John on June 1, 2006 at 1:48 pm
But today, I learned about this story via WorldNetDaily. In it we learn that LA has a taxpayer funded charter school whose goal appears to be to educate Hispanic students in a racially segregated environment. According to WND:
Among the school’s supporters are the National Council of La Raza Charter School Development Initiative; Raza Development Fund, Inc.; and the Pasadena City College chapter of MeCHA, or Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan.
The school’s principle Marcos Aguilar is an outright racist.
“We don’t want to drink from a white water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts,”
Today, a reporter from a local ABC affiliate radio station was tackled and threatened when he tried to interview parents entering the school. LA Unified has announced that the school’s charter is under review.
Coincidentally, the school’s website is suddenly down. But I was able to pull up cached versions of thier site which included this bit from their history page:
The indigenous heart of our vision is a repossession of an identity denied from our children in standard schools.
According to World Net Daily that “indigenous heart” translates into this:
The school teaches the ancient Nahutal language of the Aztecs and its base-20 math system. Another language of emphasis is Mandarin, even though no Chinese attend.
I also note that the spanish language Vision page contains the fact that they teach their students:
[P]hysical-spiritual preparation with martial arts…
I guess that would explain how they treat reporters. Seriously though, in the context of this particular school and it’s overtly rascist premise, teaching these kids martial arts is a bit disturbing. LA Unified needs to get over the fear of being called racially insensitive and put a stop to this nonsense immediately.
Michelle Malkin has more on the situation. Hopefully my fellow blogger Scott, a teacher by trade, can weigh in on this later.
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