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February 8, 2011

That Arabic Language Course That's Subverting Dallas? Nothing but Horshit. Daphne Tells You Why

[Don't trust] .... "the version rolled out by the incompetent MSM or certain Muslim-centric schtick bloggers.
They have propagated a fallacious story about mandatory cultural studies, Arabic immersion in all subjects for the entire student body, a district wide pilot program to push an insidious islamic agenda (masterminded by Obama) down the throats of innocent, upper-class, suburban white Baptists. They're having conniption fits over Middle Eastern desserts possibly being served at school parties. Holy smoke, it's a wonder my sixth grade Spanish class got away with serving tacos at our parties before we happily beat a pinata to shreds while singing La Cucaracha at full bellow. -- Smoke And Mirrors ォ Jaded Haven

Posted by Vanderleun at February 8, 2011 4:15 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Daphne says the program was to be elective and offered only in two schools. However, a commenter on her site linked to a slide show for the school board describing the program. It instruction would be at four schools, and I couldn't find anything to say whether participation would be elective or mandatory. (My guess is both--some elective courses probably in high school; some mandatory such as Arabic culture-infused social studies in K-6 schools.) But mushy progressivism is evident throughout. The presentation ends with a quotation from "anonymous": "Through learning language, we learn about culture; through learning about culture, we learn respect for others. Through learning respect for others, we can hope for peace." Other things in the presentation convince me that Arabic instruction would have been the Camel's Nose for a goodie-laden boondoggle for buzzord-speaking education bureaucrats and agenda-driven third parties. Hard to imagine such folderol would accompany a proposal to add classes in, say, Italian.

Posted by: Jerry at February 9, 2011 11:05 AM

Maybe if they offered a course on Bunga Bunga in Italian culture-infused social studies.

Posted by: Jewel at February 9, 2011 2:39 PM

I'm sorry I can't recall the exact source but I heard the lower grades would be mandatory while high school course would be elective. Perhaps they intend to recruit Texas kids as intelligence agents in the future. ha! I would be livid if my kids were forced to take Arabic. Livid.

Posted by: RedCarolina at February 9, 2011 4:45 PM

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