Free Lunch – 900 Teachers Laid Off From Los Angeles Unified School District

Received this email today and thought I’d pass it on.  Guess this teacher didn’t know that the cell phones are free, as are the minutes, courtesy of  you , the taxpayer.

Free Lunch…
900 teachers just got laid off from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The district is $650,000 over its annual budget.

The following English teacher helps to explain one area that looms large over California ‘s educational crisis.

This English teacher has phrased it the best I’ve seen yet.
This should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent
From a California school teacher – – –

“As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:
I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic
and income levels.

Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc. where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program.When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll — but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud.

The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.
I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have
cell phones. The school also providesday care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls(some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.
I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing
for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America.

I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less than 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them “Putas” (whores)and throwing things,that the teachers were in tears.

Free medical, free education, free food, day care, etc, etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.

Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc. For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.
We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won’t have the guts toenforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?

It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate, and an American culturethat has become soweakand worried about political correctness that we don’t have the will to do anything about it.

If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know including your Congressmen and Senators.

CHEAP LABOR? Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about?

Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.

Consumers don’t want expensive produce.

Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.

But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth,a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as “cheaplabor.”
Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for
$5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents,
he pays noincome tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return,he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200 free.
He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.
He qualifies for food stamps.
He qualifies for free (no deductible), noco-pay) health care.
His children get free breakfasts andlunchesat school.
He requires bilingual teachers and books.
He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
If they are or become, aged, blind ordisabled, they qualify for SSI without having contributed one thin dime to it.
Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at
(our) taxpayer’s expense

He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.

Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printedmaterial.
He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.
Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour
left after paying their bills AND his.

The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up. Have you seen how they “decorate” the buildings in their neighborhoods?

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people!


6 thoughts on “Free Lunch – 900 Teachers Laid Off From Los Angeles Unified School District

  1. She/he may just be afraid of putting their name on it because of the fear of union reprisal. All of us have heard of the unions and the dems going after people when they don’t agree with them or speak up on something. Business men are attacked when they speak up. People can’t outwardly say how they feel now a days. So this could or could not be true.

    • Yes, unfortunately the unions do intimidate. I’ve had direct experience with this. Too bad comments can’t use their name, for very good reason

  2. Where are the facts and references in this piece? And who is this “California teacher”? Personally, if people don’t put their names on things, I don’t pay much attention to them because there is so much anonymous bullshit on the Internet that it could be anyone posing as a teacher, or no one, i.e., fictitious. Who knows?? That’s the problem. More facts, please, and less polemics, politics and rants.

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  4. This is absolutely correct. But, Teacher.. Look at your unions and those of others that lobby and vote for these bloated programs. Are they not at the heart of the problem? They want these programs because they create work and budget for public employees. This is why the public employees’ unions have to go. You think that they are helping you, but they are not. They are looting the payroll, looting the bank. And, if you public employees don’t give a damn about the private sector and businesses, and they are broken or driven out of the state because of regulatory schemes, then who is going to pay for your pensions? We are all in the same boat, together! If you don’t see this, and continue to turn your head or even help in the plunder, then this will all come crashing down around our heads. When it’s gone, it will be too late. Better try to fix it, now, while we can. The first thing is to get rid of the public employees’ unions. We got along without them fine, before. 21 states and counting are dumping public employees’ unions. Time for California to do the same.

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