are not educating Dallas kids.
There is so much going on, and it was very bad timing
for me to come down with an ear ailment. Talk about a humbling experience.
Still, things just will not settle down in this town.
Sarah Dodd has an incredible story,
Some DISD teachers don't speak English,
and it ought to make you furious. Did you ever think we would have
classrooms in Dallas schools where English is not spoken?
It was bad enough that the School Board went along with the late Joe May and set
up a requirement for DISD principals to speak Spanish within 3 years. See
If no Spanish, no need
to apply! That is so
wrong for so many reasons. Sarah Dodd reported on KTVT-11 at 10 pm the
DISD Board will have to reconsider that decision at an upcoming meeting.
Hiring teachers from another country to teach in Texas
is terribly wrong!! Dr. Hinojosa is sending the wrong message to
all U.S. citizens -- that throughout the whole United States he is
unable to locate bilingual teachers. This will set public education
the City of Dallas back decades, while promoting segregation.
Every teacher should be able
to communicate with all other teachers -- not just Hispanic
students. How can Dr. Hinojosa claim he
has hired "bilingual" teachers when the teachers do not speak
That is not "bilingual."
Bilingual is defined as "using or able to use two languages esp.
with equal fluency." If a teacher only speaks Spanish, that teacher
is NOT bilingual and should not be hired.
Taxpayers' money should not
be spent under the guise of providing "bilingual" education, when in
fact the teachers are not "bilingual."
This is all a terrible experiment that continues to fail. Children
learn languages most easily at their youngest. What about all the Asian
children that have come into DISD classes and not only learned English for the
first time, but went on to excel in academics? Are you going to tell me
that Spanish-speaking children cannot learn as easily as Asian children?
I'm not buying it!
Worse, we have children now being taught by adults who have not learned English.
What kind of example is that for young children? Why should they try to
speak English if their teachers can't?
We have gone so far a field from trying to accommodate Spanish-speaking
immigrants (legal and illegal) that we rare actually hurting their education.
We are treating these children as if they are not as smart as the children of
previous immigrants, and that is just not true.
I know three elementary students who are learning English at school. They
were born here in Dallas, but their mother doesn't speak English. Since
they have no need to learn English until it is forced on them at school, they
don't. Now, with their teachers not speaking English either, they
I am not the least impressed with Supt. Hinojosa. Look at the chaos that
has been happening under his watch. Secretaries using credit cards to the
tune of $300,000, and he is blissfully unaware. They guy makes more than
the City Manager of Dallas. I guarantee you that Mary Suhm would know
there was $300,000 being spent. More, if the first level of corruption
slipped past the managers who should have caught it, she would have demanded
they create their own system to fix the problem. She would insist that
those who stole taxpayer money be fired.
Dr. Hinojosa's innovative way to fix a huge problem is to create a new layer of
bureaucracy. None of the DISD supervisors who were not supervising lost
their jobs. As far as I know from the news reports, none of them even got
demoted. No, they got duplicated!
You can understand how Dr. Hinojosa thinks this can all be swept away.
Nothing is real in this town anymore.
Attorney Domingo Garcia is now suing (on behalf of his illegal alien clients)
local municipalities for having non-Spanish speaking cops arrest his clients.
09:17 AM CDT on Friday, May 5, 2006
It didn't take a not-guilty verdict
from a jury to show me Irving police officer Dan Miller acted properly in
his use of force against an illegal Mexican immigrant, Jose Palomino. Thanks
very much to DallasNews.com for posting the dashcam video of the arrest
because, unlike most videos that are televised or reported in similar
circumstances, this video clearly shows the behavior of Mr. Palomino as well
as the actions and audio of Mr. Miller.
