The Way to Solve a Problem Is to Make the Problem Unconstitutional

12 02 2020

Minneapolis

I could spend hours on this story, but I don’t have hours.

So I’ll have to reduce it to bullet points:

* You can’t solve a problem just by making the problem unconstitutional

* MN’s big achievement gap (black-white) is emblematic of what we call the Minnesota-Wisconsin Paradox, the fact that those two states have the worst black-white gaps when it comes to things like crime and education. It’s not a paradox, really, it’s just a matter of having really good whites by white standards and really bad blacks by black standards in the same state.

* Nobody would be thinking this is a good idea if the post-WWII history of turning the judiciary into the de facto school board were allowed to be understood — Starting with, but definitely not limited to, the Kansas City clusterfuck

* If this “constitutional right” becomes enshrined, then most of what the Minnesota Supreme Court (and lower state courts) will do is use it as a stick to order spending more money, and more forced busing and deseg, (or its “by any other means” equivalent:  AFFH-style programs), and more teachers’ union busting — The latter point is why the teachers’ unions are opposed, even though they have to play off their opposition in terms of equity and social justice, instead of what it really is, their understandable self-interest

* As an aside, Missouri state government already constitutionally has a “first dollar” policy.  At least 25% of state expenditures must go to elementary, middle, secondary or tertiary education





The Current Year Is Where Stunning Social Science Breakthroughs Go to Die

21 10 2019

Palo Alto, California

You might think we’re really starting to get somewhere, right?

You might think that the obvious official conclusion here is what we the people of the red pill have known for a long time, that black students tend to be doubly violent and stupid, which means they’ll show poorly on test scores and school discipline stats, right?

Right?

Well…you read the headline.

The last line:  It gets blamed on neo-witchcraft, because science and rationality.





Wow, Fifty Clams

11 09 2019

Boston

This is the kind of story I would not discuss beyond a quick mention on my social sites (Minds, Gab, and for now, Twitter), but this has a St. Louis angle:

Boston is giving every public school kindergartner $50 to promote saving for college or career training

That $50 will come very much in handy when they’re trying to fund whatever Harvard tuition will be in 2032.

I’ll skip ahead to the St. Louis angle:

The city-wide program aims to provide broader access to college and careers for Boston families and to create a culture where students begin preparing earlier for life beyond high school. City officials cited a 2013 Washington University in St. Louis study that found that a child from a low-to-moderate-income home with at least $499 in their account before reaching college age “is more than four times more likely to enroll in college than a child with no savings account.”

And nobody on Hilltop yelled “correlation causation problems” before putting the school seal on that research? They’re selling you on the notion that the bank account is the cause and going to college is the effect. I’m here to break it to you that the parents of children in “low to moderate income” households who would take the initiative to do at least a little bit of saving for college, even if $499 is a pittance, are probably intelligent enough to have produced children intelligent enough either to be accepted into a college with admissions standards, or at least want to start out at an open admissions institution like a junior or community college.

Alas, no. Hilltop peddles this stupid research, and this begs the equally brainless politicians into enacting boondoggles like these.

And in 25 years, when the program turns out to be a failure, and the original WU research will be shown to have “methodological problems,” nobody will be held accountable, because democracy.

 





Ways With Words

17 07 2019

Paris

NYP:

Why teen girls who are as good at math as male peers pick humanities jobs

Women have the write stuff for both math and communication jobs, according to a new study.

Teenage girls are just as good with numbers as boys — but their even-stronger verbal skills often inspire them to pick humanities-centric jobs instead, according to a study published Monday in the journal PNAS.

High school-aged girls who tested on par with their male peers in math chose not to crunch numbers for a living because of their “verbal advantage,” according to a study published Monday in the journal PNAS.

For the study, researchers at the Paris School of Economics reviewed data from 300,000 15-year-old students from 64 countries worldwide. They found that girls’ higher reading and verbal test scores may account for up to 80% why math-related jobs are dominated by men globally, researcher said.

It’s likely that social and cultural norms — in which women are expected to be more expressive and better communicators — drive young girls to excel at verbal subjects at school, study author Thomas Breda says.

On average, male students scored only slightly higher in math than their female peers, according to the study. Girls scored better in the subject of reading.

“The reality is that people aren’t just their gender,” Juniper Simonis, a quantitative ecologist who was not involved in the study, told PBS.org.

Okay, this tries to play it off on the notion that it’s all a matter of stereotype threat and bias selection.

