Thursday, October 11, 2007
Was the Zimbabwe curriculum already taken or something?
While it has just recently made news about Oregon using Mexico's education system as a model for our own this program has gone on for quite some time.
"The program began in 1976 through the efforts of educators in both the United States and Mexico forming links between the two countries."
And I'm sure the mainstream media covered all this but did you know that your tax dollars go towards helping Oregon teachers visit Mexico?
As in the past, ODE through the OMESC, will support your program by covering the exchange teachers’ Embassy Fee ($100), Homeland Security Fee ($100), Accident/repatriation Insurance (2 months, approx. $100), and the cost of the J-1 Visa (approx. $400).
Ok, after mind numbing reading of meeting minutes, .or.us google searches and perhaps a shot or two of whiskey I'm just going to say that the following people should be fired:
Charlie Benitez - State Migrant Director
Tina Garcia - Migrant Education Service Center Director
Ignacio Robles - Migrant Education Service Center Director
I was making Ignacio Robles my case study (I so enjoyed roasting Alberto Moreno) but many of the websites that refer to him seem to be down and google cache (the bane of the state of Oregon when they tried to take down their "Carousel of Information" webpages) is also not loading.
I will try again tommorrow. I look forward to working on getting you fired Ignacio.
Posted by Daniel at 6:40 PM