Tag Archives: Education

Racism, Always and Forever!

Shit that pisses me off: Michelle Obama Cites View of Growing Segregation TOPEKA, Kan. — Sixty years after the Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, civil rights advocates say American schools are becoming increasingly segregated, … Continue reading

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The Debate is Over – This is Stupid!

This article from The Atlantic is so cringe-worthy stupid it wouldn’t even be good satire: Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege? It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students you’d see would … Continue reading

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Racial Correlation is not Racial Causation

Same shit, different day: School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes, and to be taught … Continue reading

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The More Things Change . . .

Hot Air: New study, new confirmation that dumping money into schools doesn’t fix them So many progressive “solutions” to public policy problems simply involve dumping money into a hole. Education is no different. From teachers’ unions to New York Times … Continue reading

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Welcome to Obama’s Post-Racial America, where the only thing that matters is race

I could give a f**k about Chris Christie, but while the media was busy obsessing over “Bridgeghazi” this also happened: Holder’s New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies … Continue reading

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Is Our Children Learning?

My littlest Okie sister had a question. Since we have some teachers here I figured I would seek their opinions. Anybody can join in: I need your opinion on something. This year, we have a teacher who marks off 10 … Continue reading

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Damn White People!

Union boss Karen Lewis blames ‘rich white people’ for Chicago school district woes Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is full of excuses for why the city’s schools are hemorrhaging money, failing to educate students, and laying off teachers by … Continue reading

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Back to the Future

This sounds racist: Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor in Classroom It was once common for elementary-school teachers to arrange their classrooms by ability, placing the highest-achieving students in one cluster, the lowest in another. But ability grouping and its … Continue reading

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The Devil Is In The Details

Walter Russell Mead: Mayors: Don’t Put Matt Yglesias in Charge of Your Schools Slate columnist Matt Yglesias has harsh criticism for districting in public school systems. In most American cities, children can only attend the schools in their district, which … Continue reading

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What about poor people who talk a lot?

NY Birdcage Liner: The Power of Talking to Your Baby By the time a poor child is 1 year old, she has most likely already fallen behind middle-class children in her ability to talk, understand and learn. The gap between … Continue reading

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Groupthink Causes Groupstink

The Golf Shot Heard Round the Academic World It sounds like the setup for a bad joke: What did the Wall Street type say to the college president on the golf course? Well, we don’t know exactly—but it has launched … Continue reading

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Utopian Ideas

Michael Barone: Obama keeps talking about corporate jets because it tests well in polls. And that’s the reason, I think, he keeps talking about universal preschool, not just for disadvantaged children. Polls show that large majorities of Americans would be … Continue reading

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Huh?

Ever read something that makes you go “Huh?” California no longer requiring eighth graders to take Algebra California will no longer require eighth-graders to take algebra — a move that is line with the Common Core standards being adopted by … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between boogers and broccoli?

Answer: Kids won’t eat broccoli. Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United … Continue reading

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Striking Out

Teachers strike leaves parents scrambling: ‘As long as they’re on strike, I can’t work either.’ Less than a week after the bulk of Chicago Public Schools students and parents started their back-to-school routines, from early morning wake-up to late-night homework … Continue reading

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Here we go again

CBS: 90 percent of Chicago teachers authorize strike Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if their union and the city cannot reach a deal on a contract this summer … Continue reading

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Peepul R Stoopit

Danps at Corrente provides an example of a common meme: Slogan and bromide open thread One of the things liberals are terrible at is messaging. We tend to start discussing issues by going Full Wonk, and that isn’t very appealing … Continue reading

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Why Johnnie can’t read – Racism

From Black Youth Project: Black 8th Grader’s Essay Comparing Education System To Slavery Ignites Outrage A 8th grader’s incendiary essay comparing today’s education system to slavery is causing a firestorm of controversy in her upstate New York community. 13 year-old … Continue reading

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The college myth – Elitism 101

Via Hot Air: Former Sen. Rick Santorum expanded his populist message into education Saturday, accusing President Barack Obama and others of “snobbery” for pushing all kids to go to college. “We are leaving so many children behind,” Mr. Santorum said … Continue reading

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When did blue collars become a bad thing?

Classical Values: I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but from what I’ve seen around here, the white working class is quite used to feeling abandoned. Liberals are seen as the sort of people who would never get … Continue reading

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