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Reports Finds Negative Correlation Between Immigration And Education Levels

June 15, 2010 by  

Reports finds negative correlation between immigration and education levels A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has found that California has the least-educated labor force of any state in the United States, and this may be due to the high levels of immigration in recent decades.

According to the study, 9 percent of California’s population was comprised of immigrants in 1970, but by 2008 it was 27 percent. Forty years ago, the state had the 7th most educated workforce of all U.S. states in terms of the share of workers who had completed high school, but by 2008 it ranked 50th.

The researchers now estimate that one in six workers in the Golden State have not graduated high school.

The report, titled A State Transformed: Immigration and the New California, concludes with the warning that without a comprehensive immigration reform and enforcement, other parts of the country may follow in California’s path.

CIS has also defended the new Arizona immigration law against critics who claim that it could lead to racial profiling of minorities, saying that the law stipulates that police "may not solely consider race, color or national origin" when implementing SB 1070.

It also pointed out that when the state’s governor, Jan Brewer, signed the new law, she also issued an executive order requiring additional training for police officers on what does and what does not constitute "reasonable suspicion."ADNFCR-1961-ID-19830954-ADNFCR

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  • WarriorH

    Ah Ha, this explains the pelosi/boxer phenomena!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Are we sure p-lousy and boxer aren’t illegals????

      • 45caliber

        They aren’t illegals; they are home-grown stupid.

        • JC

          More like home-grown “Anti Americans”.

          • A. B.

            I DO AGREE, but another reason. The extreme liberals want them to be dumb/stupid so they will follow as they are told — politically. With an absolute dumb/stupid following ANYTHING & ANYONE can be elected or bill passed when voting is needed. I believe they are being taught to be this way through our school systems with exceptions to those showing pure political possibilities. These are selected and sent to higher education to in a sense become “teacher advocates” of their politics. This is done quietly so no-one notices. These are the new progressives who want to change our CONSTITUTION to their type of thinking.

  • 45caliber

    California has always basically lied about the quality of their education. Back in 1958 my family went to CA for a few months to work. My school in AR finished on 5-10; CA’s schools closed in June. They insisted that I attend school even though I had already finishd the school year.

    I was quickly considered the best student in the class. Why? The books and the work they were doing were the exact same ones I had used in AR – the year before. They were a full year behind the AR students but insisted their system was the best in the country. By the time they graduated their students, their students were a full TWO YEARS behind AR students – who were considered to be in the bottom 10 states.

    So while I don’t disagree on the illegals needing to be kept in Mexico or wherever they came from, I also don’t blame all of the problem on the illegals.

    • JC

      The general “dumbing down” of Americans has been in progress for decades. Which would explain why so many have no idea what Liberty really is.

      • Robert Linscott

        5 Truths that Liberals Hate
        1) You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
        2) What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
        3) The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
        4) When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they’ve worked for, that my dear friend, is the “BEGINNING OF THE END” of any nation.
        5) You CANNOT MUTIPLY WEALTH BY DIVIDING IT!! 1st grade math.

    • Hugh Jordan

      Illegals are a huge part of the problem but not the sole reason. Failure to properly fund education results in overpopulated schools and an inability to pay teachers a living wage that keeps many would be educators in other fields. Perhaps the biggest problem may be cultural. A lack of respect for education in the home, the worship of mindless celebrities, and the shallow pursuit of “fun” are factors that cannot be ignored. The media is partially responsible for this by their lack of coverage of intellectual achievements.

      At least california is not plagued, like Texas, with an anti science troglodite school board that wants to rewrite history to suit their own Taliban-like religious fundamentalism.

      This backwards thinking is also a danger to all American education.

      The right also has a share of dullards in high office that equal Pelosi & company. Michelle Bachman and the ever popular Ms. Palin are hardly mental giants.

      • Doug Foncree

        Hugh, you have really imbibed the nonsense that the so called “educators” have been spouting for years. Education system bad? Just throw money at it and everything will get better. Since the time of FDR, more and more and more money has been thrown at the education system in this country and the end result is that the education of American children has got worse and worse and worse. One of the most beloved presidents this country has ever had and one of the most intellectually capable was educated in a one-room schoolhouse and studied at home by the light of a coal oil lamp. And Abraham Lincoln changed the course of our nation’s history. The difference is that the education Lincoln received was grounded on a concrete moral base. And since all moral teaching has been removed from the contemporary system, we produce mindless dolts. And the best you can come up with is to criticize Texas for wanting to maintain some kind of morality in their school system. You, Hugh, as well as the majority of the rest of the American sheep who have sucked up all the lies issued by the print media and the tube for boobs, are the reason the education system is on the rocks. If you were a moral human being that would be obvious to you.

