Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mr. Charles Darwin Had the Gall to Ask

Remember what we know about the Chicago Public School (CPS) system: out of 400,000+ students, only 8 percent are white. To call it a failed system – despite plenty of money and high per pupil spending – would be a stretch: it’s not even a system, more like state-funded K-12 daycare. An incredible 82 percent of these students receive a free or reduced priced lunch at school.

Free Nike Shoes in Detroit Public Schools to get kids to attend and $25 gift cards in Chicago Public Schools to get parents involved will get us back to moon sometime this century... 

This should come as no surprise then: the former CEO of the CPS system says “radical change” is needed to bring change and… hope [Chicago schools need radical change, Chicago Tribune, Jean-Claude Brizard, 10-30-2012]:

In 2011, fewer than 24 percent of Chicago Public Schools graduates were prepared to attend a four-year college, and only 1 in 7 African-American students tested college-ready. While we made tremendous progress in less than two years, resulting in some historic gains, transformational change will require a radical redefinition of the district.

 Why does this matter? Because President Obama recently told a black radio host in Chicago that his second term will focus on “communities of color” – knowing that they represent the future workforce of America [Obama dispatches election lawyers 'all across the country', Washington Examiner, 10-29-2012]:

Urging supporters to vote early, as the president himself did in Chicago last week, he told black radio host April Ryan that voters should contact his campaign if they are prevented from voting. "If you try to vote early and you see that problem, we've got time to fix it," said the president. Ryan, a long-time White House correspondent known for her news-making interviews, also pressed the president on the high joblessness among blacks and Hispanics. The president responded by saying he would focus on "communities of color" in his second term because those two groups are the "future workforce" of America.
 There’s no such as a free lunch in America: unless your black or brown (and enrolled in public school), because then the white taxpayer will fit the bill for you!

Recall that in Detroit, every student gets a free lunch: to avoid the stigma of being enrolled at an all-black school and having enough lunch money to provide your own sustenance. Also recall that a store in Detroit gave free Nike shoes to DPS students who attended class on a certain day (consequently, the day attendance is taken to see how much federal and state money the system will receive to remain a seasonal K-12 daycare system).

Not be outdone by the DPS system, the Chicago Public System is going the extra-mile to try and raise those test scores; well, as long as the extra-mile takes you into your local community Walgreens [Chicago Schools Bribe Parents With Gift Cards To Stay Involved, Huffington Post, 10-31-2012]:
Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. But what happens when the tables are turned and parents are the ones being bribed to cooperate? 
Chicago, Ill. is considering doing just that. As part of a pilot program launched at 70 public schools, Chicago parents will be given $25 Walgreens “Balance Rewards” cards in exchange for picking up their child’s report cards and attending parent-teacher conferences, according to a press release from the city. 
The program is being viewed as a way to incentivize parents to stay more involved in their children's academic lives. All of the schools selected to participate have had continual difficulty engaging parents. 
The public-private partnership appears to be a win-win for both the schools and for Walgreens, which just launched its first loyalty card in an attempt to attract shoppers with discounts, the Chicago Tribune reports. With over 150 stores in Chicago alone, Walgreen’s CEO Greg Wasson said he only hopes that the pilot program will expand to more schools. 
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who thought up the program, told the Chicago Sun-Times that he envisions the program will close some of the communication gaps that now exist between many public school students and their parents. The city's schools plan to track and analyze the data to see how effective it is in promoting parent-teacher involvement.
So… does the same offer stand for parents in the suburbs who struggle to pay for their children’s lunch? A $25 “balance reward” card would go far for the struggling members of the white working class that Obama famously abandoned back in 2011.

He’s more interested in participating in the game of racial socialism that we call “democracy” in America. The redistribution of wealth so that… black kids can get free Nike’s in Detroit and brown and black kids parents can get a $25 gift card for Walgreen’s. At least we now know the monetary value of parental involvement. 

Michael Stipe of R.E.M obviously had other things in mind when he wrote “Man on the Moon,” but t one line from the song cuts through the inanity of the current ideological system we live under:  “Mister Charles Darwin Had the Gall to Ask…”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…”
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61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bribe the blacks and punish the whites. Its worked so far so long. Its like the old saying goes, treat a whore like a queen and a queen like a whore. Thats what they are doing to us.

10mm AUTO said...

Some wonderful stuff in your comments and numbers, PK.

I would only disagree that black schools are "daycare" for negros.

They are Asylums. Zoos.

"Daycare" does not imply barbed wire, security fences, metal detectors, private police forces and abuse and fear of assault by those in the daycare on the custodians.

Asylums do. Zoos do.

Here is a hidden gem. "Fewer than 24% (of Total) are ready for 4 year college." and "1 in 7 Africans (14%) are college ready."

So 24%(Total) - 14% (negros) leaves 10%, represented by almost all the Whites and Asians.

The 14% of Negros that are college ready will never go because of that number 99% of them have criminal records or are on drugs or are dealing drugs or are otherwise not going to GO to college.

What a mess. negros just continue to devolve right in front of us.

Anonymous said...

Keep paying property taxes to support public education systems that encourage failure and destruction. Most of these "youths" will be a burden on the rest of the society until they are gone from this earth. Most blacks live in apartment complexes and whites pay for their FREE education. Great system!!!

So CAL Snowman said...

How many wine coolers, for'tays and menthol cigarettes can a $25 gift card provide? Well we are about to find out. I'm curious how they distribute the cards, since MOST black children come from a single parent home. What happens if both parents and the grandma show up for reparation card night? I don't think the CPS have thoroughly thought this problem through. What happens if a lot of parents show up? Imagine an auditorium full of black people (some doubtless high and drunk)demanding their reparations cards. Now imagine this same group trying to focus on their children's education. How many are going to be dozing off or talking and socializing at ear splitting decibels? How many will even be able to understand what the educators are discussing? Even if they could understand, how many of these black parents will actually be ABLE to help their kids with their school work? I suppose getting the parents to the school is a positive first step, but when you have to BRIBE the parents in the first place, it's already a lost cause. I would LOVE to see the line item in the school budget for this, just to see their estimate in the uptick in parental involvement.

