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"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."

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011....nsfield

"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.

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

The local paper has more details, but, like the school’s website, it fails to mention that at certain schools, learning Arabic will be compulsory.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011....ts.html

Once again, out-of-the-blue, our tax dollars are being used to promote Islam. Remember, as the ISD admits, it’s not just a language program:

“Arabic studies include language acquisition, culture, government, art, traditions and history.”

http://www.mansfieldisd.org/curriculum/foreign-language/arabic.htm


Translation: The Arabic FLAP Grant will be used to promote Islam in America, using our tax dollars, for elementary, middle, and high schools.

When it comes to Islam, it IS and has been the government and history of Arabic-speaking countries for the last 1300 years.

If students want to learn Arabic, there are ALREADY a plethora of programs in place at public high schools and universities across the country. And of course there’s always the local mosque.


To contact Mansfield ISD Superintendent Bob Morrison:

605 E Broad St
Mansfield TX 76063

Ph 817.299.6300

pio@mansfieldisd.org (general email for comments)

Better yet, contact your representatives in DC and urge them to defund these Dept of Education grants—and while they’re at it, disband the Dept of Education.
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Looks like Mansfield is re-considering taking the grant--apparently a few parents weren't too happy about how the program was sprung on them out of the blue and don't appreciate the fact that the classes are to include religious indoctrination ("the grant provides culture, government, art, traditions and history as part of the curriculum.")

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011....nsfield

In this latest post, CBS has edited out the list of "other" things the program teaches, and they also edited out the "compulsory" part.

Instead of posting a new story on it, with a different URL, they simply removed all the parts that might concern Americans and re-arranged it a bit to make it more pc.

This is why you can't trust network news.
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Ikonboard won't allow the link to post properly so you'll have to google or search the dfw cbs website for the story.
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here is more direct contact info for the superintendent:

817-299-6302 (superintendent’s office)

amyrejcek@misdmail.org (superintendent’s email)

It appears Bob Morrison was educated in Oklahoma and maybe Southern Baptist:

http://www.mansfieldisd.org/aboutMISD/superintendent.htm
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Once again, Zephyr, we thank you for your professional management of these news items.
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