        • s c

          Doug, little Hughie needs to hear from current and ex-teachers. Throwing money at public education is as ‘productive’ as whizzing up a redwood. It might make Al ‘duh’ Gore happy, Baaney Fwank would be there taking pictures, Biden might use it in his next braindead speech, but people who live in the real world know that trying to pee up a tree only
          results in getting and keeping progressives wet.
          Public education failed not long after Russia launched sputnik. No one can fix it because Uncle Scam doesn’t want it fixed. Uncle Scam is too busy buying easy votes and recruiting more money-loving, freedom-hating union teachers. Uncle Scam is NEVER motivated to correct problems that HE started.

        • Hugh Jordan

          If you pulled your head out of the dark place you might realize who is buying what line of BS. The schools ARE underfunded… REALLY.

          Texas “morality” that perpetrates myths as truth helps no one, especially not our great country.

          • WarriorH

            Hugh, really now. I have neighbors who were both public school teachers now retired in their mid fifties drawing a combined pension of over $150k/yr. I really don’t understand your claim that schools are underfunded.

          • John Smith

            LA unified spends almost $30,000 per student. How is that underfunded?

            To be honest becuase I know some are incapable of it. They claim around $12,000 to $13,000 a year. But that doesn’t take into account the Water, Electricity, maintance, Etc. etc. etc. So the Fully Burdened rate is around $30,000 per year. Severa Private schools are about $10,000 less and do a Much better job.

            Underfunded, you sound like a teacher.

      • Ketrout

        I have been saying for years that the ILLEGAL ALIENS are turning our country into a 3rd World country. The 20 million plus ILLEGAL ALIENS are criminals, bring with them diseases, have no respect for our laws, drive our roads without a driver license or auto insurance.



        • BILL

          I think 98% of Americans feel the same way you do, problem is common sense don”t work with our POS government they are too busy kissing the wrong ass

        • Robert


    • dolphine2u

      I was born in San Diego and raised in San Diego I’m 52yrs old. I went to school til 3rd grade in one city then moved to another with three month of school left. I was held back in third grade from this school. So I did the year over again and then went to another school in the middle of my sixth year. Big difference had to change classes like in jr high. Yet because I was getting straight A’s was evaluated for bing put back up to 7th were I was suppost to be and there I went to seventh grade. I couldn’t understand it until I got older and found out that not all school are the same. This was in San Diego county. We had very good schools. We still have very good schools mostly trade and colleges. If you came here from where you use to live as a Registed Nurse before you could register here as one you would have to go through almost a year more of school to come up to our standard and then take the test to certify yourself here. If I went to where you use to live I would only have to take a test to be certified some states not even the test. If I pass I’m in, become my schooling is over and above your requirments for that and most other accredited jobs. But you’re right it’s not all their fault just 95% of it being illegal migration.

  • Grunion

    No one said illegals are solely responsible, merely that their contribution could be statistically huge.

    This is not news. I live in southern Texas and experience the brunt of the illegal onslaught. Between the language barrier and the lack of education, it is easy to apply the label of stupid to these people. So what. Whining and complaining does nothing.

    I have an acquaintance who ran a construction crew near me and once, a worker was injured due to poor communication. His solution: Anyone who does not speak English is fired. The result: No more injuries for the rest of the job, which was the first time in a few years that the remainder of the job (about 100 days) was accident and injury free.

    • Jana

      My experience in living in South Texas is also the fact that these illegals are so used to being taken care of by our government, that every time you see a picture of them they always seem to have a look on thier face that says please have pity on me.

      There was a man in the news a while back who was living in a shack that had no covering over his windows. Of course he had a wife and 8 children and they were all cold and all of their faces looked like they had been so badly mistreated. (It was winter.)

      Even at the time I thought, excuse me? This is supposed to be a grown man and a father and he can’t go down and get even some cardboard from the back of the stores downtown to cover his windows?

      I have seen my grandma use newspaper to fill in the gap between the door jams to keep the cold air out.

