Skip to comments.Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield (Texas)
Posted on 02/08/2011 6:47:09 AM PST by La Lydia
MANSFIELD Some Students at Mansfield, Texas 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. Parents at Cross Timbers say they were caught off-guard by the program, and were surprised the district only told them about it in a meeting Monday night between parents and Mansfield ISD Superintendent Bob Morrison.
The DOE has identified Arabic as a language of the future. But parent Joseph Balson was frustrated by the past. Why are we just now finding out about it? asked Balson. Its them (Mansfield ISD) applying for the grant, getting it approved and them now saying theyll go back and change it only when they were caught trying to implement this plan without parents knowing about it.
Trisha Savage thinks it will offer a well-rounded education. I think its a great opportunity that will open doors. We need to think globally and act locally.
One of Rand Paul’s budget cutting ideas is to eliminate 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.
How is Arabic a “language of the future”? The MINORITY of Muslims worldwide are Arabs. America’s future is far more tied to Spanish. English and Mandarin are most likely to dominate internationally. Never Arabic.
dude,,, I clicked on this post just for pure entertainment. Yours was my first laugh of the day! lmao
This is the biggest pile of BS I’ve ever heard of in our schools. They are talking about this on KLBJ today.
As long as true Americans don't know Arabic, they can tell us in English one thing and say to their friends, in Arabic, another thing and we have no way of knowing their true thoughts. After all, Sharia and the Koran say it is OK to lie to the infidels.
IMO, this is an excellent idea and We the People should learn Arabic - so we know the enemy as well as they know us.
Now their idiot educators want to teach them Arabic.
What's next, particle physics, or electrical engineering, perhaps?
Here's a novel idea teechers ... why not fulfill your basic responsibilities before shooting for the moon?
Maybe it’s time to pass that law saying that ENGLISH is the OFFICIAL language of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Look to the Department of Education in Washington. Texas is the last stronghold in the country and they will attempt to tear it down. I’m amazed that Texans are allowing this.
Agree with you, but it SHOULD NOT BE MANDATORY. Just sayin;...
And dear lord, do they have any idea how much mayhem ‘ little johnny’ would be able to have in this class?
yeah,pure entertainment when they take yer’ head off
Give 'em hell.
those A’rabs don’t do romance languages but if you find a Kordi or Persian you know you’ll lap it up :D it’s a big tree ain’t it?
Language classes don’t just teach the words/spelling/pronunciation but also teaches the values/culture/etc of that language/region. For example, you learn a great deal about France when learning French. My concern is that the culture of that region will be glossed over and praised as good/democratic/female friendly and great. This is obviously an attempt to glamorize and normalize Islamic countries as being equal to ours. IMHO
I don’t mind our schools teaching a Semitic language but to make it mandatory is tyrannical. At least give them a choice between Hebrew and Arabic.
If you want to insult an Arab in Arabic just say “Ya kalb!” which means “You dog!”.
“The globocrats keep trying to change the basic content of our school system from America-focused to global-focused. That said, I’m glad to see children being encouraged to learn foreign languages, it will enrich their lives and make them better all-around learners. But the language choice should be the child’s own choice, it should not be forced upon them.”
Well, then NO second language should also be a choice.
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