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Friday, March 13, 2015

NAACP Battles Latino Groups Over Public Schools

WASHINGTON – A plan that would dedicate two public high schools in suburban Washington to immigrants and students struggling with English is pitting black and Hispanic communities -– usually allies -- against one another.

The Prince George’s County, Md., chapter of the NAACP is strongly opposing the plan -- which would take effect next school year, and cover about 800 students having English language difficulties -- claiming it will pull resources from other students and unfairly redistribute them to Hispanic students. Some critics go so far as to compare the plan to segregation.

“It’s a slap in the face,” Bob Ross, president of the Prince George’s County branch of the NAACP, told

Ross believes the proposal to open two new schools violates the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision that ruled separate schools for black and white students violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“It risks turning Prince George’s County into a segregated school system,” Ross said, adding that he realizes the need for better education in the county but believes it should not come at the cost of existing students.

Latino advocacy group CASA de Maryland sees it differently. The group, which has pushed for the schools, argues that it’s not a violation of the Constitution because the schools are not mandatory and are being built to provide options to immigrants

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Anonymous said...

Send the tax sucking leaches home. In the long run it would be cheaper. And send CASA de maryland with em. It sad we have more tax suckers who vote

Anonymous said...

SURPRISE!! Who would ever have imagined that this would happen?? (Tongue in cheek...)

Chris pissed off tax payer said...

Ok so these immigrants (illegals) don't pay taxes but want two schools dedicated to them only and who funds it? Tax payers! These illegals are draining this country and bleeding it dry. STOP CATERING TO THESE LEECHES. From housing to healthcare to schools and sandwiches ( food ) the tax payers are footing the bill for these rodents.... It's time to cut it off enough is enough we can't afford you. Leave! We no longer can help you and keep turning a blind eye to the crime and problems they create. We add citizens do not get the same treatment as they do so should we claim discrimination? I want free housing, healthcare, food and education. We as Americans would be more financially secure by renouncing our citizenship and living here illegally. We then could partake in the one way benefits these roaches get. When will these politicians wake up? maybe if they start taking a pay cut to foot the bill for their costs it will be taken care of a hell of allot faster. I say we take over Mexico make it the 51st state and then they aren't illegals they are citizens..... They can now start paying taxes and are forced to live by the same rules that we Americans have to. Who's with me ?

Anonymous said...

Some may be illegal but most of the Hispanic speaking children value and appreciate the education. Unlike the other party in question

Anonymous said...

Its still stealing 5:05..!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I guess they have their president to thank for that. So ironic, causing a battle for the goods between the bkacks and hispanics while the whites go on living the white privilege.

Anonymous said...

$3M "grant" from Carnegie = free money with no strings attached - how far will that go? wouldn't even pay for the "feasibility study"