Hispanic FCAT scores lagging behind s...

Hispanic FCAT scores lagging behind scores of peers statewide

There are 10 comments on the St. Petersburg Times story from Jun 11, 2011, titled Hispanic FCAT scores lagging behind scores of peers statewide. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

They are the largest minority group in the Hillsborough schools. They are descendants of Cuban settlers, children of South American construction workers and farm laborers in Ruskin and Plant City.

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“some...you just can't reach”

Since: Jun 08

others...you don't want to

#1 Jun 12, 2011
and somehow....it will be the white mans fault they are lagging.

i guess giving them all of our social services, our health care and not running them back to their homelands isn't enough.....we should just "let them pass" the tests without having to take them too.

what is really funny is the american govt sponsored (funded) "mexican social services"
so when all the free shit they already get isn't good enough....they can complain they are being wronged.....and get even more free shit.

i don't want to sound racist here....but i truly believe that all the freebies should be given to CITIZENS of this country first, then let the border hoppers get the "scraps"

by all means....please come to our country, become a citizen, pay your fair share of the taxes....but the illegals are a burden to the natural born citizens....and a slap in the face to immigrants that come here the right way , you know....through the proper channels.

i have nothing against anyone who wants to LEGALLY become a citizen....but this crap of coming here illegally, having "anchor babies"...is just that .....crap

jump the fence illegally and get caught in mexico...and i guarantee you will not be given "keys to the kingdom"....the only key you will see is the one locking your cell door for the last time

“Tell the truth, then run”

Since: Mar 11

New York, NY

#2 Jun 12, 2011
chuck69 wrote:
and somehow....it will be the white mans fault they are lagging.
i guess giving them all of our social services, our health care and not running them back to their homelands isn't enough.....we should just "let them pass" the tests without having to take them too.
what is really funny is the american govt sponsored (funded) "mexican social services"
so when all the free shit they already get isn't good enough....they can complain they are being wronged.....and get even more free shit.
i don't want to sound racist here....but i truly believe that all the freebies should be given to CITIZENS of this country first, then let the border hoppers get the "scraps"
by all means....please come to our country, become a citizen, pay your fair share of the taxes....but the illegals are a burden to the natural born citizens....and a slap in the face to immigrants that come here the right way , you know....through the proper channels.
i have nothing against anyone who wants to LEGALLY become a citizen....but this crap of coming here illegally, having "anchor babies"...is just that .....crap
jump the fence illegally and get caught in mexico...and i guarantee you will not be given "keys to the kingdom"....the only key you will see is the one locking your cell door for the last time
While I agree with you that immigrants should go through the proper channels to come to the U.S legally, I disagree with your attack on Hispanics, since you assume they're the only illegal immigrants.There are illegals from other countries as well.You also seem to lump all Hispanics together as Mexican, when not all Hispanics are Mexicans.There's also Puerto Ricans, who are ALL citizens.There's no such thing as an illegal Puerto Rican.

There's also Cubans, Panamanians, Uruguayans,Costa Ricans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Ecuadorians,Dominicans, Argentinians, Chileans, Bolivians,Paraguayans,Venezuel ans,Peruvians,Hondurans,El Salvadorans, and then there's the original Spanish who come from Spain.I'm not sure if I left out anyone, but I think you get the point.

Getting back to the immigration issue,something definitely needs to be done about illegals.What irks me is when people,especially some politicians, says that being an illegal immigrant is not a crime.What part of "ILLEGAL" do these morons not understand? If you're in this country illegally,you're breaking the law by being here.Hence the term "illegal immigrant".It's very simple, yet eludes so many.Then, people are called racist and anti-immigrant when they're not protesting against immigration itself,but ILLEGAL immigration.What's the point of immigration laws if they're not going to be enforced? Either enforce the law,or eliminate the law.

You're right that it's a slap in the face to all those immigrants who came to the U.S legally. There was a documentary about NYC cab drivers,one being an immigrant(LEGAL immigrant) from the nation of Cameroon.He talked about being a cab driver and sending money back home to his family, then teared up talking about his desire to bring his family, but the difficulty in doing so because of the process it involves.It was painful to see a hard working man who came here legally unable to be with his family because he was going about things the legal way.It's an injustice that a man who is going about things the legal way is punished,and those who go about it legally are rewarded.
hmmmm

United States

#3 Jun 24, 2011
@ i am - yes there are many other types of Hispanic races most of those other races do cross the border illegally through Mexico it is a gateway in other words. There are more Hispanics that cross illegally than other races so they are more targeted . I am from a border town in Texas where this is a major issue a year ago the schools refused to allow the children of Mexico into the schools which caused an uproar in Mexico. I am back living in this border town and everyday i get to see the huge waste of money fence on my way to work. I have actually seen some immigrants trying to get over the fence and have woken up to them in my own backyard. I put my child into private school because most of the immigrants here don't care enough to even learn the language of this country and i don't want him to pick up their terrible excuse for English. I agree with chuck they will find a way to blame the white people even though it truly is their own ignorance that causes them to fail. I hope Texas makes laws like Arizona did because this is unjust. They constantly break laws here and all they get is a slap on the hands and sent back to their country. These are the same people who hung dogs along the border fence and shot our border patrol when they got to the scene but our men can't shoot back because all they have to do is turn around and start running. I have many friends who do live in Mexico but got their papers to cross legally i can't go visit them because im white and the war that has spread along our borders has finally reached my hometown. Mexico truly has become a nuisance on our homefront yet we send them back and we are the bad guys
Qed

