Friday, November 14, 2008

Why Might A School District Assign FAKE Social Security Numbers To Teachers?

It's almost too stupid to believe, even for school district administrators, but it's true.

Years after being advised by a state agency to stop, the Dallas Independent School District continued to provide foreign citizens with fake Social Security numbers to get them on the payroll quickly.

Some of the numbers were real Social Security numbers already assigned to people elsewhere. And in some cases, the state's educator certification office unknowingly used the bogus numbers to run criminal background checks on the new hires, most of whom were brought in to teach bilingual classes.

If Joe The Plumber did this, he'd be behind bars--and justifiably so. I'd be willing to bet that no one will go to jail for this.

It's not just the social security numbers, which is bad enough. But hiring illegal aliens for government jobs. Texas doesn't have a teachers "union". Who will protect the jobs of these illegal aliens?

Who could possibly have thought this was a good idea? Who is responsible?


Anonymous said...

Well, sure, it's against the law or whatever. But, let's keep in mind that most of these people aren't criminals. They are here to have a better life for themselves and their kids. Sometimes even just to be able to SURVIVE. Some of these people come here with no money in their pockets, no clothes, nothing. Leaving loved ones and family members behind-- all for survival.
Long story short, let's not treat honest, hard working immigrants as if they were terrible criminals unless an illegal immigrant--or should I say, ANYONE-- is committing murder, rape, stealing, or anything of that nature. Because those are true crimes.
CONCLUSION? Put yourself in their shoes. Let's respect people more.You don't know what they go through.

Darren said...

By virtue of the fact that it's against the law, they *are* criminals. Not as bad as murderers or rapists, to be sure, but criminals nonetheless. Deport them, let them do it the right way. If this were a game they'd be *cheating*, and I don't condone that.

As for throwing people in jail, I want the district people who approved and implemented this plan behind bars.

allen (in Michigan) said...

> As for throwing people in jail, I want the district people who approved and implemented this plan behind bars.

That seems like the least that one could expect since there are administrative personnel who are abetting fraud on a large scale.

> CONCLUSION? Put yourself in their shoes. Let's respect people more.You don't know what they go through.

As someone who is in their shoes, being a *legal* immigrant, they don't get a bit of slack from me. My parents stood in line, filled out the proper forms, and did as the law required. Boy, imagine what a bunch of shmucks they must feel like, hey?

As a grating reality, there's no chucking them out now. The crime has gone on too long and economic and political repercussions would be too extreme much as it would gratify me to see it happen. What's really unacceptable is that people like you, anonymous, are both responsible for and get to enjoy the fruits of the wave of illegal border-crossing.

The American left engineered shutting down immigration in the name of saving American jobs for Americans, via its auxiliary the American labor movement, and now the American left enjoys the pretense of compassion for forcing all those inevitable illegals into the underground economy.

Ellen K said...

How is it not criminal to screw up someone else's retirement accounts? And frankly I thought that if you came here from another country for employment,you had to have all of that documentation in place BEFORE you were hired. And this doesn't even touch on the day to day ethical lapses at DISD. Why the FBI hasn't been called in to audit the money and arrest people is beyond me.

Dana said...

And aren't there provisions in the law for getting work visas? I would think the district would have a pretty easy time demonstrating to INS that it had a specific need for bilingual teachers with an understanding of Latin American cultures.

Way back when I was looking into things like that, you had to have evidence of attempts to hire Americans for 30 days and then you could start the process of getting a work visa for someone to come in.

Maybe the law has changed, but if anyone knows what it is, it should be the state of Texas.

Ellen K said...

Have you seen the Dallas ISD lately? It's run by political will and fiat with the sole purpose of being to give the world the illusion that the stars are equally and amiably aligned for the good of all. That's why so many parents of all backgrounds put their kids in private schools whenever possible. And this is just Dallas, imagine what it's like in Boston or Chicago where the unions are entrenched on top of bureaucratic graft.