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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!

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To: luvbach1

Chicago man Duncan.


51 posted on 02/08/2011 7:04:07 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

One of Rand Paul’s budget cutting ideas is to eliminated the Dept. of Education, from which this stinking idea springs through bribing broke school districts with federal grants.

Everyone ought to contact their Congressman and tell him you are in favor of Congressman Paul’s $500 billion budget reduction. It would do wonders for restoring local control of our children’s education.


52 posted on 02/08/2011 7:04:16 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: surfer

Often I have wondered what has being said in some coffee shops here in California. This may not be THAT bad of a thing.


53 posted on 02/08/2011 7:04:57 AM PST by Loud Mime (No, my liberal friend; you are not modern; you are old-style foolish)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

On a National Security basis we do need more somewhat fluent in Arabic language. It’s even a marketable skill to have for those wanting to work in FEDGOV, because of that national defense need.


54 posted on 02/08/2011 7:06:56 AM PST by bvw
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

My kid sure wouldn’t be taking these classes. They could kiss my royal patootie!


55 posted on 02/08/2011 7:08:37 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: KosmicKitty
I really don’t have a problem with schools teaching languages that will be more useful than, say, French.

I agree. But requiring Arabic language AND cultural studies is out of line. Offering it is fine - not requiring it.

56 posted on 02/08/2011 7:10:23 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

People use to intentionally buy a little north to being Arlington ISD . . . guess Mansfield just renewed this effort by potential home buyers.


57 posted on 02/08/2011 7:10:33 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: BenLurkin

Given the ethnicity of many in Texas and other border states schools they ought to be getting grants that mandates teaching English as a FIRST language and US history.


58 posted on 02/08/2011 7:11:17 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Qwackertoo

to “be in” not being . . . sorry


59 posted on 02/08/2011 7:11:45 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I do this hacks in schools will do anything for money. can they legally force a language? My son wanted to do a language here in California everyone said he had to do spanish but he did not want to.

His second choice was sign language but that is only two years of credit and colleges require four so that was out. he took latin.

BTW his first choice was French but that is not offered at his school.


60 posted on 02/08/2011 7:12:50 AM PST by artificial intelligence (Your data will be processed by me for future input. Thank you.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Arabic “culture” is the least productive on Earth. And as soon as we have found a better source of energy than oil, all that will be left to say in Arabic is: “Would you like some of my camel dung?”

What a total waste of time and effort.

61 posted on 02/08/2011 7:13:37 AM PST by cartan
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To: sand lake bar

62 posted on 02/08/2011 7:14:56 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Good one


63 posted on 02/08/2011 7:15:14 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

THIS IS TOTAL EFFIN’ CRAPOLA
COMPLIMENTS OF WHO?? PERHAPS SOMEONE IN THE WH????

sorry for the all caps & yes i’m effin’ shoutin’


64 posted on 02/08/2011 7:16:26 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

THIS IS TOTAL EFFIN’ CRAPOLA
COMPLIMENTS OF WHO?? PERHAPS SOMEONE IN THE WH????

sorry for the all caps & yes i’m effin’ shoutin’


65 posted on 02/08/2011 7:16:30 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: drypowder
That would make sense to Americans — but apparently there are fewer and fewer of us.
66 posted on 02/08/2011 7:17:01 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: luvbach1; All

The link below is to a list I found on ed.gov about the FLAP grants for 2010. Note (1)almost all are for Chinese & Spanish. (2)that DEARBORN MICHIGAN (aka “dearbornistan”) is on the list, seeking to do their program KINDERGARTEN thru 12th grade. (3) Philadelphia is also one of the few with Arabic, seeking to “Create a blueprint for dissemination for replicating the program elsewhere.”

Note also that contact info for all these grantees is included:
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/flap/2010-293b-abstracts.doc


67 posted on 02/08/2011 7:17:17 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
صحيح جدا. رئيسنا يتعاطف مع الإرهابيين
68 posted on 02/08/2011 7:18:37 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

http://translate.google.com/#ar|en|%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%86%D8%A9%20%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%83%20%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%83%20%D8%AD%D8%B3%D9%8A%D9%86%20%D8%A3%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A7


69 posted on 02/08/2011 7:18:55 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
لماذا الرئيس الاميركي ديك الاسم المستعار باري سويترو؟
70 posted on 02/08/2011 7:22:12 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: kittymyrib
start a program that would look at almost every subject from an Arab perspective

This is the part that bothers me the most. More brain washing to cause sympathy for the Arabs

71 posted on 02/08/2011 7:22:54 AM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Yeah. I was using google translator too.

أنا أكره الإسلام. إنه الشر.

72 posted on 02/08/2011 7:23:20 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: murrie

It would rank right in there with learning Spanish or Portugeuse. The languages of commerce - not.


73 posted on 02/08/2011 7:25:02 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: BenLurkin

INSANITY?

hunnee i got one betta’fo’U__

Texan Arabic Crack Heads

the A’rabs are funding the effin’ border w/crack & meth don’t you think my friend??
this guv’ment we have right now w/headdick in charge allows this sort of thing.
Headdick can’t tell from ‘arse


74 posted on 02/08/2011 7:28:48 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

My last one didn’t translate well. I put why does the President of the U.S. have an alias Barry Soetoro? And it translated President Dick...it must call the U.S. dick or be confused with tricky dick Nixon?