And by “it,” they mean the reality that, if you follow the career and life tracks of a girl and a boy who are just as good as each other in math in high school, the girl will more likely become a woman whose career is verbal-intensive.

The answer is much more simple and non-diabolical.

Consider your Blogmeister.

I, who was a teen boy, in a time long long ago in a place far far away, definitely had top 0.5% math skills, and maybe even top 0.1%, but my verbal skills were only a relatively pedestrian top 15%. Guess which skill set I am using to make a living today.

Holding all variables equal, verbal skills are worth more than math skills. Which means, unless the teen girl’s math skills that happen to be “on par” with the boys happen to be ultra-elite, then her verbal skills, which are likely to be high percentile, just because it’s likely that good-at-math also means good-at-verbal, will be worth more than her math skills.  As is generally the case society-wide.





Muh Fwee Kowlege

15 04 2019

South Bend, Indiana

His mouth wrote the check, but the prospects of his ass being able to cash it remain unclear. Though I probably shouldn’t have kicked the “ass can’t cash” line in reaction to a gay man whose last name contains “Butt.”

The country I’m in has pretty much free college. It’s just that the tradeoffs to make that happen are probably ones that the “muh fwee kowlege” American Democrat-left talking heads and American academia would not want to take.

Consider:

(A) They’re not physically opulent institutions

(B) A relatively small percentage of the German equivalent of high school graduates are admitted

(C) Organized team athletics attached to the schools are almost unheard of

(D) Residence halls are rare; Almost all German college students are regular residents in regular town housing of the cities where the colleges and universities are

(E) The schools are certainly not the epicenter of anyone’s social life

In spite of that, when examined honestly and dispassionately, German tertiary education is as good as any system in the world.

Furthermore, and I think most critically, in spite of all this, or maybe because of all this, not getting into or going to college in Germany is not at all a personal financial and economic and social death sentence, like it is in the United States.  It’s one of the big components behind my contention that when examined honestly, dispassionately and holistically, median-type IQ native born (real) Germans are going to have an easier life than their white American counterparts.  A statement which I know draws incredulous thousand-yard stares from Americans.  To put it another way, if back in 1990, you started a longitudinal study of some fixed number of actual German urban population babies born that year and some fixed number of white American urban population babies born that year, then later as they get older and can legitimately finish IQ tests, only let those with, say, 90-110 IQs go forward, you will find that, in this the current year, the year they turn 29 years old, the Germans are generally better off than the Americans on many levels.

Throw your rotten tomatoes here ——>

To summarize: The “muh fwee kowlege” crowd in the United States won’t ever be able to have their cake and eat it too.





Huh?

20 03 2019

Kirkwood

NYT’s article about Snowplow Parenting and its deleterious effects.

This part:

Carolyn O’Laughlin worked as a director of resident life at Sarah Lawrence and Columbia, and now does a similar job at St. Louis Community College, Meramec. “I don’t talk to parents nearly as much here, where parents are down the street, as I did when the parents were across the country,” she said.

“Resident life?”  When did Meramec get dorms?

I know a lot can happen in two years, but I distinctly remember from talking to people that Meramec nor any other SLCC campus had dorms as late as the 2017 spring semester, and that if they were getting them, it would have been fairly big local news in St. Louis.





Prediction

14 03 2019

Washington, D.C.;  Los Angeles

I’m just waiting for the first serious proposal that the celebrity college admissions scandal means that more affirmative action in college admissions is needed.  You know, “something-something privilege and underprivileged.”

I would have thought that the scandal would have been a segue to the much more critical and important matter of affirmative action and Elizabeth Warren-style race fraud in higher education, and maybe even a segue into serious discussion about major gut-rehab reform in higher education.

But it was me doing the thinking;  the open air asylum that calls itself the United States of America isn’t into sane reasoning.

So, instead, what we’ll get is affirmative action and celebrity bribery being played off good cop bad cop against each other.

Which means you should all start your stopwatches…NOW.





Deharvardification

27 10 2018

Wiesbaden;  Boston;  Washington, D.C.

Believe it or not, Harvard came up as a matter of discussion tonight at Abendessen at my particular table.  Which makes me remember that I really haven’t chimed in officially with an opine, at least not in this space.

I’ve been only lightly observing and following the DOJ case against Harvard.

