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    NY Times Blames ‘Nice White Parents’ for Public Education ‘Failing Black and Brown Kids’

    NY Times Blames ‘Nice White Parents’ for Public Education ‘Failing Black and Brown Kids’

    “If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public education system, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents.”

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    First, there was the 1619 Project. Now The New York Times has a limited series called “Nice White Parents” because they’re the people who get in the way of “building a better school system.”

    Not just parents. The NYT had to single out white parents.

    It’s not the powerful teacher unions. Not the power-hungry politicians. Not the Department of Education. Not the lack of school choice. It’s totally those white parents!

    The NYT explained:

    We know that American public schools do not guarantee each child an equal education — two decades of school reform initiatives have not changed that. But when we look at how our schools are failing, we usually focus on who they’re failing: Black and brown kids. We ask: Why aren’t they performing better? Why aren’t they achieving more?

    Those are not the right questions.

    If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public education system, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents.

    Can someone please explain to me why it is wrong to focus on who is not performing well? Aren’t those the question we should be asking ourselves? It puts the concentration on the kids who need help.

    But no because the NYT wants to keep blaming white people and look woke for everyone. Instead of concentrating on the needs of the students, the publication wants to trash “nice white parents.” I’m honestly shocked the publication didn’t say, conservative nice white parents.

    Isn’t this racist? This is a great point:

    The actual problem with education is that too many people treat education as a one size fits all. As a former teacher, I can tell you that does not work. I mean, anyone can tell you that, but it really hit me after I experienced it.

    The main problem is the Department of Education and its stupid testing. Next are the state education boards and the cities.

    I noted in a previous piece that education is the most local issue in the country. Everything should be up to the school district and the communities within that district.

    The teacher unions want to delay opening schools because of the coronavirus pandemic. I find it weird that they want to delay the opening until…the start of the flu season, which is just as contagious and deadly. But I guess that doesn’t matter. It’s all about opposing President Trump.

    Again, why look to the feds? Every community is different when it comes to the coronavirus. Is it so hard for them to figure it out for themselves?

    Plus, if you wait until everything is 100% safe, schools will cease to exist. I guess if a breakout happens they want to avoid blame because being an adult is so hard.

    A teacher wrote at the Foundation for Economic Education “that much of their energy is spent advocating for various, non-educational political initiatives.” He listed the union’s commitments, noting that “many of these issues have only a tangential relation to education, if that.”

    It also doesn’t help that unions hate reform. They hate school choice, even though competition leads to better products. They also oppose entrance exams for teachers, protect the bad ones, and don’t want “stringent teacher evaluations.” God forbid a teacher receives a salary based on his or her performance.

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    IIRC another story I saw on this actually said it was liberal white parents.
    They are the worst. They won’t live with the black, brown or minority children, they’ll move out to the suburbs pretending they’re there for a job or the school for their kids.
    They won’t admit they aren’t living up to the ideals they want everyone else (but them) to live up to. Hypocrites of the highest order.
    When confronted I have yet to have one tell me the real reason is because they’re racist and scared of people of other colors when they make up the majority of the neighborhood. They won’t admit their racism and tokenism of having a “black” friend.
    See it even in my town, the liberal with the sign Hate Has No Place Here. If I could find a few bums I’d drop them off at the house and tell the bums the people will feed and house them. Then I’d video the householder recoiling and slamming the door with force and hate.


     
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    Comanche Voter | July 24, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    The clowns at the New York Times. Often wrong, but never in doubt.The most powerful force in public education today is the teacher’s union.

    My wife and I were both big believers in public education when our two daughters went K-12 through the local public school system back from the mid 70s to the late mid 80s. These days I would not put a child in that self same school system. Standards have deteriorated. These days a school age child of mine would be in either a charter or a private school.

    The local school district is rated 167th in the state. The school district next door–just three miles from my home is ranked #2. Would I move to that community in lieu of putting the kids in a private school? In a New York minute. And I had some friends who did years ago for the very same reason.

    When it’s your kid’s education we are all conservatives.

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    tom_swift | July 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    NY Times Blames ‘Nice White Parents’ for Public Education ‘Failing Black and Brown Kids’

    Wow, even more condescension. “Black and brown kids” can’t even fail on their own—they need white people to do it for them.


     
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    ConradCA | July 25, 2020 at 12:04 am

    There is nothing anyone can do to make the ghetto gangster culture children learn. Education has no value for them as they plan to live life leaching off society on welfare or crime.

    The only solution is to destroy the ghetto gangster culture by ending welfare for those able to work, including mothers with children. Along with ending tolerance of criminals by implementing 3 strikes and you out nationwide. This will remove the pillars that enable the ghetto gangster culture.


       
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      MajorWood in reply to ConradCA. | July 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      And this is why “The Wire” will always be better than “Breaking Bad.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uonc7BEZ4g

      I couldn’t find the scene on Youtube, but Michael, the smart kid is teaching the younger kids math and they just don’t get the story problems, so he changes the problem to caps in a package and money, and the little girl immediately gets the right answer. Michael asks why she can’t do the school problems, and she replies “the school don’t beat your ass when you come up short.”

      I so miss Balmer, not!


     
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    ConradCA | July 25, 2020 at 12:09 am

    https://www.blackandblondemedia.com/2013/07/01/before-its-deleted-of-the-day/

    Before-It’s-Deleted Of The Day

    ©Black & Right July 1, 2013 1 6807
    The following was a difficult read because justifies what’s in the vile minds of liberal racists and is also an example of what blacks call “dirty laundry”: bad stuff about black folk never to be said around whites.

    The essay was posted on Craigslist and it’s the kind of truth that often is taken back out of PC fear….

    Essay by a teacher in a black high school
    *This is a repost from the rants and raves section from the Mobile, Alabama craigslist.*

    The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, you’re dreaming. This is important, so I’m happy to repost – indefinitely if necessary. I find it interesting that NO ONE has had the intellect to refute anything in the essay. They can only attempt to censor it, as if doing so somehow makes it invalid. Weak minds, weak minds.

    Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state.

    The mainstream press gives a hint of what conditions are like in black schools, but only a hint. Expressions journalists use like “chaotic” or “poor learning environment” or “lack of discipline” do not capture what really happens. There is nothing like the day-to-day experience of teaching black children and that is what I will try to convey.

    Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock.

    One of the most immediately striking things about my students was that they were loud. They had little conception of ordinary decorum. It was not unusual for five blacks to be screaming at me at once. Instead of calming down and waiting for a lull in the din to make their point — something that occurs to even the dimmest white students — blacks just tried to yell over each other.

    It did no good to try to quiet them, and white women were particularly inept at trying. I sat in on one woman’s class as she begged the children to pipe down. They just yelled louder so their voices would carry over hers.

    Many of my black students would repeat themselves over and over again — just louder. It was as if they suffered from Tourette syndrome. They seemed to have no conception of waiting for an appropriate time to say something. They would get ideas in their heads and simply had to shout them out. I might be leading a discussion on government and suddenly be interrupted: “We gotta get more Democrats! Clinton, she good!” The student may seem content with that outburst but two minutes later, he would suddenly start yelling again: “Clinton good!”


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