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Haas Jr. Fund turns backs on Americans, gives $1 million to illegal alien scholarships (Berkeley, Ira S. Hirschfield) - 12/11/12

From this: The University of California at Berkeley announced on Tuesday that it has received the largest single scholarship in the country for undocumented students.

Number of students who excel at math: USA 1/4 million; Korea 1/8 million; India 100,000; Mexico 3500 to 6000 - 01/03/12

From the study "Producing superstars for the economic Mundial: The Mexican Predicament with quality of education" by Lant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo (Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, November 19, 2008, PDF at ):

Los Angeles Times misleads about Alabama immigration law - 06/16/11

The Los Angeles Times offers the misleading editorial "Alabama targets immigrant students" [1], which contains at least three (and probably many more) highly misleading statements: 1. The Alabama law isn't designed to go after "immigrants" as the editorial's title says. It's only concerned with illegal aliens.

Illegal aliens can get in-state college tuition, California Supreme Court says (ACLU, MALDEF) - 11/16/10

Yesterday the California Supreme Court ruled [1] that illegal aliens and others can receive the in-state tuition rate at California colleges provided that they've attended California high schools for three or more years. They thus upheld AB 540, also known as the "California DREAM Act". Both of those are anti-American bills that allow illegal aliens to take college educations away from U.S. citizens. They're bad policy for other reasons too: they encourage illegal immigration and braindrain foreign countries. See the last link for the details. All of this could have been prevented if people...

Allysia Finley doesn't tell whole truth about LAUSD spending binge (WSJ) - 09/04/10

Many fiscal conservatives live in a fantasy world where we can have massive immigration combined with low spending, despite there being absolutely no evidence of that ever happening and despite there being countless examples of how massive immigration leads to increased spending. The way many of those people get around this massive flaw in their policy proposals is to simply ignore immigration's impact.

Meg Whitman panders to Hispanics; ad opposes Arizona law and Prop 187; Meg's Fantasy World - 06/20/10

California governor candidate Meg Whitman has launched a new Hispanic outreach (, including a few ads and a list of places to blog [1] (visit those and offer rebuttals). Two of the ads are in Spanish and the English/Spanish scripts are at [2]. The video of one of those is at and the description provided is that it "highlights why Meg is a different kind of candidate". Indeed: it says "She is the Republican who opposes the Arizona law and opposed Proposition 187." The English-language video is here [3], entitled "Una Nueva California". And, that's...

How immigration changed California for the worse (education, income inequality...) - 06/10/10

The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report called "A State Transformed: Immigration and the New California" (link). To summarize, we're basically turning into Brazil: Between 1970 and 2008 the share of California’s population comprised of immigrants (legal and illegal) tripled, growing from 9 percent to 27 percent... As a result of immigration, however, by 2008 California had the least-educated labor force in the nation in terms of the share its workers without a high school education... * In 1970, California had the 7th most educated work force of the 50 states in terms of...

University of Nebraska sued for giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens (Kobach; again) - 01/25/10

From this: (Attorney Kris Kobach) filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the validity of a 2006 Nebraska law that allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition... The lawsuit names the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and other state college boards as defendants. ...[His earlier] attempt to challenge Kansas' in-state immigration tuition law in federal court fell flat, when the court determined that the plaintiffs - a group of students paying higher out-of-state tuition - hadn't proven they were harmed by the law. In the Nebraska case, Kobach argues that residents' taxes...

Texas: almost 60% of public school children are poor; half Hispanic; more non-English fluent - 01/03/10

Ericka Mellon of the Houston Chronicle offers this: Almost six out of 10 Texas public schoolchildren hail from low-income families, marking a troubling spike in poverty over the last decade, a new state report finds. The increase coincides with a significant jump in the number of Hispanic students, while fewer Anglo students were enrolled last year than 10 years ago, according to the study by the Texas Education Agency. Schools also are educating many more children whose primary language is not English... ...Last year, Hispanics made up nearly 48 percent of the enrollment, followed by whites...

