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Hey, remember that Open Borders 101 high school course I blogged about last week–where the students put themselves in an illegal alien’s shoes and were taught how to evade the law and cook up schemes to fraudulently gain legal status, but were never taught to put themselves in the shoes of anyone who has a dissenting perspective on illegal immigration?

Well, the school has responded to the Internet backlash. They’re standing by the propagandizing teacher. Via the Columbus Dispatch:

The reaction was swift and sure, and it came from across the country.

A story in Saturday’s Dispatch about an immigration project run by Olentangy Liberty High School Spanish teacher Erica Vieyra sparked instant outrage. First, it drew fire from nationally syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, then from dozens of Internet bloggers before finally showing up on the Drudge Report, an online aggregator of news sites.

Before long, the e-mail inboxes of administrators filled up and national radio talk-show hosts called looking for interviews. Even CNN wanted a comment.

Though the district went through an Internet phenomenon once before, after the superintendent banned two books from a high-school summer reading list in 2006, the national attention this time around caught Liberty Principal Mark Raiff off guard. Locals, it seemed, weren’t calling or stopping Raiff on the street to complain. The story grew online.

“We’ve been bloggercized,” Raiff said.

The principal said Vieyra was teaching the kids “incredible things.” I’ll say:

Forty Spanish V students assumed make-believe Latino identities, researched life in their “home” countries and developed plans to get into the United States. The students first filled out actual paperwork from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and, after Vieyra denied them entry, they developed plans to sneak in.

The students researched places to live, work and bank. Then, by the end of the project, they devised a way to gain legal status, by marrying a citizen or becoming a student, for example.

So, these government-subsidized educators are teaching children how to subvert immigration law and learn the ways of the open borders racket. But we’re the “fringe” and the “mob:”

The fact that such a project drew national fire doesn’t surprise Ezra C. Escudero, director of Ohio’s Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs. He said the immigration issue no longer has a middle ground.

“It has become a hypercharged, polarized debate on the fringe,” he said. “But it involves real people in real situations, and we must find a way to be able to discuss it civilly.”

That doesn’t happen much online, experts say. Kelly McBride is an ethics group leader at the Poynter Institute, a school for journalists in St. Petersburg, Fla.

“The Internet is a contact sport,” McBride said. Things that once would have been very local news stories now spread like wildfire, she said.

Those interviewed or involved, she said, often underestimate online reaction. “Once the snowball gets rolling there’s nothing you can do about it except recognize the Internet is a mob mentality and deal with it.”

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Check out the teacher’s blog here.

Hey, maybe teacher can draw up a lesson on Hillary Clinton’s new tough-on-criminal illegal aliens stance!

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Open Borders Lobby