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DOE Grants Require ‘Mandatory’ Arabic

From the Dallas, Fort Worth CBS affiliate, KTVT:

Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield

February 7, 2011

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.

Well, FLAP is the right acronym for this.

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.’

How true. Soon we wouldn’t want to be caught dead not being able to say ‘Allahu Akbar!’

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.”

Ms. Savage sounds very thoughtful. Hopefully, she will be among the last to be lashed or beheaded.

Mansfield ISD says in addition to language, the grant provides culture, government, art, traditions and history as part of the curriculum

During Monday’s meeting Morrison stressed the curriculum would not be about religion, but about Arabic language and culture, similar to Spanish curriculum already in place in the district…

Most pious Muslims would contend that there is very little Arabic culture apart from Islam. And, given that we value our heads, we would agree.

The FLAP grant was awarded to only five school districts across the country, including Mansfield.

Which means that this is requirement is being instituted in at least five other school districts across the country. So far.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “DOE Grants Require ‘Mandatory’ Arabic”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “The DOE has identified Arabic as a ‘language of the future.’ “

    Chills……I’ve got chills.

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    While I’m sure I disagree with the intent, and the mandatory part, this isn’t all that bad of an idea. We will be fighting the islamist for a long time, or until the limp wrists surrender. We will need more skilled linguists to help on the battlefield and in the intelligence community.

  3. Astravogel says:

    Arabic culture? Will our little darlings
    be blowing up the local mall, beheading
    classmates who don’t believe what they
    do, and other such admirable Arabic ideas?

  4. GetBackJack says:

    FLAP Grant?

    That should read FAP Grant. Because fap fap fap is what the government is doing …..

  5. proreason says:

    It’s in Texas, and Mansfield isn’t a hotbed of progressive thinking, even by Texas standards….stand by for the followup.

    And for you quislings out there, I’ld like to remind you that Islam has close to zero chance of surving more than a few more decades longer.

    Muslims can’t even keep their cars running without Western or Chinese assistance, no matter sophisticated weapons systems. At the moment, their population is increasing dramatically, and they don’t have economies that can sustain the populations. All this will lead to a major war rather quickly or else they will have a large-scale awakening. No matter who they would fight the war with, they would be annialated. That would be either the West, Russia, the Chinese, or the Indians. Against any of them, they have no chance. Islam’s best hope of survival is for the marxists to weaken the West so severely that Islam can take over western countries….but then they would simply turn those countries into wastelands and face another power like China. There really is no hope for Islam. Religious zeal cannot defeat modern weaponry.

    And of course, no countries other than suicidal western countries will bother being nice to them.

    The Arabic language will be extinct by 2111.

  6. wardmama4 says:

    You know what gets me about this – correct me if I am wrong – but didn’t some school district or NEA idiot at one time demand that Mandarin Chinese be taught as that was ‘the’ language spoken by the most people in the World and wasn’t there a screed not too many years ago – that Japan was ‘buying up’ all of America (and alas America was ‘lost’)?

    It is the biggest problems with Liberals – they do these ‘drive-by’ crisis, problems, gossip, and/or ‘the sky is falling’ shout outs – and then just drive on without follow-up, explanation or most importantly a correction or apology when it turns out to be pure trash.

    While this BS is going on in one district (how many districts are there in America?!?!? Perception, a little reality here) – in Saudi Arabia – apparently some of the women there aren’t quite as enamored of the second class chattel status as we infidels are lead to believe.

    And oh btw, in Britain the Prime Minister has called for an end to tolerating musllm extremism and that the muslims must assimilate to the British culture.

    The coming years should be such fun.

    P.S. This is the VERY REASON to dismantle the Dept of Education and NEA today

  7. TerryAnne says:

    I’m guessing this is because of all of the terrorists shaving their beards and blending in with the fence jumpers vaulting in from Mexico? Is this so they can give them a warm welcome and cheer them on those last 10 yards?

    [bangs head on desk]

  8. beautyofreason says:

    “take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant.”

    Here kids, this is how you lash someone you suspect was raped or otherwise had sex outside of marriage. Here’s how you girls should dress in 100-degree weather…yes, all black, the color of women, as they say in Saudi Arabia. And now we’re going to learn how to agitate in a large, screaming mass while burning the flags of various Western countries.

    I have no problem with making language courses an option, but culture – especially when culture and religion is one and the same in Arab countries? This is what I hate about liberals. The separation of church and state means nothing to them when it comes to non-Western beliefs.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Hell…..we can’t make the damn illegals learn English or respect “OUR” culture.

  9. merkelerk says:

    There will be a backlash against this in Texas.

    Texans can count on the media to portray them all as islamaphobic bigots at which point the Federal gubmint will sue the State and or districts that refuse this.

    Arizona is still sitting on a nice soft cushion after their encounter with the above mentioned enemies (I meant entities, really).

  10. canary says:

    This is peanuts compared to the 26.9 Million spent 2010 for the FLAP school program. It does not mention what was spent of the FLIP, SEA, no LEA programs in the school.

    The media says the few that recieved, but left out for Arabian language. They left out the growing Chinese language classes that entitle schools the federal stimulus grant money.

    FLAP is no longer included with Bilingual Education, which is now consolidated into one block grant.
    There is an addition to the FLAP program, the Foreign Language Incentive Program FLIP.

    FLIP FLAP (soon there will be FLOP program)

    The LEA program “provides grants to establish, improve, or expand innovative foreign language programs for elementary and secondary school students. In awarding grants under this program, the secretary of education supports projects that: (a) show the promise of being continued beyond their project period and (b) demonstrate approaches that can be disseminated and duplicated by other LEAs.”
    Similarly, the SEA program “provides grants to establish, improve, or expand innovative foreign language programs for elementary and secondary school students. In awarding grants under this program, the secretary of education supports projects that promote systemic approaches to improving foreign language learning in the state.” For additional information about FLAP, please visit NCELA.

    SEA LEA. example: See Lee learn to go from speaking and reading Chinese to English.

    ESEA (easy) Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA)

    NOTE: This is what I’ve been gripping in my posts about.

    The schools make an improvement education wise. Examples: add a little class here or there. Sign up children not qualified to take AP classes and now not let them even change to regular classes if they struggle. And a requisite is fund raise, and schools are actually forcing students to do this and it goes towards getting a good grade. That is forced volunteer work already happening in our schools.

    And as I’ve said before, they have ghost classes. Classes listed that aren’t really given in the schools.
    Teachers are changing childrens grades at liberty to make their students look like they are smarter.
    They are also taking classes from one school, moving to another school, to give that school an opportunity to get grant money. And you child may get started in a class and then it disappears to a school further from your home.
    ROTC being moved around too. You can get started on something and then poof it’s gone. And
    And our high schools in my neck of the woods DO NOT have Civics anymore. But, you can take a healthy hygiene class.

    At this point they aren’t even keeping accurate records on stimulus money be shelled out to school, they are so behind in the cook books.

  11. canary says:

    To think Obama’s Mama & Dada met in a “learn to speak “Russia” Language class in Hawaii University.

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