      My husband and I would go to the back of furniture stores and find wooden crates and wood pieces that were really nice, and we would take them and my husband made beautiful clocks out of them. This wood was being thrown away, so it was free for the taking. It takes a little bit of self responsibility to get out and take care of your family. This could have been used to cover windows too.

      This man with the open windows got a lot of attention and also had someone come in and install windows, and help with food and plumbing. Of course this man didn’t do anything for upkeep on his house so in 3 years it was again unlivable. They become like babies needing to be hand fed.

      Now some illegals come over and truly do make something of themselves, but then you have those who just want to be taken care of for life, and it seems we have a lot more bums than not.

      • Evie

        These people come over here because they can get free everything from housing to schooling to food, healthcare, etc… all on us the poor tax payer. I’m not rich, but I am being forced to take care of them. If it is so bad in Mexico, why don’t these people go home and fight? They won’t until we cut them off completely to all the benefits being denied Americans! Then they will go home on their own! As far as the education system goes, please teachers make more money than I do and get 4 months a year off! With a pension plan, good health insurance, etc… They have it made. Take out the illegals and they will have it made even better! We should not be educating these people in the first place. Not sure how they get into our schools in the first place, not sure how they get low income housing, food stamps, and everything else under the sun, that poor american people can’t seem to tap into!

  • s c

    Easy now, gang. Poor California can’t be blamed for all of its problems. Just because they have a tin-plated, turncoat ‘Repub’, progressive, Hollywood Governor doesn’t mean they can’t handle this mess. Then again, should I give a royal @#^*?
    What matters is that California has gone the way of the pasture muffin, and they seem to prefer having problems, rather than getting RID of them. Sobeit.
    They don’t mind being invaded by illegal aliens. They don’t mind enslaving their kids and their grandkids. They don’t mind the rest of America being expected to bail them out.
    OK, I changed my mind – SCREW CALIFORNIA.

    • 45caliber

      We bailed out California once about 25 years ago when they also bailed out NY city. It was ONLY about 3 billion then. With that in mind, they didn’t worry about costs after that. Why should they? The rest of the country will step up and pay off all the debt, right? After all, they did it once so they are sure to do it again.

      • JC

        Except that now our debt is reaching critical mass and our economy is circling the toilet. It has to stop.

    • kate8

      sc, I was born and raised in small-town CA and, believe me, there are many of us who care very much about what progressivism has done to our state. Don’t forget, we also produced Ronald Reagan! (Oh wait, he signed another amnesty. Well…)

      I love my state. There are many of us who work to turn it around. The problem is, entire cities have become third-world satellites from which cultural Americans have fled. Our sole growth for many years has been from immigration, both legal and illegal and, thanks to progressivism, have wholly retained their cultures. Makes one wonder why they even came here…wait…to turn us into something else…

      As California goes, so goes the country. It’s happening.

      • TIME

        I agree with you, I enjoy my visits to Calie still. I like the Northern areas, I used to live up around the Point Reyes area and really love Petaluma and out Napa way is just to beautiful or near the Russian River I still wear a big piece of Jade I found at the mouth of the Russian River near Jener.

        Its very sad that so many fruit loops run the state as they tend to reflect poorly on the rest of the state. I sure hope that more folks out there wake up and see whats going on.

      • Jana

        I know that you must be aware of Pelosi moving into her new offices to the tune of almost $19,000. yes, nineteen thousand dollars a MONTH. It is green, so it is really saving the tax payer dollars????
        That is for just one of her offices. WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS WOMAN. I think she must be one of those dumb blondes (and not all blondes are dumb). AAGH!!!

        • Jana

          I should have said office singular, as it is just one office. Probably as big as a house for the cost.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            What’s that compared to her booze bill?!?!?

  • Robert Lebischak

    Education needs to take a step backwards, instead of trying to teach everybody everything we need to go back to the basics. Our education system now teaches our children what the left wants them to learn, so the can be good servants. We need to insure it teaches what they really need to learn to be good citizens.

    • blamesomeoneelse

      If it was so simple! Teachers teach to the test and special interest groups determine what teachers can or can not do. If you go out on your own and teach too good you will be fired. The unions run the teachers and the parents dont take an interest unless johnie gets an f. How many parents go to PTA meetings? maybe 10%. There is no fixing the problem because with each so called fix there is more red tape and rules and less teaching. Many parents who care, teach there kids at home. Good luck with the government fixing the mess they created, they will blame Bush as he was last in charge.

