Thursday, June 03, 2010

Why Leftists Want to Control the Schools ... and Why We Shouldn't Let Them

The Los Angeles Unified School District has become infamous for violence, low test scores, a high drop out rate, and, like all of California, massive budget shortfalls. So what is the foremost priority amongst the LAUSD's leadership? Why, condemning Arizona's recent immigration law!

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.

The school board president made the announcement Tuesday night after the district's Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose the controversial law, which gives law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to question and detain people they suspect are in the U.S. illegally when they are stopped in relation to a crime or infraction.

Critics of the law say it will result in racial profiling.

But the LAUSD's board was just getting started.

The school district resolution also opposed another new Arizona law that bans schools from teaching classes that promote the overthrow of the government or advocate ethnic solidarity.

The school board called on Arizona's leaders to reverse both of these “misguided” new laws, the press release said.

The board said the laws “effectively sanction and promote unconstitutional racial profiling and harassment,” and “blatantly violate the civil rights of both Arizona residents and all visitors to the State.”

They said Arizona’s new laws also “severely restrict the education of all children in Arizona by refusing to incorporate vital sections of history that incorporate the contributions of this country’s many diverse groups.”

The superintendent was also asked to investigate ways to curtail contracts with Arizona-based businesses and district travel to the state.

And why would the LAUSD's board take these positions? Aside from the general leftism of public school officials and Californian public officials in general, it might have something to do with the fact that the district is more than 70 percent Latino and less than 10 percent white.

Leftist like to howl cries of "BIAS!" whenever some hapless public school administrator of teacher is caught saying something that even comes close to being a conservative opinion, but when the ruling leftists want to indoctrinate their students by advocating a particular political view, the bias and fairness argument disappears completely.

LAUSD's decision should serve as a reminder of two unquestionable facts: 1) leftist control of public education means that children will be indocrinated with leftist ideals and philosophy; and 2) that when large numbers of Latinos immigrate the America they will use the power of their numbers to influence public policy to advance their own racial goals, at the expense of the racial interests of non-Latinos.


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