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Once Upon a Time in Texas, My (English-Speaking) Niece Hoped to Enter Pre-K...(*Vanity*)
Texas Education Agency ^ | 12 April 2006 | Texas Education Agency

Posted on 05/14/2006 8:08:23 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Texas Pre-Kindergarten Limited English Proficient (LEP) Pilot Program

The following applications have been preliminarily selected to receive a grant for the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Pilot Program.

Revised 4/12/06 Contacts: Carlos Garza(Funding) Discretionary Grants Phone: (512) 463-9269 carlos.garza@tea.state.tx.us Roberto Manzo (Program) Office Education Initiatives Phone: (512) 936-6060 roberto.manzo@tea.state.tx.us

Program Description: The purpose of the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Pilot Program is:

To implement multi-age programs serving 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds that assure that English language learning children receive appropriate activities to enter school prepared to succeed. The pilot program must provide many opportunities for the acquisition of English, while supporting the child’s first language including social services, appropriate training and modeling, and research –based curricula and supplies to enhance the development of both languages. Instruction must be in both languages so children can learn concepts in the language they understand while developing their English skills. Programs must include bilingual education specialists and continued professional education to support the teachers.

Grant Period: March 15, 2006 – August 31, 2007.

List of Awardees:

Aldine ISD/Keeble EC/PK Prosper ISD VSA Arts of Texas McAllen ISD Little Elm ISD Santa Maria ISD Houston ISD/Energized for Excellence Academy, Inc.


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My niece...4 years old; American citizen born to American parents; English-speaking; child of taxpaying Americans.

According to the school administration, my niece must wait to learn if she will "make the cut" for pre-k this fall. No...it's not test scores nor any readiness evaluation that's holding them up. It will depend upon how many non-English-speaking children are enrolled for pre-k, as those children will be given the first slots.

I wonder how many children who are not American will be sitting in my niece's chair this fall.

Any thoughts?

1 posted on 05/14/2006 8:08:29 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Curriculum
-> Bilingual Education
--> English Language Proficiency Standards




The English language proficiency (ELP) standards contain the language skills that limited English proficient children in Texas are taught to ensure that they have the full opportunity to learn English and succeed academically. The ELP standards are part of the state-required curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The ELP standards consist of the Spanish language arts TEKS (grades K-6) and the English as a second language TEKS (grades K-12).

The ELP standards include second language acquisition skills that enable limited English proficient students to become fluent in English. In order for these students to learn the academic English necessary for academic learning, their second language acquisition skills must be addressed in all their academic classes, whether they are learning mathematics, science, or other subjects. The ELP standards also include the language arts skills that all Texas students are required to be taught.

Helping limited English proficient students become fluent in English and academically successful is the shared responsibility of all teachers. Whether students are in bilingual classes or classes taught in English, their success in school depends on how well teachers meet both their language and academic needs. By combining language learning with quality instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies in grades K-12, teachers will ensure that English language learners achieve the knowledge and skills of the Texas curriculum and reach their full academic potential.

The ELP standards are contained in Chapter 128 of the Texas Administrative Code. To show the relationship between the TEKS for English language arts, Spanish language arts, and English as a second language, the State Board of Education voted to have these TEKS published in a side-by-side format. The side-by-side format shows the direct alignment of the language arts and English as a second language skills. The specific second language acquisition skills are listed at the end of the English as a second language column.


2 posted on 05/14/2006 8:10:44 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Insanity!

A back seat to Spanish speaking students when ENGLISH is the language of the land. Perhaps it's time to file some suit papers on discrimination?
3 posted on 05/14/2006 8:10:57 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
...serving 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds... research –based curricula...

So three year olds are already faced with a publish-or-perish dilemma?

"Hey, Susie, put down those Polly Pockets, you have some lab results to document."

4 posted on 05/14/2006 8:14:09 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Freerepublic - The website where "Freepers" is not in the spell checker dictionary...)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Two words:

Homeschool.

L

5 posted on 05/14/2006 8:15:21 PM PDT by Lurker (50% of the country is not fit to run a convenience store.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Any thoughts?

She will go as far in life as her dedication will allow. Good luck and don't sweat the small stuff (and it's almost all small stuff).

6 posted on 05/14/2006 8:16:05 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("5 Minute Penalty for #40, Ann Theresa Calvello!" - RIP 1929-2006)
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To: All
Also from their website:

The figure below shows how communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing are at the core of all academic learning. Teaching communication skills through appropriate special language instruction and effective content area instruction accelerates the learning of English and promotes the development of higher-order thinking skills. NOTE - If you have a browser for use by the visually impaired, please contact the TEA Curriculem Department to obtain the information conveyed in the graphical image.


