Skip to comments.Feds to schools: You must accept children of undocumented immigrants
Posted on 05/08/2014 8:39:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Justice and Education Departments are teaming up to remind public schools that they are required to provide all children with equal access to education at the elementary and secondary level regardless of their parents' or guardians' citizenship or immigration status.
The "dear colleague," letter to schools providing guidance to schools on their legal obligations comes as the departments say they have "become aware of student enrollment practices that may chill or discourage the participation, or lead to the exclusion, of students."
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I don’t hear many public schools resisting it.
There’s extra money in it because schools ask for more money for bilingual teachers.
In Tucson, they would be closing schools if they removed the illegal immigrant children from the rolls.
A voucher for Americans would settle it.
Let the school-closing begin.
Make the average Joe feel the consequences of allowing the policy-makers to make pro-illegal/anti-citizen policies.
F—k the USSC, how many corps do they have?
One can take pride in the fact that our tax dollars are being used to benefit Mexico. /s
In California the schools get fed funds by the head, i.e., the more illegal kids, the more of your tax money goes to support education in Spanish [ it`s true- I was asked to teach computer classes in a California public grade school
and most 75% of the kids were illegals -I could only teach the whole class in spanish- per contract -thus I refused]
So not only am I paying for their healthcare, my local taxes must fund their education? Wealth redistribution? Where in the constitution does it state I need to support non-citizens/lawbreakers?
Ask Eric Holder and DOJ why they have said they will enforce the law.
They also will force schools to no only hire more esl teachers, but the teachers must also be the right race. Can’t have kids taught by qualified teachers of the wrong race.
The “dear comrade,” letter
What people may not realize is that although the federal government establishes immigration policies, the real costs are being absorbed locally. Why are we bringing in 1.1 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS A YEAR? It really doesn't matter if the children are legal or illegal, the costs are the same.
There are 10.4 million students from immigrant households in public schools, accounting for one in five public school students. Of these students, 78 percent speak a language other than English at home.
Overall, one in four public school students now speaks a language other than English at home.
Children who cannot provide proper papers have been in California schools since the mid-60’s
The teachers unions wanted more teachers hired, so they demanded that no interference with a ‘child’s education’ be made against the illegals.
Ask any parent who has had a kid in Los Angeles County schools in any time period since the 60’s.
Same thing in Los Angeles County schools.
So much for all those illegals ‘assimilating’ into American society.
La Raza at it’s best.
Got it. So the justice department can avoid following the law and removing illegal aliens because they have the right to assign resources, but a local school district must follow the law to the letter, resources be damned.
I think I get it, Holder!
Let me guess, flexibility is allowed on immunization records.
If I lived in the area and had a kid attending school with an unimmunized kid, I’d sue till they ended the public health hazard.
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