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    What Is Your Opinion?

    I am in a State that at this point in time has not been affected that much by the subject in this post, however, I feel sure it will come. Just wondering what opinions would be from folks in the States mentioned.

    > Subject: Where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > By Frosty Wooldridge
    >
    > February 27, 2006
    >
    > NewsWithViews.com
    >
    >
    >
    > As a teacher, I sat dumbfounded last May 16, 2005, when the Rocky Mountain
    >
    > News inked a story, "What Happened?" to a stunned Denver, Colorado
    >
    > audience. In a five year study starting in 1999 in Denver Public Schools,
    >
    > 5,663 students started the eighth grade. Five years later, only 1,884
    >
    > graduated from high school. That's a 65 percent drop out/flunk out rate!
    >
    > That's pathetic, if not frightening.
    >
    >
    >
    > What was the cause? First of all, 30,000 illegal aliens, speaking 40
    >
    > different languages, attended Denver schools. Our classrooms suffered
    >
    > thousands of kids functionally illiterate in English with parents
    >
    > functionally illiterate in English and Spanish. T he classrooms featured
    > so
    >
    > much incompatible diversity that it created horrific tension, stabbings
    > and
    > death.
    >
    > Thus, American kids suffered a profoundly dumbed-down educational process.
    >
    > One in five teachers quit or transferred out of those Denver classrooms
    >
    > every nine month cycle during those five years.
    >
    > Last week, the Denver Post announced that 30 percent of teachers in Denver
    >
    > schools were not coming back next year. This is a nationwide travesty.
    >
    > Why? As a teacher, I taught in the inner city in the 1970s. It's
    >
    > exasperating beyond understanding to walk into a classroom where children
    >
    > suffer learning disabilities, broken homes, teen pregnancies at 14, 15, 16
    >
    > multiple languages and violent confrontations with other ethnic groups.
    >
    > It's impossible to teach. I left my idealism in the ghetto and escaped to
    >
    > a suburban school. But, today, teachers can't escape because over 1.5
    >
    > million illegal alien students with more than 100 languages attend our
    >
    > kids' schools nationwide. We witness a national breakdown in education.
    >
    > Last week, Superintendent Roy Romer of Los Angeles public schools resigned
    >
    > in frustration and defeat. California schools match the violence of a war
    > zone
    >
    > Can you imagine such a failure rate across the country? Can you imagine
    >
    > the consequences of an illiterate generation leading this Republic into
    > the
    >
    > 21st century? Folks, this country won't make it. Where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > It takes four aspects for a free and democratic society to maintain
    > itself.
    >
    > It requires a highly educated population that can write, read, think and
    >
    > vote intelligently. It takes a simi lar moral code whereby everyone adheres
    >
    > to the common good. It requires a similar code of ethics whereby citizens
    >
    > adhere to honesty, doing what is right and maintaining those ethics
    >
    > throughout the social fabric. Finally, it takes a similar language that
    >
    > allows citizens to discuss, debate and resolve problems. We compromise all
    >
    > four with an invasion exceeding four million new people into the USA
    >
    > annually? 20 million illegals to date and climbing. We allow the
    >
    > disintegration of our nation without a whimper. Where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > Last Monday, February 20, 2006, the Rocky Mountain News reported,
    >
    > "Mile-High Drug Hub" making Denver the leading center for drug
    > distribution
    >
    > in the United States. It's part of MS-13 Gang's dispersal of $128 billion
    >
    > in drugs crossing our border with Mexico every year. I ronically, Congress
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    > guards South Korea's border with 37,000 troops with our billions in tax
    >
    > dollars, pats down gray-haired ladies at our airports, spends $80 billion
    >
    > annually on the war on drugs, but leaves our border unguarded allowing
    > that
    >
    > $128 billion in drugs to cross year after year. Additionally, terrorists
    >
    > from any country can walk over the Mexican border with a 99 percent chance
    >
    > of succeeding. Where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > With a growing illegal alien population exceeding 300,000 in Colorado, the
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    > state House legislators on Wednesday of last week defeated six bills to
    >
    > stop illegal alien migration. One particular bill, HB 1134, would have
    >
    > given cops the ability to arrest, detain and deport illegals. It was
    >
    > soundly defeated after dozens of citizens, including this Coloradan,
    >
    > test ified to support the bill's passage.
    >
    > I demanded, "We are tired of being collateral damage for illegal aliens.
    >
    > We're tired of being raped, killed, robbed and our schools being trashed
    > by
    >
    > multiple languages while our medical systems take better care of illegals
    >
    > than our own citizens."
    >
    > Representative Francesca Natividad Coleman remarked that it was a Federal
    >
    > issue. I retorted, "We're the ones getting killed and raped here locally
    >
    > and we're tired of it." Last year, three Coloradans were killed by
    >
    > illegals; Greeley, Colorado suffered 270 hit and run car accidents alone;
    >
    > eight rapes by illegal aliens in Boulder and thousands of robberies.
    >
