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Census Bureau to Kids: Tell Your Parents We Won’t Tell INS

The government invades the schools to assure kids that their illegal parents will not be turned in by census workers.

by
Mary Grabar

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February 25, 2010 - 12:00 am
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The leftist Scholastic magazine, which had a ubiquitous presence at the conference, prepared the Census Bureau curriculum materials. The materials for high school students emphasize the need for an accurate count in order to ensure compliance with the Fair Housing Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They also mention redistricting.

Perhaps that is the motivation for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who barely squeaked past his white and more business-friendly opponent Mary Norwood in the November election. He requested $100,000 from a city council that is dealing with a severe budget crisis, crumbling infrastructure, and rampant crime. This is in addition to the $3,500 allocated by the Census Bureau for additional “census outreach” aimed at hard-to-count groups, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Dan Chapman, who attended a media brunch hosted by Jerry Gonzalez’s Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee. (The Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee seemingly supplements the official Georgia Complete Count Committee.) Since that December luncheon with advocacy journalists, Chapman has been beating the drums for an accurate count, editorializing in a news article that “some members of Gov. Sonny Perdue’s statewide census committee aren’t considered welcoming toward undocumented immigrants who are as legally entitled to be counted as Perdue himself.” Chapman’s favorite source, Jerry Gonzalez, is also president of GALEO, an organization that promotes the Dream Act, which grants legal status to certain children of illegal aliens, namely those who are good students. (The Dream Act was promoted at the NCSS conference as well.)

But what the flagging economy can’t do, the Census Bureau seems to be trying to do: to make illegal aliens feel welcome and comfortable enough to report their numbers. They’re using children to reach parents, particularly those who don’t speak English and whose legal status is questionable. That legal status is not a concern of the Census Bureau, as evidenced also by their video of a boot maker who says in Spanish that he came here to work. How did he get here? Does he have a green card? Those questions are not addressed.

What I saw at the NCSS conference indicates that teachers and government entities collude without reservation in indoctrinating children, when they think they are speaking amongst themselves. It is difficult to get answers from the Census Bureau when they know you do not share their and teachers’ views. Phone calls went unreturned and Page-Bellis, whose cell phone voicemail tells reporters to leave a message with deadlines, did not return my call.

All this suggests that many things are going on behind school doors with government officials that they don’t want you to know.

For a full description of how the Census Bureau and other government and ideological groups use the classroom, see my report, “Indoctrination without Apology: Social Studies Teachers Share Strategies on How to Mold Students” (published by America’s Survival, Inc.).

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Mary Grabar earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia and teaches in Atlanta. She is organizing the Resistance to the Re-Education of America at www.dissidentprof.com. Her writing can be found at www.marygrabar.com. Subscribe to dispatches here.
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