Tuesday, the LAUSD board voted to assure that all children under their commissariat WILL be taught that Arizona's law is un-American. Of course, this news could be worse; up to 50% of kids in some of the LAUSD's schools have severed the LAUSD's ability to teach them lies by the simple expedient of dropping out.
The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to “express outrage” and “condemnation” of the law, and it called on the school superintendent to look into curtailing economic support to the Grand Canyon State. About 73 percent of the students in the school district are Latino.
According to its press release, "The Los Angeles Board of Education also requested that Superintendent Ramon Cortines ensure that civics and history classes discuss the recent laws with students in the context of the American values of unity, diversity and equal protection for all people.”
Just a brief reality check: Arizona's immigration law will not go into effect until the END of July, 2010. Nobody knows its effect, because it hasn't been implemented yet. It can't be violating anyone's civil rights, because it has yet to see the light of day in an enforcement application."America must stand for tolerance, inclusiveness and equality,” said Board President Monica García, according to the release. “In our civics classes and in our hallways, we must give life to these values by teaching our students to value themselves; to respect others; and to demand fairness and justice for all who live within our borders. Any law which violates civil rights is un-American."
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.”Hmmm.... Note the careful avoidance of the term "citizens", and the preference for "residents". The use of "visitors" is also suggestive. Note also that every assertion in that sentence is a lie (see "reality", above).
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.”Here, the radicals at the LAUSD are referring to...and trying to dictate....Arizona law which limits elementary and secondary curricula to, oh, subjects that do NOT teach racial indoctrination, unlike that of the Los Angeles schools. Arizona kiddies will learn about the contributions of "diverse groups" just fine. They may miss out on the reconquista bilge, however.
The superintendent was also asked to investigate ways to curtail contracts with Arizona-based businesses and district travel to the state.And these people are presuming to teach the children of Los Angeles. Metrics show they fail miserably. Take a second, and scan the names of the people quoted in this story. Anybody see a trend? Does anyone believe America is in a post-racial nadir? To what extent does la raza play a role in this policy, and the nonsense the kids of LA have to wade through at school?
"We need to do everything in our power to help our students be global citizens, develop appreciation for the diversity in our midst, and reject any forms of racism or bias," said Board Vice President Yolie Flores. "This resolution highlights our commitment to ensuring that our students understand the ideals and constitutional rights that this great country is founded on, while also gaining an appreciation of the histories and cultural contributions of those who have helped build this nation."
“It is a sad day in America when the rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution are trampled upon under the color of law and authority,” said LAUSD Board Member Martinez. “Everyone, regardless of their status in the United States, has the right to equal protection under our laws. These Arizona laws are nothing but a knee-jerk backlash resulting from the lack of a comprehensive and well thought out immigration reform policy.” [Code for amnesty]