    > Where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > To top off the crisis in our Denver schools, the Rocky Mountain News
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    > reported the next day, February 21, 2006, "Welfare Surg es 45%" with an
    >
    > increase of 4,743 cases. They said it was tough job hunting, but neglected
    >
    > to mention that 300,000 illegal aliens in Colorado stole jobs from
    >
    > Coloradans in every sector: drywall, construction, landscaping, fast food,
    >
    > house painting, janitorial, paving and dozens of other jobs formerly
    > worked
    >
    > by Coloradans. Where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > Denver Mayor Hickenlooper hired illegal aliens long before he was mayor
    > and
    >
    > one of his illegal employees, Raul Gomez-Garcia, killed Denver police
    >
    > officer Don Young last May. Hickenlooper stood in direct violation of
    >
    > federal laws and could have been fined $2, 000.00 per illegal alien hired
    >
    > (estimated at 70 working in his restaurants) and he could have gone to
    >
    > prison for five years. Governor Owens actually endorsed a booklet showing
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    &g t; illegal aliens how to imbed themselves in Colorado. He aided and abetted
    >
    > illegal aliens, but didn't receive a slap on the wrist. Where is the
    > outrage?
    >
    >
    > Since it's happening in my state with 300,000 illegal aliens, can you
    >
    > imagine what is happening in California with three million? Or, North
    >
    > Carolina with one million? How about Illinois with one million illegals?
    >
    > How about Texas with 1.5 million? I know Texans pay over $4.1 billion
    >
    > annually for educating their massive load of student illegals. Where is
    > the
    > outrage?
    >
    >
    > We're being colonized with over nine million illegal alien Mexicans
    >
    > crashing our schools, medical systems, language, culture, parks, tax and
    >
    > welfare systems. One look at the headlines of major newspapers across the
    >
    > country echoes and mirrors the Rocky Mountain News. Where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > It stupefies me beyond comprehension that Americans sit back and watch
    > this
    >
    > invasion of their country without any outrage. Worse, without any
    > response!
    >
    > More than that--without a concern for their own kids' future! Even more
    >
    > horrific, the line of immigrants from Mexico (and the world) shows no sign
    >
    > of stopping, as the number of Mexicans grows from their current 106
    > million
    >
    > to 200 million in this century.
    >
    > As I open this can of worms weekly; as I expose this accelerating national
    >
    > crisis weekly; as you experience its quickening day by day? I would think
    >
    > the outrage would reach fantastic levels. But it is not! In fact, Bush,
    >
    > Congress and governors of all 50 states not only watch it happen they
    >
    > actively aid and abet it. Arlan Specter of Pennsylvania wants to add
    >
    > another one to two million legal immigrants annually. Senators John McCain
    >
    > and Ted Kennedy want to give amnesty to 20 million illegals and add more
    > in
    >
    > a guest worker program. Utah's Chris Cannon welcomes millions of Mexicans
    >
    > as he encourages their takeover of our country. His sidekick Senator Orrin
    >
    > Hatch mirrors that sentiment. Representative Joe Baca of California
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    > actively promotes the takeover of California by Mexico as he endorses
    >
    > "Reconquista of Aztlan." As Mark Twain said, "Suppose you were an idiot;
    >
    > and suppose you were a member of Congress; but then, I repeat myself."
    >
    > Twain got it right, but where is the outrage?
    >
    >
    > While 85 to 95 percent of the American public wants our borders secured,
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    > they stand around quietly sucking their thumbs while doing nothing.
    >
    > However, the outrage and arrogance of millions of illegal alien migrants
    > in
    >
    > America advances like Paris, France's recent experience with immigration?
    >
    > 10,000 fire bombed cars and a month-long conflagration! We watched
    >
    > stupidly as if it won't happen to us. Think again!
    >
    > Of the thousands of emails I receive, the worst and the most frightening
    >
    > ones are from citizens who tell me, "Keep your powder dry!"
    Facta non verba
    "The good Lord set definite limits on man's wisdom, but set no limits on his stupidity — and that's not fair!" — Konrad Adenauer,

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    There are many alternatives to public schooling. If I were living in the US I would definately opt for homeschooling for my kids. People need to make themselves aware of educational options for their children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daynathepayna
    There are many alternatives to public schooling. If I were living in the US I would definately opt for homeschooling for my kids. People need to make themselves aware of educational options for their children.


    Why? Both my kids are in public school and both me and my wife graduated from public school.... Its what you make of it.
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    Oh, I agree, education is certainly what you make of it, no argument here. My point is, as are a growing number of peoples' is that it doesn't have to take place in an inferior setting. People have to continue to challenge the conventional mindset surrounding education and how schools are run. You don't just "make the best" of mediocre service at your dry cleaner or your car mechanic? No, you shop around. So why not do the same for you or your child's education?

 

 

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