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Old 05-22-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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TUCSON — Arizona taxpayers probably have paid at least $300,000 to educate nonresident students from Mexico attending a Charter school in Douglas, the state's schools chief said Thursday.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Attorney General Terry Goddard separately called on the Arizona Legislature to close a statutory loophole exempting charter schools from the same student residency requirement that applies to public schools. “My understanding is that the Legislature intends to correct it,” Horne said in an interview.

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Horne told the Associated Press he did not know how long students from Mexico have been enrolled in the school, which opened in 2001. He said there are “four or five vans of 10 to 12 kids,” so at least 50 or so students from Mexico are attending the Alpha Omega Academy, which offers kindergarten through 12th grade classes for more than 500 students.
At funding of $6,000 per student, the state is providing at least $300,000 to educate the Mexican children, Horne said.



Ariz. officials: Charter academy schooling Mexican nationals


Wow . . . just wow
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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TUCSON — Arizona taxpayers probably have paid at least $300,000 to educate nonresident students from Mexico attending a Charter school in Douglas, the state's schools chief said Thursday.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Attorney General Terry Goddard separately called on the Arizona Legislature to close a statutory loophole exempting charter schools from the same student residency requirement that applies to public schools. “My understanding is that the Legislature intends to correct it,” Horne said in an interview.

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Horne told the Associated Press he did not know how long students from Mexico have been enrolled in the school, which opened in 2001. He said there are “four or five vans of 10 to 12 kids,” so at least 50 or so students from Mexico are attending the Alpha Omega Academy, which offers kindergarten through 12th grade classes for more than 500 students.
At funding of $6,000 per student, the state is providing at least $300,000 to educate the Mexican children, Horne said.


Ariz. officials: Charter academy schooling Mexican nationals


Wow . . . just wow
yes keep paying you blind americans?
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This is only the tip of the iceberg. Mexicans have been crossing the borders daily to attend our schools for years. They generally use a phony address, which is usually never verified. They don’t sneak in; they commute by car or bus, or simply walk over as though they have a right to be here.

I’m only surprised they’re not offering them free room and board. After all, they shouldn’t be inconvenienced by having to commute from Mexico. Mexicans probably cross the border to receive free medical treatment as well, including maternity. The blatant fleecing of our country has to stop.

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Aaron Ortiz holds his 6-year-old’s pink backpack and later her hand. At the border they funnel onto the pedestrian bridge alongside dozens of other children with backpacks holding parents’ hands. Then they are on the other side, saying goodbye at the gates of Vilas Elementary, where breakfast is served free and special classes are offered for English-language learners.

In El Paso, most folks see this as part of the flux inherent to border life. But there has been some grumbling about spending U.S. tax dollars to educate students living in Mexico, especially this spring as the city’s biggest school district prepares for a bond election. The El Paso Independent School District, which expects to take in 10,000 new students in the next five to eight years, will ask voters next month for permission to borrow $230 million for new schools.
American Renaissance News: Mexican Children Cross Border To Go To School (http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2007/04/mexican_childre.php - broken link)

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It's impossible to know how many Mexican students cross the border daily to attend school in the US, sent by parents who think they'll get a better education. Still, border communities have fretted over their presence for more than a decade.

Some schools are now doing more to enforce residency requirements under pressure from politicians and activists concerned about wasted taxpayer money.
Must see video:

Border schools get tough on Mexican students | csmonitor.com
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Sounds like Roma, TX is a popular destination for illegals as well:

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You read that correctly. American tax money is funding the education of kids who actually live IN Mexico and who are illegally crossing the border every single day to attend U.S. schools. I have waited a suitable period of time to bring this story up, hoping that the national news sources will pick up on this absurd violation of our National sovereignty and misuse of our tax money... yet not a peep has been heard to my knowledge. It is estimated that $4 million has been spent on Mexican kids just in Roma, Texas, alone. And no one really even knows how much has been thrown down the rat hole in other Texas border towns, not to mentions similar towns in other border states.
News Channel 5 reported on the 6th of September that these Mexican kids are getting a free education from US taxpayers because the county schools do not have very stringent residency requirements.
Mexican Kids Daily Cross Texas Border for Free U.S. Paid Education | NewsBusters.org
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Christ...............
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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Sounds like Roma, TX is a popular destination for illegals as well:


Mexican Kids Daily Cross Texas Border for Free U.S. Paid Education | NewsBusters.org
Isn't there some kind of a visa requirement that the parents of these children have to file for in order to even get to the US while living in Mexico?

I'm really surprised by this.
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