Many, many, many of our schools have been teaching Mandarin Chinese for some time now. From first grade through college and when asked why, the schools will tell you it is part of giving our children the “global” experience. Part of them getting ready to “embrace” the world as a whole not just America and American ways and then to be friends with those in other countries.
I contend if our children want to choose to go on to a global life within the global community they will have plenty of time through college to learn languages such as Mandarin Chinese or Arabic.
You see, our schools are not teaching our children the basics in relation to America any more. You know! Reading, writing and Arithmetic, those basic fundamental elements which will carry them through all the other subjects through the years and will be used for a life time. With the “new” standards our children are not supposed to learn how to “really” read or “comprehend” what they read – just feel it. Math can be 2 + 2 = 5 if they think so or maybe there will be a “consensus” and that is what it will become.
Please do not misunderstand me! I have no objection to our children learning other languages but I believe it is important for them to learn the basic’s first. I’m all for learning a new language, even Arabic. Also, there is a difference between taking it because you choose to or because the school system all of a sudden decides to mandate it.
Many Europeans know several languages. English is one of the most prevalent second languages around the world. I become a little suspicious when an upper Manhattan public elementary school mandates that its students study Arabic. I wonder what would have happened if the school had mandated that students learn Hebrew.
Beginning next semester, all 200 second- through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught Arabic twice a week, the same amount of time allotted to science and music courses. There’s a good chance that Arabic will be mandated in other schools. Why science isn’t being taught every day is a mystery to me. Maybe this speaks volumn’s as to why those of us who graduated prior to the 70’s are smarter. We had reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, social studies and history every day. No because we couldn’t learn but because we learned everything about it the correct way.
One reason Principal Nicky Kram Rosen selected Arabic — as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French — is because he claim’s it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) standing. Gag me!
I suspect that the IB program is more about the Islamization of America than anything else. The IB program is a UN/Agenda 21 Trojan Horse. A study of the IB program will show that there is an attempt “to put a ‘more Islamic face’ on the IB curriculum.”
Muslims are pushing Sharia law in the United States and fighting anyone who opposes them. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) contacted Muslims to contact Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to ask that he not sign a bill that sponsors admitted was designed to stop the equalization of Sharia with our present legal system. The bill had broad legislative support and the governor signed it into law. There’s no doubt that CAIR will take the new legislation to the courts.
According to Angela Jackson, CEO of the Global Language Project, “Arabic has been identified as a critical-need language,” citing students’ future “career trajectories.” A critical need for what? What careers? Americans rarely go to school in Arabic-speaking nations. Arabic-speaking students come to America to get educated, many of whom then go back home to figure out how to bring down America.
The goal of the IB program is to soften up American school children to accept another pluralistic internationalist agenda.
V. I. Lenin may or may not have actually said that “the capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them,” but whoever said it understood the foolishness of many American educators, politicians, and liberal do-gooders. Here is a New York elementary school opening the door so the Islamic worldview can walk right and spread their propaganda unhindered.