NOTE: I just got this e-mail from a friend of mine in the Filipino-American Society of Greater Columbia, South Carolina. She recieved from a relative, who is quoting an English Teacher from California. I happen to agree with these sentiments.
Subject: Problem in the Public Schools (From=a California school teacher).... >> >> This=English teacher has phrased it the best I've seen yet..... "As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware=of.... I'm in charge of the English-as-a-second-languag= department at a >> large southern California high school=which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that the students average lower socioeconomic and income levels.&=bsp;>> Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate Bell Gardens,
Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools. Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When
I free breakfast, I'm not talking a=glass of milk and roll, but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fru=ts and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of=this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!) I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK) I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buy=ng new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative stud=nts who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in=America. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!) I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them=nbsp;"Putas" (whores) and throwing things that the teachers were in tears. Free medical, free education, free food, day care ., etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled, not only to be in this country, but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements? To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and=housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes, let them spend=some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs. Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher ;medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc . For me, I'll pay more for=nbsp;tomatoes. We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and=return? It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not valu= education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school at age 15 and that refuses to assimilate, an American culture that has become so weak and worried about "politically correctness" that we don't have the will to do anything about it. If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know. CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about? Some businesses do not want to pay a decent wage. Consumers don't want expensive produce. Our Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs. But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to 3,200 free. He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent. He qualifies for food stamps. He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care. His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school. He requires bilingual teachers and book.He qualifies for relief from high energy bills. If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare, all of this at (our) taxpayer's expense. He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance. Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and&=bsp;>> printed material. He and his family receive the equivalemt of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits. Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his. The American Taxpayers >> also pay=for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up. Cheap=labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up America! PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OR WE WILL ALL GO DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE A FEW DON'T CARE.