7 posted on 05/14/2006 8:16:41 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Perhaps, the brilliant educators who envisioned this pilot program might use a dictionary in the future to ensure the correct spelling of "big words" like c-u-r-r-i-c-u-l-u-m.


8 posted on 05/14/2006 8:21:06 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Life gives warnings of impending mis-steps.

Use this time to do a bit a reflection. The main question I think you should ask yourself is this:

Suppose your niece does get that classroom slot, are you sure you want her in a classroom that caters primarily to non-English speaking kids? That's what this waiting situation is telling you the classroom is going to be like.

My opinion, if you love your niece, you'll find something else for her.


9 posted on 05/14/2006 8:21:29 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

unfortunately i cannot post them( my thoughts)here


10 posted on 05/14/2006 8:23:15 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
I am still wondering why we have "Pre-K". Why are people so eager to make their children leave their homes while they are still practically babies? I remember when kindergarten wasn't required, and if your child attended it was really for "fun" rather than serious education. Are these additional two years of education producing improved graduates at the high school level?
11 posted on 05/14/2006 8:23:43 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: nmh

That was my first thought, and I'm not a fan of lawsuits. But wouldn't this warrant a civil lawsuit?


12 posted on 05/14/2006 8:23:50 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: pepperdog

Mine didn't attend daily pre-k. IMO, they were much better off at home.

My niece is in a rural area east of Williamson County.


13 posted on 05/14/2006 8:28:40 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I'd run it by a lawyer to see.

I know what you're saying but enough is enough. When it comes to being sued, then people usually straighten up.

I'd SERIOUSLY look into it.


14 posted on 05/14/2006 8:32:58 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I live in Nevada and my son is eligible for special ed due to Down's Syndrome. The "early childhood" class was made up of 20% significant delay/disabilities, 30% diagnosed speech delays, and 50% ESL (english as a second language).


15 posted on 05/14/2006 8:36:37 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Lurker
Two words:

Homeschool.

Uh... two (2).. words?

16 posted on 05/14/2006 8:36:38 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
My niece...4 years old; American citizen born to American parents; English-speaking; child of taxpaying Americans.

Your niece is lucky. If you are so concerned about her future and her education, maybe you should consider gifting her with a year or so of private pre-school.

Like it or not, children born in this country are entitled to an education, no matter what language their parents speak at home. I cannot believe that you would prefer these same children grow up to be unproductive welfare recipients.

Last time I checked, the U.S.A. does not have an official language, english or otherwise.

17 posted on 05/14/2006 8:37:28 PM PDT by Desert_Girl (You don't have to be American to be caucasian and you don't have to be a citizen to be legal!)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Well, hispanics get first pick of the best schools in San Jose Unified.


18 posted on 05/14/2006 8:38:16 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
My wife started college as an education major, but quit in large part because of meaningless edu-babble like that. She also realized that her fellow el-ed majors (with a few exceptions, of course) were easily the academically weakest group of students on campus.

I say these two observations have some correlation. In many locales, the average parent is going to be smarter than the average teacher, so I think they use gibberish to mask this reality and intimidate parents. It's not like medical jargon or legalese that actually has a purpose and meaning. It's just smoke being blown by an insecure guild.

-ccm

19 posted on 05/14/2006 8:40:19 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order)
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To: luckystarmom

they tend to bitch their way to the top evenly...


20 posted on 05/14/2006 8:40:20 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: pepperdog
I am still wondering why we have "Pre-K". Why are people so eager to make their children leave their homes while they are still practically babies? I remember when kindergarten wasn't required, and if your child attended it was really for "fun" rather than serious education. Are these additional two years of education producing improved graduates at the high school level?

Agree, agree, agree. And to answer your last question, I sincerely doubt it.

I did not attend pre-K (or even 'K' for that matter), and somehow managed to graduate with honors (from both high school & college). I'm not saying this to brag (truly), but rather to point out that children can and do succeed without pre-K, or pre-pre-K, or who-knows-what.

Parents shouldn't be so eager to relinquish their children to the public school system, and kids really need to time to be 'just kids' ... childhood has become almost nonexistent in today's world.

21 posted on 05/14/2006 8:40:44 PM PDT by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Why are you raising an alarm about nothing? This is simply a program to give the little ones who don't speak English a leg up for when real learning starts. Do you want dual language classes instead of English only?