So CAL Snowman said...

BTW - Very interesting choice of song, R.E.M's "Man on the Moon." I suppose it can be interpreted many ways, but I always took it as a song that seeks to define the differences between cultural perceptions and true reality. While most modern music critics would tell you that the song is nothing more than an homage to the great Andy Kaufman, they would be wrong (as usual). I believe the song is also an atheist's meditation upon death and life and what, if any meaning can be derived from the obvious false conclusions that are being fed to us in a sort of pseudo reality.

R.E.M. Man On The Moon

Anonymous said...

What a complete and utter waste of money. How much longer are the DWL going to believe that dollars will magically turn into educated negroes?

Zenster said...

Chicago, Ill. is considering doing just that. As part of a pilot program launched at 70 public schools, Chicago parents will be given $25 Walgreens “Balance Rewards” cards in exchange for picking up their child’s report cards and attending parent-teacher conferences, according to a press release from the city.

Does anyone else anticipate a jump in assaults on instructors? I can just hear it now:

"Whachoomeen, awl effs?!? Ima gwineta eff up yo cracka ass sumpin' feerce, mofo teechur!"

As Whittaker Chambers noted:

"Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does."

In reality, isn't all of this meaningless in the face of Liberal attempts to do away with the grading system entirely?

The Gazette reports that students will now start seeing ES for “exceptional,” P for “proficient,” I for “in-progress,” N for “minimal progress,” and M for “missing data,” a system based on Curriculum 2.0.



Langford Brown tells The Gazette that the students will be graded more on what they understand and can conceptualize, instead of getting answers right on an exam
. [emphasis added]

Who could possibly guess that the preceding article originated in Baltimore? After all, everyone knows about the disparate impact of racially biased exams, especially those bigoted IQ tests.

With Social Promotion, who needs grades? After all, what could possibly go wrong?

More than twice as many [of Cleveland's] White students scoring Below Basic as Proficient, almost 13 times as many Black students scoring in the illiterate area as Proficient, seven times as many among Hispanics. [emphasis added]

One is obliged to speculate about how many of those failing White students might show a dramatic improvement if the teacher's time wasn't given over to playing babysitter for a bunch of semi-retarded and uninterested, habitually disruptive honahz stoonts.

Zenster said...

10mm AUTO: So 24%(Total) - 14% (negros) leaves 10%, represented by almost all the Whites and Asians.

The 14% of Negros that are college ready will never go because of that number 99% of them have criminal records or are on drugs or are dealing drugs or are otherwise not going to GO to college.


Don't leave out the best part. Remember, in the Chicago Public School system, only 8 percent of the students are white. This means that Whites (and Asians) are outperforming Blacks by an order of magnitude, if not a lot more once Social Promotion, teacher bias or collusion, and other records falsification (i.e., TNB) is taken into account.

Ray Scissom said...

There is no amount of money or education that can turn these savages into useful, contributing members of society. It's not like the few decent black people who manage to integrate are worth the effort or cost, either. The only solution is to separate from them and reinvest all of this wasted time, money and effort into people who want to be a part of modern, western civilization. I can imagine an America devoid of the negro and I can't for the life of me find one negative in it.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, another example of TNB. A "Freak or Greek" party sponsored by the Black Student Assembly at USC results in shootings:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/usc-halloween-party-campus-security.html

Mr. Clean said...

Anonymous 4:24 PM said... How much longer are the DWL going to believe that dollars will magically turn into educated negroes?

For most of them, the BELIEF will last forever. The flow of dollars, however, can't, and therefore won't.

whisker child said...



I live in Southern California and I can tell you: Mexicans are 10 times more belligerant and violent than blacks.

Mexicans are the ones who form gangs out here.

Anonymous said...

Ex New Yorker here.....New York has turned into a "freakers ball" for the looters. I just did a yahoo search by putting in SANDY LOOTERS. In the city they hit the South Street Seaport. Coney Island got hit hard. Some of the looters are posing as utility workers from Con Edison and robbing people in their homes. I have no TV so I don't get the news stations. I don't know if they will be reporting the looting or not. Cops are making arrest.

A lot of places without power so I guess the looters will be hitting other areas also.

The folks out here in WHITEYVILLE had a nice Halloween. Nobody got shot, raped or killed.

City resident said...

They might as well make a pilgrimage to Lourdes in seeking a miracle. The superintendent was just a high priced negro, now being replaced by more of the same.
One has to really feel sorry for that 8% stuck in that penitentiary system they call the public school system, what with their metal detectors and on-site police officers (mostly worthless, fat black types). Half the teachers are black and have education degrees from diploma mills. The supposed students all have to be fed breakfast, lunch and sometimes even dinner otherwise they'll refuse to learn and thus we have to coax them in every way to cooperate. The waste of food, according to people who actually work there, is tremendous. The kids just dump tons of it out, preferring the junk food. All on our dime.

Anonymous said...

The function of government is to enforce white slavery; to force whites to work and hand over their earnings to blacks and browns, under threat of violence by armed agents and their hordes of wild animals in the prisons.

The system consists of whites paying for their own genocide, through taxation/slavery to pay for the feeding and breeding of the invading armies, and eventually forfeiture of all territory, property, and life itself as the armies flourish.

There is no gentle way to untangle this mess.

Anonymous said...

White woman here. I can tell you as a former school teacher that there is a deliberate force at work in America to dismantle public education. DWLs and the repugnant Repubrocats are at work here. The elitists will be the only ones getting an education in the not so distant future as it will be privatized then and people will have to pay for schooling. Guess who loses again, the working middle class. Poor ghetto terds don't care, they never have. Anyway, when my two kids reach middle school, it will be time to homeschool or do the online setting. It is the only way to go to avoid the growing repugnant mass of fat asses known as the United States of America. The truth sucks, but we need to free ourselves by embracing it and working around this undermining of actual working people, most of whom are white.