      • libertytrain

        And, since they are not allowed to use discipline of any kind, lest someone’s feelings get hurt, the kids don’t have any reason to learn.

      • Ellen

        I once had a child with a very bad teacher. When I complained to the principal, he admitted to me that he knew about her. His solution — she would be in my son’s school only until the rest of that school year, and would be moving to another school. The township in which I lived had 42 public schools — giving this bad teacher a potential 42 years to have a negative effect on thousands of children. She had tenure and the unions would protect her. Get rid of tenure. Nowhere else in the world can you work for 3 years, and be given a guarantee of a life-time job. This is insanity.

  • kate8

    Robert, schools are now about social engineering. They don’t teach academics to speak of because they want people ignorant. Ignorant people will accept what ever comes down the pike because they don’t know any better.

    Educated America is dying out. Thank God for those who had the courage and dedication to homeschool (or private school) so that we will still have a remnant of youth who can carry the truth.

    • TIME

      Kate and Rob,
      Schools are to teach you to OPEN your minds and think outside the box.
      What they are doing now is telling the kids what to think why they should. Thats the first steps in brain washing, or reprograming ones abilitys to grasp other views, thus they can’t zero reasoning abilitys.

      Its very much like teaching people to use a parachute thats closed, it may look good on paper – but when used as a standard method not a one will survive the fall.

      Thus we have the Progressive movements main agenda to teach closed minded rhetoric that produces wackOs like Normie and others like him.

      Its not just a differant view point, its the totaly and complete inability to see anything for what it really is with out being told what it is by the masters.
      Thus we have the welfair / slave state issue’s they really don’t know any better. Think about it slaves were not tought to read or write it was a crime, but they were told what they should wear, how to think, and why that was good for them. Now how about a little CNN or MSNBC?

      • kate8

        Look how many cultures have forbidden education for women. Many Islamic factions still do.

  • Debra

    I agree. We lived in Washington State for six years, and the only thing the schools were geared to do was to teach the Hispanic’s English. Meanwhile, my kids were placed in Special Education classes. I don’t know why they were put in Special Education for, maybe they didn’t know what else to do with them. I felt it was done on purpose to hold my kids back. My son was classified as being mildly mentally delayed, meaning that he had not been unexposed to the outside world, and so he was placed in a Special Needs group. When he reached second grade, the school realized he had a above level intelligence with almost a photographic memory, and so they decided they had better remove all the titles they had placed on him. When we moved back to Montana, some of my kids that remained in school were put back into Special Education classes for being behind. We found out that graduates from high school in Washington were only at a grade eight level in comparison to the rest of the nation, and the GED certificate in Washington was only at a grade eight level. I am glad that the school system in Washington wanted to teach the English language, however, it needed to be done differently. I feel the none-English speaking children should have been placed in their own Special Education classes. Maybe the whole school was being used for Special Education for the Hispanic children, I don’t know. All I know is, that my kids were the legal citizens of this country and they were put on the back burner, so to say, and my children went without proper schooling because of it. This is happening in many schools where large numbers of Hispanics are residing. The school systems shouldn’t be permitted to repress other children, and if they continue to do so, then public school is not the answer for people who want their children to have a good education and be productive and competitive people in the job force. I feel like I don’t want to pay taxes for a school system that doesn’t work for me.

  • .300 Win Mag

    I was born and raised in what should now be called Commiefornia. My heart breaks from what I’ve seen happen to the state I call home. I don’t even know it anymore. Planned Progress is good. Progressive Ideology is like pancreatic cancer on society.


    VIVA GOVERNOR BREWER! Oh wait, I mean Long Live Governor Brewer.

    See?!?! It’s like a cancer that has metastasized.

    • Robert

      Run some Hoppes # 9 down that barrel first okay?

  • WarriorH

    And one would think with all the brain power of the hundreds of thousands of teachers this problem would and should not exist.

    They all receive masters and doctorates to gain higher pay but unfortunately it doesn’t appear to translate to improved results.

    Why is this? Is it the centers of higher learning are performing inadequately in preparing teachers? Does the government not provide sufficient funding? Do unions interfere with the process? Maybe bureaucrats interfere with the process.