Why does your 4 yo niece want to be in pre K? Or does she? She should be at home with Mom learning what Moms teach their four year olds.

You are raising a ruckus over nothing. Why?
22 posted on 05/14/2006 8:42:08 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Gosh, that's a pretty label.

Doesn't mean anything, but it's still a pretty diagram for abureacrat to get paid making.


23 posted on 05/14/2006 8:43:00 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Desert_Girl
Last time I checked, the U.S.A. does not have an official language, english or otherwise.

Don't know which versions you have read but those of our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America that I've perused were in English.

24 posted on 05/14/2006 8:44:02 PM PDT by jla
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To: ItsForTheChildren
Sorry. I should have said one word: Home School.

L

25 posted on 05/14/2006 8:47:50 PM PDT by Lurker (50% of the country is not fit to run a convenience store.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Ah, I know what that is. It's obviously the Union Label. Remember the little ditty, "Look for the Union Label"?


26 posted on 05/14/2006 8:48:05 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: jla
Don't know which versions you have read but those of our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America that I've perused were in English

Yes, they were written in English, but do either of those documents state that a child, or any other citizen, for that matter, must speak english in order to be entitled to the same rights as any other?

27 posted on 05/14/2006 8:48:13 PM PDT by Desert_Girl (You don't have to be American to be caucasian and you don't have to be a citizen to be legal!)
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To: Desert_Girl
"Like it or not, children born in this country are entitled to an education, no matter what language their parents speak at home. I cannot believe that you would prefer these same children grow up to be unproductive welfare recipients. Last time I checked, the U.S.A. does not have an official language, english or otherwise."

Do you honestly believe that these "LEP" children are going to be made up of legal citizens? Two years ago, the stats were something like 3.5 million Texas residents were born outside of the U.S. At least a third of them are *illegally in the United States*.

Good grief.

28 posted on 05/14/2006 8:51:34 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Yes, it sucks that your taxes have to pay for something of which you are forbidden to partake but this is a blessing in disguise. Your niece will fare much better at home with one-on-one instruction.


29 posted on 05/14/2006 8:52:40 PM PDT by octobersky
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; Peanut Gallery

I bought my house patrly based upon the new elementary school to be built a year later. So, three years later, my son is ready for kindergarten, and the school is "full". He'd have to go to school in another neighborhood.

We homeschool now.


30 posted on 05/14/2006 8:53:04 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Save an atom. Split a tree hugger.)
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To: nmh
Years ago when I registered my stepson for the 4th grade I was asked what is spoken in my house. My reply was English and Spanish. The principal asked what my stepson spoke. I informed him English was his language. He then informed me that if I filled out the form saying both languages were spoken in my house they would have to take him and test him for English proficiency. I quickly changed the form.

PS
He is now protecting our great nation. Second tour in Iraq. Fourth ID. His Spanish is getting better.
31 posted on 05/14/2006 8:53:15 PM PDT by cpdiii (Socialism is popular with the ruling class. It gives legitimacy to tyranny and despotism.)
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To: USNBandit

While I can imagine it, I just can't imagine it.

Hugs.


32 posted on 05/14/2006 8:53:15 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: Lurker
LoL..Don't worry Lurker, those of us who had a public education never noticed.
33 posted on 05/14/2006 8:55:00 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Contrary to popular thought, preK is not necessary.


34 posted on 05/14/2006 8:58:59 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Do you honestly believe that these "LEP" children are going to be made up of legal citizens? Two years ago, the stats were something like 3.5 million Texas residents were born outside of the U.S. At least a third of them are *illegally in the United States*.

Yes, I actually do believe that the vast majority of 4 year olds trying to enter pre-k here in Texas are legal citizens of this country. You have to present both an original legal birth certificate AND a legal original social security card in order to enroll in school here.

All it takes to become a citizen is to be born here. It doesn't matter whether your parents are legally here or not. If you are born here, you are a citizen here, and if you are a citizen, you are entitled to be educated here.

Are you honestly saying that you believe 3-4-5 year olds are sneaking across the border on their own to steal a "real American" baby's education?

good grief, for real, omg.

35 posted on 05/14/2006 9:00:42 PM PDT by Desert_Girl (You don't have to be American to be caucasian and you don't have to be a citizen to be legal!)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Not to worry, it will just get worse for your niece and her generation of gringos.

Unless the recent defeat of god-like football coach Tom Osborne in Nebraska's
Republican gubernatorial primary is a sign that US citizens might just
be ready to say "enough already!".
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1632158/posts
Osborne was all for saving money by consolidating school districts
AND giving out money via in-state tuition for the children of ILLEGALS
at their state universities/colleges.

