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Old 12-21-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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What the heck, they don't believe in laws. Why should they be concerned about school schedules. ME, ME, MEEEE!


Hispanic students pay price for extended Christmas vacations, officials say
Hispanic students pay a price for taking monthlong Christmas vacations, officials say

By Alexa Aguilar

Tribune staff reporter

December 20, 2007
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Martha Padilla-Ramos and Jose Barrera fondly remember the long car rides south to Mexico each December when they were children. At the end of the trek awaited their cousins, delicious food, trips to church and days of parties to celebrate Christmas.


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Old 12-21-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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If they lose out of school that is their own fault. I personally think the break is too long now. I dont get to see all my family every year, it happens. You come here from another country you need to realize that. Dont expect schools and work to just go along with it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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These people do not want to go along with ANY rules, no matter what it means for their children's futures. I don't think education is very high on their agenda, which is sad for the kids.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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These people do not want to go along with ANY rules, no matter what it means for their children's futures. I don't think education is very high on their agenda, which is sad for the kids.
Different cultural norms-------------and; Mexico is living proof of how dysfunctional some Hispanic cultures are.

Although; once the 'Mexican', etc. people are ready to change and adapt, they will be welcome in First World society---------one with the Rule of Law.

Heck; even Spain is now solidly First World-----------and, that is a Hispanic country!
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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These people do not want to go along with ANY rules, no matter what it means for their children's futures. I don't think education is very high on their agenda, which is sad for the kids.
I think it's important to understand that people of all ethnicities and cultures break rules and education isn't of highest importance for a large number of people from all walks of life. Merry Christmas
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I think it's important to understand that people of all ethnicities and cultures break rules and education isn't of highest importance for a large number of people from all walks of life. Merry Christmas
Well then they should not expect their kids to get any breaks when they get back.
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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According to our governor, the state of California spends 50% of its budget on education. A lot is spent on building new schools that never seem to catch up with the ever- increasing "student" population.--We're caught in some crazy cycle of allocating resources to provide an education for people most of whom who don't even value education.

Wasn't there someone it on this board who said that we should encourage people from Mexico to come here rather than Africa and Asia?...There are kids in Africa who who walk outrageous distances just to go to school.



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Old 12-21-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Boo Hoo . . . life SUCKS sometimes but that's just tough.

When I was in school there was an absolute minimum number of days required in order to pass or graduate. If any student was under that minimum for whatever reason (including going home for Christmas) they were required to take classes in the Summer or repeat the entire year.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I absolutely believe in being sensetive to peoples culture but the reality is you have to get in a certain number of school days per year.

This is over the top that their expectation is that it doesn't apply to them.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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Well then they should not expect their kids to get any breaks when they get back.
I don't think they care as far as "academics" whether their kids get a break or not, as long as the free lunches are still there waiting when they decide to come on back.

They know the government will provide free tutors anyway -- it's not going to cost them a dime, they aren't going to help their kids catch up with Sylvan or privately-paid tutors.
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