What they did to their baby was bad enough, but their attorney characterizing them as good parents and the incident as a "mistake" was disgusting. A mistake is when you forget to bring home cereal. A floppy, unresponsive baby is not the result of a mistake. That is abuse. On top of that, to protect themselves they wouldn't cooperate and allow a blood draw on the baby so the doctors could figure out exactly what was going on. Sorry guys, you are supposed to put your child's welfare first, not last.
Why can't these families stay together in Mexico? According to the activists it is a wonderful place with a thriving culture that simply must be taught in American schools.
For you doubters, there have been convictions in Arizona for illegal aliens voting. You can do a search and fine actual news reports written at the time.
In the news just this week: The state’s high school dropouts will earn $271,000 less than their cohorts who do get a diploma. Dropouts also tend to have higher social costs — such as criminal records and going on welfare. That brings their economic losses and social price tags up to more than $421,000 statewide and $463,500 in Phoenix, according to the report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.
Assuming the above is even remotely accurate, please explain to me how anyone speaking little or no English, with an average 4th grade education, and no knowledge of our laws, can possibly be a benefit to this country. They are a drag on the economy, cannot pay their share of social costs, and to pretend otherwise is silly.
Raising the bar and demanding that we learn was standard when I went to school. Very few children were kept over because we all knew we had to study or there would be horror and shame. Almost all of us were poor, but that was no excuse. I can still name the very few students who were kept back: Richard in first grade, and Wendy in fourth. Ken dropped out in eighth grade after multiple attempts. The rest of us succeeded. Tough on those three, but way better than letting the rest of skate and graduate with seat time but no knowledge. Yes, they scared us, and it worked.
"BASIS schools accomplish their mission well, but it's important to understand what that mission is. Their mission is to provide a rigorous education to capable students who are willing to work very hard."
Translation: We have high expectations and you jolly well better perform. Gee, makes one wonder what would happen if other schools told their students to work hard, do all of the assignments, and come prepared, or else.
It isn’t just one person and a knee jerk reaction. It is a whole lot of us who have had it up to here. The arts community can look down on us as Philistines, quite unable to grasp the fine art only the elite are capable of appreciating, but the fact is we are the ones paying for it. Considering the horrible stuff that the Tucson Pima Arts Council has foisted on us via public art, they should not get a dime of my hard earned tax money, and I do mean hard earned.
Start with the $180,000 red Sonoran plop by the downtown library, but there was also the rendition of brown water flowing (for a mere $143,000) that was so bad the Hedrick Acres Neighborhood Association voted to have it taken to the dump. You may remember that was the one with planned benches that looked like cut sewer pipes with brown stuff on them. And this is what the arts community wants us to “celebrate.”
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