A Spanish teacher in Ohio has her students conduct a role playing exercise where she has them assume an identity of a Latino and try to apply to enter the US legally. She then stamps all their papers DENIED and tells them to figure out how to get in ILLEGALLY. This is supposed to be an eye opening experience that teaches empathy as each student goes to local businesses and asks for applications that are written in Spanish and then tries to figure out how to live here and make a living as an ILLEGAL.
The teacher, Erica Vieyra, feels that immigration is one of the most important problems of our time and she believes that by teaching these students to have empathy they might make a difference when they grow up and become voters and possibly lawmakers. I wonder why this teacher did not have them go to the government assistance offices and figure out ways to bilk the US taxpayer out of money? Perhaps she could have had the girls get pregnant and drop a jackpot baby here so it would be given the status of citizen and guarantee generations of other family members entering to ride the baby’s coattails. Maybe she could have had them apply for college at great tuition rates and then watch as real citizens pay more money, no doubt to offset the handouts to ILLEGALS.
I think this teacher should have focused on teaching her students how to obey the law rather than to break it. Imagine a business teacher telling students to apply for a job and then denying it only to inform the student to get it illegally, by forging documents. Perhaps the business teacher could give an assignment for students to already have a job and they have to make a million dollars and when they don’t he teaches them how to do it illegally.
Perhaps someone should teach this teacher how to stop blaming the United States for the ILLEGAL acts of immigrants. They have a hard time because they break the law. They have no regard for the law and they expect people to ignore their activities as if they are entitled to a life here. This is our house and we get to say who enters and who does not.
I wonder how this teacher would react if a student who was failing her class broke into the school computer and changed his grades so he would pass? That is the lesson she is teaching…
The Columbus Dispatch
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