Diversity Is Strength: And Balkinazation!
There must be a magical stream running through the middle of every institution of higher drinking, and when one partakes of this magical fluid one becomes horribly brain damaged repeating the word "diversity" over and over again like a gibbering loon...
O'Connell also waded into the immigration issue Tuesday [in a talk with the editorial board of the NC Times], saying public schools are required by law to educate any school-aged child in the state, regardless of immigration status.So how does one deal with the realities of "diversity?" Why create mini-balkanized fiefdoms of course!
"Twenty-five years ago there was a federal court decision that said, 'They're here,' " O'Connell said, emphasizing the federal mandates that require the state to provide a free, equal and appropriate public education for all.
Educating every student, regardless of origin, is not only required by law, but it's good for the state, O'Connell said.
"There's a reason we are the sixth- or seventh- largest economy in the world as a state, and that is our diversity," O'Connell said. "I think that's a strength."
One of the best ways to meet the needs of minority students in cities such as Oakland and Los Angeles where "more than 100 languages are spoken" is to hire minority teachers from the same background, O'Connell said.Gosh, wouldn't that be some sort of anti-assimilation?
"If you want to understand the culture, the traditions, the language, the buying characteristics of those countries, hire people from there --- and they're already here," O'Connell said.
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