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Cheap Tomatoes?  This should make every American think about the costs of illegal immigration, regardless of political affiliation — from a California school teacher:

“I am in charge of the English-as-a-2nd-language Department at a large southern California High School which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels

“Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens , Huntington Park , etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

“Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll — but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.

“I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.

“I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America ..

“I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students, here in the country less then 3 months, who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them “Putas”(whores) and throwing things, that the teachers were in tears.

“Free medical, free education, free food, free day care etc., etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

“To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.

“Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases.  For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.

“Americans, We need to wake up.

“It does, however, have everything to do with culture:  It involves an American 3rd-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate, and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about”political correctness” that we don’t have the will to do anything about it.

“If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know.

“CHEAP LABOR? Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about –Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.  Consumers don’t want expensive produce.

“Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.  But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”

“Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and 5 children. He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200 free.

“He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.  He qualifies for food stamps.  He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.  His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.  He requires bilingual teachers and books.  He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.

“If they are, or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI. If qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicaid. All of this is at (our) taxpayer’s expense.

“He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance. Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material. He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.

“Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6..00/hour left after paying their bills and his.

“Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT!”

THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING TO THE CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS OF EITHER PARTY. AND WHEN THEY LIE TO US AND DON’T DO AS THEY SAY, WE SHOULD REPLACE THEM.

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Dr. Ben Chavis has created a miracle of sorts in Oakland and writes about it in his new book, Crazy Like a Fox.  In 2000, Chavis took over the American Indian Public Charter School and has exploded every liberal myth about education. Chavis despises multiculturalism, and after being told by his dissertation committee to make his dissertation more politically correct, he started to question the liberal sacred cows of eduction – culture, self-esteem, bilingual ed, etc. He makes students wear uniforms and focuses on English and Math. Chavis embraces standardized tests and praises Bush’s “No Child Left Behind Act.”

On school funding, Chavis claims taxpayers have been conned for years into thinking that schools just need more money to produce better results. “The financial incentive in American is to be a failing school.”

And hiring more minority teachers isn’t the answer. Chaviz believes the political agenda of ‘We need more Indian teachers, we need more black teachers, is a racist agenda. What the kids need are great teachers, not propanda.

We all know that the Left Liberal Education establishment will try to destroy Chavis because they only want to maintain the status quo – keep stealing more money from taxpayers, while doing nothing to improve education. All the political propaganda about self-esteem, sensitivity and multiculturalism is a bunch of crap and only causes more divisinessness in the classroom, breeds class hatred, warfare, and victimhood, while doing nothing to raise the learning standards of students.

Chavis created a Student set of Ten Commandments. I’ll just share number seven with you:

“Thou shalt beware of quacks who believe in communism. Thos hast the quickest route to freedom through free market capitalism and private property ownership. Hast thou ever heard of illegal immigrants risking their lives to enter Cuba?”

Chavis’s book is available at the Freedom Books/Amazon store.

OK, let me clarify that statement a little. Liberal celebrities do not contribute financially to educational institutions, while conservatives lead by example. In an article about a new book by Daniel Golden entitled “The Price of Admission,” the 9/9/06 WSJ points out that Ivy League schools recruit children of wealthy and famous parents at the risk of denying access to more academically eligible applicants. Why? Because wealthy families often donate money to these colleges, such as Duke or Brown University.

The more interesting observation Golden makes is that “celebrities don’t often contribute financially.” This clearly shows how leftist liberals give lip service to ‘giving’ more to education, yet won’t lead by example and part with their own money to show they care. They want the “GOVERNMENT,” i.e. YOU, THE TAXPAYER, to pay via taxes. Oh, they are all for education, yet won’t part with a dime of their own money to help a school in need.

Oprah touts her program for South African female students, yet hundreds of inner city schools (with mostly black students) lay in disrepair in Chicago. She has so much money that could do so much good in her own home town of Chicago, yet she would rather take her money to another continent. Why? Because liberals and celebs like Oprah Winfrey would rather have YOU, THE TAXPAYER do their bidding.

The poorest schools in Chicago could benefit the most from Oprah’s financial support. Think of the computers and books she can buy for students, and the painting and repairs she could accomplish – one school at a time. She could probably even get a school named after her. As a billionaire, she ought to be ashamed of herself for not making Chicago school children her top priority, especially black children in the inner city who have most to gain from a school environment that is clean, safe, freshly painted, and equipped with books and tools needed for the kids to learn.

Shame on you, Oprah, and your fellow liberal celebrity ilk. Shame on all of them for not putting their money where their mouths are — and neglecting the educational needs of America’s children.