L.A. students to be taught that Arizona law is un-American

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona’s new immigration law is un-American.
The school board president made the announcement Tuesday night after the district’s Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose the controversial law, which gives law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to question and detain people they suspect are in the U.S. illegally when they are stopped in relation to a crime or infraction.

Critics of the law say it will result in racial profiling.

The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to “express outrage” and “condemnation” of the law, and it called on the school superintendent to look into curtailing economic support to the Grand Canyon State. About 73 percent of the students in the school district are Latino.

But supporters of the law say the school board is way out of bounds and that the measure will just distract from the children’s education.


It seems to me that this district’s school board has its priorities in the wrong order. The article indicates that they have a 50% drop-out rate. I think it would serve them well to deal with that problem rather than teach nonsense about Arizona’s law, a law that supports and protects the citizens of that state and is very much like California’s own law and Federal law.

“L.A. students to be taught”

If L.A. could even get that far it would be amazing!


Can a School Board be held responsible for purposely teaching children lies?

Its unAmerican to break laws.

It’s not unAmerican to resist or break unjust laws. In fact, it’s VERY American.

This is why we need school vouchers.


It is your opinion that the Arizona law is unjust. Do you think that most Americans are wrong and unjust to want to see immigration laws enforced, to stop the invasion by illegal immigrants? Because, it appears that the majority of Americans disagree with you that the Arizona law is unjust if these articles are any indication of the opinions of your fellow Americans. I just did a quick search on the Net and these were the first three articles to come up.

"Poll: More Americans want Arizona-style anti-illegal immigration law for their state

The Arizona anti-immigration law has been beset by boycotts and demonstrations, yet a new poll suggests more Americans may want one just like it for their state."…

Entire article here: nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/06/01/2010-06-01_poll_more_americans_want_arizonastyle_antiillegal_immigration_law_for_their_stat.html

"Civitas Poll: NC voters favor Arizona Immigration Law

Raleigh, N.C. – A new poll released today by the Civitas Institute reveals that 64 percent of North Carolina voters favor the new law in Arizona regarding illegal immigration and a majority of voters want North Carolina to enact a similar measure."…

Entire article here: wwaytv3.com/civitas_poll_nc_voters_favor_arizona_immigration_law/06/2010

"Quinnipiac University Poll Shows Support Nationwide For Tough Immigration Laws

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows most Americans support the tough immigration law adopted by Arizona in April, but it appears unlikely a similar measure would gain traction in Connecticut."…

Entire article here: articles.courant.com/2010-06-01/news/hc-qpoll-immigration-0102-20100601_1_illegal-immigrants-tough-immigration-laws-immigration-reform

Las Angeles… haha what a joke. I hope they pass this. I want to see the backlash against THEM. Or perhaps this L.A. vs Arizona thing may turn out like some of these:


Discounting, of course, that 87% of apprehended illegals coming over the Arizona border have criminal records! Actually, I’d rather the L.A. students be taught certain segments of the Constitution!


I believe that many Americans are wrong and unjust in their willingness to allow the State of Arizona to strip away the civil rights guarenteed by the Constitution.

So what. The vast majority of Americans are non-Catholics so it appears that they disagree with you as well. The point: Opinion polls don’t make this law any less unconstitutional.

Certainly, and perhaps the views of our founding fathers as well. Things along the lines of “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

The school board would do well to focus on the district’s drop-out rate. Perhaps a course that compared and contrasted federal immigration law with the new Arizona law would be useful for the board.

Likely these are the same people who criticized the careful review by the Texas Public School Board. Yet without much consideration, thought or rational, they introduce this “goofy” (a charitable word choice), policy.:shrug:

You bring up that this law is unconstitutional. When this law gets challenged in the courts and say it even ends up in the Supreme Court, and say they say that the Arizona law is constitutional, will you accept that decision? I have also heard that the Arizona law protects civil liberties moreso than the current Federal Law. Do you agree with that?

Its not unconstitutional. It mirrors federal law. Also, illegals are not citizens, and therefore do not have equal protection via the constitution.

I also sure the founding fathers were against political parties too, how’d that word out.

Oh, but they are “citizens of the world”! :grouphug:

Seriously, I don’t know how liberals can pretend to actually believe all these emotion-driven bumper sticker slogans. :shrug:

Maybe the same way the anti-abortionists believe their emotion-driven bumper sticker slogans. Emotion moves people more than rationality, I think.

You’re failing to make the important distinction between the presence of emotion and the dependence on emotion. Abortion is wrong objectively, and that reasoning stands on its own regardless of whether or not it is viewed in an emotional way. The rhetoric behind the open-borders movement, on the other hand, does not have any morals or facts on its side and so can ONLY be sustained by raw emotion. That’s the difference.

Sadly I agree with you that emotion probably moves people more than rationality.

I too was going to point out that the Constitution does not apply to non-citizen illegal aliens, but then I thought it was possible that EN may have been referring to the civil rights of U.S. citizens being violated because they are being asked to show identification and proof of citizenship** if **they are suspected of being here illegally. To me, that is much ado about nothing. What’s the problem with that? If a police officer asked to see my identfication, I’d produce it immediately. That is routinely done every day in this country and is not harrassment. Most of us are on our way in short order, going about our day…unless, of course, we broke a law, as illegals are doing by being here. Then, of course, we might have to deal with a few more complications, depending on what law was broken.

I wonder what the L.A. students will be taught about this disturbing trend. I received this pix in an e-mail from a state group working for fair and limited immigration. It was taken during the May 29th rally in Phoenix showing illegals (and others) protesting the AZ law:


Ya think this might be Un-American???

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