NOVEMBER 16, 2006
A school in Los Angeles, California, is using taxpayer money to push a radical separatist agenda to its students, according to evidence obtained by Judicial Watch through the California Public Records Act. Academia Semillas del Pueblo (Seeds of the People Academy) was ostensibly established to provide an alternative to traditional schools and better education options for Latinos. Behind the faÃ§ade, statements by the school’s president, Mexican radical Marcos Aguilar, prove that the school’s purpose is far more threatening.
Aguilar was a student radical at UCLA in the early 1990s, when he joined the reconquista-focused student group M.E.Ch.A, which features the slogan “Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada,” or, “For the Race, everything, for those outside the Race, nothing.” He was involved in destroying a teacher’s lounge at UCLA in 1993 as part of a protest to force the University to create a Chicano Studies department.
Aguilar’s radical, racist bent has continued into his role as principal of Academia Semillas del Pueblo. The school’s charter emphasizes Mexican culture, collective governance, and anti-Americanism as its three main focal points in the education of students. Mexican culture is promoted to the exclusion of American ideals; instruction in the English language does not begin until the fourth grade. The end result of these policies: the lowest rank possible on the State Department of Education’s “Academic Performance Index”.
Academia Semillas del Pueblo, a combination of anti-American, separatist ideology and clear academic failings, is being paid for by American taxpayers in the amount of $1.6 million for fiscal year 2004-2005. The school also received a $50,000 grant and a $200,000 line of credit from reconquista organization the National Council of La Raza. According to Professor Clynn Custred of California State University, quoted in an Investor’s Business Daily article, “There is a racial aspect to this. They have no intention of assimilating – It’s just amazing to me that the rest of the country hasn’t caught on to it.”
Fortunately, the school’s charter is up for review by the Los Angeles Unified School District this fall; let’s hope that the school’s blatantly anti-American curriculum and abysmal academic performance will convince district administrators to revoke it and stop the waste of taxpayer money.
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