Borders and textbooks

Posted Friday, May. 23, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Educating the children of illegal immigrants has been required since 1982, and I’m rather tired of it.

A big chunk of my property taxes goes toward the public schools, although I have neither children nor grandchildren attending them.

There’s been millions of dollars spent trying to protect our Texas border from illegal entry, but when some happen to get here, I am expected to pay for the child’s education.

Why would officials like Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan favor this?

Well, the more students in public schools, the more federal funds, the more teachers hired, the more their unions are bolstered, the happier these two groups are, the greater likelihood they will vote for the party that gives this to them.

It’s a brilliant strategy and works as long as we legal citizens don’t mind giving more and more of our tax money to those who have no right to it.

I do mind, and I call this robbery.

— Jean King, Fort Worth

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