San Diego: Illegal Kids Getting In-Person Education, While American Kids are Online
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While students in San Diego are doing online schooling, public school teachers are going to teach migrant students in person.
“This should enrage every freedom-loving taxpayer in America,” said nationally-syndicated radio host Todd Starnes. “The school board is putting the well-being of illegal alien children ahead of the welfare of American children.”
San Diego students are currently learning in an online-only format and are expected to move into a hybrid model on April 12, where they will be learning in a combination of in-person and online formats, according to the school district’s website.
Some parents take issue with teachers being able to teach migrant students in person at the convention center but not their children.
“For more than a year, parents and students in San Diego County have waited for educators to answer one question: When will our schools reopen with in-person instruction only? And for a year, they’ve been told to wait,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, told Fox News.
“The decision to provide in-person instruction to illegal migrants is outrageous and parents have every right to be angry.”
“We are begging [California Gov.] Newsom and the U.S. Department of Education, where our superintendent is going — rescue us! This is an SOS. They must mandate 5 days of in person learning for all students,” SDUSD parent Emily Diaz told Fox News
San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond told Fox News that it’s great that there’s in-person learning for those unaccompanied minors from Central America, but he wishes “every child in San Diego County was allowed the same opportunity for in-person teaching.”
An SDUSD spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News the district has shared information about the opportunity for teachers to volunteer teaching migrant children in person during their spring break this week. She noted she doesn’t know if teachers are getting paid, saying that it’s up to the county.
SDUSD parent Emily Diaz described what is happening with San Diego schools as “immoral.”
“Fourteen percent of our district are students with disabilities and 23% are English Language Learners. San Diego Unified took in millions of dollars in relief funding to bring them back at the beginning of the school year but only 6000 are in-person today and we have no idea how that money was used,” said Diaz.