In a supposedly recovering economy, many public schools are so short of money that they have cancelled ‘non-essential’ courses and programs including music, art and extra-curricular programs including sports. More and more student athletes with dreams of getting college athletic scholarships are having their dreams dashed as schools cancel their sports programs due to financial reasons.
One of the things causing schools to cut programs and classes is the influx of legal immigrants, refugees and illegal aliens. Schools are being forced to hire Spanish and Arabic speaking teachers to teach thousands of students and parents to speak English.
Many of public schools that were forced to accept hundreds and thousands of illegal alien children from Mexico, Central and South America. With these illegals, who not only had little to no English skills, also brought a number of health issues with them, forcing schools to increase their health and nursing staff. The schools also have had to spend extra money and resources in working with the illegal parents, legal immigrant and refugee parents in communicating with them how the public school system works.
Under Obama’s tenure in the White House, over 100,000 illegal Hispanic children were allowed to enter the US and remain, putting more financial burden on already cash poor schools. It was more important to Obama to secure the votes of illegals than was the overall ability of the public schools to provide a decent education to American students.
For example, last year, the State Department claims they only allowed 11,000 Syrian refugees into the US. Of those 11,000, 80% were children, equating to around 8,800 Syrian kids who didn’t speak English and many suffering from severe trauma from what they experienced in their country.
The El Cajon School District in California saw 76 Syrian refugee children placed in their schools. According to a report from EAGnews.com:
“The situation forces district officials to devote a lot of resources to refugee students, including “newcomer” classes to learn English, counselors to help refugees with trauma, hiring Arabic-speaking staff to host “parent academy” lessons on helping their children learn English, one-on-one orientations to help parents understand how the school system works, and other efforts.”
“The influx of Syrian refugees stems from President Obama’s promise to resettle thousands from their war-torn country in America, a move Democratic presidential candidate Hillary has said she would expand to 65,000 refugees if elected.”
If the same 80% children holds true, that would mean roughly 52,000 more non-English speaking traumatized and health challenged kids entering already financially strapped public schools.
Canada has already taken in around 32,000 Syrian refugees and their government is struggling to find the necessary funds to provide all of the necessary services including education of those refugees. EAGnews.com reports on the problem facing one Canadian school district caused by the influx of Syrian refugees:
“Winnipeg School Division spokeswoman Radean Carter said the school district is asking the government for extra money to hire more language instructors because the $600,000 it received last year to accommodate 170 Syrian students isn’t enough.”
“These resources are fully employed and finding more qualified (English as an additional language) teachers and support workers is becoming a challenge. While we are expecting additional refugee students into our division this school year, we have not had any numbers or timing confirmed, nor any funding announced.”
If Hillary is elected, this same financial problem will be magnified many times over for numerous school districts across America. In the end, it’s American students who will suffer because of the cut in classes, programs and fewer teachers for more students. The quality of education for American students will further decline in many areas that are already struggling to meet the minimum education standards.
Hillary Clinton, if elected, it will further bankrupt many public school districts around the nation with her Syrian refugees and her open border policy.