Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mayor Daley, Chicago Public School Officials Announce Expansion Of Arabic Language Program
Campus Watch ^ | November 11, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 02/12/2011 7:05:39 PM PST by bronxville

Mayor Daley, Chicago Public School Officials Announce Expansion Of Arabic Language Program

Chicago Press Release Services

November 11, 2009

Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Public Schools officials today announced plans to expand the CPS Arabic language program using an $888,000 U.S. Department of Education grant.

Since its launch three years ago, the Arabic language program has grown to serve 2000 CPS students in 10 schools citywide.

The three-year Foreign Language Assistance Grant (FLAP) will fund expansion of the program to three additional schools, professional development for teachers and technology-based instruction using SAFARI-Blackboard technologies.

"Our vision is to give all of our students the kind of education that prepares them to compete in tomorrow's global workforce," Daley said at Durkin Park Elementary School, 8445 S. Kolin Av., where kindergarten through fifth-grade students are taught Arabic daily.

"We all know the economic future of our city depends on our willingness to seek opportunities in the Arab world, the Americas, Asia, Europe and around the globe," Daley added.

Daley noted that with this grant, the school system has received state, federal and other funds totaling $1.6 million for building Arabic language instruction.

Among the other grants CPS has received is the U.S. State Department's Startalk Arabic Summer Language Institute grant each of the last three years.

It provides funding to send 30 CPS high school students to the University of Chicago to study Arabic language and culture for four weeks during the summer break.

Students also take field trips to Chicago area businesses, cultural organizations and community resources, to apply the languages in real life.

CPS also invested $1 million in its Critical Languages Program in 2008 to help build up a K-12 pipeline of students studying Arabic, Chinese or Russian.

CPS officials said they had not yet selected which schools will get the expanded Critical Languages opportunities. The goal is to expand opportunities to schools that wish to grow their critical language options.

The following Chicago public high schools offer Arabic:

* Lincoln Park High School * Roosevelt High School * Lindblom High School

The following Chicago public elementary schools offer Arabic:

* Agassiz Elementary * Belding Elementary * Durkin Park Elementary * LaSalle Language Academy II * Marquette Elementary * Peck Elementary * Volta Elementary

Daley said the key to building a strong and secure economic future for Chicago is providing every public school student with a quality education that allows them to fulfill their potential in life.

And additions to the curriculum such as the teaching of Arabic, Chinese and Russian recognize the need to better engage with other nations and businesses around the globe, he said.

"Without an educated workforce capable of filling the jobs of the global economy, Chicago won't succeed in this century," the Mayor said.

"We must remember that although we're in a recession now, it's our responsibility to position Chicago to reap the benefits of the better times to come," he said.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: chicago; illinois; mayordaleyarabic
"Daley, an ardent Arabist, recently announced plans to expand his Chicago Public School Arabic language program using an $888,000 Department of Education grant.

Daley launched the program in 2006 shortly after Rezko brought the Emir of Qutar to Chicago for dinner. The language program received state, federal and other funds totalling $1.6 million in 2009 alone.

Daley’s Arabist Program also recieves funding to send 30 Arab teens to the University of Chicago courtesy of Hilary Clinton and her State Department’s Startalk Arabic Summer League Institute grant."

I found this little blurb in my file though the link no longer works.

1 posted on 02/12/2011 7:05:46 PM PST by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Let’s take advantage of this. Get a bunch of Israeli and Evangelical Christians to take the Arabic courses, so we can be fluent in this language and understand them better. We would’ve been better off before WW II if we had had more German and Japanese-speaking peoples.


2 posted on 02/12/2011 7:08:44 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MuttTheHoople

Ditto!


3 posted on 02/12/2011 7:11:36 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Here’s some videos - the program was started under GW Bush -

STARTALK is the newest of the component programs of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) announced by former President Bush in January of 2006.

The initiative seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the US.

Other programs under the NSLI umbrella include Title VI/Fulbright Hays programs of the US Department of Education,

The National Security Education program of the National Defense University, and study abroad and exchange programs of the US Department of State.
(http://startalk.umd.edu/about)
http://myarabicwebsite.com/arabicinusaworldwide.html
http://myarabicwebsite.com/studentlearningwebsites.html

And we know it will encompass their history and culture - that is - the cleaned up and revisionist version.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 7:12:05 PM PST by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
makes it easier to proselytize if they read the koran to “appreciate” the language of the koran, doesn't it
5 posted on 02/12/2011 7:12:14 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MuttTheHoople

It’s for the indoctrination of kids especially their religion -culture - happening mostly in Michigan. A good idea though because one could watch and learn from the videos.

PS: Let’s face it - it was basically all about pleasing the billionaires from - the ME.


6 posted on 02/12/2011 7:15:30 PM PST by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf

Our kids can’t even read English yet they’re being taught how to read in Arabic. Hillary’s even talking about them learning Chinese as well.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 7:18:57 PM PST by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
It makes me sick to think what is happening to our Country with the muzzies winning, winning and winning.

Next comes Sharia law in Chicago.

Unbelievable, and cultural suicide.

8 posted on 02/12/2011 7:19:07 PM PST by oldtimer (uee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks bronxville.
Daley, an ardent Arabist

9 posted on 02/12/2011 7:28:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Cool. So when they all become dhimmis in Chicago, they can speak the lingua franca. Not that I care what happens to Daley and his dump.


10 posted on 02/12/2011 7:28:58 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama improves education, who'll vote for him?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oldtimer

Dept of educakation is sure pushing arabic a lot lately.
Could it be that the sec of educashun has a muslim boss?

But he’s not a muslim.


11 posted on 02/12/2011 7:32:23 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
Didn't Texas just reject making it mandatory this week?

Talk about brazen & in our face, that the Muzzies are going to take over soon!!!

