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.” ……… Papa Mike
Nine hundred teachers just got laid off from the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are $650,000 over their annual budget. The following comments by an English teacher help to explain one area that looms large over California’s educational crisis. I hope each person receiving this mail will read it carefully, all the way to the end. It is sad what is happening to our great country, all because our politicians are afraid they will miss out on a vote. What a travesty!
This has got to be passed along to as many as possible, or we will all go
down the drain because a few don’t care.
This English teacher has phrased it the best I’ve seen yet and it should
make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent.
From a California school teacher…..
As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal
immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of: I am
in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large
southern California high school which is designated a Title-1 school,
meaning that its students average in the lower social-economic and
Most of the schools you are hearing about are South Gate High, Bell
Gardens, Huntington Park, etc., where their students are protesting –
these are also Title-1 schools.
Title-1 schools are on the free-breakfast and free-lunch program.
When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking about a glass of milk and a roll.
But a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would
make the 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. (More of 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, but I ended up buying new computers
for the Computer Learning Center, half of which, one month later, were
carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel
humbled and grateful to have a free education in America. (More and
more of our tax dollars at work!)
I have had to intervene several times for young substitute teachers
whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the
country less than 3 months, who raised so much hell with the female
teachers, calling them putas (whores) and throwing things, that the
teachers were in tears.
Free medical care, free education, free food, free day care, etc., etc.,
etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in this country,
but also to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?