Deal gives Oregon access to Mexican curriculum
This school year, Reynolds School District signed on to the Oregon-Mexico Educational Partnership, an agreement between Oregon and Mexico that makes Mexico's national curriculum available.
Educators have charted how Mexico's curriculum aligns with Oregon's educational standards so teachers can be sure they're offering materials to immigrant students that fit the state's goals.
Our curriculum standards align with Mexico's? How pathetic is that!
"A kid who comes from Mexico who's doing calculus can keep going in calculus," says teacher Dale Bernardini, who's overseeing the district's entry into the partnership. "He doesn't have to go to Math 1 just because he doesn't understand the language."
Yes Mr. Bernardini, I'm sure that the Spanish speaking kids will do so well getting a job with that knowleged of calculus but not being able to speak English.
This Oregon-Mexico education boondogle is something that I have been whining about for quite some time. It's part of the "education service district" fraud that wastes school money.
Senor Manrrique also spoke to the benefits to Mexican citizens in the US federal prison system who can get their education while incarcerated, and leave the prison system with a greater knowledge than before, ready to serve their country with positive contributions.
Yes, let's spend our education dollars for foreign citizens that are taking up our prison space.
The Consulate of Mexico has developed a new division, initiated by President Fox, President, named the Institute for Mexicans Abroad. Susan Castillo welcomed the Mexican representatives, and helped them know how happy we are to be working so closely with them for the benefit of the Mexican citizens here in Oregon.
Don't give "the schools" another dime! Not one thin dime until they decide to stop using tax dollars "for the benefit of Mexican citizens here in Oregon."
I would note that this kind of nonsense will only get worse with a "guest worker" program. There will be many "feel good" programs designed to send "guest workers" back to Mexico (secret: they won't really go back) with skills and an education... all paid for by us and at the expense of our own children's education.