Wichita, Kansas schools floundering; 81 languages spoken in the school district
Posted by Ann Corcoran on April 27, 2015
Red states turn blue as towns are colonized across the heartland!
If your community is considering “welcoming” refugees, please pay attention! Spartanburg are you listening!
Once you open a resettlement office in your town, the flow will NOT end!
I tell every group I speak to that the schools will be the first place to suffer if you open your city or town to refugees! See my Ten Things Your Town Needs to Know, here. And, remember it isn’t just the cost to taxpayers that will be felt, it is that education for American kids will suffer as teachers struggle to bring non-English speaking students up to speed!
Local and state taxpayers will pay for interpreters required by a Clinton-era Executive Order!
From AP via Fox News Latino:
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The Wichita school district, which already has one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the state, is trying to respond to the challenges presented by an influx of non-native English speaking children from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
The district has more than 350 students from other countries and 160 from other U.S. states who speak minimal English. Currently, 81 languages are spoken in the district, The Wichita Eagle reported. It has 11 classrooms spread throughout the district devoted to teaching recent immigrants and refugees.
Because federal law requires schools to provide information to parents in their preferred language, an Arabic speaker is on call to help teachers and others communicate with families. And the district contracts with Propio Language Services, an interpreting service that enables teachers and parents who speak any language to converse by phone through an interpreter.
The number of students speaking Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian has decreased while students speaking languages from Africa and the Middle East have increased dramatically in recent years, Hale said. Many in the latter group are refugees from camps in central Africa, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan.
The 10 main language groups, in order, are: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Lao, Cambodian, the Chinese family of languages, Bengali, Urdu and Swahili.
By the way, Arabic is the number one language spoken by refugees entering the US right now.
Local tax payers will foot the bill!
Ten years ago, fewer than 4,300 Wichita students required ESOL — English for Speakers of Other Languages — service. This year, 9,316 students qualified for services, or about 18 percent of the district population.
Wichita school board members recently said they worry a new block-grant funding plan for schools will prevent the district from getting more funding to provide services for the refugees and other immigrants.
“That’s a huge concern, because we will not be receiving additional money for those students,” said board president Sheril Logan.
Who is responsible for wrecking the school system in Wichita?
Start with the refugee contractors! Call them and ask for their “abstracts” to see what amenities they are bragging about and how many refugees they are bringing in.
DFMS (New name for the Episcopal Migration Ministries: THE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH)
KS-DFMS-04: Episcopal Wichita-Area Refugee Ministry
Address: 401 N. Emporia
Wichita, KS 67202
IRC (International Rescue Committee)
KS-IRC-01: International Rescue Committee
Address: 401 N. Emporia Street
Wichita, KS 67202
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