But I haven’t obsessed over it, because I am not investing any real hope or faith in it.  And the reasons for that are three fold:

(1) Officially, the DOJ case against Harvard has to do with yellow people.  Snore.  Really, Harvard won’t ever confess this, but if they admitted on pure merit, it would quickly turn into Hongvard, which would in turn repel non-Asian applicants.  It’s also depressing that we can’t get the best USAG under the best DOJ under the best President in my lifetime openly to care about working class white people. On this matter, they’ve all gone full cuckservative.

(2) The single most clever sentence written in AR last year, (being mindful of the fact that my “last year” was cut almost half short), was that:  “No matter at what point in American history you look, Harvard always gets its way.” With that in mind, the odds that this case will be resolved in such a way that will serve as a consternation to Harvard are very slim. 

Why? 

Because so many Federal judges went to Harvard Law.

I predict that there will be a pre-verdict settlement that is 90% Harvard friendly, but part of the deal will be that, to save face, Sessions (or whoever is USAG when it happens) will spike the football in public over the 10%, while Harvard will pretend that it suffered some kind of defeat.

(3) Even if this case were resolved in such a way that we in the Alt-Right like, it still really wouldn’t be that much of a victory for us in the greater scheme of things.  To me, the pregnant question here isn’t whether affirmative action should be a gatekeeper to entrance to Harvard, it’s whether Harvard matriculation should be a gatekeeper to the entrance to the American elite.  The Feds forcing Harvard to have an Alt-Right favored or friendly admissions policy, (like that would ever happen), still wouldn’t address the more fundamental bedrock issue of Harvard (and Yale) as two of the crucial spear points of the inequality-cognitive stratification dynamo.

Here in this country, in the years after WWII, there was this program called Denazification.  Likewise, early 21st century America needs a program of Deharvardification, something which would be a key battle in the all out nuclear war against burgeoning inequality.





Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em

29 08 2018

Columbia

2:

University of Missouri bans all tobacco products from campus

The University of Missouri is banning the use of all tobacco products on the Columbia campus, effective immediately.

Cigarettes and electronic nicotine devices have been prohibited on campus since 2013. The policy announced Tuesday expands that to include any tobacco-based product, including chewing tobacco, nicotine salt products like Juul and pipes.

But you’ll have no problem finding weed, and you won’t suffer official sanction for smoking it.

The left’s “weed good tobacco bad” forked tongue was a mystery to me for while, but I now know it’s no more complicated than the fact that they’re all about Who-Whom, good people bad people.  Weed = Good People, Tobacco = Bad People.





Catfisher Alert

19 05 2018

Edwardsville

The regular cops and the school’s Title IX bureaucrats both say “no rape,” and the latter coming to that conclusion is big, because, these days, they’ll say that a stale old prepackaged ham sandwich in the back of the refrigerator committed rape.

So what’s really going on here?

Methinks another Jackie Coakley.

That said, I’m surprised this one didn’t punch up her phony accusation with some shattered glass tall tale.





Inclusive

16 05 2018

O’Fallon

They want to kick him off the board as if he was just found out to be some kind of child molester, when all he really wants is for his district to be what everyone wants everyone and every thing else to be these days, and that is, inclusive.





Replication Crisis Goes Mainstream

10 05 2018

Manhattan

Here’s what’s really going on here.

For almost all of the entirety of human civilization after the agricultural revolution, the highly intelligent have made it their business to teach the rich and powerful, who become rich and powerful for whatever reason, how to use their wealth and power.

The root cause of the replication crisis is that modern day academics are pumping out junk and near junk social science and pseudo hard science studies to pander to the modern day rich and powerful and their “sensibilities.”  There will be one study, highly touted, of course, which buttresses the narrative, but nobody will be able to follow it up with results which replicate the results of the first.

The problem with worrying about the replication crisis is that the fact that the impossibility of replicating the original narrative-friendly research doesn’t stop it from being touted and believed.  Here’s an example, cited in this article:  The “stereotype threat.”  What that is, in case you’ve been under Antarctica for a few decades, is the idea that black students don’t do as well on test as white (or other) students because they’ve been told that blacks are intellectually inferior to whites/others, therefore, they just give up and don’t even try.  The obvious inference is that stereotype threat is supposed to be the justification for censoring academic and intellectual discussion of HBD, in that there is supposedly no real problem that isn’t caused by heretics even talking about the “mythical” problem in the first place.

The first time I read about stereotype threat, I instantly reasoned that it was all boo sheet from the get-go, because, where are black students officially getting the notion that they’re cognitively inferior? Are we to think that the Klan runs several major media networks and half the Ivy League? In reality, innate racial egalitarianism, and ipso facto, racism and discrimination as the root cause of practical racial differences, has been the party line since at least as long as I’ve been coherent, and more likely, at least since the end of WWII, and probably a little longer than that.

