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Mich. district to boost programs
for immigrant students

USA Today, by Niraj Warikoo

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 8/16/2014 10:24:10 AM

A Detroit-area school district with a growing Arab-American population has agreed to improve its programs for students with limited English skills and to potentially hire more educators of Arab descent. In a 31-page agreement with the Department of Justice, the Crestwood School District in Dearborn Heights says it "shall take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal and meaningful participation by" students with limited English skills.

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Appropriately, USA Today. A recurring theme: one complainant, one lawyer, the Department of (In)Justice and voila! the taxpaying AMERICANS get it in the neck again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/16/2014 11:30:45 AM     (No. 9968204)

Maybe if they actually TRIED speaking the language, there wouldn´t be so many so called "impediments", this is just so much BS, are these poor little Arabs stupid, is that what they´re saying? They need educators of Arab descent to learn English??? Bull!! Did Italian, German, Polish, Irish immigrants get this kind of ridiculous treatment? Coddled, entitlement mentality right from the start. Stay where the hell you are if you´re not smart enuf to learn the language, I´m SICK of this BS!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/16/2014 11:33:41 AM     (No. 9968208)

"Boost" in this case means "improve", not support cheerfully. I doubt that this school district, besieged by money and other woes, feels good about what Holder´s DoJ has imposed on it.

This makes me sick. But I heard that it is federal law and the states have to make the best of it. Coming to a school district near you - and us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 8/16/2014 11:35:32 AM     (No. 9968212)

No mention whether these Arab immigrants are here legally. If so, English as a second language is fine. But if they cannot speak a word of English, what the heck are they doing in an American school to begin with?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart, 8/16/2014 12:53:42 PM     (No. 9968279)

An influx of illegal aliens will really help things out. Once they see the conditions, they will pay their own way back to their country of birth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/16/2014 1:48:07 PM     (No. 9968341)

Wonder how the teacher unions will react to layoffs in order to "hire more educators of Arab descent"? School systems cannot afford to retain current teachers if they face a mandate, and it will be mandatory, to hire teachers of Arab descent. And if teachers have to be of Arab origin, what about the administrators, guidance counselors, coaches and even cafeteria staff? And will school menus have to offer meals acceptable under Islamic culture, with separate utensils, pots and pans to prepare same? Prayer rugs? Calls to worship?

Since most if not all teachers and administrators voted at least twice for Obama, they are about to get what they voted for,

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 8/17/2014 7:10:40 AM     (No. 9968805)

Don´t forget to buy them prayer rugs. Stop serving pork in the lunch room & make all of the female students wear a burka.

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