The headline says it all. This is the effect the migrants are having on New York City public schools.
Ok, I have to ask: just who is weaponizing the "sanctuary city, home of the migrants"? Is it the Governor of Texas or Florida? Or Mayor Adams?
I am an advocate for justice and respect. I, like many Americans, want peace, a good life, and a government by the people for the people. But how can we provide for anybody, if all services and providers come to a halt because there are too many who need them?
New Yorkers hear every day in the news that the City welcomes families via bus, airplane or other, cars, trains. Yet the NYC Department of Education, under the control of Mayor Adams, is not - and cannot - handle the number of kids placed into classrooms where the teachers do not speak Spanish. Remember, more than a thousand teachers and educators were fired in 2021-2022 because they did not get vaccinated. Are all the kids and parents now coming in and out of the public schools in all the boroughs, vaccinated? Are the administrators, tutors, and paraprofessionals all vaccinated within the last 6 months so that they are protected from getting/infecting others with COVID? Does the vaccine even work to protect people from getting ill? I don't think so. Are the teachers who are being suddenly given classrooms of kids all certified to teach? I have heard not.
And, as federal immigration rules dictate, migrants cannot receive permission to work in the US until 6 months after they apply for asylum, will the newly arrive families be living on taxpayer funds for the next 6 months, while kids already in the City's public schools try to stay on grade-level with too many non-English speaking kids, and uncertified teachers?
I'm just asking.
Migrant children who don’t speak any English are “scared” and struggling to cope after being placed at a New York City school where there’s a lack of bilingual teachers, The Post has learned.