Lawfare Over Illegal Immigrant Children In NC Schools

The Obama administration’s lawlessness regarding our border security resulted in a tidal wave of illegals coming over our Southern border. The Obama administration then parceled these illegal immigrants out to the states; including many children.

On behalf of these illegal kids, the Left of the Left are stepping up integration efforts via complaints to the DOJ. This is a likely overture to impending lawfare.

In a letter last week, the civil rights groups said that the state Department of Public Instruction has given conflicting information to school districts on how to register children who’ve been relocated to North Carolina after having been detained at the nation’s southern border. The groups are asking the U.S. Justice Department to make sure that the state’s school districts don’t use admissions policies that keep the immigrants from getting a public education.

The request comes as Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican governors have questioned the Obama administration’s handling of the roughly 66,000 unaccompanied children who were detained at the border. Last month, McCrory said he wanted more information about the children being placed in the state.

Some county governments – such as Brunswick, Rowan and Surry – have passed resolutions asking that the federal government not relocate any unaccompanied children to their counties. In response, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, N.C. Justice Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice appealed to the Justice Department in a letter last week .

“In the wake of the North Carolina Governor and other public officials’ letter to the President expressing fear that a significant number of unaccompanied immigrant children ‘will end up using the public schools,’ and the NC DPI’s dilution of guidance to school districts, we ask that your agency take immediate action,” the groups wrote.

The new letter is a supplement to a federal civil rights complaint filed in February contending that the school systems in Buncombe and Union counties had discriminated against unaccompanied children by denying, delaying or discouraging enrollment. – News and Observer

North Carolina has allegedly received over 1,400 of these illegal kids.  News and Observer lists 1,429 illegal kids in their article and that is  “including 488 in Mecklenburg County, 170 in Wake County and 157 in Durham County.

Shocker two of the largest and most liberally controlled districts got the lion’s share.

Multiple letters have come out of the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on how to handle the situation of enrolling illegal kids.  These letters, which came from State Superintendent June Atkinson, have created more confusion. I know what you’re thinking, ‘DPI bungling an issue and creating confusion? Say it isn’t so!’

“Any school district in the state that is faced with the prospect of enrolling an unaccompanied minor relies on DPI to provide them guidance and in this case, DPI provided more confusion rather than insight into the state and federal requirements for educating that population of students,” said Terry Stoops, director of education studies for the John Locke Foundation. – News and Observer

 Related: This is how much your state has to pay for illegal immigrants to go to school

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PAC Shenanigans in #NC41?

Liberal Gale Adcock is challenging Tom Murry in NC House district 41.  There might be some PAC shenanigans going on with Adcock.

In checking out some of the filings of the candidates, it was noticed that Gale Adcock was treasurer of NP PAC in June 2013. NP PAC is the Nurse Practioners PAC of which Adcock has also given contributions totaling over $1,000 in 2014. See NP PAC’s history.

Adcock used her employer’s business address to log these contributions: “SAS INSTITUTE 300 LEGAULT DRIVE CARY, NC 27513″.

Fun Fact: SAS has been a major proponent of the fundamentally flawed experiment, Common Core. Neither candidate has been forthcoming on their Common Core position. They should figure it out, it will be a factor at the ballot box.

On December 7th of 2013, Gale Adcock’s campaign received $4,000 from NP PAC, while Adock was still treasurer.  Transfer of the treasurer position did not occur until 2014 and even then, Adcock is still listed as ‘Assistant Treasurer’.

On May 10th, 2014, NP PAC gave the Adcock for House campaign another $5,000.

Pretty sure that using a PAC to mask the funneling money to one’s own campaign isn’t kosher.

 

 

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#DM7 Article: The Unintended Transparency Of Obama’s DOJ

This is a reposting of my weekly DaTechGuy Article: The Unintended Transparency Of Obama’s DOJ


 

By A.P. Dillon

“Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
Barack Obama, January 21, 2009

This administration has proven to be the least transparent in history. It would seem that the only transparency we’re getting from this administration is unintended in nature.

On Friday, September 5th, the DOJ’s Office of Public affairs called Oversight Majority’s committee’s communications office by accident to ask for help spinning the IRS scandal and about leaking items to the press?!  What… a… bombshell. And gee, not a smidgeon of corruption there!

Breitbart has the whole story including the letter sent by Darrell Issa to Eric Holder.

Here’s the relevant bits:

The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

Fallon explained to Issa aides that the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs had not permitted him to release the documents to the public and he wanted to get ahead of the story “before the Majority” – meaning Issa – could share it, according to the letter.