Manchester, UK

#4 Jun 30, 2011
Hmmmmm.
Katie

UK

#6 Jul 1, 2011
hmmmm wrote:
@ i am - yes there are many other types of Hispanic races most of those other races do cross the border illegally through Mexico it is a gateway in other words. There are more Hispanics that cross illegally than other races so they are more targeted . I am from a border town in Texas where this is a major issue a year ago the schools refused to allow the children of Mexico into the schools which caused an uproar in Mexico. I am back living in this border town and everyday i get to see the huge waste of money fence on my way to work. I have actually seen some immigrants trying to get over the fence and have woken up to them in my own backyard. I put my child into private school because most of the immigrants here don't care enough to even learn the language of this country and i don't want him to pick up their terrible excuse for English. I agree with chuck they will find a way to blame the white people even though it truly is their own ignorance that causes them to fail. I hope Texas makes laws like Arizona did because this is unjust. They constantly break laws here and all they get is a slap on the hands and sent back to their country. These are the same people who hung dogs along the border fence and shot our border patrol when they got to the scene but our men can't shoot back because all they have to do is turn around and start running. I have many friends who do live in Mexico but got their papers to cross legally i can't go visit them because im white and the war that has spread along our borders has finally reached my hometown. Mexico truly has become a nuisance on our homefront yet we send them back and we are the bad guys
I will back you up on what you have said you speak the truth.
demoncraps

Odessa, FL

#7 Jul 1, 2011
illegal mexicans have flooded the florida schools & bullying, crimes, and dumbness have followed suit!

in hillsborough county Whites are a minority & hispanics are the majority in public schools ... and test scores have been driven down!

it is time to move to a place with less violent & dumb illegals residing there ... it is becoming more and more tough!!!!!

“some...you just can't reach”

Since: Jun 08

others...you don't want to

#8 Jul 1, 2011
iamwhoiamm wrote:
<quoted text>
While I agree with you that immigrants should go through the proper channels to come to the U.S legally, I disagree with your attack on Hispanics, since you assume they're the only illegal immigrants.There are illegals from other countries as well.You also seem to lump all Hispanics together as Mexican, when not all Hispanics are Mexicans.There's also Puerto Ricans, who are ALL citizens.There's no such thing as an illegal Puerto Rican.
There's also Cubans, Panamanians, Uruguayans,Costa Ricans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Ecuadorians,Dominicans, Argentinians, Chileans, Bolivians,Paraguayans,Venezuel ans,Peruvians,Hondurans,El Salvadorans, and then there's the original Spanish who come from Spain.I'm not sure if I left out anyone, but I think you get the point.
Getting back to the immigration issue,something definitely needs to be done about illegals.What irks me is when people,especially some politicians, says that being an illegal immigrant is not a crime.What part of "ILLEGAL" do these morons not understand? If you're in this country illegally,you're breaking the law by being here.Hence the term "illegal immigrant".It's very simple, yet eludes so many.Then, people are called racist and anti-immigrant when they're not protesting against immigration itself,but ILLEGAL immigration.What's the point of immigration laws if they're not going to be enforced? Either enforce the law,or eliminate the law.
You're right that it's a slap in the face to all those immigrants who came to the U.S legally. There was a documentary about NYC cab drivers,one being an immigrant(LEGAL immigrant) from the nation of Cameroon.He talked about being a cab driver and sending money back home to his family, then teared up talking about his desire to bring his family, but the difficulty in doing so because of the process it involves.It was painful to see a hard working man who came here legally unable to be with his family because he was going about things the legal way.It's an injustice that a man who is going about things the legal way is punished,and those who go about it legally are rewarded.
i know that there are many other illegals than just mexicans...but the hispanics are the ones we are having the biggest problems with, and unfortunately....the mexicans make a huge percentage of those....i am all for people coming to live in this country....we are a country of immigrants.....but just do it the right way....not the way they are doing it now...

you mistake my distaste for illegal immigration as an attack on hispanics....and that is not the case....the hispanics just happen to be the biggest problem now.....when Lithuania becomes as big a problem...i will jump their asses as hardily as i am on the hispanics right now....

please note that i am all for LEGAL immigration....just do not like the illegal element that is literally destroying our country right now....no matter where they are from
Katie

UK

#9 Jul 1, 2011
Good Lord we are being bombarded with all types of people from around the world and this is not just the EU. iam sick of it-feed fcking up.This is my country not yours i sure you feel the same.
Joke

Dallas, TX

#10 Jul 25, 2011
All ul white folks full of it . the hispanics are the ones to cross over for a better life but still have to work hard ul folks try going out to the fields 7 days a week to work........they not here for ur social service s only but for a better life.
Joke

Dallas, TX

#11 Jul 25, 2011
Mexican s aren't the only race that commits crimes all races do n they do try to learn english im not going to say all of them but stop dogging them all they want is a better life if u where one u wouldn't think the way you do.

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