Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Some Texas Schools; 'Language Of The Future'
cbslocal.com/cbsdfw.com ^ | February 7, 2011 11:03 PM | cbslocal.com/CBSDFW.COM

Posted on 02/08/2011 6:26:27 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield

MANSFIELD (CBSDFW.COM) – Some Students at Mansfield ISD schools could soon be learning Arabic as a required language. The school district wants students at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant.

The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education.

As part of the five-year $1.3 Million grant, Arabic classes would be mandatory at Cross Timbers Intermediate School and Kenneth Davis Elementary School. The program would also be optional for students at T. A. Howard Middle School and Summit High School.

(Excerpt) Read more at dfw.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: arabic; classes; corruptdoe; education; flap; mandatory; obama; publicschools; texas; tx
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-118 next last

1 posted on 02/08/2011 6:26:32 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
INSANITY
2 posted on 02/08/2011 6:27:14 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

They ought to be learning Chinese instead.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 6:27:31 AM PST by crusty old prospector
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Great, so now our kids can say “please don’t cut off my head” in Arabic...right before they cut off their heads. This will help!


4 posted on 02/08/2011 6:29:42 AM PST by mancini
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I assume to accompany mandatory classes in Spanish. Students do not have to look far to practice their Spanish. Apparently “educators” expect the same for Arabic.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 6:30:19 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Who in the 0bummer regime is behind this?


6 posted on 02/08/2011 6:31:08 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I think if I still had kids going through school, I would want them to learn a foreign language, but my choice given what I see down the road would be Mandarin.


7 posted on 02/08/2011 6:31:13 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: crusty old prospector

Boy I agree. The DOE determined Arabic is the language of the future? I think not. Mandarin Chinese is the language I’d love to learn. That, and refining my other second language of profanity.... lol.


8 posted on 02/08/2011 6:31:25 AM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Do we need anymore proof?


9 posted on 02/08/2011 6:31:30 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Language of the future if you want to be a prison guard in Cuba.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 6:31:52 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; Allegra

First words in arabic for the teachers kiddies.....”””Kil zeggie !”””....aka “Eat Sh*t”......!!!

Second phrase.....”””Bous Zippy”””.......Won’t even translate that one on the open forum.


11 posted on 02/08/2011 6:33:03 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’m all for learning the language of your enemies so that you can defeat them, but I somehow doubt that this is the goal behind the policy here.


12 posted on 02/08/2011 6:34:08 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The US military and intelligence groups are badly in need of people who can speak languages such as Chinese, Farsi, and Arabic

I really don’t have a problem with schools teaching languages that will be more useful than, say, French.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 6:34:27 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Squantos

Many will resort to “lead speak” before they succumb to the “language of the future”.


14 posted on 02/08/2011 6:34:30 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I was wondering how that cr*p got into Texas...but then I saw the magic words...”federal grant”.

The slime and corruption of the Obamaloon administration just keeps going and going.

But unlike the energizer bunny, it will end, and there will be a price to pay.


15 posted on 02/08/2011 6:34:33 AM PST by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Absurd! Roll over leftists love to be punished in any fashion for the misdeeds of the white devil. The prepare for it always. Stop the insanity. If one wants to learn Arabic at some point fine but don’t make our kids roll over for the “probability of a muslim future.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 6:34:33 AM PST by Bitsy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Throw in some “pig latin” so the muzzies will leave.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 6:35:35 AM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: murrie

“refining my other second language of profanity”

Just take a good look at the world and the craziness around us, that should give your second language skills a boost. ;)


18 posted on 02/08/2011 6:36:10 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: murrie
Just practice this:

Duìbuqǐ, nǐ huì shuō yīngwén ma?