Back to the point, other than the original “research,” and I’ll get to that in a moment, nobody has been able to prove that stereotype threat even exists.  And when the original “research” was reconsidered, it was found that it really wasn’t research.  All it was was one black studies professor at Stanford or Berkeley popping off some pie in the sky theory that came into his head, asking some of his students about it, and his students, astutely interpreting what was going on, told the professor what they figured he wanted to hear, instead of honest answers.

In spite of all that, Official Amurrika still carries on like stereotype threat is a thing.

Because when lies seem to justify the narrative, nobody cares about the truth.





Time Marches On

29 04 2018

Florissant

Demography and destiny in the Ferguson-Florissant district.

The FFSD, like the SLPS, peaked in total enrollment in the late 1960s.  The rule of thumb is that if a public school district peaked in enrollment in the late ’60s, meaning the zenith of the baby boomers’ matriculation through K-12, then the district is in an older established metropolitan area in the east or midwest, and is either urban or inner suburban.  In the school year before GENTILIVS GIANTIVS purloined his ultimate cigarillo, (being mindful of the fact that he went to the Normandy district, not the FFSD), the district was already 78% black.  Now, it’s probably more.  It’s tempting to pawn the district’s current issues off on the Fergaza Strip saga and drama, but I think that even if that never popped off, nothing would be really any different right now.

A few interesting tidbits:

The most radical of the proposals, called Option Three, would transform McCluer-South Berkeley High School into a selective-admission academy for science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM, and establish one new comprehensive high school to replace the district’s three current ones.

There they go again, with the sneaking the shit in.

Having one comprehensive high school would be a game-changer for students because they would have access to more advanced courses, Davis said at Monday’s forum. That’s because the district wouldn’t have to spread its high school teachers across three campuses.

Having one campus would also increase the district’s athletic competitiveness by pooling its athletes, Davis added.

Davis called Option Three “equity at its finest.”

But then this single comprehensive high school wouldn’t be the only high school in the district — There would also be this STEAM school (again, with this sneaking the shit in) that would presumably cream the district’s top middle school students.  Usually, when I hear “comprehensive” high school, I think of an attempt to cram everyone of every race and all abilities under one roof for the purposes of racial and integrationist legerdemain and skulduggery.  The problem here is that a single comprehensive FFSD high school won’t be that good academically because the district’s STEAM (grrrrr….) school will bleed off the best students.

However, as you can read, the important thing is more sports trophies.

Options Two and Three would also establish sixth-grade-only schools because students’ academic performance drops off at sixth grade — a difficult transition point for many students, Davis said.

Straight Outta HBD.

For many residents, closing schools is a pill they’re not willing to swallow.

They don’t want to see more vacant buildings, which they say will lower their property values. They don’t want to lose neighborhood schools, which their children can walk to and where they have close relationships with teachers. They associate school closings with dying communities, and there are memories and relationships tied to schools that they don’t want to let go.

School closings are associated with dying communities, generally, but most people confuse cause and effect.  They think the former causes the latter, when the reality is that the latter causes the former.  The only place where school closings aren’t emblematic of a dying community is in a city that is becoming LGBTQ-BLT-BBQ-LOL-gentrified.

“There’s not much left here. This community has given up a lot,” Press McDowell, a 1982 graduate of Berkeley Senior High School, told Davis at Monday’s forum. McDowell’s alma mater was closed in 2003 to make way for an expansion of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

“Berkeley has given and given, and Berkeley feels like we’re getting nothing back,” McDowell said. “Keep this school open. Please keep this school open.”

Notice that the school in 1982 was called “Berkeley Senior High,” but in the photo, it is indicated today as “McCluer South – Berkeley High.”  That’s because, in the early 1980s, a Federal judge ordered the subsumation of the Berkeley district into the Ferguson-Florissant district.  If that never happened, then Berkeley would be by far the worst district in St. Louis County today, concomitant with the residential area’s ratchetness and population decline.  Then again, it becoming part of the FFSD really did hurt what the FFSD was pre-Berkeley.

 

 





This Is Going to Be Interesting

22 04 2018

Bevo

Muslim girl is the victim of this bullying.

But notice who is doing the bullying — A black girl.

