaving and it is my belief that many more will leave before too much longer. Our son has lived in Calif for years and has grown tired of the BS and has re-located his company and himself to the Atlanta area. He lived in Orange which while not too bad according to him still had it's share of problems.
The good folks in Calif need to perhaps look elsewhere to live or perhaps since northern Calif doesn't seem to much of a favored place for illegals to settle they could move there and form a new state after the fence is built and the rest of the state is give back to Mexico.
As far as the comment idiots, I meant those likened to the School Fool who made the talk to seem cool.