Mexico Looks to Quadruple Number of Migrants in U.S. Basic Education Programs

Los Angeles – Mexican government representatives have launched a literacy drive that aims to quadruple the number of adult migrants participating in a Mexican-developed basic education program in the United States.
The campaign unveiled Friday seeks a four-fold increase in the number of learners incorporated into basic literacy, elementary and middle-school education programs and a two-fold rise in the certification of those programs, according to sources with the Mexican Consulate-General in Los Angeles.
Officials with Mexico’s Public Education Secretariat and National Institute for Adult Education, or INEA, launched the enrollment, accreditation and certification drive in that California city and will later extend it to other parts of the country.
A total of 69 community learning centers, known as “plazas comunitarias,” are in operation in Los Angeles attending to more than 9,000 students, the INEA’s Susana Magaña said.
To meet the established targets, more learning centers will be opened in areas with the largest concentration of Mexican migrants. Currently, a total of 479 centers are in operation in 40 U.S. states.
Among Mexicans living in the United States, 1 million are illiterate and nearly 4 million have not completed their basic education requirements, according to INEA estimates.
The initiative is backed by Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretariat and is implemented through Mexico’s consulates in the United States, the Institute for Mexicans Abroad and Mexican migrant associations and organizations in the United States.
As part of this program, organizers are carrying out an intensive enrollment drive this weekend in California. Participants only need to present their birth certificate, fill out a registration form and undergo a test to assess their abilities in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics.
Based on the results of the test, Mexicans older than 15 will enter one of three study groups: a basic literacy and math group, a higher-level group with more advanced reading, writing and math instruction, or a third group that provides instruction on the level of a U.S. middle school.


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  1. As a taxpaying American citizen I am wondering who will be paying for this education program in Los Angles by Mexican government representatives for the Mexican adult immigrants?

    The U.S. Constitution does not give the federal government control over public education in the U.S., as it is among the responsibilities of the states, and when home schooled , the parent . The federal control of the countries education is like the government control of religion, and both are ways a government can control the people. Not permitted under the Constitution.

    Muiticulturalism is the goal of the federal government, as seen in their policy to eliminate all white neighborhoods, and schools.

    That said, the U.S. government is involved in making many unconstitutional laws, and has politicalized the Supreme Court. Neighborhood property taxes are used to pay for building neighborhood public schools , paying teachers and school administration. Corporations, grants and churches also build and run many schools .

    The U.S. government has announced that the U.S. Military must accept undocumented immigrants. This is what the ancient Roman Empire did, and when the empire was attacked, the Roman army fled as Rome was sacked and burned to the ground.

    As a sovereign U.S. citizen, I have just one vote, but what is happening in the federal government, especially over the past six years, I do not approve. Mexico protects its borders, so it is a country. The United States is not protecting its southern border, or enforcing the long standing immigration laws, and thus the U.S. is in jeopardy of becoming a none country … and so, Americans are purchasing rifles and stocking up in ammunition , such as the vigilantes did in Mexico against the drug cartels, to protect their families and property, and eventually their country..

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