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The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.”
“They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
“One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
I've had silver hairs since I was 17. I went to school with a boy completely white haired. I had many more friends in life with similar issues.
That being said this is not new or exclusive to illegals.
“For example, if a student does not show up for a few days of classes, we will send our truant officers out to find out what’s going on at that home,” Kennedy explained.
“One example: the woman who answered [the] door said, ‘He’s 35 years old -- he’s not going to show up at school....But we cannot, per DOJ guidelines, we cannot ask them for any more verification of age,” Kennedy said.
originally posted by: karmicecstasy
Is there any actual proof for this. The article was full of people saying we think over and over. The only thing that amounts to proof is a truant officer knocking on someones door and someone inside saying the person they are looking for is 35. The student could have the same name as his dad. Or the wrong address could of been given. Or it could just be a lie. Not saying this is not true. If it is true. It is wrong and crazy. Its just there is no real proof at all.
She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages, even though one of the students turned out to be 35 years old.
We have no ability to confront a student directly and demand an accurate age,” Kennedy said. “Every once in a while, we’ll be able to determine that someone is well above the age at which they would be entitled to an education in the Lynn Public Schools.
originally posted by: windword
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: windword
All the public school districts where I've ever lived offered adult education.
In middle school ?????
Yeah, in middle school buildings, classrooms, libraries and cafeterias!