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Thread: Bilingual Education Put Mexifornia in the Red

  1. #1
    The Bi-Lingual Education that Put CA in the Red

    By OnTheWeb:
    Mark Andrew Dwyer
    Saturday, January 12, 2008
    Canadian Free Press

    "I was shocked by Gov. Schwarzenegger's draconian proposal of "across the board" state budget cuts in order to remedy the $14 billion deficit.

    Rather than distributing the cost of bringing governmental reckless spending under control "evenly", he should at least make an effort to identify the areas where most of the wasteful spending takes place and eliminate it, instead. And it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that educating Mexican illegal aliens and their Spanish-speaking children in California public schools is one of the biggest ticket items in this category.

    In my earlier column "No Mexican Child Left Behind" (see [2]), I estimated that educating non-English speaking students in their native language in public schools cost California taxpayers from 14 billion to 28 billion dollars a year. The lower figure was obtained by multiplying the number of non-English speaking students in California public schools (approx. 1.6 million, see [3]) by the annual education cost per student (approx. 9 thousand dollars on an average). The upper figure was the result of the fact that the cost of "bi-lingual" education (a euphemism for Spanish language centered education of non-English speaking students) cost up to twice as much as education of an English-speaking student.

    Since roughly half of all foreign-born residents in the U.S. are illegal aliens from Mexico, it's fair to assume that at least half of the 1.6 million non-English speaking students in California public schools are Mexican illegal aliens or children thereof. (Actually, their number is, most likely, much higher, as in virtually all mostly populated districts in California about half or more students are of Mexican descent.) Hence, the obvious conclusion is: the State of California spends up to $14 billions annually to educate illegal aliens from Mexico and their kids - an expense that we would have never incurred should the America's border and her immigration laws be duly enforced.

    And it's not surprising at all that Mexican illegal aliens were able to drive the state budget of the seventh-largest world economy into the red. Taking into account their sheer numbers, their notoriety for reluctance to use birth control (average fertility of a woman of Mexican descent living in the U.S. is about twice the average fertility of a Caucasian woman - see [4]), and the fact that about 40% of State of California general fund goes to K-12 education, it was only a matter of time when the expenses on educating of overwhelming (and growing) number of children of illegal aliens from Mexico, who turned out to be much more difficult to educate than average kids in California, would put a serious dent in otherwise healthy economy.

    It is worth noting here that virtually all growth of enrolment in California public schools after 1970 is due to foreign immigration and immigrant's high fertility. In other words, virtually all money spent on new schools built and equipped after that date went to the immigrants, legal and otherwise, and their children. So, we would have quite a sizeable budget surplus today should the mass foreign immigration into California (legal and otherwise), triggered by the disastrous Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, did not begin some 38 years ago.

    In addition to the above, illegal Mexicans are bankrupting California public health care system, put serious strain on welfare and subsidies for the domestic poor, and overflow state and local penitentiary (never mind skyrocketing court costs of their prosecution for common crimes like traffic violations and identity theft).

    So, here is where Governor Schwarzenegger should be looking for savings in order to balance the California budget.

    1. K-12 education of illegal aliens and their children seems like the single most important item to save on. Particular area to cut: "bi-lingual" education (in any form). If a student does not speak English, it's his and his parents' responsibility to bring him up to the level of fluency that would allow for immediate immersion into English-only class. Also, all benefits that are not mandated by federal law (like free meals and subsidies of education costs and parental expenses, just to name two) that illegal aliens collect must be cut.

    2. Public health care facilities, particularly, emergency rooms and hospitals, should stop providing free services to illegal aliens, except in the case of genuine emergencies, like, for instance, life-threatening injuries. Oddly enough, medical personnel in the facilities affected by flood of uninsured patients (a vast majority of whom are Mexican illegals and their kids) are quick to blame their fiscal problems on rapidly vanishing money that they get from the government while, at the same time, they seem to have no problems with giving away non-emergency services to illegals and even refuse to verify the immigration status of their prospective patients.

    3. Giveaway of public benefits and subsidies to illegal aliens must stop. For instance, it is a criminal negligence on part of the state and local governments to provide illegal aliens with costly housing subsidies and assistance, particularly when there is not enough money in state coffers to pay for legitimate expenditures.