NYT admits massive problems caused by massive immigration, a policy they support - 11/18/09

In an editorial, the New York Times is basically admitting how much trouble we're going to be in in coming years due to the massive immigration that the NYT supports. The NYT editorial "Their Future Is Ours" discusses the findings of a recent academic study (link): There are 16 million children in immigrant families in the United States, one of the fastest-growing segments of the population. It’s an old American story made new in the age of globalization, when waves of human displacement in recent decades have led to immigration on a scale not seen since Ellis Island. But a country that has...

Esmeralda Bermudez spins Mexican textbooks in Oregon public schools - 09/21/07

Esmeralda Bermudez of the Oregonian offers (oregonlive . com/education/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1190174129275910.xml) "Mexican lesson plans crossing the border". The Mexican government - with the assistance of useful idiots and others - has managed to get their curriculum [1] used in three Oregon high schools. This is only the latest similar incident [2].

Utah House to vote on discounted college educations for illegal aliens; Carol Spackman Moss - 01/20/07

Utah state Rep. Glenn Donnelson has been trying for four years to repeal the Utah law that allows illegal aliens to take discounted college educations from U.S. citizens in his state. Now, the full House will vote on the repeal. One of those on the other side is Rep. Carol Spackman Moss who is, naturally, a Democrat. She says it shouldn't be such an issue because there are just "less than 200 kids" receiving these discounts. Of course, since there is always a greater demand for educational discounts than there is a supply, that represents 200 discounts that were taken away from U.S. citizens...

California's educational system in even worse shape than previously thought - 03/11/06

California's schools used to be at the top of the nation, now, according to one ranking, we're between Alabama and Mississippi. This is largely, if not exclusively, due to "liberalism" (think Jackie Goldberg) as well as ethnically-compromised politicians who support illegal immigration (think Antonio Villaraigosa). Via a comment from 'eh', Dan Walters offers "Dry statistical report portends immense tragedy in the making": ...Extrapolating from the two sets of data, the exit exam could push graduation rates for African American and Latino youngsters down to a third of those who begin the...

"L.A.'s schools bleed red ink" - 09/13/05

Gosh, what could be causing the Los Angeles Unified School District to be in such a financial bind? This current story appears to have many culprits, including the beloved teachers' union. But, there's only so much money to go around, and any money spent on educating a citizen of another country is money that could be spent on our own citizens and on health benefits for teachers and such. Meanwhile: Acknowledging that their effort will probably lead nowhere, Los Angeles Unified school board members will try again today to figure out how to pay for billions of dollars in retirement health...

"An Education in Expansion" - 11/23/04

The LAT has a 1726 word article about Los Angeles' answer to the Big Dig. From "An Education in Expansion" (link): Using a combination of aggressive real estate negotiations, political gamesmanship and eminent domain, the Los Angeles Unified School District is scooping up hundreds of acres of land in a $14-billion campus building program that will result in enough new classroom seats to fill Dodger Stadium three times over.

Half of you won't understand what these squiggles mean - 09/08/04

Hi. I'd like to speak to the approximately 50% of Los Angeles County residents who can read this. Did you guys (and gals) know that the other half of Los Angeles County's 16-years-and-older population might be unable to read these here squiggles? For those of you who can read English, read this (montereyherald . com/mld/montereyherald/news/9612560.htm):

Beware of the Mexican government bearing gifts - 05/31/04

An L.A. Daily News editorial discusses the Mexican government's latest scheme: Although it's poor form to criticize a gift, it's hard not to second-guess the Mexican government's choice of presents for the people of Los Angeles County.

Mexico joins hands with LAUSD, inserts tentacles - 03/18/04

From the L.A. Daily News article 'Mexico joins hands with LAUSD' (dailynews . com/Stories/0,1413,200%257E20954%257E2024346,00.html): Hoping to boost academic performance and lower dropout rates among Latino students, the Mexican government and Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced a joint outreach program Wednesday targeting Spanish-speaking families.