Issa aides – who had placed the call on speakerphone – were “caught off guard by the unusual nature of the call and the odd request” and asked Fallon to “e-mail the material for evaluation.”

“At this point,” Fallon “abruptly placed the call on hold for approximately three minutes.” When Fallon returned to the call, “he was audibly shaken. He immediately stated that there was a ‘change in plans’ and that there would be no effort” by DOJ to release the material early.

And further down Issa swipes at Elijah Cummings, BOOM:

Issa said he is “disturbed” by the “apparently longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under-the-table coordination.”

This turn of events is evidence of how deeply corrupted this administration is and how hollow the words of President Obama really are. Then again, think about what Free Speech means to this President.

More media are former Obama administration employees than you can shake a stick at. I’m a little surprised that Fallon just didn’t call the media directly. Certainly, Jay Carney could have helped them.

 

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AP DillonA.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon recently participated in Glenn Beck’sWe Will Not Conform. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.

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Don’t Like Common Core? You Must Be A Cranky Elderly Veteran…Or Something.

You just can’t make this stuff up. A film group has made a video to explain away the ‘crazy’ claims of those who oppose Common Core. The film group is Six One Seven. The channel the video is listed on YouTube is ‘Common Core’.

The YouTube Channel profile for ‘Common Core’ states the following; emphasis is mine:

“As a group of film makers we work all the time with schools and teachers from around the country. We heard that many educators have had a tough time getting the word out about the Common Core and dispelling some of the myths that are out there. We created what we hope are fun and humorous stories to do just that.

Apparently, their idea of fun and humorous is to mock elderly veterans by portraying them as some kind of doddering, conspiracy theory nuts.

No, not kidding.  Watch:

 Shorter: SHUT UP, they explained…

I’ve already written about this once over at StopCommonCoreNC.org.  There are a few other items linked there worth your time: New Common Core PR Strategy Same As Old One. Adds Ageism To Resume.

So, in trying to improve the image of a fundamentally flawed set of standards, this group has had to paint opposition in the most insulting light possible. Missouri Education Watchdog’s (MEW) article this morning on this turn of events is spot on — this Commoncore Video Supports ‘The Bad Boyfriend’ Theory.  MEW also did a great job capturing the blow back on this video through the comments.

This is definitely meme worthy. Make your own.

Grandad Learns About CC Meme

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Chamber Watch: US Chamber’s ‘Leaders and Laggards’

Government here to help common coreChamber Watch: Keeping an eye on the Chambers of Commerce Core

Today’s Article: Chamber Of Commerce Grades States On Education (Focus on 2 and 4 year colleges)

 

Excerpt:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released its Leaders and Laggards report on education, turning a business-centered eye to the successes and failures of modern education.

Its message is clear: U.S. schools are improving quickly, but have a long way to go before competing effectively with global peers.

Although primarily focused on economic, regulatory, and business issues, in recent years the Chamber of Commerce has increasingly waded into education, arguing that businesses have a crucial interest in making sure schoolchildren are prepared to compete in the modern global economy.

*SNIP*

Schools are improving quickly? Show me the raw data before it was mixed with the chambers ‘own research’.
The Daily Caller article doesn’t link to the ‘Leaders and Laggards’ report.  I tracked it down. It’s worth noting that on transparency and openness, most states failed. GEE, go figure.

North Carolina’s report card, according to the Chamber, was miserable. NC only earned 2 B’s, a slew of C’s, a D and two F’s. The F’s were in transparency and efficiency/cost effectiveness. Ouch.

Obligatory Snark for one of the biggest Common Core cheerleaders out there:


 

Why We Keep An Eye On The Chambers Of Commerce Core

Image Courtesy of RestoreOKPublicEducation.com

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is heavily vested in promoting and pushing Common Core. As push back has grown, Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been pushing the US Chamber to apply more pressure. State and regional Chambers have followed this lead, blanketing papers with op-eds, running television ads and billboards. In North Carolina, the NC Chamber of Commerce has been documented as a clear supporter of Common Core and have created a special education initiative called “Hire Standards” to push Common Core.

How big and hard is the NC Chamber pushing Common Core? Public Schools Forum NC board member and former NC Legislator, Gene Arnold, said outright on local television show, NCSPIN, that the Chamber would choke off campaign contributions to candidates who did not support the Common Core. Direct quote:

“The big stick the business people are using is the threat with campaign contributions could slow down.” – Gene Arnold, NCSPIN 5/15/14 (video)

 

Read about the US Chamber of Commerce:

Read about the Chamber in North Carolina:

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