    4. Inmates who are not U.S. citizens should be deported to their countries of origin rather than released back on American streets. (Gov. Schwarzenegger calls for release of 35,000 inmates - see [1].) Such a simple measure, in addition to lowering crime rates in California, will save money on prosecuting and incarcerating them again, should they break the law again, which they, quite likely, will.

    5. The state should do whatever it legally can to assist federal authorities in deportations of all illegal aliens, as well as to encourage as many of them as possible to voluntarily return to their countries of origin (mostly, to Mexico). The sanctuary policies of cities like San Francisco, Santa Ana, and Los Angeles must end right away, as they are driving, slowly but steadily, the entire State of California into poverty.

    The bottom line is that we no longer can afford tolerating and assisting millions of Mexican illegal aliens here. When times get tough and the money is in shortage, they must be the first to go. Once they are no longer here, no other cuts will be necessary.


    Please, call Gov. Schwarzenegger at 916-445-2841(or fax him at 916-558-3160) and make him aware of this simple fact."

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/1330
    Wolves Travel In Packs
    ____________________

  2. #2
    The Bi-Lingual Education that Put CA in the Red

    By OnTheWeb:
    Mark Andrew Dwyer
    Saturday, January 12, 2008
    Canadian Free Press

    "I was shocked by Gov. Schwarzenegger's draconian proposal of "across the board" state budget cuts in order to remedy the $14 billion deficit.

    Rather than distributing the cost of bringing governmental reckless spending under control "evenly", he should at least make an effort to identify the areas where most of the wasteful spending takes place and eliminate it, instead. And it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that educating Mexican illegal aliens and their Spanish-speaking children in California public schools is one of the biggest ticket items in this category.

    In my earlier column "No Mexican Child Left Behind" (see [2]), I estimated that educating non-English speaking students in their native language in public schools cost California taxpayers from 14 billion to 28 billion dollars a year. The lower figure was obtained by multiplying the number of non-English speaking students in California public schools (approx. 1.6 million, see [3]) by the annual education cost per student (approx. 9 thousand dollars on an average). The upper figure was the result of the fact that the cost of "bi-lingual" education (a euphemism for Spanish language centered education of non-English speaking students) cost up to twice as much as education of an English-speaking student.

    Since roughly half of all foreign-born residents in the U.S. are illegal aliens from Mexico, it's fair to assume that at least half of the 1.6 million non-English speaking students in California public schools are Mexican illegal aliens or children thereof. (Actually, their number is, most likely, much higher, as in virtually all mostly populated districts in California about half or more students are of Mexican descent.) Hence, the obvious conclusion is: the State of California spends up to $14 billions annually to educate illegal aliens from Mexico and their kids - an expense that we would have never incurred should the America's border and her immigration laws be duly enforced.

    And it's not surprising at all that Mexican illegal aliens were able to drive the state budget of the seventh-largest world economy into the red. Taking into account their sheer numbers, their notoriety for reluctance to use birth control (average fertility of a woman of Mexican descent living in the U.S. is about twice the average fertility of a Caucasian woman - see [4]), and the fact that about 40% of State of California general fund goes to K-12 education, it was only a matter of time when the expenses on educating of overwhelming (and growing) number of children of illegal aliens from Mexico, who turned out to be much more difficult to educate than average kids in California, would put a serious dent in otherwise healthy economy.

    It is worth noting here that virtually all growth of enrolment in California public schools after 1970 is due to foreign immigration and immigrant's high fertility. In other words, virtually all money spent on new schools built and equipped after that date went to the immigrants, legal and otherwise, and their children. So, we would have quite a sizeable budget surplus today should the mass foreign immigration into California (legal and otherwise), triggered by the disastrous Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, did not begin some 38 years ago.

    In addition to the above, illegal Mexicans are bankrupting California public health care system, put serious strain on welfare and subsidies for the domestic poor, and overflow state and local penitentiary (never mind skyrocketing court costs of their prosecution for common crimes like traffic violations and identity theft).

    So, here is where Governor Schwarzenegger should be looking for savings in order to balance the California budget.