12 posted on 02/12/2011 7:43:36 PM PST by blondee123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blondee123

Yes, that’s why I posted this - Daley started it in 2009 after he talked to an Emir from Qator. Lots of under the table money for all involved including Hillary. This is why we need to have our own oil fast.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 8:04:10 PM PST by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

Hey SunkenCiv - yeah, an Arabist. :)


14 posted on 02/12/2011 8:06:46 PM PST by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Salamander; Markos33; humblegunner; 50mm; Slings and Arrows; TheOldLady
Preparing the next generation to properly appreciate their dhimmitude under the coming Caliphate - ping.
15 posted on 02/12/2011 9:50:08 PM PST by shibumi (I am The Nexus One - I want more life, Baby I aint done!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Hell, 2/3 of them can’t speak standard English!


16 posted on 02/12/2011 10:24:24 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oldtimer

I saw a video with a fox news anchor..dont know how old it was but it went on to tell of the events going on in MN with, as we have all heard, the Somali popoulation...cab drivers at the airport not taking passengers if they have a dog or liquor, and checkers at Target not touching a package of bacon so they get a different job rather than walking papers...and how MN is just giving in to the demands and that MN could become the first Sharia state..
It came to me that this is how the muzzies will take over America. It may take 100 years and they don’t care,,they are patient.. but it would be one state at a time..The so called Infadels would just get sick of this and move to another state and then MN or MI would just fall to the muzzies. Then the Muzzies would move on to the next state..until they all fall to it.


17 posted on 02/12/2011 10:37:59 PM PST by celtic gal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

notice it’s not just language...it’s language and culture.

Does Daley know something we don’t ? Is it being offered because he thinks some day soon we’ll all be speaking Farsi ?


18 posted on 02/13/2011 4:39:46 AM PST by stylin19a
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

Nothing to see here folks, just move along. Don’t worry about that global Caliphate thingy.


19 posted on 02/13/2011 5:45:55 AM PST by thethirddegree (Islam is a vile, barbaric, perverted, depraved,seditious cult invented by a murdering pedophile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bronxville
Our kids can’t even read English yet they’re being taught how to read in Arabic.

I sent this to Peter King(who is leading an investigation into radical Islam) and Pat Toomey with a note that this indicates serious problems in the Dept. of Education since a lot of Chicago students can't even speak English properly.

20 posted on 02/13/2011 5:48:23 AM PST by thethirddegree (Islam is a vile, barbaric, perverted, depraved,seditious cult invented by a murdering pedophile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MuttTheHoople

They currently teach Arabic at my local high school (small university town). The students are just about all white/anglo. I say great. And I’m hoping they’ll get Chinese in there soon as well.


21 posted on 02/13/2011 5:56:13 AM PST by sand lake bar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bronxville

So, he’ll probably be working as a lobbyist for one of the jihadist regimes pretty soon.


22 posted on 02/13/2011 6:18:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: thethirddegree; SunkenCiv; All

Our Startalk Czar - Gary Locke, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce -

Already the largest economy in the region and a key member of the G20, Saudi Arabia is undergoing an extraordinary economic boom. Massive public investment, rapid private-sector growth and new sector initiatives are driving an expansion projected to offer more than $1 trillion in trade and investment opportunities over the next decade.

This two-day Forum will highlight the U.S.-Saudi commercial and trade relationship and how U.S companies can more fully participate in Saudi Arabia’s expansion. It will also provide a unique platform for American and Saudi executives to establish new and lasting business ties.

In keeping with the highly successful U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum held in Chicago in April 2010 – attended by over 350 Saudi and 750 American businesspeople – this event will feature Davos-style panels, keynote addresses, and concurrent breakout sessions. Opportunities for small and medium sized companies will be a priority focus. Networking events and one-on-one matchmaking initiatives will help facilitate new business relationships.
http://www.us-saudiforum.com/speaker/honorable-andre-winston-lewis/

Partners and Organizers -
http://www.us-saudiforum.com/?page_id=10

We’re doing BIG business with the Wahhabi Cartel - people who hate Christians, kill Christians if they’re found with a Holy Bible, one is not permitted to being The Word into that pagan country, persecute Christian Missionaries, kill anyone who wants to convert to Christianity, treat women like cattle, kill homosexuals and forget about building a Church. One wonders how many of them are in the Muslim Brotherhood. Don’t have time to check but would be worth doing some digging.

The first Conference was held in Chicago...it almost always comes back to Chicago especially the University of Chicago...it would pay us well to do some serious digging into a city which is intent on teaching Arabic to it’s students. A city overflowing with thousands of Muslims. A city run by Mayor Daley, brought this Saudi brigade to Chicago, most likely after his chat with the Emir of Quatar and sold to the highest bidder with the usual kickbacks (his ?brother now chief advisor to Ali Obaba). A city that introduced ShoreBank, ShorePacific, ShoreCap, Shore Bank International etc, and micro-financing to the world in coordination with Grameen Banking. Bill and Hill Clinton knew Mayor Daley well (Hillary met Alinsky in Chicago - did Mayor Daley?). Bill brought ShoreBank to Arkansas with funding from Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation - Surgeon the CEO of ShoreBank went there to implement it (Surgeon recently stepped down following the big scandal). And they also changed their name...and now we’ve got Big Oil swindlers doing business in Chicago...

More here - will be updating it soon - time permitting -
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2514423/posts?q=1&;page=1

Thanks thethirddegree.

SunkenCiv - An Arabist -
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2257097/posts


23 posted on 02/14/2011 2:38:50 PM PST by bronxville
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: bronxville; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks bronxville. Due to $100/bbl oil...
Saudi Arabia is undergoing an extraordinary economic boom.



24 posted on 02/14/2011 4:05:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson