Education decline exposed in trial testimony

A telling moment during cross examination in the George Zimmerman trial, reveals more than skewed testimony and the witness’ lack of veracity. Coincidently uncovered is the sad state of America’s education system.

Witness Rachel Jeantel was forced to admit that she did not write a letter that she sent to Trayvon Martin’s mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with him moments before he was shot. The revelation came when defense attorney Don West asked her to read the letter aloud in court.

“Are you able to read that at all?” West asked.

Jeantel, head bowed and eyes averted, whispered into the court microphone, “Some but not all. I don’t read cursive.”

The 19-year-old woman’s shocking admission sent a hush through the packed courtroom.

She was unable to read any of the letter except her own name, the date and the words “thank you.”

THIS is likely the reason why.

Watch the witness admit she can’t read cursive:


9 Responses to Education decline exposed in trial testimony

  1. Observer says:

    SRAZ is a mind reader!! I thought the exact same thing about this pathetic Rachel Jeantel. Not only is she a proven liar, she is clearly an illiterate product of the NEA’s education union establishment.

    • Realist says:

      Good observation Observer.
      The liberal race baiters are desperately trying to explain her “performance” as cultural. As for myself, I find giving her any credence whatsoever as a creditable witness appalling.

  2. says:

    Video link doesn’t work.

  3. MacBeth says:

    The link (“this is likely the reason why“) tells the whole story doesn’t it? The NEA union guy clearly spells out their goals, and states that education isn’t part of the liberal agenda. He sounds like a Democrat party operative rather than legal counsel for America’s teachers. On second thought, there’s not much of a separation is there?

  4. eubykdisop says:

    Ms. Jeantel could visit the National Archives in Washington, D. C., and view the original Bill of Rights. She wouldn’t be able to read it though. It’s written in cursive.

    She could view the Declaration of Independence but she could neither read it nor read the signatures affixed to it. It’s written in cursive.

    I might also add that both documents were written in English only.

    • American Dad says:

      Exactly! And just recently many schools announced they would no longer be teaching cursive. According to the lazy “teachers” and the establisment administrators, it’s outmoded!

      We should never allow ourselves to be conned into thinking Bob Chanin doesn’t represent the majority of teachers just because our mothers, wives, daughters or sisters are or have been teachers.(Yes, husbands, fathers, sons, too!) Few are innocents in this destruction of America’s education system. They number in the millions and are willing,dues paying union members who voted to increase their own dues to send money to fund Obama’s reelection campaign. They have produced the Rachel Jeantel’s of America. And who do you imagine this genius gifted with her vote for President?

      • Clementine says:

        These are the people who spend more time with the majority of American children than their own parents do. We don’t have to wonder why young American voters were a significant force in putting the Obamanation in office. They’ve been indoctrinated in the politics of the left throughout their lives. No wonder so many parents who want a better path are opting for charter schools, home schooling, parochial schools, and other alternatives to government schools for their children.

  5. eubykdisop says:

    “At a 2002 conference that we hosted in Canada, one of our presenters, Inez Emmaus from Mexico, told us that for over 18 years only printing was taught in Mexico because in those days, their President didn’t like to write in cursive so he banned it from the schools. Around the year 2000, the education leaders of the country decided that cursive was to be brought back into the curriculum. The first thing they had to do was to send the teachers who could not write in cursive back to school to learn how to write and teach cursive.”

    “Maybe the thought of bringing Mexican people into the USA to teach American children how to write in cursive will inspire the education leaders to look after own.”

    So Mexico has gone back to teaching cursive writing.

    It is interesting to note that since Mexico didn’t teach cursive writing for 18 years that there are a slew of Mexican illegal aliens in this country who can neither read nor write in cursive. Think that could have anything to do with Obama’s big push to eliminate cursive writing? Learning English is hard enough without having to learn cursive writing as well!