Mandatory Arabic Classes in Texas Public Schools — WTF?

Posted By: 'Okie' | 10:19 am — 2/8/2011 | 1 Comment See comments below:

After listening to Frank Gaffney‘s comments on Obama’s seeming push to cater to Muslim sensibilities and our POTUS’ differing approaches to handling the Iranian riots (where the rioters were asking for true freedom from the strictures of radical Islam) and the almost immediate insistence of the call on Mubarak to leave immediately (which could destabilize Egypt and deliver it into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood), see this on Drudge today was more than a little unnerving . . . Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Some Texas Schools; ‘Language Of The Future’…

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.

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.

Caught off guard — if Gaffney’s analysis is correct, we all are . . .

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