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Dear Obama, You attended private school. So do your kids. Give other black children that chance
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 2, 2010 | Maureen Downey

Posted on 10/02/2010 12:02:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Check out today’s ad in The New York Times by the civil rights leader Kevin P. Chavous, chairman of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, condemning President Obama for his failure to support school choice nationwide. (The alliance advocates for vouchers and is supported by several pro school choice foundations, including the Walton Family Foundation.)

Chavous asks President Obama to endorse school vouchers, saying that the president himself attended the most elite school in Hawaii because of scholarships.

At the risk of being pilloried, I have to point out that the evidence is not strong that vouchers have dramatically improved the educational outcomes for black children or any children. I think the models that we ought to be replicating are KIPP and other public programs that emphasize intense remediation, more time on task and a relentless focus on achievement. I think vouchers will help the kids who need it the least — middle-class children for whom the $4,000 or $6,000 voucher means their parents can send them to a $10,000 private school.

At the same time, I think parents want more choices, which is why we ought to rethink district lines and school zones. And I think public schools ought to be experimenting with all sorts of models, so a parent can look at the options and see k-8 schools, single-gender, year-round, virtual etc.

Here is the text of the full-page ad:

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; doasisaynotasido; education; nea; obama; schoolchoice; techersunions; vouchers
If he's losing the blacks, Hillary will pounce. Great thing is, no Democrat can win without their votes, and if he's not the nominee in 2012, they'll stay home in droves.
1 posted on 10/02/2010 12:02:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zer0 is a millionaire who needs to be taxed more heavily to minimize the deficit.


2 posted on 10/02/2010 12:05:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Hussein Obama hates black people.


3 posted on 10/02/2010 12:16:47 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kevin,

Go safe, go armed,

And stay out of Fort Marcy Park.

4 posted on 10/02/2010 12:18:40 PM PDT by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama could give a shyte. This is totally off his radar. He will do anything for his union thug teachers. He could care less about how hypocritical this is


5 posted on 10/02/2010 12:19:48 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Help you out?? H3ll no, y’all! I got my $10 million through fair and square affirmative action since I was half-black. So I deserve to send my kids to any school I want. You d*mn well know I ain’ sendin them to school with your ghetto gang chirrun. Y’all got to find your own gig to play. Sorry, suckers! Y’awn your own. And hey, ‘member to vote for all democrats this fall and vote for me in ‘12, k? Heh, heh! I know you will!


6 posted on 10/02/2010 12:23:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: jimbo123
Barack Hussein Obama hates black people.

And all the other people, too. NO ONE is as good as he is and never will be, far as he's concerned. They just exist to help him get what he wants. He doesn't know what he wants, but he's working on it.

7 posted on 10/02/2010 12:25:29 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
opposing this program would appear to be a contradiction to what you said on the Today show earlier this week

Say, bro. Earlier this week? That was a LONG time ago. Things change. Remember the "CHANGE" thing? You voted for it!! Ha, ha!

8 posted on 10/02/2010 12:28:56 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

And don’t forget.....”it be wrong-headed to allow deese black children a choice in schools n all dat cause dey might get edukated, REALLY EDUKATED, n den they would figure out dat the republicans were historically on dare side n dat, now bein smard n all, dat progressive liberal tinken is gonna only keep um down, n stupid and depennent on gubermint. weeed lose der votes cause our lies wood be compromized by der edukation”


9 posted on 10/02/2010 12:30:41 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stop playing the RACE GAME! Obama will then throw money ONLY at black kids.

Give ALL kids a CHANCE; regardless of skin color.

Our public schools are ruining the future of our country. These dumbed down kids indoctrinated with all kinds of useless crap will someday be running our country. We have to stop the liberal agenda in schools. Even if you don't have kids, you need to care. They will be making decisions for YOU too!

10 posted on 10/02/2010 12:34:16 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Republic

“”it be wrong-headed to allow deese black children a choice in schools...”

That’s spelled ‘chilluns”. Where did you to school?


11 posted on 10/02/2010 12:40:21 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Don't be a wise a**.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obummer is NOT black. He is a bonafide HALFRICAN!!


12 posted on 10/02/2010 12:51:00 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Right Wing Assault

That’s easy - King O’ The World!!


13 posted on 10/02/2010 12:57:37 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Right Wing Assault

It is racist to point out Obama’s conflicting utterances, grunts, fantasies, outright lies or his made up “facts”.
This holds true even if the observation is made by a real black or another Half-rican.


14 posted on 10/02/2010 1:02:49 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: jimbo123
*** Barack Hussein Obama hates black people. ***

'Heck', he hates everyone who isn't a stark raving mad Marxist moonbat.

15 posted on 10/02/2010 1:39:29 PM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Condor51

No, he doesn’t like Hillary Clinton, either.


16 posted on 10/02/2010 1:58:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Beware of the owrk!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Obama, release your academic records. Are you afraid we’ll find out that you were given a free pass? I suspect you are not too bright.


17 posted on 10/02/2010 2:02:54 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: beelzepug

:^) my bad!


18 posted on 10/02/2010 2:07:24 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As a beneficiary of a privately funded scholarship, you attended the most elite private school in Hawaii.

Now that you mention it , exactly what scholarship was it that got Barry Soetoro, the son of an absent Kenyan Marxist and a single white woman from Kansas into all these elite schools. From grade school on it seems like someone was paying his way. Really, how does someone from a supposed humble background get into all these schools and leave no paper trail, no thesis, no published grades, nothing from Harvard law review for Christ sakes!!! How does one go from college slacker living on a couch and snorting coke, to community organizer where the only qualification seems to be getting freeloaders their welfare check, to President of the US and leader of the free world??? It's a mystery that nobody seems remotely curious about.

19 posted on 10/02/2010 3:41:53 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Tax-chick
*** No, he doesn’t like Hillary Clinton, either. ***

LOL. ya got me :-)

20 posted on 10/03/2010 4:51:52 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Condor51

Zero is such a basket case that we can forget that he and Hillary are ideological twins.


21 posted on 10/03/2010 5:34:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Beware of the owrk!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Give other black children that chance

My children aren't black so what aobut them?

22 posted on 10/03/2010 5:40:27 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Paladin2

Zer0 is a millionaire who needs to be taxed more heavily to minimize the deficit.”

A thread a few days back said that NObama has been investing his millions in offshore places, where he cannot be taxed.
Don’t know exactly how—or if true at all, but I can see him doing that.


23 posted on 10/03/2010 11:32:03 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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