(Sorry, do you speak English?)
19 posted on 02/08/2011 6:36:51 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Update from last night’s school board meeting:

“Mansfield ISD officials apologized to parents Monday night over a plan to teach Arabic culture in every class at one school.
Many parents said they hadn’t been told about the mandatory curriculum change.
Parents and teachers packed a Mansfield ISD school cafeteria to hear learn more about why Arabic language and culture could soon be embedded in everything their children learn.
Veronika Webb is a sixth-grader at Cross Timbers Intermediate School. Her parents adopted her from Russia when she was three years old. She had to learn English, but her language challenges weren’t over.
“She had to learn Spanish when she was in elementary school, and now they want her to learn Arabic,” said Bobbi Webb, Veronika’s mom.
The Mansfield ISD plans to use grant money to start a program that would look at almost every subject from an Arab perspective, but Monday was the first time they’ve explained it to parents.”

Parents and taxpayers must remain vigilant as our culture is attacked and we are expected to pay for it!


20 posted on 02/08/2011 6:36:56 AM PST by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KosmicKitty

My nephew is taking a course in college. Good for him.

He is waiting for a new CIC I think is the plan.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 6:37:34 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: KosmicKitty

Obama and his Chicago progressives inflicting their agenda

http://www.ed.gov/

Will Arne Duncan Shake Up America Schools?

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1866783,00.html


22 posted on 02/08/2011 6:37:49 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Ma’alesh,Y’all!


23 posted on 02/08/2011 6:38:41 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kittymyrib
Agenda: Grinding America Down

A must see for all who believe in Americanism.

24 posted on 02/08/2011 6:38:41 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my about page. Click my handle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Mandatory Arabic language study in Texas? Sorry, I don’t believe it.


25 posted on 02/08/2011 6:39:02 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (BYOST -- bring your own sark tag. Thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

They should teach them English.


26 posted on 02/08/2011 6:40:32 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I could see driving Spanish language classes in Texas. And as far as the “language of the future” for this decade, it would be Mandarin Chinese. Of course, back in the 1980s, the language of the future was Japanese.


27 posted on 02/08/2011 6:40:40 AM PST by magellan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mancini
Great, so now our kids can say “please don’t cut off my head” in Arabic...right before they cut off their heads. This will help!

I actually agree with mandatory Arabic lessons. You should know your enemy's language, so they can't hide.
28 posted on 02/08/2011 6:42:12 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

My position would be to for elementary schools to do 4 weeks of Arabic, 4 weeks of Chinese, 4 weeks of Spanish, and 4 weeks of Latin. Then repeat. Not every kid will learn deeply, but at least they’ll be exposed and might consider taking more later on. And, of course, high schools ought to try to offer all of these as electives.


29 posted on 02/08/2011 6:42:17 AM PST by sand lake bar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

This is the school district I live in. Fortunately it is not the schools that my kids go to that are affected right now. I can tell you that it is already raising a lot of hackles in the community. The school board is really going to get an earful.


30 posted on 02/08/2011 6:42:59 AM PST by Fellow Traveler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Renderofveils
I actually agree with mandatory Arabic lessons. You should know your enemy's language, so they can't hide. Let the spooks do that. I think they need to be as isolated as we can make them.
31 posted on 02/08/2011 6:43:32 AM PST by mancini
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary

“He is waiting for a new CIC”

####

Aren’t we all.

Counting the hours....


32 posted on 02/08/2011 6:44:38 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The only time you should learn a foreign language would be when you travel to a foreign Country for vacation or if you plan to stay period.


33 posted on 02/08/2011 6:45:46 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: luvbach1; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I assume to accompany mandatory classes in Spanish. Students do not have to look far to practice their Spanish. Apparently “educators” expect the same for Arabic.

Not true. Most of the Spanish spoken in the SW US is atrocious.

34 posted on 02/08/2011 6:46:06 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Mandatory language classes and graduation requirements including those classes really don’t accomplish much aside from providing jobs for language teachers. I think we’d be much better off having students get out of school and into life a year earlier than they do now, or at least provide the ambitious and industrious that option.


35 posted on 02/08/2011 6:46:45 AM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

We cannot change hearts and minds if we don’t speak “their” language.

