What liberals won’t do to hate America.
“Arabic has been identified as a critical-need language,” she said, citing students’ future “career trajectories.’’
Career trajectories? What? Does he mean like the trajectories various bits and pieces of the body that go blasting every which way when the 'student' blows himself up? That kind of trajectory?
No child or grand child of mine is going to learn Arabic. My wish is that language go the way of Latin, and all that extinction implies.
Nothing like sharpening the knife and handing it to your murderer. I hope a prominent Jewish group sues and demands they make Hebrew a mandatory study. It's more justifiable in NY than Arabic.
How much do you want to bet that the lessons will consist of reading, memorizing and chanting passages from the koran?
Then next the seperation of kids by sex and the headcover thing
and then course they will study how muslims invented everything good about the world... like algebra
Will this be the first taxpayer funded public madrassa?
The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.
The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is better understood as the “government school collective”.
It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.
Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.
If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.
Nobody loves your children more than you do.
Nobody can teach your children like you can.
Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.
It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. And your children will know it.
If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.
DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!
It’s a valuable skill for many careers. Military, intelligence services, contractors, etc.
During the height of the cold war, US citizens fluent in Russian were super valuable. Especially when combined with other skills.
To this day, one of the top technical high schools in NYC teaches ONLY Russian as their foreign language.
It is a holdover from the cold war (which never really ended and seems to be heating up now).
Actually, it is probably not a bad idea.
"Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious"
"Every battle is won or lost before it is fought."
- - Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Yinz are all missing the biggest problem here.
It isn’t the language. Instead of quibbling about the usefulness of arabic, you should be looking at the REASON she introduced it:
International Baccalaureate Program!!
This is the true evil in this situation
Tru dat....if they start trying to teach my grand daughters that filth, I’m gonna go postal.....I have enough trouble deprogramming them from Dora the Explorer, etc.
foreign language leaning before grade 6 is a complete waste of time.
"There should be no doubt that the mandatory Arabic implemented by such a "progressive" disciple of Bill Ayers and UC Berkeley ,will come with the usual Anti-Americanism."Of course that's true. Arabic will be taught with a heavy ladling of anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Capitalism propaganda.
But it doesn't matter how much propaganda they ladle into these courses, the bottom line is that to the extent that Arabic language ability actually increases within the American non-Arab population, the pool of possible Arabic-speaking security and military personnel will grow, whether the leftists from Berkeley like it or not.