School: “Where Education and Assimilation Collide”

15 03 2009


In the last decade, record numbers of immigrants, both legal and illegal, have fueled the greatest growth in public schools since the baby boom. The influx has strained many districts’ budgets and
and put classrooms on the front lines of America’s battles over whether
and how to assimilate the newcomers and their children

Inside schools, which are required to enroll students regardless of
their immigration status and are prohibited from even asking about it,
the debate has turned to how best to educate them.



5 responses

15 03 2009

well, you should pay tax if you want to use the schools!!

that’s what I think!

15 03 2009

Interesting Bach — along those same lines I’ve had many serious political conversations with a homeschool dad-lawyer for HSLDA, who once proposed that instead of tax credits to those not using the schools, public schooling should be taxed as a benefit to those who enrolled their kids and received that “free” education. What would you think of that? Imagine how it would change everything!

16 03 2009
Nance Confer

Don’t we all pay taxes to have that option? Rent and it’s part of your rent as the landlord pays property taxes. Shop and you pay sales taxes. Etc.

Or is a sound education something that should be available to children regardless of their personal contribution, at the moment, to the tax base?


16 03 2009

We’ll all get the chance to reexamine our answer to that soon, I think. The Obama education agenda includes university and vocational prep as properly available to all students through the tax base rather than family finances, in similar fashion to the K-12 system.

The reasoning should hold pro or con, yes? I always wondered why homeschoolers so dead-set against “government schools” were thrilled if they then could get their kids a state university education. . .

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