Last year the Prince William County Schools decried the cuts they’d have to make in order to balance their budget and provide a quality education for our children. Yet somehow they still managed to find money in their budget to hold a “Diversity Summit” that was capped off with a tribute to Cesar Chavez. The next time I hear the schools whine about how they don’t have enough money to do their job, it’s going to be impossible to take this seriously while at the same time they join with leftist political organizations like the ADL in and divert resources from the classroom in order to engage in the promotion of leftist political philosophies.
Cesar Chavez is best known for his role as a union organizer for immigrant farm workers, but his political activities are no less significant. Chavez bitterly opposed efforts to make it unlawful for employers to hire illegal aliens, and is partially credited with adding the amnesty provisions passed by Congress in 1986 that encouraged the same flood of illegal aliens we’re struggling with today. Although Chavez was initially a harsh critic of illegal immigration, going even so far as to set up a “wet line” along the Mexican border in 1973 in order to physically prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States, he is now seen as the embodiment of the illegal alien lobby. I would imagine that in their efforts to “encourage” students to prepare for and participate in this tribute they bothered to fill them in on how Cesar Chavez engaged in behavior that the Minuteman Project would never contemplate.
Under the guise of “celebrating diversity”, our public schools are spending tax dollars they say they need in the classroom to honor someone who directed physical assaults against Mexican immigrants trying to enter the United States, but who is now been transformed into a hero of the anti-capitalist movement and a darling of illegal alien apologists. If the schools really are having as hard a time closing budget gaps as they say they are, they shouldn’t have extra money with which to engage in propaganda-filled leftist political crusades such as this “Diversity Summit”.
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