Anonymous said...

It's not 14% of Blacks in the Chicago schools that are "college ready", it's 14% of the graduates, a much smaller number.

Anonymous said...

Welcome white woman, it's always nice to know there are white women out there who can see.

Miss Carnivorous said...

Strangely enough, when they get to high school, free lunch qualifiers here suddenly find the ready cash for Mcdonalds and Ceasars Pizza, the trash of which they throw onto the ground as they walk along, never having been taught to use a garbage can by their, er, parent.

PDK said...

Since July 08, I have advocated for a gathering of non-liberal whites into republican states. If non-liberal whites immigrate to republican states we can then declare independence and write our own Constitution.

White flight only serves the individual, not the collective. Since Obama took office nearly 6,000 wealthy whites, an unprecedented number, have abdicated their American citizenship. This is a new level of white flight, one that is causing a white-American diaspora.

Our white race, with our superior cerebrum for higher culture creation and higher culture maintenance, and our founding fathers America with our unalienable rights, just may pass into extinction.

Should the anti-white, black racist, anti-American Messiah, one Barac Hussein Obama be re-elected, I most certainly hope this possible solution be attempted.

Even if Romney wins, this solution should be discussed as non-liberal white America and the republican party, have been targeted for extermination by DWLs and their flock of loser black, brown and Islamic allies.

Liberals ultimately pursue a new world, one world order of globalism, socialism and democracy. This reality eventuates in tyranny, poverty and misery for the masses.

White non-liberals pursue nation states, Republics and free enterprise capitalism. This reality eventuates liberty, wealth and happiness.

Living in tyranny, poverty and misery is an abrogation of nature while living in liberty, wealth and happiness is to live in harmony with nature herself.

Where white liberals need blacks, browns and Islamics, all of lower IQ, all preferring to remain immature, white non-liberals would prefer to simply divorce themselves of those loser parasites, that a more "harmonious with nature", life may be achieved.

This reality demands that we of our time, as with our founding fathers in their time, find our courage and stand up for ourselves and our posterity.

"Live free or die", General John Stark, American patriot. Thank you.

MuayTyson said...

Let me say once again I am proud to be part of this community. The comment sections is as good an informative as the content of the article. Thank you PK and thank you Zenster, 10mm, and everyone else.

Not only are blacks incapable of learning at a speed and the degree as Whites and Asians they do not want to.

Segragation was the best, if blacks wanted to drop out they could if they were blessed with 100 IQ's (Negro Genius) they could go further if they wanted to.

bubo said...

I've said for a while that the US model of requiring kids that are unwilling or unable to learn go to high school is absurd.

I would make high school completely voluntary. Let the kids that have at least some foresight and ability have a decent experience instead of spending billions of dollars on minority zoos.

A high school diploma would actually mean something, as it once did, if you take away the social promotion,grade inflation and rampant cheating efforts on behalf of low IQ minorities.

Anonymous said...

That hopey changey ain't cheap. I don't think the country can afford the glorious collective utopia of comrade dear leader and his merry band of marxists. If they want 100% attendance on free money from uncle sugar day they should promise a 40oz., blunt and new saturday night special jam-o-matic pistol to all vibrant diversity enrichment improvementators.

Anonymous said...

" students will be graded more on what they understand and can conceptualize, instead of getting answers right on an exam."

Which of course means the learning curve is now FLAT if not DESCENDING!

Anonymous said...

I'm in Chicago and my prediction with the $25 gift card is that in short order they'll be picking up drug dealers with a load of cards in their pockets and it won't change one thing. The mayor is an idiot.

Mutant Swarm said...

Anonymous said...
White woman here. I can tell you as a former school teacher that there is a deliberate force at work in America to dismantle public education. DWLs and the repugnant Repubrocats are at work here. The elitists will be the only ones getting an education in the not so distant future as it will be privatized then and people will have to pay for schooling. (Emphasis added.) Guess who loses again, the working middle class. Poor ghetto terds don't care, they never have. Anyway, when my two kids reach middle school, it will be time to homeschool or do the online setting. It is the only way to go to avoid the growing repugnant mass of fat asses known as the United States of America. The truth sucks, but we need to free ourselves by embracing it and working around this undermining of actual working people, most of whom are white.

November 1, 2012 7:16 PM
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Hmm...a new, Amurrican Mandarin class in the making, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

" students will be graded more on what they understand and can conceptualize, instead of getting answers right on an exam."

Well why even have the f*ckin tests then. Do these people have no shame?

10mm AUTO said...

"One is obliged to speculate about how many of those failing White students might show a dramatic improvement if the teacher's time wasn't given over to playing babysitter for a bunch of semi-retarded and uninterested, habitually disruptive honahz stoonts.

November 1, 2012 4:30 PM"

EXCELLENT Zenster! During the time of the race to the moon, Kennedy encouraged the best children to be Engineers and Scientists. Now most educational funds are diverted to Jamal and Johanaqueshia and Jose. My eldest son (Nuclear Engineering, University of Washington) says his classes are ALL White and Asian. Recently, just as a thing to do, they put an Iphone camera on a Weather balloon (bought from Edmund Scientific) and got pictures from the edge of space. THESE are the kids of tomorrow, not the ghetto freaks who are looting as I write or who are tomorrows murderers. What our "leaders" do is cut high school science courses and Advanced Placement courses so that there will be money for black Special Ed; where warehoused blacks are mainstreamed into regular classes, earn "Hoonar Stuudent" awards and chase your daughters.

We need to have basic education available, but encourage the best and the brightest, not throw billions of dollars a year trying to get each negro to "graduate" so that at best he gets a Government job, at average he is incarcerated in our state of the art Live Negro Storage Facilities and at worst he sends people like Channon Christian or Anne Pressly to their deaths.

Mr. Rational said...

"students will be graded more on what they understand and can conceptualize, instead of getting answers right on an exam."

Getting well-constructed questions right on an exam means knowing facts and being able to apply knowledge; these abilities are distributed on a normal curve, and unequally by race.  "Conceptualizing" sounds very close to bullshitting, which is a skill much better represented among certain Underperforming Racial Groups.

