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Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Some Texas Schools....'Language Of The Future'
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Posted on 02/08/2011 10:23:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: crushislam; education; islam; islamofascism; publiceducation; publicschools; schools; trojanhorse
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1 posted on 02/08/2011 10:24:04 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why are American citizens allowing this crap to happen?

OUR tax money, no less.


2 posted on 02/08/2011 10:25:40 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d like to invite this school superintendent out back ‘for a smoke’ - - if you know what I mean.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 10:27:46 AM PST by jakota (®)
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To: Red in Blue PA
In TEXAS! What in the name of Heaven are these idiots doing? Unbelievable!!
4 posted on 02/08/2011 10:28:30 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Reagan69
Why are American citizens allowing this crap to happen?

The parents were not told about it until the school board decided to do it. They knew the parents wouldn't have allow them to do it, so they jumped first so that they couldn't be stopped. Pathetic.

5 posted on 02/08/2011 10:29:08 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

When I was a lad in the 1980s, Japanese was supposed to be THE language to learn. Then, in the 1990s, it was Spanish, and later with the rise of the EU, French or German. Lately, it was Mandarin.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 10:29:34 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Mandarin would make far more sense.

Learn how to beg for a few hundred billion dollars and you can become the Secretary of Treasury.

7 posted on 02/08/2011 10:29:46 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The...grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education.

Surprise, surprise.

8 posted on 02/08/2011 10:30:31 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is non sense. I don't believe it. Texans will never go for this crap. Send it to Liberal California, New York, or Massachusetts where all the PC Muzzi boot lickers are.

Why would Texans speak Arabic? What the hell are they going to do with that? It makes no sense.

They should learn Spanish if anything. Sheesh

9 posted on 02/08/2011 10:31:01 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That school board needs to be shown the door..... If I were a parent of one of those kids....I’d yank them from the school system.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 10:31:01 AM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If they want the language of the future they should consider Chinese.


11 posted on 02/08/2011 10:31:16 AM PST by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Red in Blue PA
It's so wonderful in America to be forced into so many things.

P.S. Liberals, I hate you.

12 posted on 02/08/2011 10:31:21 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (The Blood Libel Media, serving Satan since 1950.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Texas, eh? Interesting...


13 posted on 02/08/2011 10:32:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Red in Blue PA
Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Some Texas Schools... 'Language Of The Future'

How apt.

Turning Muslim in Texas.

14 posted on 02/08/2011 10:32:40 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
the enemy within

No Latin, French, Spanish - but Arabic - along with acculturation indoctrination

SCHOOL VOUCHERS NOW!

15 posted on 02/08/2011 10:32:47 AM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wrong. Language of the DISTANT past.

What’s wrong with these people in Texas?


16 posted on 02/08/2011 10:32:57 AM PST by RexBeach (I used to be indecisive. But now I'm not so sure.)
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To: Army Air Corps

In the late 60’s in Texas, Russian was the big deal. I ended up with a minor in it as a result. The feds give away our money, and the schools snap it up. If the feds said to teach Urdu these idiots would do it just to get the funding. It’s all a racket to impose the leftist agenda. The message in the 60’s was, “the Russians are taking over, get ready.” Now it’s the Muslims who are taking over in the eyes of the left.

They are always ready to be taken over, but never ready for liberty and personal responsibility. Leftists need to be excised from our education system or it is doomed.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 10:35:22 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: 240B
Texans will never go for this crap. Send it to Liberal California, New York, or Massachusetts

LOL. Thats what we californians were saying 35 or 40 years ago.

18 posted on 02/08/2011 10:36:04 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jakota

Lesson one:

Hello: as-salam alaykum

Response: my-salam abigga than yo salama


19 posted on 02/08/2011 10:36:35 AM PST by PGR88
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To: 240B
Why would Texans speak Arabic?

Not that I think the public schools should mandate learning Arabic, there is a real need for Arabic translators in the State Department, Military, Intelligence agencies, ...

Non Muslim Arabic speakers would be a real security enhancement.

20 posted on 02/08/2011 10:37:01 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Red in Blue PA

Amen!!! Screw the goat humpers !!!!


21 posted on 02/08/2011 10:37:01 AM PST by Man from Oz
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is not about the language. This is indoctrination.

Mansfield ISD says in addition to language, the grant provides culture, government, art, traditions and history as part of the curriculum.

22 posted on 02/08/2011 10:39:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: MasterGunner01

It doesn’t matter the state. Leftist government schools are everywhere.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 10:39:57 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

NOW WILL EVERYONE GET BEHIND ENDING THE EDU.....AND EPA INTERIOR ETC ETC ETC.


24 posted on 02/08/2011 10:40:00 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Army Air Corps
Its not about the language, it comes with a lot more than language. Mansfield ISD says in addition to language, the grant provides culture, government, art, traditions and history as part of the curriculum.
25 posted on 02/08/2011 10:40:56 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: GeronL
Mansfield ISD says in addition to language, the grant provides culture, government, art, traditions and history as part of the curriculum.

