Because as we all know, Texas shares a border with Saudi Arabia. Good grief, what group of moronic Leftards were responsible for that one? KGS
Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield
MANSFIELD (CBSDFW.COM) – Some Students at Mansfield ISD schools could soon be learning Arabic as a required language. The school district wants students at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant.
The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education.
As part of the five-year $1.3 million grant, Arabic classes would be mandatory at Cross Timbers Intermediate School and Kenneth Davis Elementary School. The program would also be optional for students at T. A. Howard Middle School and Summit High School.
Parents at Cross Timbers say they were caught off-guard by the program, and were surprised the district only told them about it in a meeting Monday night between parents and Mansfield ISD Superintendent Bob Morrison.
The DOE has identified Arabic as a ‘language of the future.’ But parent Joseph Balson was frustrated by the past. “Why are we just now finding out about it?” asked Balson. “It’s them (Mansfield ISD) applying for the grant, getting it approved and them now saying they’ll go back and change it only when they were caught trying to implement this plan without parents knowing about it.”
Trisha Savage thinks it will offer a well-rounded education. “I think its a great opportunity that will open doors. We need to think globally and act locally.”
UPDATE: H/T Sophia:
Mansfield Arabic Program On Hold
NOTE: Personally, I believe that they’ll try it again once people begin to lose interest.
I’m telling you, KGS, it’s sick. Spanish would have made sense, but Arabic, why? It’s not even an option, no it is required. And ‘language of the future’.. I seriously don’t understand this.
via Atlas: Texas School District Backs Off Mandatory Arabic Classes
In 2008, Michelle Malkin linked TEKS to the pro-Islam bias in Texas junior high school lessons here.
The fact that this grant was not announced (or intentionally concealed) early on – involving (or alerting) the entire community, makes it appear the board attempted to undermine an earlier decision from September 2010 when “Texas ed board adopted resolution limiting Islam” effectively attempting to open a back door to indoctrinate even younger impressionable students.
The whole idea is incomprehensible; the lunatics are truly running the asylum.
The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram had a story that indicated that Mansfield ISD lost the Arabic studies grant, but it has since been pulled from the site. At the moment, no details can be found to explain what happened or what’s going on. My guess is, the story was suppressed so that we don’t offend the sensitivities of our muslim citizens.
Thanks, the info is much appreciated.