English competency tests in Spanish, waiver of health & immunization requirements for illegal students
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, comes this report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, detailing the gutless response to the Obama administration depositing over 1,200 illegal Central American minors in Louisiana. The state has authorized the federally imposed Common Core test for English Language Arts and Literacy to be administered in….Spanish.
State schools Superintendent John White ordered the controversial test —- called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to be given in Spanish to newly arrived illegal foreign nationals.
To his credit, Gov. Bobby Jindal tried to block White and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from purchasing the PARCC test for Louisiana schools this summer, but was unsuccessful.
Judge Todd Hernandez ruled against the governor, saying Jindal had acted inappropriately in blocking the test purchase. Jindal is appealing the ruling, but White and the state school board, mostly Common Core supporters, have moved forward with implementing PARCC testing, scheduled to be administered in March.
That’s not all. Breitbart Big Government reports the Virginia Department of Education recently issued a memo to its 132 divisions outlining how schools should handle the influx of about 3,000 foreign national children now in that state. In addition to giving them “homeless” status, which includes benefits under the Homeless Assistance Act, the state is also ordering schools to “immediately enroll” the students and waive their health and immunization requirements.
Apparently, it’s unfair that people who illegally invade our country should be subject to the same rules as ordinary American citizens. And, if your children come down with a mysterious Central American virus, there’s always the fallback of Obamacare.
This is the three page fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Education regarding policies, rights and services to be afforded to the illegal minors under the Homeless Assistance Act.
Since October, approximately 63,000 unaccompanied minors have illegally entered the United States through our southern border. The vast majority are from Central America.
Arizonans have a clear choice in the upcoming election for state Superintendent of Public Instruction. Conservative Diane Douglas, the runaway primary winner handily clobbered incumbent John Huppenthal in a 58 to 41 percent stunning upset. She garnered the highest number of votes of any contested election, and beat all unopposed Democrats, securing 16½ percent more votes than Dem gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal.
Diane Douglas’ success is due to her unwavering opposition to the fed’s heavy handedness in promoting the increasingly unpopular Common Core. Her liberal opponent David Garcia supports the controversial fed ed program.
Election Day is Nov. 4, but early voting begins Oct. 9. Vote early and ensure the demise of the federal overreach of Common Core, deceptively renamed “Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards,” by Gov. Brewer and her colluder Huppenthal.
Arizona needs Diane Douglas in this important office.