Saturday, October 25, 2008

The break is almost over!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fortress AmeriKKKa - Day 892

One of the big arguments to seal our border to the South is to keep Meskins from stealing jobs that any AmeriKKKan would take in a heartbeat. I often counter that I don't see many true AmeriKKKans filling out applications to pick strawberries, say, or digging post holes. But, I am assured, there are AmeriKKKans who would take them.

Well, there's one job that AmeriKKKans don't want: teaching math, science and special education in poor urban and rural districts. These school districts cannot match the salary of richer districts, and some teachers simply don't want to teach in poor urban areas, mainly because of the crime. My brother, a math teacher, got several job offers from schools in Houston, San Antonio and Austin, but he turned them down because they wouldn't let him wear Kevlar to school.

Anyway, some poor districts in Arizona are outsourcing these teaching posts:

A growing number of school districts are hiring teachers from foreign countries to fill shortages in math, science and special education. . ."American workers are not willing to do the work for the conditions and pay we offer," [Segun Eubanks, director of teacher quality at the National Education Association, the United States' largest teachers union] says. "So we're recruiting them for the same reasons we recruit farmworkers and day laborers."


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fortress AmeriKKKa - Day 891

In a move headlined on as "Doing the work Americans won't: Mexico to deport Cubans illegally headed to the United States", the Boston Globe is reporting that Mexico is deporting Cubans heading to the US. This comes as the US is trying to close their borders to keep us in--oops, I mean, keep them out. Oddly, the US generally doesn't deport Cubans. Apparently, they are the only brown skinned Spanish speakers we like.

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