Thursday, August 11, 2005

Immigrant parents make children skip school

The country's schools have just opened their doors again after the summer holidays, but not every student is there to enter. Some schools report one in every five students missing from the schoolrooms. Daily newspaper Berlingske Tidende reported that some children had not returned from vacation in their homelands with their parents. They might not return until weeks into the new school year.n 'It's worrying, because school start is the most unfortunate moment for parents to keep their children away from school,' said Niels Egelund, professor at the Danish Pedagogic University. 'The students have a large gap. It's the time for introduction for all the new areas and subjects.' Bilingual students have been discovered to do much worse at school than their all-Danish peers. 'When students are kept away from school start, it’s a big problem for their integration and can affect the children's educational level,' said Integration Minister Rikke Hvilshøj. She said a committee would discuss methods to get parents to send their children to school from day one.

'These are children who have problems beforehand following what's going on at school,' Hvilshøj said. 'Not being there when the school year starts won't make it any easier. We need to make parents understand that if their children are to get a good chance in Denmark, they need to make sure that they are there when school starts.' Khalid Alsubeihi, immigrant spokesman in Copenhagen's Nørrebro quarter, said he agreed that parents were responsible for getting their children to show up in school. He said more communication was needed between schools and parents. 'The lack of communication goes both ways,' Alsubeihi said. 'Schools need to get better at explaining to parents that their children will suffer from not participating in classes, and parents need to accept more responsibility for their children's studies.' Author and journalist Rushy Rahsid said she had often gone on long vacations to Pakistan with her parents as a child. 'Families go on such long trips to give their children a healthy dose of religion, culture, traditions, and family,' she said. 'If you buy a very expensive ticket, you want to take full advantage of the trip and meet the entire family.'

7 Comments:

At August 11, 2005 4:55 PM, Blogger erp said...

They just don't get it, do they?

The Danish school year, as well as the school curriculum, will soon be adjusted to suit their Islamic invaders.

 
At August 11, 2005 5:00 PM, Blogger sissyblue said...

erp, you're right and what's ridiculous about it is that they should be doing the exact OPPOSITE. The west needs to make it very uncomfortable for them to do anything EXCEPT conform. I have very few good things to say about France, but their outlawing head scarfs was a good start. I think those types of actions are what's needed. If they see they don't fit in, maybe they'd leave!

 
At August 11, 2005 6:32 PM, Blogger Evan said...

'It's worrying, because school start is the most unfortunate moment for parents to keep their children away from school,' said Niels Egelund, professor at the Danish Pedagogic University.

Failure to be there at the beginning of school is a symptom. The failure to assimilate, which is also the broader cause behind people struggling in school and which is a function of the popularity of the multiculturalist religion among European elites as much as of attitudes among Muslim immigrants, is the disease.

 
At August 11, 2005 7:24 PM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Evan - the failure to assimilate...

These people are returning to their homelands to get a 'healthy' dose of religion, politics, culture and family. They have no intention of assimilating.

How do they afford the expensive ticket?

Integration Minister Rikke Hvilshoj discovers that 'When students are kept away from school start, it's a big problem for their integration and can affect the children's educational level.' Is this woman for real? How much does she get paid for stating the obvious?

 
At August 11, 2005 8:34 PM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Have a smile at this cartoon
We go to the polls in mid-September and immigration is a big issue.

 
At August 11, 2005 11:43 PM, Blogger PD111 said...

Fjordman:

A couple of very new blogs that are of interest to us in this climate

http://uppompeii.blogspot.com/

Initial posts address the issue of women in islam with apt quotations from relevant texts. Worth our encouragement, as every new blog of this type increases the strength of the anti-islam blogging community.

The second blog is from a Briton, but interestingly, posting from Indonesia.

http://indcoup.blogspot.com/

Nice pics too.

 
At August 13, 2005 8:13 AM, Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

There is a simple, if not easy, way to take care of this too:  make residency contingent on the children attending school, starting on the first scheduled day.

If the family doesn't come back for the first day of school, the whole kit and kaboodle are sent back to the old country.  Maybe they aren't allowed to board the airplane; they make the return trip on time for the bell, or they don't come back.

That would teach 'em.

 

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