St. Paul, Minnesota
If you didn’t know what this was, you’d still get the feeling that this isn’t something you would see in a sane country.
H/T Daily Kenn.
St. Paul, Minnesota
If you didn’t know what this was, you’d still get the feeling that this isn’t something you would see in a sane country.
H/T Daily Kenn.
* “Dr. Tameca Richardson,” presumably her Ph.D. is in education, uses the ghetto vernacular “hoes.”
* “You don’t know what kind of home half of these girls are coming from or any of these kids are coming from for you to make a statement like that. You don’t know their living condition and you don’t know their parents financial state. That may be the only thing they have to wear. It’s inconsiderate.“
That’s also a clue to Bell Curve City. Hauling out the “you don’t know where I/they come from” or “you don’t know me” is a common tactic of ghetto dwellers when someone tries to call them on their own wretched behavior. The retort is easy: We do know where they come from, and now we know where they come from is the way it is.
* Proof: Jack Yates High School is 92% black.
Don’t get cowed by the “racism” accusation.
BTW, when did Islam become a race?
He probably also ate PB&J sandwiches.
H/T Moderate Ricky.
It’s now national news, but Illinois Review broke it.
“But white voters would never vote for a black President.” Fine by me. The problem is that not enough white voters would never vote for a black President.
And this is supposed to be biographical literature suitable for fourth graders. When I look at it, it looks like kiddie material. When I was in the fourth grade, or actually toward the end of fourth grade, because the book I’m about to mention came out in March 1987, and it was one of my 10th birthday presents, I was reading White Rat by Whitey Herzog and Kevin Horrigan, a book that is mostly the former’s autobio. Earlier that school year, I got through My Turn At Bat, Ted Williams’s autobio written in 1969, just when he was starting what would be only a short stint managing the Washington Senators, in their last years in D.C. before moving to Dallas to become the Texas Rangers. Both books were hardly from the kiddie section of the bookstore.
“Explanations for the relatively weak performance of the United States include failings in initial schooling, lack of improvement in educational attainment over time, and poor skills in some subpopulations including migrants,” OECD concluded.
By “poor skills in some subpopulations including migrants,” they mean that our pre-existing native born vibrant diversity and our post-existing imported vibrant diversity and their low IQs are dragging down our average.
Young Conservatives of Texas to stage ‘catch an immigrant’ game on University of Texas campus
A conservative student group announced Monday they will play a “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game” this week on the University of Texas at Austin, drawing condemnation from Democrats and a threat of expulsion from campus officials.
The Young Conservatives of Texas have planned the game for Wednesday. Club members will wander the campus wearing signs that say “illegal immigrant,” and students who capture them and take them to the Young Conservatives’ recruiting table will get $25 gift certificates.
“The purpose of this event is to spark a campus-wide discussion about the issue of illegal immigration, and how it affects our everyday lives,” a statement posted by the group’s spokesman, Lorenzo Garcia. The group did not immediately reply to several emails sent by The Associated Press.
Meanwhile, if they actually did want to look for real illegal aliens…well…it’s Texas…lots of low-hanging fruit.
Illegal aliens, the Democrat Party, universities…all one big indistinguishable blob. Hard to tell where one faction ends and the other begins.
What’s curious here, if you read the whole article, is that you have a Hispanic listed as YCT’s spokesman, one as state Democrat committee chairman, and one as the press secretary for Attorney General and Governor-in-waiting Greg Abbott.
In Vashon parlance, that will mean showing up most of the time, having a pulse and not committing a felony or getting pregnant.
But we do have some interesting new names here: Ah’shanae, LaSky, SepTisha. What, no Shitavious?
And also…in the “who could have possibly predicted this” department:
Its building, a modern design bedecked in the school colors of blue and white, was built in 2002 as part of an effort to transform the poverty-stricken Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood. The school had community backing, a strong alumni network and the support of local corporations.
Nearly one decade later, Vashon remains one of the lowest performing high schools in Missouri. Last school year, it received zero points on the state’s annual performance report. It had the fifth-worst graduation rate among Missouri high schools. Almost 230 students at the school dropped out by the end of the school year, state data show, nearly twice the number who graduated in the spring.
So you put the same kind of students in a new and different building and things aren’t any better.
You might be laughing and crying at the same time, but there are lots of people in this world who think that a student’s ability to learn is entirely a function of the age of the building that he or she attends and whether the regular subject classrooms in that building has carpeted floors.