    Kinda looks like maybe BP is no more inept than the rest.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Why is it like this? The teachers union! We had kindergarden teacher that was sitting the kids of her class in front of the T.V. for over half the time they were in school! when a parent found out and complained, the school said it was the second time she had been caught and they were pushing to fire her. The union told the school that if they tried to fire her the school would not finish the school year. Needless to say, nothing was done.

  • Jsck Kinch(1uncle)

    Immigration hurts education and health care and raises crime rates just as using our taxes to pay the uneducated to breed millions on welfare.But it keeps demo rats in office.

    • BILL

      You hit the nail on the head. Thats the biggest problem in this country, next to the president


    ILLEGAL immigrants must GO! NO AMNESTY! I work in a public school and they are RUINING our educational system. They receive one-on-one help, since most do not speak English. The children of taxpayers are in classrooms of 30+ students. Fair? I don’t THINK so!

  • Kevin

    I was watching the news today concerning protests in England by Muslims. Servicemen returning from the war were met with angry Muslims calling them murderers..and many other things.. The trend is for immagrants to move into another country.. then attack that country from within… Illegal immagration is a serious problem that has been allowed to exist far too long. The United States is a great country that many want to see fall.. This is just one more way that our system of freedom and liberty is being attacked by people that want to destroy us. The cancer of progressivism is comprised of liberal idiots that are more than willing to assist.

    • JC

      The English are starting to get angry back…finally!

  • chuck b

    not only do we need to remove the illegal aliens, at the sametime we need to halt the growth of islam in our country. we should give them the alternative to leave peacefully. our schools are in ruin, the problem is our teachers are educated in these same failing schools. we have a muslim president and that should be proof enough, it doesn’t work.
    This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.

    This is not hearsay, and it will scare the life out of you.
    Make sure you read the paragraph (in red) towards the end.

    Joys of Muslim Women
    By Nonie Darwish

    In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.
    The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

    Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.
    To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.
    Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives ‘at will’ and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

    The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

    The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

    In the West World ( America ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

    By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.
    Ripping the West in Two.
    Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

    She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.

    Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza .

    When he died, he was considered a “shahid,” a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

    But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing.. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

    In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law – what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

    For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

    Peace and prosperity for one’s children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

    While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics – one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.

    While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.

    It’s hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

    While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

    (In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. To elect the President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so… You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA .. Dearborn Mich. Is one… And there are others…)

    I think everyone in the U.S. Should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

    It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.. Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.. The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America ..

  • Maggi

    I am an older American, so I was well taught in public school during the 50′s and 60′s. Part of our current problems stem from our biased, liberal media. How many times have you heard or read, “America needs to reform our immigration laws”, rather than “America needs to enforce our immigration laws”?? One subtle word has been changed – but oh, what a change that reflects! And so the old adage is true: the pen is mightier than the sword! Remember these four simple words, “Invasion IS NOT Immigration”!!!

    • Robert

      obama’s speech about immigration reform INCORRECTLY viewed the Statue of Liberty as the statue of immigration. The words, give me your tired, hungry, poor, abbreviated of course, has nothing to do with the Statue of Liberty. It was a literary contest entry, and won. Later placed on a plaque “inside” the statue, but has no more relevance to the true meaning of the statue than the relevance of obama’s perverted twisting of the truth. America, WAKE UP AND IMPEACH THIS POS!!!

  • http://gmail i41

    We all know Eve listened to the snake, Adam kept his mouth shut, and everyone lives in misery. Go into any college town and look at the rainbow kids. I’ve worked with black and mexicans both. When asked why they marry white women, the response from the black males, were black women were loud,rude and crude, and white women you could just leave a easly. The mexican males said their women, could go off the handle at a moments notice and do serios damage to you body, white women usually would shut up if hollered at. Go to any college town and look at all the mixed kids, the fathers bailed on the mothers, as soon a a preg test was done. The toughest part was, what in the hell college women mate up with muslims for, they know they have as much status as dead dog. Muslim men in colleges, trash American girls of all racers, and since apparntly they do not read or check up on the pedophilic islamists beleifs. I don’t see how any male can beat on his girlfriend, wife or partner. As a officer for 25 years, most domestic disputes invo;ve alcohol or drugs, my times we had contact with muslims, were due to wife not obeying or in one case because , she bought the wrong vegatables. I was glad when the police could arrest the domestic abusers, which meant we would be back, in a call to the residence, because she caused him to get the bracelets. After a couple of months, usually the family left for the sand pits of a islamic country. Either parents don’t tell their daughters what a s–t hole any islamic country is, or every parent is a pc moron and a democrat!

