Hispanic students vanish from Alabama schools
Exodus follows ruling upholding state’s tough law cracking down on illegal immigration
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.
Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would draw attention from authorities.
There are no precise statewide numbers. But several districts with large immigrant enrollments — from small towns to large urban districts — reported a sudden exodus of children of Hispanic parents, some of whom told officials they planned to leave the state to avoid trouble with the law, which requires schools to check students’ immigration status.
The anxiety has become so intense that the superintendent in one of the state’s largest cities, Huntsville, went on a Spanish-language television show Thursday to try to calm widespread worries.
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Hispanic students vanish from Alabama schools
OK, maybe it’s just me, maybe I’m one of those *heartless* people Rick Perry was talking about, but personally, I don’t see anything wrong with this ‘exodus‘, it may open up a lot of educational opportunities for AMERICAN kids. Legal AMERICAN kids…
Presidential candidate Rick Perry on Wednesday apologized for saying that anyone who opposed giving tuition breaks to the children of illegal immigrants “did not have a heart.”
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, the Texas governor said he had made a poor choice of words during the Sept. 22 presidential debate, but he stood by his view that the decision in his state to extend tuition breaks was the right one.
“I was probably a bit over-passionate by using that word and it was inappropriate,” Perry admitted. “In Texas in 2001 we had 181 members of the legislature – only four voted against this piece of legislation – because it wasn’t about immigration it was about education.” SOURCE
Maybe it wasn’t about immigration, maybe it should have been.
I have lived in Texas nearly all of my life, my children were born in Texas, I am a natural born American citizen, as is my children’s mother, but the state of Texas has never offered MY kids free tuition or tuition breaks.
Maybe Texas needs tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration too.
Technically, it’s the job of the United States government to secure the borders and to keep ILLEGALS out of the USA, the government has FAILED in that responsibility, so, wouldn’t it then stand to reason that the states could assume the RIGHT to defend themselves from illegal immigration and have the right to deport those that are indeed here illegally?
Why should WE have to pay for the education of those not in this nation legally when the children of Americans, legal Americans, are having to pay for their own education?
Look at this realistically, our schools, all over the nation, are FAILING, now, ask yourself, why is that happening, and answer honestly.
Our schools are under-funded, under-staffed and are already catering to a multitude of students that are NOT Americans. In many cases our teachers are already having to speak Spanish, or other languages, just in order to teach the children of ILLEGALS that have NO intention of learning to speak English or becoming legal citizens.
Our schools are over-run by Latino gangs, and gangs of *other* ethnicities, our schools are NOT no longer schools, they are battle grounds; THAT is why American schools are failing and why American students are doing so poorly academically.
Teachers used to be educators and they were respected. Principals were THE LAW and God help you if you got sent to the office, or if your football coach or P.E. teacher had an even remotely good reason to break out *The Board of Education*!
Today, because of the inner-city strife, the gangs of ALL flavors, and the overall collapse of manners and respect for authority, an educator can’t do or say a word about the actions or overall behavior of a student. A Principal or Coach doesn’t dare discipline a student with any type of corporal punishment.
Law suits abound and PCness is the order of the day, at least for the educators, all because we allowed our educational system to be taken over by thugs, gangsters, drug heads, sex demons and perverts, but enough about the Teachers Union and tenure.
From the original story:
“In the case of this law, our students do not have anything to fear,” Casey Wardynski said in halting Spanish. He urged families to send students to class and explained that the state is only trying to compile statistics.
Police, he insisted, were not getting involved in schools.
The Police need to get involved, on ALL levels. We have LAWS in this nation, we have long been known as a nation OF laws. If we’re not going to enforce those laws, what’s the point in having them? We don’t get to pick and choose the laws that we want to obey, we obey all the laws that are in effect, and if we don’t, and we get caught breaking those laws, then we suffer the consequences and pay for our transgressions.
If that system is good enough for the American people, shouldn’t it apply equally as well for those here ILLEGALLY?
Anything less is an invitation to anarchy.