Also…to the person who wishes to remain unnamed who e-mailed me earlier today about the history of SLPS high schools, it turns out that Vashon was actually a de jure black high school, St. Louis’s second following Sumner. I always thought, and indicated in my e-mail response to you, that Sumner was de jure black, and that while Vashon was a black school de facto, mainly because of its neighborhood demographics, it was never a de jure segregated black school. Turns out I was wrong about that.
Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”
Okay, so if Commune Core is so stringent that it exposes the typical whitopia white flight white public school student as not so hot, what is it going to show in the ghetto?
That the typical straight A honor roll black student at a ghetto school is just slightly beneath Piltdown Man in the brilliance department.
Boston; Princeton, N.J.
And still, half of Harvard, Princeton and most scary of all, MIT, couldn’t answer it.
It goes like this, b is the bat, x is the ball:
b-x = 1.00
The bat is a buck five, the ball is a nickel.
So easy, a California eighth grader could do it.
Fine by me. If I had my way, assuming the Turner law could never be repealed, I’d see to it that no school district ever loses its accreditation.
McCoy is on leave at a time when the district has accepted 430 students from neighboring unaccredited school districts, transfers that were allowed under a controversial law recently upheld by the state Supreme Court. Ferguson-Florissant accepted the second-highest number of students among area districts, and McCoy led a mission in the district to raise $22,000 to help those students pay for transportation.
“Dr. McCoy is being punished for coming to the defense of African-American children caught in the political line of fire on this issue of transfers and accreditation,” said Freddy Clark, pastor at Shalom Church and member of a task force discussing accreditation problems in area schools. “He should be celebrated, not punished.”
McCoy’s leadership, particularly in the education of African-American children, is especially needed now given the crisis of failing neighboring school districts in north St. Louis County, Dooley said. He said the timing of the board’s decision was atrocious.
“To take him out of the game at such a critical stage … is not prudent in my opinion,” Dooley said.
As you will read in this article the F-F district is 78% black. I don’t know if that was before or after the transfers, but even if it includes them, F-F would still be an overwhelmingly black district. And it, too, will likely be a taken over and transfer out district in the near future.
Showing him the door over the transfer question is like closing the barn door after the cows have already gotten out.
They probably got scared of DESE’s saber rattling that a state takeover would happen sooner than otherwise when they first refused to shell out. Of course, a state takeover would make the elected school board impotent.
Here I thought the Normandy district’s refusal to pay the transfer tab to Francis Howell would end the transfers.
The plan now seems to be that the state will take over the Normandy district sooner than they would otherwise want, so that they can write the checks to FH.
Somehow, I knew that the school choice cultists and Bellcurvius were not to be denied.
All joking aside, I can see their point. It is a huge percentage of the district’s budget.
That said, if they’re not going to pay, then FH shouldn’t roll the buses starting tomorrow morning from Normandy to St. Charles County. And if they happen to come by some other means, they should be kept out of class before they either leave willingly or someone picks them up.
Here’s another interesting nugget:
Before the vote, Artis said he had concerns about so many teacher layoffs. He said the district was “top heavy” with administrators.
If you didn’t already know Normandy was a black district, that should be the giveaway.
Muslim City Councilman Pleased As Candidates Back School Holidays
But passersby at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in Brooklyn said the holiday proposals are getting out of hand, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported Saturday.
“We all have some holidays in common, but to celebrate every one of them is a lot,” one man said. “It’s too many, I think.”
“If you give everybody off holidays, then the children will never be in school,” a woman said. “I think that our children need to be in school at all times, because they need to be educated.”
“Getting out of hand?” “It’s too many?” What kind of racism is this?
Don’t they know that nothing is ever too much for the sacred cause of diversity? People talk about Christianity, Islam, Judaism and all the other major religions and faith systems practiced in New York. But diversity is the most holy of all.
$385K to study why the KCPS is such a failure, and not only did we not get any real answers, we didn’t even get a lousy T-shirt out of the deal.
At least we didn’t have to pony up this money.
Still, for $3.85, I could have given them the right answer. It’s just not one they want to hear.
Easy. Who wants 15-year olds in the fourth grade?
Which is what you’d literally have if you followed the letter of even our relatively weak state law.
Imagine all the good that $90K could have done. But Monsanto takes it out and cash and burns it.