On the one hand, CAIR and ZOMG ISLAMOPHOBIA and ZOMG XENOPHOBIA LOL~!!!!!1

On the other hand, suspension gap, school-to-prison pipeline, NAACP.

Irresistible force v immovable object?

Probably not, because the way this paradox will be solved will be to stuff it down a rabbit hole, give the girl counseling, and get everyone involved to focus on their common enemy of white infidel cishet goyim, by showing documentaries about how slave owner and “slave rapist” Thomas Jefferson was also Islamophobic by founding the United States Navy to combat Barbary pirates.





Guest Authored Chapter

21 04 2018

Alexandria, Virginia

WaPo via HotAir:

“I don’t think the Cox family is getting enough social pressure,” said [Amanda] Gailey, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Nobody from their kids’ school or their yoga class sees [a protest] happening” at the NRA headquarters…

Let’s break open one of the many chapters in my life’s great unfinished dissertation in powerology.  This chapter is special because it is mostly guest authored, namely, by Jack Ryan of Occidental Dissent fame.  This is actually a chapter I opened up close to two years ago.  My point then remains the same now, alluding to the powerology factor of it:  In a situation such as the one we’re in, we have to identify weak points and foibles in our powerful enemies, and poke away.

Sometimes, our enemies wind up exposing that about themselves in their attempts to bully us, as Miss Gailey has.

You identify people, name them, target them, make it personal, and turn them into social pariahs.  And you can do all this without firing even one shot, and if thought through well enough, it can be done without committing any crime.  Furthermore, the “them” we have to target must be the sort of individuals that are socially or politically unpopular for some reason.  The reason I’ve made it my business to put Hamdi Ulukaya in my figurative sights is because he’s the boss, and nobody likes the boss.  It’s why others have made whoever the CEO of Tyson Foods is a personal target in the immigration wars, because it’s politically a non-starter to target immigrants or “refugees,” because of the sympathetic rhetorical connotation of the words “immigrant” and “refugee.”  Meanwhile, nobody likes CEOs.

The smart way for the NRA to respond here would be, on the quiet, to encourage people to turn Amanda Gailey and her brood into a social pariah.

All of this also proves my 54th Axiom.  Gailey has pretty much confessed that she has a leading role in organizing these mobs.  Of course, university professors, as a class of highly intelligent people, know how to find otherwise unknown loopholes and foibles, and exploit them.  While she is a professor in 19th century American literature, she is also most likely highly g-loaded in cognitive ability, as almost all university professors are.  As such, she has figured out on her own what Jack Ryan has.  And what our sector needs to figure out is this tactic needs to be our prime and most used one.





Mobius Loop

21 04 2018

Overland

2:

National School Walkout renews calls for gun safety

(snip)

Game Changers is a Ritenour High School student organization and social justice club formed after the events in Ferguson. The group of 30-40 students focuses on bringing unity and equity within the school, educating classmates about social issues, and mentoring students in the district’s elementary and middle schools.

Hope Houston, a junior at Ritenour and vice president of Game Changers, said after the shooting in Parkland, students wanted to participate in Friday’s national walkout to show support for the students in Parkland, Columbine and all schools impacted by gun violence.

(snip)

Houston says their motivation is not to skip class, it is to empower their classmates. Students will have the opportunity to sign petitions during their lunch hours urging lawmakers to ban bump stocks and raise the legal age to purchase a gun to 21 years old.

SHOT:  Game Changers was formed because an evil white cop brutalized a black body

CHASER:  Game Changers wants more laws that evil white cops will mostly use to brutalize black bodies

The biggest roadblocks to firearms laws of the sort with the most frequent and practical and useful enforcement, those on the state level, aren’t the NRA, but state legislative black caucuses.





The Edujunket Gap

16 04 2018

Washington, D.C.

Okay, I can grok the theory that background knowledge has a dynamic relationship with basic literacy.

But I can’t be made to believe that the fundamental driver behind TEH GAP is that rich (“white”) parents can afford to send their little crumb crunchers off to educational junkets and sabbaticals to Europe every summer, while lower income (“black”) parents cannot.

I mean, does the Mother Continent have some sort of magic dirt when it comes to elementary education and pedagogy?





First Rule

13 04 2018

Norwich, Connecticut

He ran a high school fight club.

What?

He looks like he belongs to a high school fight club.

And that should be your first clue, Sherlock:  Teacher here wasn’t much older than his students.  When I was in high school, there wasn’t a teacher in it younger than 45.