  • jr bob

    the first problem is that the unions got into school. they set rules that the teachers could not teach more than thirty students in a class. I went to a private school and our class had 40 students per class. and I did well for eight years. I went to private school and flunked religion and was sent to a public school. I was 2 grade levels ahead of public schools. the second thing is they took disiplene out our schools. when children find out you can do nothing to them they will do what ever they want. children also found that there was no punnishment for skipping school. second problem is that when you no not require english as the national language you have a tower of babel . If you can not communicate in one language for everyone than bi lingual education causes a problem of learning. in the 20s 30s 40s everyone learned english and later in high school they learned a second language. worked well but the unions and the liberals wanted chaos and got it and now we are screwed. we need to require english as the national language or you can leave. all the people who came here legally in those years wanted to become americans, not thier country and america be dammed. so their is one of the major problems.

  • http://personalliberty rob

    And we find this surprising??? By the way, have any of you ever asked the question…..How did our country ever get to this level of a problem???? Amazing that our recent past/present administrations turned their backs and allowed the “INVASION” to happen. This is only the begining…..”AMNESTY” next….mark my word….Disgusting & Sad……Remember November!!!!

    • MsAmericanPatriot

      Easy when we started desegregating the schools. When the schools were segregated I bet we could really compete with other schools. Our schools started to go down hill in 1955. Just think blacks and Hispanics DO NOT value education as much as say Asians and Whites do. Black and Hispanics have this you owe me for this mentality that doesn’t look like it is ever going to change any time soon. Blacks and Hispanics complain the most about poor schools when the problem lies with them and their attitudes towards education. Change your own attitudes towards education and then ask for more money.

  • jomama

    NO AMNESTY!!!!!
    EVER AGAIN!!!!!

  • Marilyn

    Duh. Why does this not surprise me?
    November cannot come too soon and 2012 is not nearly close enough.
    I don’t care if the candidates are yellow, green, red, black, or white but they had better have a better platform than Socialism!!!
    Beware of Harvard Graduates. I’m not sure what is being taught there!!!

    • jaidee

      Please define ‘socialism’. You can spout it – can you define it? Do you know what Socialism is in a real working context? How does it differ from Communism, Marxism, or Fascism? Bet you can’t do it.

  • lawrence adkins

    what a shocking suprise!!!! what do you think is going to happen to the rest of this country with muslim obama and self serving pelosi in charge? that’s right were all going down the path to ruin.our laws mean nothing anymore unless the radical leaders want them to.can we send obama and pelosi sout of the border and let them run mexico?

  • Pat Tremain

    It seems that the more educated you become, the more compassionate you become, and this leads to accepting everything and everyone. We in the European tradition try to help others, but instead they insist on doing things their way even while living in our society and accepting its benefits. They do not want to ‘get educated’ when they can ‘get welfare’. They don’t want to ‘act white’ when they can hang out with ‘La Raza’, and we stand on the sidelines and applaud tbeir expressions of their ‘cultural heritage’. Smoking pot is ok if it is part of your ‘cultural heritage’. Spending your last dime on your ‘low rider’ car/truck, instead of on your wife who’s on welfare is just fine, since it’s an expression of your ‘cultural heritage’. Yet, if we Europeans insist on high standards of behavior, we are being oppressive and imperialist.

    Think about it. The reason no one is educated in this state is because it is cool to be an outlaw. And our friends from other countries laugh and laugh at us while they take our money in every way they can think of.

  • Pat Tremain

    One other thing I forgot to mention in my previous post. Read “The Bell Curve”, and you will find out why education levels are dropping all throughout the U.S. This is a very controversial book, but is written by two college professor who document their findings throughout. You might not even be able to get it from a library, it is that controversial, but to be properly educated and informed on this issue, make the effort to find it. It adds the “unstated dimension” to this discussion.

  • http://Fox TeaParty

    I heard the other day that Obama when he made his first speech to a Muslim world, that he told them to be patient with him!!! So, he is planning big things for the Muslims. At first, he refuted the story that said he was a Muslim…but now it looks like he is admitting it! We have got to impeach Obama…I have signed a petition from Freedom Works!! Everyone VOTE!!