All snark aside, these are K-3 students, and they’ll probably do okay. But then the math will get just a little bit harder, and then they’ll be lost.
They should take this suspension as a badge of honor. If they really wanted to be honorable, they wouldn’t come back.
Even the ACLU is going to intervene on their side. Judicial precedent re student politics inside schools is pretty clear — If you prohibit one, you have to prohibit all. If you allow one, you have to allow all.
Still, they should have had this flag, then they’d be in twice as much trouble:
New fresh data on deseg. They’re mixing numbers for both the interdistrict deseg program and the Turner law transfer program, so don’t let that confuse you.
Here’s the interesting part:
Superintendents already are discussing the application process for next year, which according to guidelines set by state education officials, will have a deadline of Feb. 1.
“Unless the Legislature comes up with a lot of money, I don’t see how in the world we’re going to continue this,” Senti said. “But we’re going to assume we are.”
Don’t worry about that. It’s school choice, don’t you know, the holy grail of conservatarian egalitarian ideology. The money will be there.
You know, to look at the photo set in this article and nothing more, you’d swear that the purpose of the transfer program is to win football games.
Since they’re tax credits and not direct giveaways, and will only be relevant to people who have net liability on their state income tax returns, I don’t think this will be a mechanism for Bellcurvii to flood Catholic schools.
But the Church will come to regret it if it comes to pass. Even this kind of indirect state subsidy will be enough of a hook that brings about state and eventually Federal control of Catholic schools.
Already, Catholic schools in St. Louis that administered various Federally-funded summer education programs had to cover up their religious statues and artwork in the schools where they held those programs.
Something must be done to address this green vegetable gap. Such as free subscriptions to Broccoli Aficionado for people that don’t like broccoli.
But who are we to talk? He’s a wrestler, after all, it’s his nature to be on top of other men.
Tioga, North Dakota
ND school superintendent carried gun to school
A school superintendent in North Dakota who resigned after being caught carrying a handgun to school said Wednesday that he worried about the safety of himself and others at the school because of a confrontation with a student.
D’Wayne Johnston, 49, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he brought the weapon to Tioga High School on Oct. 2 because of a threat made by the boy a day earlier that resulted in the student’s expulsion. The school board later accepted Johnston’s resignation, which is effective at the end of the year.
D’Wayne? In North Dakota?
Don’t tell me…
But then that begs the obvious question: D’WAYNE? A white man?
No bother, though, if you’re worried about his academic future. There’s at least one college that’ll take him.
Ripley indulges a popular obsession with international test score comparisons, which show wide and frightening gaps between the United States and other countries. She ignores, however, the fact that states vary at least as much in test scores as do developed countries. A 2011 report from Harvard University shows that Massachusetts produces math scores comparable to South Korea and Finland, while Mississippi scores are closer to Trinidad and Tobago. Ripley’s thesis about sports falls apart in light of this fact. Schools in Massachusetts provide sports programs while schools in Finland do not. Schools in Mississippi may love football while in Tobago interscholastic sports are nowhere near as prominent. Sports cannot explain these similarities in performance. They can’t explain international differences either.
I wonder if there’s some similarity between Mississippi and Trinidad & Tobago.
Long spread in the WaPo over the weekend about educational fads that have come and gone, from a teacher who recently retired from a long career teaching at T.C. Williams H.S. in Alexandria, the school made famous by the race agitprop movie Remember the Titans.
Thankfully, Mr. Welsh confirms that the real life events that inspired Titans was not much like you saw in the movie. As Paul Kersey told us awhile back, almost all of the tension came from three high schools being rolled into one, meaning three starting running backs had to be squeezed down to one, ditto every other position. When three high testosterone high adrenaline zealous young men are competing for one job, vicious things are going to be said and done.
The most interesting part about the WaPo article is when Welsh tells us about the “education-consultant industry” that sprouted in the 1980s. I have been wondering for some time where all this money that school districts aren’t spending because they’re “Waiting for Superman,” i.e. blaming older whiter experienced unionized higher salary higher health care expense teachers for the failure of their black and Hispanic students and using that as the excuse to swap them out for low pay low benefits non-union short term Can’t Teach for America social justice dingbats is going instead. White Mom in DC on AR, who I think comments here, informed me that this money is being spent in that aforementioned education-consultant industry. A good forensic accountant could probably prove that there’s a money trail between the education-consultant industry and the “school choice” movement and screeds like Waiting for Superman.