In other words, this is an effort to close The Gap by rigging the tests (rather than falsifying the results, which many "urban" schools have been caught at already).

james wilson said...

I question that there are any students in the Chicago system, including whites, who were legitimately qualified for college (other than teachers college). If a student or a family was not industrious enough to escape the Chicago way they are already not college materiel. I would love to see the top ten SAT scores from that miserable battlefield.

Many stories have been written about parents (parent) who have taken the trouble to escape Chicago and enroll their chilin' in the suburbs through various dodges, so much so that the suburban districts have hired investigators to follow students bus routes to their correct home addresses, and expel them. Perhaps 14% of students industrious enough to commute three hours a day would qualify for some type of college.

Bogolyubski said...

Anonymous asks:
What a complete and utter waste of money. How much longer are the DWL going to believe that dollars will magically turn into educated negroes?

The answer is: DWLs will never stop believing this. They cannot do so. To even question this dogma seriously would undermine one of the massive pillars of the DWL notion of 'morality'. Note the utterly ruthless treatment of those in the sciences who even hint at a question about the equalitarian dogma. James Watson, one of the discoverers of DNA, was forced out of the institute he founded for questioning the equalitarian dogma.

This is also one of the major reasons DWLs often live in the whitest areas imaginable. Avoidance of any encounters with reality makes it easier for them to maintain their utopian dogma as absolute truth. If the reality of the total failure of unlimited funding to solve the fundamental nature of the problem were ever acknowledged on a large scale, the reigning DWL religion would face a major existential crisis.

Anonymous said...

The Chicago school system only graduates about 60% of its students. I question that 24% of all Chicago high school graduates are "college ready" unless that means they are qualified to attend a HBCU that only requires a 2.0 average and an ACT score of 17 for entry. Of those who graduate, only 6%, yes, only 6%, go on to get a college degree by the age of 25. Based on assessments conducted by the Dept of Education, only 16% of all Black 12th graders read at grade level or above. 46% are functionally illiterate i.e. read at a 4th grade or below level. How many Chicago students graduate unable to even read the English on their diplomas, I can only guess.

PDK said...

This past month of October 2012 witness the passing of two scientific greats in the field of psychology, Phil Ruston and Arthur Jensen. Both of these men were white.

First came Jensen, then Rushton, but both came, tested, saw and declared the reality of their work to the world, which unfortunately, was a world inhabited by both liberals and non-liberals.

Non-liberals being the mature among us accepted their work quietly but genuinely. The liberals, the immatured, loudly rejected their work as racist tripe. The LMSM, the arm and the fist of liberal ideology, ready to pounce and pound upon any dissenter from the illusion of said liberal ideology, fulfilled its mission of suppression with great relish.

The liberal effort to squash their findings of reality proved successful and most common people know not of them or what they said. Simply stated they found the black gene pool generates an inferior IQ compared to the white or Oriental gene pool.

White liberals themselves divide out into two groups, the leaders and the followers. The leaders are the ones commonly referred to as progressives. These are the God complexed, narcissistic immature who long for and need to play the "good Sheppard" role and therefore are in search of a flock. So great is their need to "parent" they will forge a flock if need be, and so they do.

The followers are also immature, willing to sell their soul rather than embrace their personal responsibility to mature. Therefore, when liberal leaders offer them a short cut to Nirvana, a means to live life without working to mature, they drop to their knees and gladly submit.

The two enter a symbiotic relationship. The God-complexed, narcissistic leaders fulfill their urge to parent, whilst living the high life of power, fame and fortune, and the followers become the great unwashed, the hoi polloi flock that ultimately receives something for nothing at someone else`s expense, which further, makes them happy for awhile.

In our world, this reality achieves what success it does through a fully enfranchised democracy. Further as the liberal leaders achieve power they transmogrify the culture to suit it`s much sought after goal, ultimately, a new world one world order of globalism, socialism and democracy.

This cheat of nature through the human game of social chess, must, like all cheats, have a scape goat, the fool who must pay the price and bear the burden, that fool is all the humans willing to bow to nature`s demand to mature in spite of it`s difficult, but needed effort.

So it comes about that two separate camps emerge, the liberal camp of immature dolts, ultimately willing to force all but liberal leaders to live in tyranny, poverty and misery, and the non-liberal camp, the matured, who strive mightily to live in harmony with nature, and for such effort reap a life of liberty, wealth and happiness.

Blacks, to the tune of 95%, 96% voted for Obama in 08, being of an inferior cerebrum, prefer to join the loser liberal ideology, parasitize the culture they are part of, and dump upon that culture the price for their refusal to accept reality for what it is, mature, and become the best their nature offers them.

Meanwhile DWLs mollycoddle them, which entices them to reject nature`s work, and embrace socialism, a quasi-state lodged somewhere between parasitism and outright highway robbery.

Unfortunately, it does little good to simply complain. Complaining allows one to ventilate, good for the mind, but not reality. Further the game currently afoot sees very little gain for one side over the other, however it is the lieral side, including the blacks and the browns, that is winning.

If not for ourselves, if only for our posterity, we the matured, the non-liberals must embrace a new effort to free ourselves from the role of host to the parasite or relagate our future loved ones to enslavement.

"Give me liberty, or give me death", Patrick Henry, American patriot. Thank you.

jeanne said...

students will be graded more on what they understand and can conceptualize, instead of getting answers right on an exam."

Where did that quote come from? I couldn't find it.

YIH said...

“Nine-Year-Old niglet at Michelle Obama Rally: ‘If Mitt Romney Win, We’ll Be Going Back to the Crop Fields.’”. H/T, Auster.
Silly People™, too stupid to even know that Whites have made them obsolete :)

savage invasion said...

No use white americans studying engineering and other technical degrees, cause 3rd world kenyan obama, is importing ghetto indians from india at an alarming rate, indians, who will sleep under there office desks, while they send money back to the village in punjabi, while organising family visas, so that the whole village can move en masse to the USA, they prefer leaving their enlightened, karmic paradise, with rat temples and free roaming cows, and come to the corrupt west, where they will enlighten the evil white man on all things karma.