  • Rose

    Having lived in Mexico for many years, they still have the “ejido” idea that like many on welfare have – pity me, poor me – because even in Mexico they did not take care of their property and felt it was great “manhood” to father (usually illegimate) many children with more than one woman. Got my life time teaching certificate in the 50′s when education was more stringent. Today’s teachers are definitely not underpaid! and can retire with ridiculous pensions. Many of them cannot add, subtract or diagram a sentence! They start out at salaries that is much more than many in other work or careers here in CA. I have lived and taught in CA and quit because I couldn’t teach and I am not going to be a paid baby sitter! Also, have had much experience with pregnant Mexican women coming here to have their babies at our expense (and it is a lot + the perks they get that we don’t) and then expect to stay here and live on welfare and why bother to learn the language when they can public assistance that we cannot. They say the West Coast is theirs. Sorry, it belonged to the indigenous people and you are not those people, you are creoles. Also, Santa Ana loss the area and then we paid for it. They think we owe them a living. We don’t. I come from poverty, my parents pushed education (allowing me the smarts to live in other countries, learn several languages, and continue learning even today), but taught us to be responsible, take care of and keep clean anywhere we lived (rented or owned), not take handouts, be proud to be Americans in a free country. Now, we see this Administration taking us down the road to communism and embarrassing us all over the world (we travel to China and they are laughing all the way to the bank and Iran just goes and does what it wants). The man in charge? is a non-entity with the intelligence of a mere child, but he is cunning and probably the puppet of another person or organization that wants OUR country to be a third or fourth world country. Wise up, learn our history, look at our future, and please remember the Democrats have been in power in the Congress for more than 40 years and look where we are, so don’t blame Arnold because, like Bush, he has been stuck with a non-partisan and corrupt state legislature just as we are with the federal one. Don’t knock Arizona for using federal law (and even bettered it because of the “no profiling” provision, to protect the state and its people. The states have these rights and all the puffery about suing AZ is just that, hot air because they Admin. has no legal standing no this issue. I only hope the other 17 states get the same laws enforced. We have had the law in CA, but with the real “fruits, nuts and berries”, it has not been enforced. We need to wake up everyone and get our lives and country back and on track! I belong to neither of the Rep or Demo parties, because I have a mind of my own and study the issues and then vote, which everyone should do and not just keep on keeping on with the incumbents who go in poor and come out rich! or protecting their wealth as does our dearly loved??? Pelosi!

    • Bob

      Great analysis, I too teach a largely Mexican population. I am not bigoted but do believe I am giving honest evaluation of what the problem is. Many a day and night I wrack my brain wondering what am I doing wrong, or what can I do differently to reach many of my students.

      One of the reasons students can’t be reached is simple. They don’t want to be reached. We assume that white, middle class American values are the same. They are not. We value education and those entrapped in poverty just do not value education.

      Until this impass is addressed nothing will change.

  • jaidee

    I am an immigrant. I have 3 university degrees from real universities – with real credentials. America can’t blame immigrants for their own lack of education. And they should not blame the kids either. Looking at most of the posts here – there seems to be a large problem with missing frontal lobes.

    • MichelleO

      jaidee, we are not talking about LEGAL Immigrants

    • John J Peer Jr.

      If we’re not to blame the immigrant for they’re lack of education, who are we to blame. You say you have 3 degrees. why are you not back in you country of birth using that education for the betterment of the people there. Could it be because you consider the poor of your home country to be of a social level that does not deserve the advantages you had. You don’t see highly educated Americans skipping out on America.

  • MichelleO

    Amen, Well Said – God Bless America – this POS Obama and gang cant go to hell fast enough for me

  • eyeswideopen

    This is precisely what the democrats want, a bunch of illiterate, mindless, do-nothing followers who can’t think for themselves. Otherwise known as Obama’s constituents.

    Rest assured however, the Mexicans (illegals) are laughing all the way to the bank (BofA that is) as they suck our resources and tax dollars dry. CA is toast, I mean tortilla!

  • M.L.