The travesty in all of this is that
Mr. Miller had to go through it in the first place. The harm to his
reputation, his legal fees, loss of income and the Irving Police
Department's public relations fiasco are damages that won't be quickly
undone. Charging officers who act professionally and with restraint and
branding them as racists or brutes discourages people from becoming police
officers, kills the morale of good officers and, most important, trivializes
the meaning of brutality. We become tired of hearing people cry "racist
The "victim's" attorney, Domingo
Garcia, and the rest of the police-hate-minorities crowd, paint Mr. Palomino
as a harmless, mentally challenged man who doesn't understand English. On
the contrary, he responded to Mr. Miller's commands when it suited him (he
got out of the car and got down on the ground after being commanded to do
so), and he is a large man who acted aggressively in response to the traffic
stop. At least twice before being pepper sprayed, Mr. Palomino walked
aggressively with clenched fists toward Mr. Miller and only stopped walking
toward the officer when he drew his weapon and proclaimed, "I'll shoot you."
... Domingo Garcia should be ashamed of himself.
Jose Palomino should be deported. Dan Miller should be immediately
reinstated and reimbursed for his legal fees, and his back pay paid with
interest. Finally, Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd should be fired for
scapegoating Mr. Miller, pandering to ethnic politicians and letting this
become anything more than a "routine" arrest.
Posted: September 30, 2006
Didn't teach cop Spanish
Attorney seeking over $1 million says officer who
assaulted Hispanic couldn't communicate
An attorney for a Hispanic man who
was allegedly knocked to the ground and kicked by a police officer is
seeking over $1 million dollars for his client, arguing that the city's
failure to teach law enforcement officers "fundamental Spanish" is the
reason excessive force was used.
According to the suit
filed in a Hunt County, Texas, district court on Wednesday, Jose Lopez was
assaulted at a football game in 2004 by a
Royse City police officer who allegedly knocked him to the ground and
kicked him in the knee and face while wearing steel-toed boots.
Domingo Garcia argues in his filing that the city was negligent for not
monitoring and training the unnamed officer ? specifically, for not training
him to speak Spanish "in order to properly communicate with Spanish-speaking
Chief Tom Shelton told the Greenville
Herald-Banner he was unable to discuss the specifics of the alleged incident
but that the lawsuit was without merit and that he was standing behind the
"There's really not going to be much
to it," he said. "To me, it is pretty much a frivolous lawsuit."
... Garcia, ... has
filed a similar suit against the city of Irving, Texas.
In that suit, Domingo charges that an
Irving police officer, who was cleared of all charged associated with the
pepper-spraying and baton beating of Jose Palomino, an illegal alien who
refused his orders to lay on the ground, was forced to use such tactics
because he could not communicate in Spanish.
in the suit said he had been coming to the U.S. to work for 23 years
but did not understand what the officer meant when he repeatedly said,
"Down! Down! Down!"
... Garcia told
KILF radio talk-show host
Greg Knapp. " ... Garcia
called Knapp's use of the term "illegal alien" in reference to his client a
"racial slur," likening it to "calling people nigger!"
Thanks to Adam McGill of
(October 2, 2006)
for finding these two stories.
As a State Rep, Garcia. Texas Monthly selected him as one of the 10 Worst
Legislators of 2001.
Texas Monthly: Best and Worst Legislators.
Garcia and his ilk want to keep immigrants (legal and illegal) dependent on them
by discouraging the immigrants from becoming fluent in English. So long as
an immigrant cannot speak English, he is dependent on intercessors like Garcia,
et al. Would that strike terror in your heart? To be dependent on
someone like Domingo Garcia?
It's bad enough that adults are in that situation, but to put children in a
permanent second place because they are not being taught in English is so wrong
it borders on criminal.
No one who cannot speak English should be teaching any child of any ethnicity or
language preference. How can a teaching process be called "bi-lingual"
when the teacher only speaks one language, and it's not English?
Since Dr. Hinojosa is running things at DISD, he is responsible for holding back
Spanish-speaking children from learning English. His experiments are
hurting our children, and ultimately our entire community.
Culbreath says its for some management at DISD.
She's right, but it's also time for some reality at DISD.