I think the USA is only used to the upper class indian, wait untill the dark skinned southern indians come.

These ppl, save their pennies to send their children to study in australia knowing that they will get permanent residence, cause that is the whole villages ticket out of enlightened karmic paradise new dehli.

Indians despise white europeans as much as blacks do, because of their colonial past.I'm not speaking about the light skinned bollywood indians from india, but the dark skinned southern indians.

Google how these 3rd worlders are using modern western technology, to fulfill their ancient babarism, pregnant indian women use sonar to determine the sex of their unborn baby, and if its a girl, they abort, cause in their culture, they have to pay a dowry for girls.

The only asians I would want to be around would be the civilised ones, japanese, korean, and the chinese whose ancestors built the great wall, not the tribal chinese.

No use studying nuclear physics, cause they shit them out by the dozen in new dehli, and they willing to work for 10dollar.

All these 3rd world ghettos breeding marauding armies to bring the west down

Zenster said...

jeanne

"students will be graded more on what they understand and can conceptualize, instead of getting answers right on an exam."

Where did that quote come from? I couldn't find it.

It's from an article titled, "Montgomery Co. Doing Away With Letter Grades On Report Cards In New Curriculum". I cited it in my comment at 11/01/4:30.

Small wonder that a totally failed city like Baltimore would be leading the way with a program that has seen this site's readers respond with:

Which of course means the learning curve is now FLAT if not DESCENDING!

Along with…

Well why even have the f*ckin tests then. Do these people have no shame?

And…

"Conceptualizing" sounds very close to bullshitting, which is a skill much better represented among certain Underperforming Racial Groups.

In other words, this is an effort to close The Gap by rigging the tests (rather than falsifying the results, which many "urban" schools have been caught at already).


Every bit of which I agree with. If anything, Social Promotion was necessary to avoid the inevitability of having 12th grade classes full of 30 year-old semi-literate minority parolees. All of this reminds me very little of a waggish author who once referred to community colleges as, "high schools with ashtrays".

randian said...

because those two groups are the "future workforce" of America

Obama apparently inhabits a different universe than we do, since said groups have a distressing habit of not actually working.

Anonymous said...

"Fewer than 24% (of Total) are ready for 4 year college."

Out of what public high schools? There isn't a chance in hell that a full quarter of black big-city residents are ready for University, lest its for dumbed down no standards 'colleges' that are tailored just for them. I've taught them and know. There isn't a chance that a quarter of black public school students legitimately possess the writing, math, reading, and critical thinking skills and work ethic that it takes to get a respectable degree from a legit University. They don't even give their high school teachers a true chance to teach the skills necessary, in most instances. The inner city high school curriculum is vastly dumbed down, the behavior of the kids prevents real teaching and learning, and the high school standards don't translate to real University success. Their only hope is inner city community college, which is pretty much inner city high school 2.0. The number that are legitimately ready is closer to 5-10%. That's 1-2 out of 20.

It's a shame, too, because many high schools are mixed race, especially in the inner suburbs, and they are forced to dumb down the curriculum to cater to the black lack of achievement. The result is that white kids don't get the education that they need and deserve either.

Mr. Rational said...

Hey, Z, did you find a way to post within-the-page links and avoid having them classed as spam?  Hot dog!

nokangaroos said...

If I remember right, Charles Darwin opined that no biologist worth his beans would class blacks and whites as the same species. Carl von LinnĂ© originally intended to reserve the taxon "Homo sapiens" (lit: "thinking human") for Europids (as some others could not very well be called sapiens), but he couldn´t very well contradict his own species definition (i.e. if there are fertile F2 bastards, it´s one species. F1 mules are sterile, therefore horses and donkeys are different species). Now I do not wish to belittle his Herculean work (which it was) but every half-baked lefty biologist would laugh you off the stage if you used that criterion for anything but hominids (off the top of my head, Julidochromis marlieri and Lamprologus leleupi. No one in his right mind would say they´re the same species. The catch is that under natural conditions they NEVER form bastards.)
The same half-baked lefty biologist will however use the argument when it concerns "race".

- The sad thing is that samesaid biologist could without exertion discern six subspecies in Black Africa alone (mind you, not "races"!)
-Bantu. A language, but a rather homogeneous racial group that overran Africa only in historical times. This means that what the old anthropologists called the "primal races" are not the oldest but rather the youngest waves.
-Khoisan (i.e. Bushmen). It was something of a surprise when recent DNA testing showed they were by far the oldest living hominid population, ~170,000 a. As usual, take these mathematical models with a spoon of salt.
-Mbuti (i.e. Congo pygmies). As has been theorized before, they are not stunted Bantus but a relic population.
-Fulan. Bronze skin and delicate features. Gerhard Rohlfs rated their women as the most beautiful and the most horny he had seen in Africa and wondered why they fetched the highest prices on the slave markets ;b. Debatable but if they are mixed it has to be very old.
-Nilotes (Dinka, Schilluk and Nuehr). Gustav Nachtigall rated their women as the most beautiful - coal black but long-legged and elegant of movement (definitely not Bantu).
-Massai and Samburu. They are lactose tolerant but through a mutation independent of the European.
-A few others, like the Somalis, may be debatable.

And they have the gall to call "race" a "social construct"?
Well then ... as we are more or less exclusively dealing with Bantus, they are sticklers for words and they insist on being "no homo" I hereby propose the new taxon
Australopithecus welfarensis sp. nov. NOK 2012.

Anonymous said...

The operating budget of the Chicago public school for 2012 was 5.11 billion dollars. It's a number that is hard to grasp, of that figure 3.8 billion is allocated for school employees. The budget breaks down to over 13000 per student. After reviewing budgets going back several years I came up with an estimated figure of 120,000 dollars. Thats the total cost for one student going to school from kindergarten to twefth grade, thats if their not held back a grade or two. It makes me wonder, what if we did away with piblic schools and allowed parents to alocate that 120,000 dollars to the education they feel is the best for their child. Many white families in large cities are bankrupting them selves by paying for private schools for their children, realizing that there is little chance of getting an adequate education in a zoo like setting.

