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Saturday, April 08, 2006

School Credit for Supporting Illegal Aliens

This from WaPo, via Montgomery County's own Michelle Malkin:

The Montgomery County schools' decision to grant students community service credit for attending Monday's immigration rights protest is raising concern among some parents as well as activists who say officials should focus on education, not political advocacy.

Montgomery is the only Washington area school system offering students credit for taking part in the event, to be held on the Mall -- a decision Superintendent Jerry D. Weast said is consistent with how the system has operated. Superintendent Jerry D. Weast says the school system is being consistent.

"This is nothing new,'' schools spokesman Brian K. Edwards said about the decision. "Advocacy is allowed."

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Edwards said students will receive service learning hours for participating in the rally as long as they do so under the supervision of a community group that has been approved by the school system.

Student participation in the event is being organized by CASA of Maryland Inc., a Silver Spring-based group that works with the Latino community.
Anyone remember CASA of Maryland's executive director threatening the children of Minuteman members? Refresh your memory.

Michelle Malkin poses the question I'd like answered:

Will the Montgomery schools give credit to schoolkids who participate in counter-rallies held by the Minutemen or other pro-immigration enforcement advocates?
Why don't we all contact the Montgomery County schools and pose that question ourselves?

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