History Is History

13 04 2018

New York City

In modern official Amurrika, the official history canon is all about:

(1) Slavery
(2) Apartheid
(3) Jim Crow and Segregation
(4) The Holocaust

Therefore, I have a really hard time believing that the headline is true.  Virtually all of said individuals spent thirteen years, and many spent another four, hearing nothing but these four things.





AFT Getting Converged

10 04 2018

Washington, D.C.;  San Francisco

Remember:  Social justice warriorism is the opiate of the left.  It’s now the neoliberal plutocrats knock the left off its economic populist horse, and make them forget all about advocating for workers and the cause of labor.

With that in mind, the American Federation of Teachers is getting out of the business of advocating for teachers, and into the ZOMG EVIL GUNS AND NRA LOL~!!!!!1 business.

If you’re an AFT member, then watch as your own union suddenly gets less and less effective in the coming years in CBA negotiations.

Randi Weingarten must have been bought off somehow.





Chetty Appropriates Murray

8 04 2018

Princeton, New Jersey

That’s how it appears to me.





Wheel of Stealers

26 03 2018

Parkland, Florida

This is more interesting in the middle:

Broward County reformed its student discipline policies a few years ago to shrink the number of infractions punished under zero-tolerance rules. Such reforms typically reduce in-school arrests, suspensions, and expulsions. While the shooter was not part of the intervention-based program borne of these reforms, his serious, felonious conduct was shielded from the criminal justice system. It has been reported that the Broward Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the school district in a concerted effort to avoid law enforcement involvement in order to manufacture statistics for state and federal grants. Note also the accolades that followed the disciplinary shift.

With limited information, some we must ask what role the student discipline structure played in the horrific event that resulted in 17 dead. And we should question the validity of reforms in recent past.

Efforts focused primarily on arbitrary statistical reduction instead of improvements to public safety are bound to undermine otherwise prudent policies. A core responsibility of government is to keep communities safe, and this duty should not be placed behind political gain.

Zero-tolerance policies are designed to deter misbehavior by employing swift, uniform responses to broad categories of offenses, irrespective of details. While well intended, there exists ample evidence these policies fail to produce safer learning environments for kids and cost taxpayers millions in alternative programs. Moreover, the problem with these blanket policies is that they lack nuance. If you ask judges or prosecutors to relinquish discretion in favor of rigid punishment schemes, they balk — and for good reason. Not every case is the same, and there is considerable value in having the ability to assess situations on an individual basis.

Likewise, zero-tolerance policies in school systems disallow for exceptions or proportionality, leading to outcomes that defy common sense. Reasonable minds can agree that punishing a 12-year-old girl for saving a classmate’s life by letting her borrow an inhaler is simply unjust, and suspending an exemplary student for seven weeks due to a theater prop sword found in the back of a car is nonsensical. This is why discretionary decision-making, coupled with a variety of disciplinary tools, is more effective than broad, sweeping punishment.

According to the title of this, the issue is that BCSD/BSO/BHO joining forces to eliminate discipline greased the skids for nutbar.  Spoiler alert:  Yes.

But there’s a more interesting issue afoot here.

Read closely, and what we seem to have is pursuing two undesirable wildly extreme paradigms, both of which are enacted in reaction to the inevitable outrages of the other. In contrast, there seems to be fierce resistance against moderate rationality.

And I happen to think the answer to the paradox of the “virgin-whore complex” of the pincher movement of the zero discipline zero tolerance coalition against moderate rationality has two discrete end games:  One, to feed the SJW/equity wackadoodles (reducing NAM suspensions, in order to keep wild feral NAM students off the streets for at least seven hours a day five days a week for the benefit of nearby business owners and residents, and to increase schools’ per capita per diem student attendance reimbursements), and two, to satisfy the insurance lobby.  Plain words, there’s no monied constituency behind moderate rationality.





Black Tax

24 03 2018

U-City

Strange that this got no coverage in the local media.

The WU AR-15 frat house has now been turned into a safe space for blacks.

Of course, the disclaimer is that the frat in question has been on thin ice for quite some time;  the AR-15 was merely the last straw.

Back to the local media, I wonder why they’re not gloating much less even covering this, when they damn well did cover the AR-15 angle last month.  You’d think they’d want to spike the football here.  There has to be some reason why they think that it’s better for their political cause that they not report this rather than they do.  I’d like to speculate that they’re covering this up in order not to make white people mad, but we crackers have repeatedly demonstrated that we won’t do jack schidt over even the most severe racial transgressions.