Zenster said...

Mr. Rational: Hey, Z, did you find a way to post within-the-page links and avoid having them classed as spam?

I just use the same code as you do.

sandra said...

I feel really saddened by what a lot of you have said about the African American people. I know my people are not perfect, I know we have a lot of character flaws but do not forget the harsh treatment that our ancestors and even some of us today receive. Do you ever think that that plays a role in some, if not a lot of the negative chatacteristics being exhibited? I know it doesnt help that a large chunk of us are on the wrong path, but all these negative, hurtful comments will not help. What about the rest of us who have got a good head on our shoulders? This is not giving us a chance....this is discouraging us...this makes me feel like dirt. This in some odd way motivates me even more to get the highest level of education possible. Ben Carson did it, so will I. I am proud to be African American, always and forever will be.

Sandra said...

.yrs after yrs after yrs African Americans were treated like crap, now they shudnt expect perfection..dnt they ever think that the way they treated my ancestors hve repercussions? True a large chunk of African Americans hve some character flaws but regardless we r a part of society n they cnt hve their cake n eat it too, now theyve got to face the consequences n cater for those who theyve crippled...theres a good number of us thatve got a good head on our shoulders. So nobody(except God) should have the audaciy to talk to us like that.

Mr. Rational said...

I just use the same code as you do.

But apparently an in-page reference with just the anchor (the part beginning with "#") is classed as spam, while one with the full page URL is not.  Strange.  Great discovery, but... strange.

Someone charged with writing spam filters has had a severe failure of imagination.

Mr. Rational said...

sandraI feel really saddened by what a lot of you have said about the African American people.

I note that your objection is not that it's true, but that a lot of us said it.  You appear to think that if Whites shut up about Black dysfunction and misbehavior, everything would be okay.  This proves that you're (a) stupid, (b) only interested in the Gibsmedat, or (c) both of the above.

Your objection to criticism shows that you have no interest in solving the problems of the "Black community", at least if they require any assumption of responsibility for things that YT handles without a second thought.  I understand that Liberia and Ghana are places where the parts of Black culture considered dysfunctional in the USA would fit in quite naturally; perhaps you should consider relocation.

do not forget the harsh treatment that our ancestors and even some of us today receive.

Heaven forbid that you be shot while committing assault and battery against a resident watching a suspicious person, or that you go to jail for strangling a 12-yr-old girl to death in order to steal her BMX bike.  Expecting good behavior is RAYCISS!

I know it doesnt help that a large chunk of us are on the wrong path

Your solidarity with them instead of those who behave well speaks volumes.  Fuck you.

Anonymous said...

Sandra Sandra what can I say, everyones ancestors had a hard time and were mistreated at some point in history unless their blood line is royal elite. Your suggestion that blacks are continueing to be misteated is something most white people find hard to believe. Are they besieged by mobs of unruly whites when they are caught in the wrong nieghborhood, are they denied admittance to state university, are they discriminated by government agencey for benefits or jobs. The only ones mistreating blacks are other blacks. They are their own worst enemy. They are not taught to think for themselves. They react as a race, they all vote the same they all must have the same shoes same hats, and when it comes to protesting they act as their community leaders tell them. Unfortunately they dont see anything useful in education and that is the way the leaders want it, because ignorant people are easy to manipulate by a charismatic judas goat.

Anonymous said...

Will it never stop? Haven't tests in schools and the workplace already been dumbed down near the imbecile level already? I just can't understand the back-bending efforts continually displayed towards these inept race of lazy, incompetent, destructive fools? When will everyone come to the logical conclusion of these civilization assassins? How long has it been, over 50 years of failure since the white people began coddling them? Since that time i sit down objectively looking for one area of their life that they might have been instrumental in improving. I'm unable to see ONE. Hands out, blaming anyone but themselves its just the same old story year after year.
@ Sandra...Are you out of your fu@cking mind, blind, or just plain stupid??? Most of the people that speak as you have little to no contact with your black brethren. I'm assuming your white. Go move in the same neighborhoods and interact on a daily basis for a while, then come back and comment. That is if your still among the living. Dip@hit...

Sandra said...

Actually I'm black.

Sandra said...

I live in a black community, I communicate with them everyday. I love my people and will defend them anyday but Im no t ignorant and I know that you guys are not just making up stuff just to make us look bad. There are some elements of truth in what you guys have said. But you guys are overlooking the positive(the fact that there are some of us who are responsible productive members of society. Now, I choose to strive on that positive. My parents are educated, my parents' families are educated. I'm highly active in school and community. I go to a high school full of black kids that get good grades, we are doing college courses. A lot of us enrolled in Ap classes. Im sorry if it seems like I'm bragging, cause i know no matter how good we are there is still someone out there better than us. For those of you that hve decided to use fowl language, it is not okay. Certainly not when addressing a 16 yr old girl. You complain about our unruly behaviour but your no different if you think its okay to use such language. Thank God y'all don't represent even a quarter of the population, cause i wonder wat my fate would be. I try hard to excel at anything i do and exhibit good character and I can say the same for a few people of color i know. But since a lot of you have such negative connotation of black ppl, you will never give me a chance. You'll never give that other black kid somewhere out there a chance. If im of good character what makes you think there wont be more if not better ppl like me. I would've given a little biography of myself but that would be slightly unneccesary and I would be digressing. You may say ok there are 50 focused black kids ouut of 100,000...majority are not focused anyway so y not just use negative words to represent them all. That would be okay, if were objects! Underneath, we r just like you. So all the negative hurtful comments are unneccesary. The truth hurts. But I believe this truth can be said in a different way cause REAL ppl are actually involved.

Mr. Rational said...

Sandrayou guys are overlooking the positive(the fact that there are some of us who are responsible productive members of society.