75 posted on 02/08/2011 7:28:56 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
لا يهم حيث ولد اوباما. انه ليس مواطنا الطبيعية ولد معتمد من قبل الإرهابيين في جميع أنحاء العالم.
76 posted on 02/08/2011 7:29:17 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
أوباما = كذاب، وإرهابي محبة الاشتراكي
77 posted on 02/08/2011 7:31:44 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I was wondering about that. But a lot of things just don’t translate well...


78 posted on 02/08/2011 7:32:52 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: ought-six
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

Yes, I agree with you there. But I had to take 3 years of French with no other choice offered. Never used it again after those classes except when ordering food in a French restaurant (once)

79 posted on 02/08/2011 7:33:01 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Renderofveils
صحيح جدا، صديق!
80 posted on 02/08/2011 7:34:29 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The school district wants students at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant.

WTF is our tax money doing being redistributed by the Feral Government to fund the destruction of Western Civilization and culture?

As an elective, perhaps someone could convince me this was 'culturally enlightening', as a mandatory class, it is attempted conquest.

English is and remains the language of our founding documents and the language in which the fundamental principles of our nation and culture are best understood. Even the indigenous residents were forced to learn English. People who came here learned English to become Americans.

Spanish? Arabic? Feh.

Someone is looking for a chunk of Grant money that never should have been granted.

81 posted on 02/08/2011 7:36:31 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Not true. Most of the Spanish spoken in the SW US is atrocious.

Most of the "Spanish" spoken in the US wouldn't be recognized as such by people from Spain. While, on the surface, it's somewhat similar to Spanish, it was bastardized in Mexico and further bastardized when "Mexican Spanish" became "Americanized Mexican Spanish" here in the US.

My high school Spanish teacher is undoubtedly rolling over in his grave at the "Spanish" I have to use to be understood.

82 posted on 02/08/2011 7:38:32 AM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

Pure Spanish speakers from Spain view N and S American speakers with the same disdain as the French view the French language spoken in Quebec.


83 posted on 02/08/2011 7:41:59 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

For all the people in this thread with the theories that are saying it is good some how... or know your enemy...

The future will have a voice translator in cell phones so= the phonetic learning of arabic right now; is nothing but political ideals and propaganda.

-—Muslim Agenda of the Obama Administration-—

http://www.conservapedia.com/Muslim_agenda_of_the_Obama_administration


84 posted on 02/08/2011 7:42:55 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
نعم. كريه الرائحة مسلم دعاية
85 posted on 02/08/2011 7:52:23 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: kittymyrib

Somebody call Paul Ryan and tell him there is another $1.3 million he can add to the $58 billion in cuts for the year. What a completely worthless grant. Another genius idea from the Dept of Education. More proof it should be shut down.


86 posted on 02/08/2011 7:52:43 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
معا نحن تزدهر يساوي الشيوعية معا يزدهر
87 posted on 02/08/2011 7:58:08 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
فصيل عبد الواحد، كنت لا تريد أن تنشر هذه الثروة حولها؟ لماذا لا؟ / ق
88 posted on 02/08/2011 8:02:50 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
they ought to try to teach English first. Of course that would be to much to ask, but just a thought.... oh and maybe addition, subtraction, division and multiplication without using fingers and toes.

heck, our teaching unions can't even teach the basics and now they want to teach farsi... pathetic. Ask the teachers, "How many kids that have gone through 2 years of middle school and 4 years of high school Spanish, can speak Spanish?" Maybe 5%.... maybe. what a waste

89 posted on 02/08/2011 8:08:41 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

1.3 millioin that can be cut immediatly.

This is why bureacrats need to be reigned in. We are being ruled by the unelected.


90 posted on 02/08/2011 8:09:52 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
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.

Their intent and ours do not have to be the same. Utilize all resources, even those provided by the enemy.
91 posted on 02/08/2011 8:12:17 AM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: kittymyrib

Grrr, I hate this ****. You want to bet that they’d undermine the history curriculum?

I’m not teaching that BS.


92 posted on 02/08/2011 8:12:41 AM PST by BenKenobi (one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans.")
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To: Squantos

Yeah, I’ve learned lots of cusswords and insults in Arabic. The way I speak it is with the Iraqi dialect, but it turns out, people in Jordan and Kuwait understand it just fine. :)


93 posted on 02/08/2011 8:17:28 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
اقالة باراك حسين أوباما وسويترو باري
94 posted on 02/08/2011 8:29:54 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Maybe if Texans stopped voting for RINOs like Perry, Kay Bailey anc Cornyn. Idiots care more about stupid football. NM has better Repubs. Texas needs a Suzanne Martinez. She rocks.


95 posted on 02/08/2011 8:30:28 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

It is no coincidence that leftists are constantly looking to honor the most evil society they can find. They just have so much in common.

Apparently the Chinese are not evil enough for the vermin.


96 posted on 02/08/2011 8:32:58 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
أحب أن
97 posted on 02/08/2011 8:34:40 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

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98 posted on 02/08/2011 8:38:13 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The DOE has identified Arabic as a ‘language of the future.

Surrendered already have they?
99 posted on 02/08/2011 8:39:11 AM PST by Scythian
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
هل لاحظت المتصيدون بقعة جدا على الاب؟ يقولون بما فيه الكفاية ليست واردة الحصول على المحظورة ليس الدمى هم نشطاء البقعة
100 posted on 02/08/2011 8:40:30 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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