I am sure they would have no problem if this was Christianity being taught/s
26 posted on 02/08/2011 10:41:40 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: KarlInOhio
Agreed.........
27 posted on 02/08/2011 10:42:39 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think Spanish would be a better choice as it has almost replaced English in some parts of this country. I suppose Arabic will be needed to live under the new global Caliphate that Obama is hastening to happen.


28 posted on 02/08/2011 10:42:58 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think we both know where that idea would go.


29 posted on 02/08/2011 10:42:58 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obviously America will need more Arabic speaking Christian overlords to rule over vassal Muslim nations in the future.


30 posted on 02/08/2011 10:43:49 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: LaineyDee

Dismantle the Dept of Education!


31 posted on 02/08/2011 10:44:55 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Red in Blue PA
If I were in the Oil & Gas business, understanding Arabic would be a very advantageous thing.

This could wind up biting the libtards in the rear. What if these kids learn Arabic, and figure out what the mooselimbs are Really saying?

Still, it's the Mandatory bit that really pisses me off...

32 posted on 02/08/2011 10:45:08 AM PST by rock_lobsta (Enemy of obama.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education.

I can't think of a better reason to erase the US Department of Education. If any of my children had been forced to learn a specific language other than English, by DC or local bureaucrats, I would have changed schools.

I have no problem with multilinguism, most of my family is bilingual, and three of us are trilingual. The problem is the government deciding for me. I got to choose the languages that interested me.
I have even considered learning arabic, as a choice. To eavesdrop on mass murderers stalking my country.

I might change to Chinese. They may now be the only culture able to confront the animals head on.

33 posted on 02/08/2011 10:46:40 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: PGR88
Response: my-salam abigga than yo salama

Dude, that's Italian, not Arabic. Sheesh.

34 posted on 02/08/2011 10:47:28 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: 240B
Why would Texans speak Arabic?

Work in the arab oil fields?

35 posted on 02/08/2011 10:48:24 AM PST by Jolla
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To: Red in Blue PA

More than half of the content of the Web is in Chinese. Learning Mandarin makes far more sense. Besides, they make some great costume movies.


36 posted on 02/08/2011 10:49:29 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: GeronL

Ah, full indoctrination.


37 posted on 02/08/2011 10:51:11 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

>When I was a lad in the 1980s, Japanese was supposed to be THE language to learn.

Japanese is still a good language to learn if you’re interested/involved in robotics or Computer Science, IMO.


38 posted on 02/08/2011 10:53:26 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nepeta
Learning Mandarin makes far more sense. Besides, they make some great costume movies.

By far, my favorite quality about the Chinese is that, in war, they have only ONE rule of Engagement: Win.

Always have; always will.

39 posted on 02/08/2011 10:54:58 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Army Air Corps

Yeah, but the 80s were the boom of manga and anime (Captain Harlock, Lupin, City Hunter...) And even then I don’t remember it as a mandatory class.


40 posted on 02/08/2011 10:55:13 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: KarlInOhio

>Mandarin would make far more sense.
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>Learn how to beg for a few hundred billion dollars and you can become the Secretary of Treasury.

Ah, true!
But if you’re Secretary of State, or a member of the State Department, it is essential that you know how to label a button OVERLOAD in Russian. ;)


41 posted on 02/08/2011 10:55:41 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Moose Burger

Indeed. It is the mandatory nature of this class that annoys me.


42 posted on 02/08/2011 10:56:43 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Red in Blue PA
No particular foreign language class should be mandatory, and if taking a foreign language is required, the students should have a selection to choose from.

Our military and intelligence communities would likely be happy with a larger number of people familiar with Arabic to pull from but I don't think many people will get much use out of it.

43 posted on 02/08/2011 10:56:56 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: 240B

“Why would Texans speak Arabic? What the hell are they going to do with that? It makes no sense.”

How are you going to respect the rights of the smuggled Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists, unless you speak their language?


44 posted on 02/08/2011 10:57:06 AM PST by mewykwistmas ("Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ")
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s time to play, “Cowboys and Muslims.”


45 posted on 02/08/2011 10:59:28 AM PST by Dixie Mom
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hey Kids! You gotta learn...

Latin
French
German
Japanese
Chinese
Spanish
Arabic...

...it's the language of the future!

46 posted on 02/08/2011 11:00:27 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: KarlInOhio

If you learn Spanish you can talk to your gardener.

If you learn German you can talk to your co-worker.

If you learn Mandarin you can talk to your boss.

If you learn Arabic you can talk to your enemy.


47 posted on 02/08/2011 11:02:51 AM PST by henkster (Before we make any more "investments" we ought to be shown the prospectus.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Headline: “Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Some Texas Schools....’Language Of The Future’”

We have to put an end to this crap now. End the reign of the Leftist Department of Education.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 11:07:12 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jolla
Why would Texans speak Arabic?
Work in the arab oil fields?

Arabic is now the language of choice in US oil, gas and coal fields?

< /sarc >

49 posted on 02/08/2011 11:08:44 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: rockinqsranch
We have to put an end to this crap now. End the reign of the Leftist Department of Education.

Can anybody explain to me why American children can be forced to learn arabic, but illegal mexican and other latin nationals cannot be forced to learn English?

50 posted on 02/08/2011 11:17:04 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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