- As a long time teacher from the early 1970s, I witnessed
America's fall from educational excellence to learning mediocrity. Or
worse-our educational system evicted unending functionally illiterate kids
into mainstream society!
- My principal 'encouraged' me to promote students to the
next grade level even though they failed their tests. Those kids faultered
in the classroom because their parents failed them as to homework and educational
- Teachers called it "affirmative action grading."
Students learned they could goof off, never turn in homework and still
be passed to the next grade. By the time they reached their senior year,
they enjoyed full-fledged avoidance of academic work for free grades.
They graduated, essentially illiterate, to move on to "affirmative
action jobs." In other words, they got something for nothing! Then,
they took jobs where they 'showed up' for a paycheck.
- We drove our standards so low that our kids suffered
a miasma of consequences reverberating into the 21st century.
- One evening of listening to the comedian Jay Leno with
his 'Jay Walking' questions on the streets of Los Angeles will give you
an idea of how stupid our youth show themselves. He asks questions a sixth
grader should be able to answer like, "Who was the first president
of the United States?" He receives answers like, "Paul McCartney,
George Bush, Michael Jordan."
- "The Department of Education's mission is to promote
student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering
educational excellence and ensuring equal access," said Edwin Rubenstein,
reporting on the National Research Council's new book: "The New Americans:
Economic, Demographics and Fiscal Effects of Immigration." The Social
Contract Winter 2007-08. <http://www.thesocialcontract.com/>www.thesocialcontract.com
- "Immigration has a profound impact on education,"
Rubenstein said. "Immigrant children are poorer than native-born
children, and their numbers have increased far faster. At least 19 percent
of all K-12 enrollments are the result of immigration. In excess of 9.2
million are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Because of their
lack of language abilities, they take 25 percent of funding. Out of $499.1
billion in the 2005 school year, $125 billion was spent on foreign born
- Immigration will account for 96 percent of the future
increases in school populations over the next 50 years-if current legal
and illegal immigration maintains the current inflow into the United States
from 2.0 to 2.5 million annually.
- In 2001, nine million students could not speak English.
"In the Rand Corporation's final analysis, the added costs for language
assistance for illegal alien children and (anchor babies), costs American
taxpayers $3.8 billion annually," Rubenstein said.
- In California, students speak over 100 languages. Connecticut
features 140 languages. Every state suffers multiple languages.
- What happens in the classroom? Answer: total breakdown
of education for American students as well as billions of dollars spent
on educating children from foreign countries that live illegally in the
- But it doesn't stop at the secondary level. Federal law
expressly forbids illegal alien students from receiving any postsecondary
education benefit. However, several states violate the law.
- "Kansas state universities currently have more than
9,000 students enrolled who are identified as non-U.S. citizens,"
Rubenstein said. "During the fall of 2004, illegal alien students
received taxpayer-subsidized tuition reductions of more than $3,000.00
in three of the states' major collegesthus Kansas expressly rewards aliens
who have violated federal law by giving them a taxpayer subsidy that is
denied to lawful American citizens or legal immigrants."
- As to the 'sinking' of American education, California
proves the bow of the Titanic. Illegal and legal immigrants flood into
that state with such speed, California taxpayers must build one new school
and staff it with teachers every day, seven days a week-in order to keep
up with the flood of immigrant children. Result? Dismal failure of education
for California children. Jay Leno illustrates that failure with his simple
questions to our nation's youth.
- To place this human flood into perspective, on average,
the United States government allows 182,000 legal and illegal alien immigrants
into this country every month. They total 2.2 million added people each
year, year in and year out. None of them possess jobs when they enter
this country. The illegal alien migrants cost U.S. taxpayers $346 billion
annually as shown in this report.
- At the same time, 14 million Americans stand in unemployment
lines weekly. Thirteen million American children live below the poverty
line. Twenty-eight million Americans live on food stamps. This year 1.5
million Americans remain homeless on our streets. Home foreclosures from
job losses impact hundreds of thousands of Americans this year. The average
American credit card holder runs a $9,240.00 balance. H-1B, H-2B and L-1
visas given to foreigners displaced 1.0 million American workers in the
past five years. Additionally, over three million American manufacturing
jobs exited to overseas countries while the Rust Belt starting in Detroit,
Michigan loses 1,000 manufacturing jobs a week.
- You may ask fellow Americans, what sense do these inequities
make? Who continues this madness? President Bush and your U.S. Congress!
Why? Madness cannot be explained!
- Can American education survive the flood of immigration?
If Jay Leno asked someone crossing the street in LA, "Can you locate
the United States on a map?"
- "Gee, is that a rock band somewhere in Texas?"
would be the functionally illiterate answer.
- To view report: www.thesocialcontract.com Vol. XVIII,
No. 2, winter 2007-08
- Take action: www.thesocialcontract.com ; www.numbersusa.com
; www.fairus.org ; www.firecoalition.com ; www.alipac.us ; www.capsweb.org
; www.vdare.com ; www.immigrationcounters.com ; www.proenglish.org ; www.patriotunion.org
; www.SafeAmericaAct.com; www.cairco.org ; www.politicaltruthandfact.com ;
www.patriotunion.org ; WWW.immigrationshumancost.org ;www.limitstogrowth.org
; www.balance.org; www.carryingcapacity.org
- Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents
from the Arctic to the South Pole as well as six times across
the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from
the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming
Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic
clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring
about sensible world population balance at his website www.frostywooldridge.com
- Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays
as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show "Connecting
the Dots" at www.republicbroadcasting.org at 6:00 PM Mountain Time.
Adjust tuning in to your time zone.
- "To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone
will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping
he will eat you last but eat you he will."
- ~ Ronald Reagan