We never denied it.  But since you love Blacks so much (you call them "my people", just like Eric Holder), why don't you hold them to civilized standards of behavior?  If it wasn't for TNB and general Black hostility, you wouldn't have White Flight.  If it wasn't for Black disdain for education and general violence, you would have functional integrated schools.

For those of you that hve decided to use fowl language, it is not okay.

Quack quack quack.  Chirp chirp!  That's fowl language.

your no different... wonder wat my fate would be...

For someone who claims to be educated, your writing shows borderline literacy.

since a lot of you have such negative connotation of black ppl, you will never give me a chance.

We have given you chance after chance after chance since Shelley vs. Kraemer in 1948.  Every "civil right" you have obtained has resulted in more death and destruction.  This is because when you say "my people", you include all the ones whose theft and vandalism and assault and robbery and rape and murder makes life intolerable.

You could throw them under the bus, and draw a line between yourself and them.  You don't.  Because of that, and because we can't live with them, we obviously can't live with you either.  You value race loyalty higher than civilization, and that's why you need to go along with the rest.

The truth hurts.

Indeed it does.

But I believe this truth can be said in a different way cause REAL ppl are actually involved.

REAL people like Autumn Pasquale and Brittney Watts and Amber DeLoach and Channon Christian and Jacob Kudla and Jourdan Bobbish are dead because Black people have been given "civil rights" even if they obviously do not have what it takes to be peaceful and productive.  You take a few "hurtful" words as more offensive than their horrific deaths, just because they are not Black.  This is why you are unfit to be among us.

Discard said...

Sandra: The good Blacks are the opening wedge for the dregs. Their wretched cousins will always follow. We've seen it happen again and again. Central High School in Little Rock was de-segregated by eight squared away Black kids, but it's a sewer now. I have hardened my heart, and will not be taken in again. I know, it sucks to be young, gifted, and Black. But I won't let it be my problem any more. Your people have done too much damage.

Sandra said...

@Discard: Thanks, I appreciate your honesty and the fact that you did not call me names or try to belittle me. Thank you.

@Mr. Rational: I call them my people because they are black just like me. But please don't misunderstand me, that doesn't mean I support their bad behaviour: Theft, vandalism, rape, killings,etc Also, I'm not racist so please stop insinuating that. Those people that have died because of a few unruly blacks certainly did not deserve that and I don't support the killers just because they are black. I'm defending the good ones that no one have bothered to defend. I bothered to comment because I want y'all to keep an open mind, no matter how hard it may seem. You know why? I'm scared for me and those other good black kids who you may see and totally dismiss because we are black. Y'all speak the truth but thats only half of the story. There are actually some good, productive blacks out there. As for the bad ones these name callings and negativity won't help. How do you treat a wayward child? Chastize him by beating him, calling names? That would only make him more rebellious. Those bad ones are still humans and part of society, If you want change this is not the way to go about it. Erase the color and just view them as just another person who needs help. As for me, I'm going to start a club at my school that addresses character, behaviour, integrity, etc I want to prove y'all wrong. Black people can be civil, intelligent, peaceful people.

Sandra said...

@Mr. Rational
"This is why your unfit to be among us"
Who exactly are 'us'?
You reffered to all black people when you were making your negative comments. I defended myself and the good ones. So now for some reason your viciously attacking me because I choose to stand up for my fellow black people who are nothing like was described here. So don't attack me, correct yourself. Fyi- If you actually payed attention to ny comments, you would know that I do value civilization and I don't condone violence in ANY race black, blue or yellow.

Californian said...

Erase the color and just view them as just another person who needs help.

Thing is, are blacks going to erase the color and call for an end to affirmative action? Or dismantle all black studies programs? And refuse minority grants? And demand that hatecrime laws be repealed? And boycott the Reverend Wrights and Sharptons? And stop the guilt tripping over slavery-segregation? And repudiate the ANC in South Africa which is openly discriminating against, and calling for the killing of, white people in that rainbow nation?

If not, then you are asking for white people to make massive concessions while giving nothing in return.

Californian said...

Sandra, if you are going to start a club that addresses character, behavior, integrity, etc., then more power to you. We need that across the boards, especially in politics and corporate boardrooms!

Thing is, the problem a lot of people have with blacks is not how they behave individually, but their collective actions. For example, the demand for affirmative action. AA openly discriminates against white people, as well as enhancing the power of the DWL (that's disingenuous white liberal) establishment--all to the detriment of your average white person.

Or look at the very high rates of black illegitimacy and violent crime, all of which victimize whites (via welfare payments, degraded schools, unsafe neighborhoods). Or the politics of black run cities such as Detroit which have driven out most of the white citizenry. Or the ways in which advocacy groups such as the NAACP ignore massive black-on-white crime while making national issues out of rare events such as the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Regardless of how you add it up, it comes down to a race war of blacks against whites, and one in which whites do not fight back, at least not very much. You ask why there is such seeming hostility to blacks, and why the responses to your posts here are so strident: consider a common statement made on this and similar websites--"I used to be a liberal on race until blacks moved into my neighborhood and then crime went up and property values went down and I had to move my family out." Or--"I used to be a liberal on race until my kid lost out on a university admission because of an affirmative action program."

Doesn't it bother you that blacks can push even hardcore liberals into fleeing for their lives? Look at how in South Africa, now that you have black majority rule, even many white anti-apartheid activists such as Ilana Mercer have had to flee the beloved country because of the high black-on-white crime rates which include, among other things, some rather grisly torture murders--all without a peep of protest from American blacks.

Thing is, you can only push people so far. Look at how segregation was implemented in the late 19th century. The USA, after fighting a civil war and freeing the slaves, and after a decade of pro-black reconstruction policies, reversed course and openly discriminated against blacks. Why? To a large degree, white Americans got fed up with that era's equivalent of the Sharptons and Wrights and race hustles and endless government meddling and growing black-on-white crime. It just may be that a similar reaction could happen in the near future, and if it does, it would not be pleasant.