    1. K-12 education of illegal aliens and their children seems like the single most important item to save on. Particular area to cut: "bi-lingual" education (in any form). If a student does not speak English, it's his and his parents' responsibility to bring him up to the level of fluency that would allow for immediate immersion into English-only class. Also, all benefits that are not mandated by federal law (like free meals and subsidies of education costs and parental expenses, just to name two) that illegal aliens collect must be cut.

    2. Public health care facilities, particularly, emergency rooms and hospitals, should stop providing free services to illegal aliens, except in the case of genuine emergencies, like, for instance, life-threatening injuries. Oddly enough, medical personnel in the facilities affected by flood of uninsured patients (a vast majority of whom are Mexican illegals and their kids) are quick to blame their fiscal problems on rapidly vanishing money that they get from the government while, at the same time, they seem to have no problems with giving away non-emergency services to illegals and even refuse to verify the immigration status of their prospective patients.

    3. Giveaway of public benefits and subsidies to illegal aliens must stop. For instance, it is a criminal negligence on part of the state and local governments to provide illegal aliens with costly housing subsidies and assistance, particularly when there is not enough money in state coffers to pay for legitimate expenditures.

    4. Inmates who are not U.S. citizens should be deported to their countries of origin rather than released back on American streets. (Gov. Schwarzenegger calls for release of 35,000 inmates - see [1].) Such a simple measure, in addition to lowering crime rates in California, will save money on prosecuting and incarcerating them again, should they break the law again, which they, quite likely, will.

    5. The state should do whatever it legally can to assist federal authorities in deportations of all illegal aliens, as well as to encourage as many of them as possible to voluntarily return to their countries of origin (mostly, to Mexico). The sanctuary policies of cities like San Francisco, Santa Ana, and Los Angeles must end right away, as they are driving, slowly but steadily, the entire State of California into poverty.

    The bottom line is that we no longer can afford tolerating and assisting millions of Mexican illegal aliens here. When times get tough and the money is in shortage, they must be the first to go. Once they are no longer here, no other cuts will be necessary.


    Please, call Gov. Schwarzenegger at 916-445-2841(or fax him at 916-558-3160) and make him aware of this simple fact."

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/1330
    Wolves Travel In Packs
    ____________________

  3. #3
    DeVore bill ends illegal immigrant college subsidy costing $117 million a year

    California Political Desk
    January 12, 2008

    BILL REPEALS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TUITION BENEFIT WHILE PROVIDING FREE COLLEGE FOR CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS.

    "Irvine, Calif. – In an effort to bolster membership and retention in the California National Guard, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) is proposing an education assistance program that would provide members of the Guard free tuition at state colleges and universities. Assembly Bill 1758: the California National Guard Tuition Assistance Bill was submitted to the Assembly this week.

    Despite being the most called upon, California ranks last in the nation in education assistance for National Guard members. California is also the only state that does not provide free tuition to its Guard. In recent years, the Guard has been faced with retention and recruitment declines that experts blame on California's lack of available benefits.

    "California is way behind the ball on this issue," said Assemblyman DeVore. "Whether it is being called up to serve in Iraq, Afghanistan, or called to protect citizens from raging wildfires, California consistently depends on its citizen soldiers for national security and community assistance."

    This legislation would also repeal AB 540 (Firebaugh), a law passed in 2001 that allowed undocumented immigrant students an exemption from nonresident tuition fees. Texas granted illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits the same year, seeing a 433 percent increase in illegal immigrants using the college subsidy, going from 1,500 students in 2001 to 8,000 in 2004. This cost the Texans millions of tax dollars.

    In comparison, California likely has more than double the number of illegal immigrants enrolled in state colleges and universities than Texas. According to a recent Legislative Analysis Office report, there are up to 20,000 immigrant students in California receiving waivers from the state for tuition, both legal and illegal. The report said that about 90 percent of the immigrant students in California's Community College system alone are undocumented. This means that there could be as many as 18,000 illegal immigrants enrolled in California State University, University of California and community colleges receiving heavily subsidized in-state tuition rates at the cost to the taxpayer of about $117 million per year.

    Since the cost to provide free college tuition for California's Guard members would be no more than $3 million per year, AB 1758 has the potential to save taxpayers up to $114 million per year – a substantial sum of money in a state with a $14.5 billion deficit.