You Made This Too Easy For Me

7 03 2018

U-City

SHOT:  Dozens of [WU] students pose nearly nude for campus newspaper’s sex issue

CHASER:  Washington U confiscates two guns, including AR-15, suspends student

The same people who can handle precise and intricate instruction on fellatio techniques can’t handle the sight and presence of a rifle?

Note:  If memory serves, Student Life has been publishing the annual sex issue since at least 1992.





Pseudo-Academic Autarky

6 03 2018

Oxford, Ohio

Let me translate this into English:

The school is hiring its own social justice studies majors.

Because, that’s the only real employment market for a social justice studies major, the very schools at which they’re majoring in social justice.

This is also why they do nothing but bitch and moan about all the “problematic cisheteronormativity and patriarchy” on campus (???) — That, translated into English, merely means the social justice studies majors are begging the schools to create enough jobs to hire permanently all the social justice studies graduates after graduation. Sort of a pseudo-academic autarky.

That’s because college campuses are so wretched and backwards that SJWs want to be able to spend their whole lives there.





Normandy Derp

2 03 2018

Pine Lawn

How it starts:

A north St. Louis County mother is outraged with a school where she claims bullies beat up her daughter leaving her with scars. She said it isn’t the first time her daughter was assaulted at Barack Obama Elementary School.

And that’s where I end.  From there, you can figure out who is doing the bullying.

Not the Klan.

Along these lines, we’re only five years away from the first wave of teenage criminal suspects named “Barack (surname)” or “Barack Obama (surname)” or some such being publicly identified.





Putting Their Understanding Attitude to the Test

28 02 2018

University City

2:

St. Louis regional universities tell applicants protesting gun violence won’t affect admissions

A growing number of universities are telling future students they can protest without fear. That includes Washington, St. Louis and Western Illinois Universities.

This comes ahead of the March for Our Lives walkouts expected for next month.

Many high school students across the nation have been participating in walkouts in protest to gun violence demanding better legislation and gun control.

In a Tweet, Washington University stated that it stands with future applicants taking part in peaceful protests against gun violence.

“We want to lower the flame a little bit,” said Ronné Turner, Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid, “it’s ok to be civically engaged.”

Turner said the university is aware that students may be disciplined by high school administrators for their participation but it will not hurt their chances of getting into the university.

“We are trying to understand you, we’re trying to understand what’s important to you,” said Turner.

For some students and parents at Fort Zumwalt East High School, that kind of support is a sigh of relief.

“It just shows we have a voice too and we want to stand up for what’s is right,” said junior, Shelonda Thomas.

Fort Zumwalt East has a “Shelonda?” That’s a little disconcerting by itself. Keep in mind that the Fort Zumwalt district is not and has never been a transfer district pursuant with the Turner Law, unlike next door Francis Howell district.  This means that enough of the “Shelonda” demographic must live in the FZ district service area.

But I digress.

Let’s put WU and SLU’s magnanimous and understanding attitude to the test.

There are two otherwise precisely identical applications on the desks of both schools’ admissions committees, both are otherwise cinches for being admitted.  The only difference is that one of them is an urban or suburban student suspended for protesting “gun violence” in February 2018, (Reality check:  As if they’ll actually be suspended, because we all know the teachers and administrators are provoking these students, hence my 54th axiom), and the other is from a rural student who was once suspended while in high school because someone found a hunting rifle in his car that was parked off school property because he went on a short nearby hunting trip the early morning before school.

We don’t even…

Especially since that the Espenshade-Radford research informs us that even without the suspension, the rural applicant wouldn’t have much of a chance.





A Promise Not Worth Keeping

27 02 2018

Parkland, Florida

Rush, yesterday:

RUSH:  (snip) … Little Rock is next. This is Kurt. Great to have you, sir. How are you doing?

CALLER: Doing well, Rush. Rush, as usual, you are spot on. I retired from 26 years in the military in 2008 and continued my service as a teacher. I went to the Detroit city school district, and I only stayed six years. What drove me out of education was — and it was in 2013 — was this PROMISE Program that you’re talking about. I had been assaulted — nothing was done — in the hallways of the class.

But in 2013, our class fundraiser received two counterfeit 10-dollar bills. The student that noticed it, that they had identical serial numbers, remembered who gave them to us. And it was the school’s basketball star. We went to the financial secretary and found out that over a thousand dollars had been passed through the school’s cafeteria already. We immediately went straight down the hall to the dean of discipline to report it and were told that we should be ashamed of ourselves, that this was this young man’s way out of the city, and that it would destroy his athletic future.

RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. This sounds sadly believable. This really happened, right?

CALLER: Absolutely. I assure you.

RUSH: At the same time, it sounds outrageous. I can just see the sniveling dean of discipline talking to you. I could just see this guy mocking you for being insensitive and not realizing that it’s this guy’s ticket out and who are we to judge? And stupid bromides like that.

CALLER: It gets worse. My senior Army instructor, because we were with the JROTC program, fine program in Detroit and other schools, but we called the Detroit Secret Service. We weren’t gonna tolerate that. We said, “This is ridiculous.” I think within an hour a Secret Service agent arrived, came into our office, gun, badge, the whole nine yards, and he began to explain to us about how the school has its own diplomatic immunity and that these things he can’t even take action on it unless the school — I remember asking him what if I had counterfeited the 10-dollar bills? He said, “I would be taking you out in handcuffs right now.” I only lasted a few months after that.

RUSH: Wait a minute. This guy actually admitted — the Secret Service agent admitted that to you?

CALLER: He explained it to us. He was very proud to talk to us. My senior Army instructor was a West Point graduate. We’re all retired of course, teaching the ROTC program, but he felt like he was with brethren, I suppose. So, yeah, he actually told us that. And I have his card at the house. I could remember who he was. I’ve called the Detroit Free Beacon, which it seems to be the most conservative newspaper there, and they weren’t interested in doing a story on it. I was also shot in the back by a squirt gun full of urine by a student and they refused to charge that student.

RUSH: Why? Because a pistol full of urine was his only way out?

CALLER: Exactly. And I loved my students, Rush. You wouldn’t believe some of the jewels that are in the Detroit city school system when they arrive as freshman. Bright, articulate, smart. I taught at a college preparatory school there, and by the time they had reached their senior year, it’s horrible. At the time I was teaching, Occupy Wall Street was going on, and they had these students teaching them how to protest. They were making up their own occupy signs and walking through the hallways getting applause.

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“They had these students teaching them how to protest.”  There’s that 54th axiom again.





No Thanks, I’ve Got Plans

23 02 2018

Clayton; Chesterfield

Stacy Newman, Clayton HS, Parkway Central HS.

So we have the rotten spoiled entitled brats teaming up with the parentheticals, all provoked by their parents and teachers.

I would join in, but I’m being taken to see “15:17 to Paris” this afternoon.





Dizzying

21 02 2018

Jefferson City

I don’t get it.

Is the problem here the race gap, or is it underfunded rural white schools?

Because, while it’s technically possible for both to be problems in the same space at the same time, it’s rather difficult to reconcile the two.

Also remember that one of the historical reasons why rural white districts are underfunded is because the “urban” (full of yoots) districts and their “unique needs” wind up crowding out a good chunk of state money.  Remember, the state spent quite a bit on both St. Louis’s inter-district deseg program (“VICC”), and on the Kansas City Experiment.

Back to the point, the race gap in the AP universe persists in spite of the fact that the AP has tried to tweak (dumb down) both its offerings and tests to appeal to blacks (and Hispanics) in recent years.  One other point about the race gap is that it lumps whites and Asians into the same “winner” category, when I’d be more interested in the Asian-white gap.

Then there’s this at the end:

Missouri education officials also stress that some students prefer to take dual credit courses, which are college courses that high school students can enroll in through a partnership between a college and a public school system, rather than take AP exams. Others may enroll at a local college while still in high school. Some schools allow students to receive dual credit through an AP course.

Unlike AP, dual credit and dual enrollment guarantee students that they will earn college credit if they pass the courses. However, dual credit and dual enrollment only apply to Missouri colleges. Last year, 415 districts and charter schools with high schools offered dual credit; about 140 offered dual enrollment.

The reason “dual credit” classes “guarantee” college credit is because the colleges get paid off the scheme.  For the most part, colleges won’t accept AP as credit any longer, because doing so would be a means of accumulating credits without the colleges getting paid.  (Occam’s Razor, Generation X Edition).  Because of credential creep, and all the things that have led up to it and are driving it, cough cough, affirmative action, cough cough, the disparate impact of various Federal court decisions, cough cough, the Democrat Party and the education-industrial complex being one and the same, the goal that most students have when it comes to tertiary education is the piece of paper.  The option that helps them get that piece of paper faster or easier will be more popular than the one that doesn’t.