So you need to stand up in the black community and fight against affirmative action and the rest of the race based demands, and fight for blacks taking responsibility for their own lives.

Something to think about regardless of who wins today's election...

Mr. Rational said...

SandraWho exactly are 'us'?

When I say "us", I mean Europeans.  I'm sure most other non-Africans would say the same, though.  They don't have the burden of White guilt, and speak their minds.

for some reason your viciously attacking me because I choose to stand up for my fellow black people who are nothing like was described here.

Viciously attacking you?  You're still typing, so obviously I've not raped you mostly to death and then stuck you in a garbage can with a trash bag over your head to finish you off, or strangled you to death, or even dropped a shopping cart on your head from 3 stories up.  My viciousness leaves much to be desired in the damages department... unlike the attacks on Channon Christian, Autumn Pasquale and Marion Hedges, who were attacked by "your people" in the manners I've described.

Why are you even bothering to post here, anyway?  Why don't you go to "your people" and try to get them to STOP the dysfunctional, hostile and violent behaviors which created and maintain the negative impression Whites have of Black people?  Instead of complaining about the consequences, why don't you remove the cause?

We know why.  "Acting White" in the ghetto is dangerous, posting here is safe, and you're a coward.  Even if you confronted me to my face about this, I might draw my weapon but I would probably not shoot you as long as you retreated.  Ironically, this is part of why White society is so much safer than (and otherwise superior to) Black society.  If you could create a safe Black society, you would have done so.  You haven't.  That's all we need to know.  YOU need US, WE do not need YOU.

Sandra said...

First of all IM NOT ACTING WHITE, IM ACTING LIKE ME. Secondly I don't need you or your people. I have my people both blacks and whites. You're an ignorant coward. Somebody must have hurt you deeply for you to be like this. You think you and your people are superior. Let me tell you something you don't know. YOUR WRONG. My teacher once said(by the way she's white) when you entertain people and their immaturity(ignorance in your case) they keep on doing what they are doing. Im not going to entertain your ignorance anymore and I won't tell off europeans cause i have lots of european friends. By the way i bet you wont even have to balls to utter some of this rubbish to my face cause your a COWARD. Its the 21st century wake up from your slumber. YOU AND YOUR IGNORANT PEOPLE ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO ME OR BLACKS IN ANYWAY. I am a person, an individual, Im here to stay. Im a proud black person, the world is my freaking canvas and ill paint and paint and paint and not even an ounce of your negativity can stop me. You will not make me or the black race feel inferior in our place, here where we belong.

Anyway no drug, not even alcohol causes the fundamental ills of society. If we were looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldnt test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity ignorance greed and love of power-----P.J O'Rourke

Nothing in this world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and concientious stupidity---Martin Luther King

Good riddance.

Sandra said...

@california
I certainly see your point. I hope you dont mind me saying this but your the kind of person that Ill actually sit and listen to. You've made your point in a respectful, undemeaning tone, so thanks. I agree with a lot of things you've said, however I do disagree on some others. But ill agree to disagree, because some of the things you've mentioned I don't have substantial knowledge. Ill go read up on them for future debates, cause I have a feeling this won't end here. Thanks agsin for the way you approached me.

Mr. Rational said...

Sayeth SandraIM NOT ACTING WHITE, IM ACTING LIKE ME.

"Acting white" is what they call it in the 'hood, and if you're down there trying to practice outreach and uplift it's their opinions and cultural framework that matters, not yours.

Why are you posting here again?  Why aren't you in the 'hood trying to improve matters the only place they can be improved?  We know why:  you'd probably be robbed, if you got raped nobody would care, and even if you got shot you'd rate no more than a brief mention in the papers like the other victims of the weekend's drive-bys.

Secondly I don't need you or your people.

First, you're using an electronic computer.  Electronic computers were invented by White people.  If you rely on treated drinking water or have ever had a vaccine, you're depending on White inventions to keep you from dying of infectious disease.  You may well owe your life to White people several times over.

Second, there's a significant likelihood that you have used something I had a hand in creating.  Bits of my work are all over North America, and other bits are spreading all over the world.  I'm talking real, tangible things, not smart phone apps.

What benefit do I get from you coming here to harangue us?  None... aside from the opportunity to have some fun putting you in your place.

You're an ignorant coward.

My charges having stung you, you are reduced to trying to hurl them back at me.  You have a child's mentality.

Let me tell you something that your esteem movement-indoctrinated teachers wouldn't mention:  insults from a stranger only hurt if they're true.  That's why you are in a snit, and I'm calmly refuting you point by point.

Somebody must have hurt you deeply for you to be like this.

A great city built by my ancestors has literally fallen into ruin in my lifetime because of "your people", and it's just one example of the Visible Hand of Black Economics.  Its city government is inches from receivership, the school system is already there.  Even Black people are leaving now.

I pay a high burden of taxes to provide services to "your people", so this hurt is on-going.  Are you volunteering to take this burden on yourself, by paying the excess cost of Black welfare dependency and Black dietary habits and Black educational failure and Black law enforcement solely from taxes levied on Black people?  If you REALLY don't need me, that's what you should be doing.

I expect you'll do this when pigs fly.

i bet you wont even have to balls to utter some of this rubbish to my face cause your a COWARD.

Ah, yes.  You repeat the dogma backed by government force, which supports you in everything you say.  Meanwhile you challenge me to say things publicly which, despite being true, would probably make me unemployable at the least, if not expose me to violence from "anti-racists".  Is there any symmetry there?

Meanwhile, you're still not going down to the 'hood to fix what might be fixed in the only place it can be fixed; you're just labelling me as a bad person because I dare to speak up about it.

YOU AND YOUR IGNORANT PEOPLE ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO ME OR BLACKS IN ANYWAY.

Prove it.  Wean yourself from the teat of White institutions and White taxes.  Show us what you can do on your own.  Let's see you make Edens of Liberia and Zimbabwe and Haiti.

I'll even pay for your plane ticket, so long as you and your Bruthas and Sistas go and don't come back.