    "We have got to reverse the trend in California that rewards illegal immigrants and ignores our own citizen's needs," said Assemblyman DeVore. "Repealing taxpayer funded benefits to illegal immigrants frees up millions of dollars to provide much needed benefits to our men and women in uniform, and at the same reduces the size of government."


    AB 1758 will first be heard in the Assembly Higher Education Committee."

    http://www.californiachronicle.com/a...rticleID=48870


    Finally somebody in government with more than a thimble full of sense.
    Wolves Travel In Packs
    ____________________

  4. #4
    These are excellent articles

    Very sound and with excellent reasoning.


    I would like to see the counter point of view as to why this writers perception may not be reasonable.

  5. #5
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 4now:
    These are excellent articles

    Very sound and with excellent reasoning.


    I would like to see the counter point of view as to why this writers perception may not be reasonable. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Agreed. Then again we are talking about the state of California making rational choices, decisions which in itself would be an epiphany.

    As for the counter point of view . . ha . . .so would I but neither of us should hold our breath waiting to hear one.
    Wolves Travel In Packs
    ____________________

  6. #6
    Thinning the Herd:


    Community colleges board president to step down

    GOP state senators block the appointment of Kay Albiani because she favored tuition breaks for illegal immigrants.

    Patrick McGreevy

    SACRAMENTO "” – The president of the California Community Colleges board is expected to step down after state Senate Republicans on Monday blocked confirmation of her appointment by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on grounds that she had supported tuition breaks for illegal immigrants.


    Board President Katherine "Kay" Albiani is the third member of the community colleges board of governors in the last six months to lose her position over the board's controversial vote on illegal immigrants.

    The Democratic-majority Senate voted 23 to 13 along party lines for her confirmation Monday, but it needed 27 votes to be approved.

    Albiani, of Elk Grove, Calif., had been serving on the board provisionally under a rule that allows service for up to a year without legislative confirmation. The year ends today, so she will be forced to step down unless the Senate reconsiders, which lawmakers said was unlikely, especially since the full Senate is not meeting today.

    "Gov. Schwarzenegger stands by his appointment of Kay, and it is unfortunate that the Senate did not confirm her appointment today," said Rachel Cameron, a spokeswoman for the governor. A search for another appointee will begin immediately, she said.

    Albiani said she was "proud to have fought for my confirmation until the very end, and I hope and pray that legislators will no longer force a litmus test upon the governor's future appointees."

    Last year, Albiani joined the 17-member board of governors in unanimously voting to support state legislation that would have allowed illegal immigrants, under certain conditions, to qualify for student financial aid and community college fee waivers.

    The legislation was later vetoed by the governor.

    The vote to reject Albiani is not only a sign of how the issue of immigration has polarized the Legislature, but also comes amid Republican lawmakers' dissatisfaction with the GOP governor for having sided with Democrats on issues ranging from the budget to healthcare reform.

    Senate Minority Leader **** Ackerman (R-Irvine) said the legislation that Albiani and the community college board voted to support was "bad policy" that would serve as an incentive for more people to come to California illegally.

    *"We have the best benefit package of any state for illegal immigrants, so they come here," Ackerman said.

    Democrats, meanwhile, lashed out at Republicans.

    "I think we are going to have a very difficult year if we are going to get into spitting matches and say, ˜He or she said something and I don't agree with it,' " said Sen. Jack Scott (D-Altadena). "The real issue is, are we going to apply a litmus test to those appointed by the government for confirmation? If we go down that road, that is a very dangerous road."

    Two other provisional board members were forced to step down last year after opposition from Republican senators persuaded Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (D-Oakland) not to schedule a vote.

    Perata put Albiani up for a vote Monday in hopes her impressive resume would carry the day.

    Albiani has been a member of the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees since 1996. She heads the California Community College Trustees Assn.
    http://oneoldvet.com/?p=4560#more-4560
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-board15jan15,1,...headlines-california


    * I guess I'll finish Ackerman's sentence . . .

    which is why Mexifornia is flat broke and the taxpayers are running for their lives in record numbers.
    Wolves Travel In Packs
    ____________________

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