Archive for the 'Education' Category

Illegal Immigration Harming America

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Clarion Ledger
In regard to Earl Fincher’s letter (”Immigrants will do work others won’t,” Nov. 28), let me respond by saying that I moved to Hattiesburg from Southern California on July 1.
I spent my entire life in California, and I lived in ground zero of illegal immigration.
While there, I saw what uncontrolled illegal immigration has done […]

Illegal Immigration Puts Pressure on Southern Schools

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Washington Date Line
At Marumsco Hills Elementary School near Occoquan, principal Joanne Alvey doesn?t need a study to tell her that Virginia?s immigrant population more than doubled in the 1990s and is exploding.
She looks out the school?s front door at the neighborhood of typical suburban homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. Investors often buy them […]

O.C. Plan Tries to Bring English Home

Monday, November 7th, 2005

LA Times
In Santa Ana, which has one of the highest concentration of Spanish-speakers in the nation, the Chamber of Commerce is embarking on an ambitious effort to improve the English skills of city residents.
‘If you don’t have English competency, your chances to be self sufficient and live [well] in our society are very difficult,’ said […]

Hispanic Children Read English Poorly.

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Link to source.
California has been unable to raise students’ reading scores from near the bottom nationally despite a decade of trying, including overhauling the way children are taught to read.
The 2005 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, released Wednesday, show that California’s fourth-graders scored an average of 207 out of 500 points on […]

27 Year Old Illegal Forges Documents, Enrolls In High School

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

Josue Ramirez-Mejia broke the law three years ago by entering the United States illegally. Once here, he found a day job, running a tiling business with his older brother. Then, a month ago, the Guatemalan embarked on a crime spree, forging his birth certificate, faking a high school transcript, even getting his sister to pose […]

Report Shows Teacher Did Not Treat Minority Students Differently

Friday, October 7th, 2005

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County School District report concluded that controversial teacher Jan Hall did not treat minority students differently in her classroom.
A letter Hall wrote to a public official surfaced in a Spanish language newspaper.
It included critical remarks about Haitians and Puerto Ricans.
The district examined Hall’s grading and discipline records over five […]

High School Student Punished For Refusing To Stand During Mexican National Anthem

Friday, October 7th, 2005

A recent Mexican Independence Day assembly at Larkin High may have taken cultural sensitivity one step too far, a Larkin parent said this week.
Robert Bedard said his son was reprimanded when he declined to stand for the Mexican National Anthem during a ceremony at the west Elgin school last month.
His 17-year-old son, a senior in […]

53 % of LA Adults Are Functionally Illiterate

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

If you were told that more than half of the adult inhabitants of the 17th largest economy in the world couldn?t read, you would probably think it was a less developed country like Pakistan or Nigeria.
Well, think again. The place is in the good old US of A.: Los Angeles.
A new study […]

Veteran Teacher — Canned for Letter — Plans to Sue Florida School District

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

It never fails, anytime someone is critical of illegal immigration they have to deal with a charge of racisim. Can we just look at the facts and ask people to obey the law without this crap? We cannot accept everyone who wants to live in the US forever. When will it be […]

In-State Tuition For Illegals Spurs Civil Action In N.Y.

Monday, September 19th, 2005

New York has joined Texas as the second state since early August to become the target of discrimination complaints for laws allowing illegal aliens who live in those states to go to college cheaper than out-of-state students who are U.S. citizens.
In both cases, the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) filed the formal complaints with the Department […]

Kindergarten Class In Spanish

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

According to this incredibly biased story, all American parents wants their 5 year olds to learn about Latin America and speak Spanish.
Circle time in Laura Gelderloos’ kindergarten class at Harper Elementary School in Wilmette is a little bit different this year. The 5-year-olds, chins poking up as they follow her animated expressions, […]

Kids that can?t speak English won?t graduate.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

American children are being dumbed down by illegal immigrants and the outrageous response by some is to make the English language optional.
Graduation tests in math, reading and other subjects have become an increasingly common way for states to gauge whether students have earned a diploma ? even though the content of the exams […]

Carlsbad Town Hall Meeting DVD featuring Congressman Tom Tancredo $5.99

Monday, August 15th, 2005

This DVD is of the well publicized town hall meeting in Carlsbad, California presented by CA Senator Bill Morrow. The event on 8/11/2005 was emceed by former San Diego Mayor and KOGO AM600 radio personality Roger Hedgecock.
Here are the speakers in order of appearance:
Introduction by Senator Bill Morrow
Emcee Roger Hedgecock
Madeleine Cosman ? Author, Medical […]

Jeb Bush isn’t concerned with immigration status.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Instead of deporting this family of illegal aliens, everyone came to their rescue including Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

María Ordoñez went to register her teenage daughter and son at an Orange County middle school, hoping they would get a first-rate education, but instead they were threatened with deportation.
Ordoñez, her husband and two children returned […]

Illegal Immigration Costs Florida $4.3 Billion a Year

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

A report by an immigration reform group shows that illegal immigration costs the state of Florida at least $4.3 billion a year in health care, education and incarceration costs.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) predicts the state’s costs of illegal immigration will increase to nearly $8 billion a year within 10 years unless it […]