Friday, February 15, 2008

AZ is nearly last in education because of illegal immigrants

It gets so old hearing the media complain how terrible it is that Arizona doesn't spend more money on education, considering how poorly Arizona's students do compared to students in other states. Because the media is so politically correct they fail to point out what should be noted every time this topic is addressed - it's because of Arizona's illegal immigrant population. When you have kids who started school in the U.S. at age 10 and can't speak English very well, of course their test results are going to be lower. So Arizona's low test scores aren't a result of its schools being any worse than other states. Throwing more money at the problem isn't going to resolve it. As long as there are illegal immigrant children, there will be a larger learning curve. This topic came up last night on Horizon, and of course illegal immigrants were never mentioned, the problem was blamed on lack of enough money. With Arizona's new employer sanctions law in effect, however, illegal immigrants are fleeing the state in droves, and test scores will begin improving.

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