This seems like a good thing, educating tomorrow’s missionaries today, preparing them to communicate the gospel to the Muslim world.


36 posted on 02/08/2011 6:46:46 AM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KosmicKitty
اللعنة عليك باراك حسين أوباما
37 posted on 02/08/2011 6:47:33 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Hmm, it might be very important for the parents to review the “history” that’s presented. I’m absolutely confident it will be the twisted version of “the golden age of tolerance” in Spain, instead of the truth about jihadism that is the heart of Islam. Maybe the school superintendent should be directed to http://www.jihadwatch.org and http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2011/02/lights-are-going-out-all-over-europe.html


38 posted on 02/08/2011 6:47:58 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Theo
This seems like a good thing, educating tomorrow’s missionaries today, preparing them to communicate the gospel to the Muslim world.

I really doubt that by the time the kid's get through the indoctrination classes they will become missionaries for Christ.

39 posted on 02/08/2011 6:48:20 AM PST by SeeSac
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

did the Saudis buy up the town or something?


40 posted on 02/08/2011 6:48:20 AM PST by MissMack99 (Mitt Romney is a FRAUD, he RUINED Mass. Don't let him finish Obama's job.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

‘language of the future’?? - have you not seen Star Trek?


41 posted on 02/08/2011 6:48:36 AM PST by keep your powder dry (With your pike upon your shoulder, at the rising of the moon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: murrie

Esperanto is the language of the future! No doubt about it.


42 posted on 02/08/2011 6:50:28 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Language of the future?

Well it sure isn’t French. I studied that all the way through high school before coming to realize that nobody WANTS to talk to those people.

Actually it would not be a bad thing if more of us were able to translate Islamist propaganda in real-time.


43 posted on 02/08/2011 6:50:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Renderofveils
وكان أوباما ولد في كينيا وافريقيا يلعب محامي الإرهابيين المسلمين
44 posted on 02/08/2011 6:51:25 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

everything we know is wrong.


45 posted on 02/08/2011 6:52:21 AM PST by television is just wrong
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rappini

Actually this could be beneficial to learn Arabic.

Then at least when they here the imam’s on youtube they will here them calling for the death and beheading of Jews and Americans.


46 posted on 02/08/2011 6:52:49 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Theo

“We cannot change hearts and minds if we don’t speak “their” language. This seems like a good thing, educating tomorrow’s missionaries today, preparing them to communicate the gospel to the Muslim world.”

The problem is that the program intends to incorporate Arabic language and CULTURE into EVERY SUBJECT (read entries above). The teaching of that culture won’t be presented or analyzed from an American, Christian viewpoint, I can guarantee you; the material will come from Islamists intend on propaganizing the next generation into thinking that Islam is “only a religion of peace”. This is sheer propaganda from the enemies of America seeking to capture the young people of our country. I’d encourage you to look at the history of what Hitler did with the younger generation of Germany through the Hitler’s Youth program.


47 posted on 02/08/2011 6:57:32 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Seems strange to push this in Texas. That’ll be the Mexican zone of influence in the post-America age. Arabic might come in handy in what is now the Midwest, however.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 6:59:22 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kittymyrib

I enough parents want an Arabic immersion education for their kids, let them start a charter. In my county, we now have a Hebrew immersion charter school.

How many of these students can read and write English correctly?

Parents shouldn’t let their kids become guinea pigs for any sort of crazy idea the local public school dreams up. Most parents don’t want a “madras” education for their children.

Complete waste of money, and it will be an epic failure if parents and students are not on board, and reading the comments under the article, I don’t think people are too happy with this.


49 posted on 02/08/2011 7:01:39 AM PST by goldi (')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: KosmicKitty

“I really don’t have a problem with schools teaching languages that will be more useful than, say, French.”

Yeah, but the problem with this program is that it is MANDATORY that Arabic be taught. I have no issue at all with having a foreign language class mandatory, but the student should have a choice as to which language he or she elects to learn.


50 posted on 02/08/2011 7:02:26 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-118 next last

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
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

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