    Marilyn said, she didn’t know what Harvard is teaching. Allow me to give you just one small idea as to where they stand. It seems they have given the illegal aliens lawyers probono following nancy Polosi’s 10mil.for to help them in court cases against the Americans. And tea party I certainly will sign the FREEDOM WORKS PETITION. THANKS

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest John Moudy

    I am personally a member of several different political affiliation’s,on the internet and otherwise. I stay in contact with our state and federal senator’s. As well as our congressman. I try to stay up to date with whatever may be happening on the political scene. Both nationally and internationally, and it is totally obvious to this Conservative American that Obama and the Democratic controlled house and senate. Have made a mockery of our great nation worldwide! We have literally become a joke and a weak nation to the world as a whole, and believe me my friend when I tell you this statement is too easily verified. When it comes to the immigration problem here in America. Yes, it’s been a problem of several administration’s. Both Republican and Democrat. But NEVER has an American president sided with the president of a foreign country such as Mexico. Against the citizens of his own nation! Until now! If that wasn’t enough of a slap in the face to EVERY American. Now Obama and his democrat cronies have decided to file a lawsuit against the state of Arizona! I personally have read this bill from beginning to end and every state in our country should have the exact, same laws’s! It is the only piece of legislation written since Obama took office that makes ANY sense! It’s time for a new America my friends. Let’s just move the capital a little further west.

  • John J Peer Jr.

    The article states the the low educational level is due to the high immigration levels. Let me correct that statement a little, the lower educational levels are due to the high levels of illegal immigration.This problem is not confined to California. It is taking place all over the nation.Because of the Hugh numbers of illegal children in the school system today the dollare that once went for better teachers, text books, and supplies are now being diverted for free feeding programs, and after school daycare of these children. Since these people can’t get jobs legally they settle for paychecks that do not cover the costs of feeding their own children, so the schools have to do it. They also drain cities budgets with their medical needs housing needs, fuel needs, all the areas that you and I have to come out of our pockets to pay. These people have cut a gash into the financial artery of the country and the liberal politicians who love to give the country’s wealth away are sitting back and allowing the gash to widen by the day. Let us also not forget the billions in foreign aid that is sent to the very countries that are letting their peoples flood across our border. Is it any wonder that Mexico does not have any social welfare program for the poor in that country. Why burden their have when they can force their peoples to come across our borders where the liberal socialists will see to it that these people get everything they need and want.

    • crystal

      You missed one point. English learner classes. I removed my son out of the public school system because their are an enormous amount of students who could only speak Spanish.

  • http://PersonLibertyDigest Dee

    Well, what do you expect? This government does nothing about all these illegal immigrants. The kids that go to school can’t get any help from their parents as they can’t speak English.
    They should have been deported years ago.

  • Matt Levine

    Let’s see, if I want to go to Mexico, I’d need to learn at least SOME
    Spanish first. Our moronic system has at least BI-LINGUAL signage!!!
    I’m sick of driving into a MacDonald’s and having a window attendant
    who hardly understands ENGLISH!!! No comprende!!! What’s so hard
    about ordering a “Big Mac”??? It all depends on your ENGLISH
    skills!!! They steal our benefits, our jobs, our health care.

  • Matt Levine

    The Russians (my ancestry), the Germans, the Italians, every other group that LEGALLY immigrated to the USA learned ENGLISH!!!
    Why should we have bilingual signage and classes for the Spanish speaking crowd??? INSANITY!!!

  • http://google Leonard W. Giddens Jr.

    This explain why Maywood Ca. has been destroyed, uneducated people running it. People with no common sense. They abandon the laws on the books to satisfy the illegals, I would think to make them feel more at home.Basicly they told the police to take a hike. Dumbing down America became a big project in the administration of the man between the Bushes. Some of you remember when self esteem was more important than the student getting it right. You are only needed to vote for the parties. Morons can not think for themselves, but are very good following instructions given in a certain way. As long as they are told it’s good or bad for them.You don’t have to have much brain to see that, the biggest majority of those illegals and thier supporters are dead set on changing this country to suit them. they are not here to pledge allegiance to this country. Just last week some think tank decided it’s time to make pot legal because too many blacks and minorities are being punished for it’s use. These are educated people that are spewing this total nonsense. They are being punished because they are stupid, and are committing crimes. The use of pot is not an excuse. these derelicts are going to commit crimes any way. The fact that they use pot tells me so. Laziness and stupidity is the cause of thier being targeted. If we know the fire is in the kitchen, why wouldn”t we spray the water in that direction?

  • Bert, Oak View CA

    Finally people are starting to get it. Most of our schools are not bad; they are simply required to carry the burden of being over-run with non-English speaking students whose parents are unfamiliar with the basics of how to function in American society. This is why the drop out rate has sky-rocketed.


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