At What Cost, Education?!?

It’s downright amazing what information you can find hiding in plain sight on a public web page!  Frankly, it’s symbolic of the other elephant in the room- the illegal immigrants hiding in plain sight in our schools, riding on publicly financed buses, consuming TANF and Food Stamps at the local health and social services departments (using a government supplied translator of course), crowding our hospital emergency rooms, consuming free meals in school cafeterias, and the list goes on.  

But then again, it’s not so amazing.  We’ve become so mind-numbed to this criminal activity that we simply look past it, even when it stares back at us in public documents.  Here’s a document, posted on the NC Public Schools web site, that provides some very interesting facts and figures about our public schools.  One page, in particular, caught my eye– Page 13.

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/resources/data/highlights/2010highlights.pdf

Did you know the federal education bureaucracy only funds our schools in the amount of $44.60 per typical student (if one excludes short-term ARRA/stimulus funding)?  However, if that same student has a limited English language proficiency, his funding level is $1,476.74 higher!  No wonder our schools are eager to educate illegal immigrants and their progeny! 

But wait, it gets better.  If that same student is from a low income family (as is virtually every undocumented and multi-documented family), the funding level goes up by another $1,303.94.  That means the federal government is deliberately funding the education of illegal immigrant children at the staggering rate of 63 times higher than what it provides for the average middle class American child.  I don’t know how you feel, but I certainly don’t condone my federal taxes being diverted from legitimate educational imperatives to that of educating the sons and daughters of adults who came here illegally, the same adults who avoid paying income taxes that fund the education of our children. 

So, our federal government is in the practice of rewarding those who are double felons; the ones who steal into this country then rob the public coffers already missing the income taxes they owe.  

The only way I know to reconcile this travesty is to say NO.  That’s right, just say NO!  NO to local companies who employ illegals.  NO to law enforcement if they pick up undocumented workers and then release them before confirming their citizenship or processing them out of Lee County.  NO to federal, state, and local handouts of public money to subsidize the education of illegals.  NO to public aid to illegals at Social Services and the Health Department.  NO to politicians who are soft on this important issue. 

Of course, because we citizens possess the human decency to help those in need, we can and will say YES to charity organizations for helping the innocent children of the felons who brought them here.  We will say YES to granting true emergency procedures at the local emergency rooms, when needed.   And we will say YES to helping these illegals  find a legitimate path to citizenship in the USA (after exiting the country and applying for a legal visa or work permit to return). 

But the operative word here is NO.  Let’s remember that as we deliberate our strained budgets at all levels of government and the growing blight of illegal immigration in this country.  We simply cannot afford to continue educating and supporting those who come here illegally and who pay no taxes.  Be sure and tell your local, state, and federal legislators how you feel!

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About James Madison

I was the fourth president of these United States. My wife Dolley and I are greatly disturbed with the erosion of your liberties and the encroachment of the present federal, state, and local governments. I was an original member of the Democratic-Republican Party in this country and I would welcome a return to the conservative values that united Democrats and Republicans in my day. Let's start with putting God back in our lives and our government so He will richly bless our endeavors in Lee County. Let's force our elected officials be more transparent and accountable to the electorate in fiscal and social matters. I look forward to hearing your ideas about these matters and others that are on your hearts and minds. Thank You for participating!
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2 Responses to At What Cost, Education?!?

  1. Patrick Henry says:

    Can it be called “providing an education” anymore? No. This isn’t new stuff. It’s obvious that our schools are failing. SAT scores are low. Where are we now that Bob E spent 14 years in Washington and before that he was the NC Superintendent? Good work, Bob.

    A start is saying No. Defund CCCC if they keep this “we will give illegals in-state tuition” breaks. Just defund them. I bet they’ll change their tune quickly.

    We have to say No. The question is do our new officials have the guts. There really isn’t any choice.

    PH

  2. zoe says:

    most of the “illegal’s” come to USA because on there own country, they are just surviving not living,its so easy to say they are criminals,why?because they want something better for their kids?i bet some americans think?all countrys have the same opportunities,mexico for example has the richest man in the world but so many people are very poor,the prices of the normal stuff sometimes are the same here just in ‘pesos’ righ,but what kills are the salaries-wages,i was looking for an brand new iphone 4 price in apple company mexico webpage,the price was or still 12,000 pesos 1,200 dollar when you can get one here for 99,a normal teen jean can cost 350 pesos like 35 dollars fair price you may think,but if your income is 1000 pesos weekly,100 dollars a week how can you live with that? if so many money is wasted on illegal kids,dont you think it would be good idea,to give them something so they can live legal,im not saying residentship or citizenship,if they a social number, they would be paying taxes,they would travel to visit their families,buying cars,buying houses,opening business,i think all that would be a great income to USA,

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