Haven't heard about the story? Probably NOT the story the MSM wanted to
lead the news...


36 posted on 05/14/2006 9:02:02 PM PDT by VOA
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To: pepperdog

The preK advocates in FL managed to get a ruling a couple of years ago that made preK mandatory for any child "in the system." They hoodwinked and maneuvered using a case where a child was injured or murdered (I can't remember), saying "if she had been in preK, she would be not injured/alive today." They use any in they can grab because, of course, their intention is to make preK mandatory for all children in this country. Get the kids away from the parents asap.


37 posted on 05/14/2006 9:03:44 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Desert_Girl
Last time I checked, the U.S.A. does not have an official language, english or otherwise.

¿qué planeta usted vivo encendido?

38 posted on 05/14/2006 9:09:46 PM PDT by perfect stranger (I need new glasses.)
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To: Desert_Girl
Funny thing there DG. Neither one of those documents mention 'public education' once.

L

39 posted on 05/14/2006 9:11:22 PM PDT by Lurker (50% of the country is not fit to run a convenience store.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

My sister has a different view on preschool than I do. I'm trying to be of help to her without being judgemental.

That said, I'm growing really tired of paying for our friends born south of the border, breaking into our country for free healthcare, schooling and the like. Americans keep footing the bill for illegals, and I for one am so fed up with it............my goodness.

As for this 4 year old wanting to be in school...I think that this is probably her one opportunity to see and play with other children her age. Again, she lives in the middle of nowhere.

And as for your opinion of 4 year olds staying home to learn from their mommies...let the illegals keep *their* kids at home. After all, who better to communicate with a SSO child than its SSO mama?


40 posted on 05/14/2006 9:11:47 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

You might want to ask the President what he thinks about your situation.


41 posted on 05/14/2006 9:14:25 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Your neice can get in line to buy food AFTER all the free-lunch kids have eaten. The kids not on freebies can only buy left-overs.


42 posted on 05/14/2006 9:15:12 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Home school or private school.

As Neal Boortz would say, don't take the best thing in your life and hand him/her over to the government to be educated. Does the government handle anything well?


43 posted on 05/14/2006 9:17:37 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.vasquezforidaho.org/)
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To: ladyjane

I would have called the President, but the news reported that Vicente Fox already had him on another line and tied up.


44 posted on 05/14/2006 9:20:27 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: Desert_Girl

"Last time I checked, the U.S.A. does not have an official language, english or otherwise."

No but 27 states have English as their official language (27 last I looked which was about a year ago, could be more now.) Don't know if Texas is on that list though.


45 posted on 05/14/2006 9:21:11 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.vasquezforidaho.org/)
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To: ccmay

"It's just smoke being blown by an insecure guild."

nice turn of phrase.




46 posted on 05/14/2006 9:23:09 PM PDT by Riverine
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To: NapkinUser

I wouldn't live out where my sister lives. However, her husband's income is limited, she's at home with two children, and another is in the 6th grade. Her situation is what it is.


47 posted on 05/14/2006 9:26:57 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I agree with you about the illegals. However, they are here and until we get rid of them it is to OUR advantage to educate them and make sure they are disease free. Giving them a head start on English is a good way to do that.

My children went to school in the Aldine ISD. My daughter graduated from Eisenhower.

It is easy to become frustrated with the school system in general and the problem with illegals makes it worse.

When my children were down there, from the early seventies until the early eighties, the school sent notes home wanting us to sign our kids up for free lunches. We definitely didn't need it nor qualify for it and our kids begged us not to sign it. I went to school to find out what was up and eventually learned that the more kids they had in the school lunch program the more money they got from the federal government, which assumed these were poor, needy kids. They were gaming the system just for the money.

It is those kinds of things that make our education system so expensive.


48 posted on 05/14/2006 9:27:26 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; Desert_Girl; All
Oh well, Texas isn't one of the state I talked about in #45.

States/territories with English as official language: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Source

49 posted on 05/14/2006 9:28:42 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.vasquezforidaho.org/)
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To: Desert_Girl
...do either of those documents state that a child, or any other citizen, for that matter, must speak english in order to be entitled to the same rights as any other?

No, and I'd venture to guess that is because everyone spoke English. Heck, even the Indians learned to, without objection or mass demonstrations.

Tell me, DesertGirl, do you think English should be made the official language of the United States?

50 posted on 05/14/2006 9:30:09 PM PDT by jla
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