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Comedian mocks Wake schools' assignment controversy (NC)
WRAL ^ | 1/19/11 | Renee Chou

Posted on 01/19/2011 6:23:26 AM PST by AT7Saluki

The controversy surrounding the Wake County school board's plan to assign students goes up for another debate Wednesday night. The issue is once again getting national attention – this time on a comedy show.

First, it was a story in The Washington Post, then a letter to the editor by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Now, news of Wake County public schools has turned into comedy material.

Comedian Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, devoted five minutes to mocking the school board's assignment policies and one of its members.

(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: colbert; school; schoolboard; wakecounty
More attempted thwarting of the will of the people. The school board members ran on and were voted in on this platform.
1 posted on 01/19/2011 6:23:31 AM PST by AT7Saluki
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To: AT7Saluki

So, the debate, the ability to freely exchange ideas - is now prohibited by the ‘tolerant elite’?


2 posted on 01/19/2011 6:30:21 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: AT7Saluki

I can’t imagine having my kids bussed halfway across the county to attend a public school. Nuts.


3 posted on 01/19/2011 6:35:51 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

So...
is the premise that poor black kids are incapable of learning unless they are sitting next to a rich white kid

“racist”?


4 posted on 01/19/2011 6:37:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: AT7Saluki; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; ...

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail MitchellC if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
5 posted on 01/19/2011 6:43:15 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: MrB

Not exactly. I think the historical premise - and fact - is that schools full of rich kids will be better funded and attract better teachers.


6 posted on 01/19/2011 6:44:51 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: AT7Saluki

Interesting that the Mayor of Raleigh, Meeker, has weighed in on the issue against the majority conservative school board’s decision in the name of Martin Luther King.

BTW, Meeker’s wife just happens to be one of the dissenting liberal school board members.


7 posted on 01/19/2011 6:51:09 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: MrB

Precisely....and as one who has put 6 kids through these schools (a 7th currently in grade school) here in Wake County, I can tell you the busing idiocy HAS to stop...and for so many reasons. The school board has huge popular support for this.


8 posted on 01/19/2011 6:53:27 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: swain_forkbeard

Hmmmmmm. “Rich” people buy homes in expensive areas of town, pay high property taxes to build schools, hire teachers. Poor people live in cheaper parts of city, pay lower property taxes. Yet people paying lower taxes get to send their kids to “rich” schools, while suckers paying exorbitant taxes are forced to send their kids to Penal Prep.

I’m not seeing the fairness here. At what point do the “rich people” reap benefits commensurate with their contributions?


9 posted on 01/19/2011 7:05:29 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

“At what point do the “rich people” reap benefits commensurate with their contributions?”

When they vote in a like-minded schoolboard, I guess.


10 posted on 01/19/2011 7:11:39 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

If you are correct and that was the orginal purpose of busing - to get better qualifed teachers - race baiting and affirmative action made sure that did not work!

I remember the chants and law suits: “White racism has resulted in unequal race quota outcomes in test scores. Therefore only black teachers can teach black students.” Hiring the “best qualified teachers” was made illegal. White teachers were restricted to working only in majority white areas.


11 posted on 01/19/2011 7:13:29 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: AT7Saluki

This bussing happened in Alexandria, VA in the 70’s. My parents rented in the west end (better schools) just so I go to them. They couldn’t afford to buy there. Then they bussed half of the mostly black kids from downtown to the west end and vice versa.

Result? Race riots on a daily basis. Police there everyday. Newspapers, TV etc. I got shipped to a private military acadamy because I couldn’t walk home without trouble. You were scared to leave the school.

Property values in the west end went down big time.


12 posted on 01/19/2011 7:14:19 AM PST by albie
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To: swain_forkbeard
I think the historical premise - and fact - is that schools full of rich kids sullen, angry, arrogant, violent inner-city thugs will be poorly funded and drive away decent teachers.
13 posted on 01/19/2011 7:16:26 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: IronJack
At what point do the “rich people” reap benefits commensurate with their contributions?

Never.

From each according to his ability, to each according to the racist standards imposed by the State.

It's the communist way ...

14 posted on 01/19/2011 7:18:08 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Constitution Day

Colbert is an ass


15 posted on 01/19/2011 7:21:06 AM PST by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: albie

Because of busing in Charlotte, NC, I went to four schools in six years. I have no use for people who jerk kids lives around like that. We have been very happy home schoolers, not letting the government dictate to us where our kids have to go and who they have to associate with. Funny thing is, I see much more racism in the government schooled kids we know that in the home schoolers we know.


16 posted on 01/19/2011 7:21:16 AM PST by aberaussie
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To: AT7Saluki
Should I send the following letter to the editor of the Snooze and Disturber?
17 posted on 01/19/2011 7:21:27 AM PST by RJR_fan (The press corpse is going through the final stages of Hopium withdrawal. That leg tingle is urine.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Heads and tails are two sides of the same coin, right?


18 posted on 01/19/2011 7:22:41 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard
When you put a cup of sewage in a barrel of pure water, what do you get?

When you put a cup of pure water in a barrel of sewage, what do you get?

19 posted on 01/19/2011 7:47:17 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: AT7Saluki
Comedian Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, devoted five minutes to mocking the school board's assignment policies and one of its members.

Don't they teach anything in Journalism classes anymore?

Alleged comedian Stephen Colbert ...

20 posted on 01/19/2011 7:51:16 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: MrB
So...
is the premise that poor black kids are incapable of learning unless they are sitting next to a rich white kid “racist”?


Don't forget the premise that "black and white kids won't get along unless they attend the same school because children are incapable of learning 'tolerance' unless their environment is delicately controlled by social-minded educators." And then you've got the questions: Do the individual children with study problems do any better by being shipped to a school where achievement is higher, or are they just lost in the average to make the school system look better? If they're getting bussed forty and fifty minutes away from home, how much of a drop-off in parental involvement is seen in their education?
21 posted on 01/19/2011 8:31:17 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Renderofveils
how much of a drop-off in parental involvement is seen in their education

Oh, this one is easy... zero.

22 posted on 01/19/2011 8:33:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
Oh, this one is easy... zero.

Touché.
23 posted on 01/19/2011 8:34:40 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: aberaussie

I heard that in Charlotte the inner city schools get more than twice the amount of money than the white schools. Is that true?


24 posted on 01/19/2011 8:36:57 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: NCBraveheart

Tell me about it.

The fact that WRAL had this as their TOP story this morning got pissed off before I even got to the office.


25 posted on 01/19/2011 9:38:27 AM PST by Constitution Day
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got ME pissed off*


26 posted on 01/19/2011 9:38:50 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: AT7Saluki

Bussing for racial diversity was killed.

So they changed to name and continue the same policy.

The NAACP and libs demonstrate practically every school board meeting.

Now they are threatening to remove accreditation of all Wake Co. schools unless the board relents and approves bussing for racial diversity again.


27 posted on 01/19/2011 10:02:36 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: ladyjane

I have no idea - I haven’t lived there in over 30 years. It would not surprise me.


28 posted on 01/19/2011 10:51:11 AM PST by aberaussie
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To: albie

I had the same experience in PG County, MD as a child. My kids are in private school here in Wake County and I will eat rice and potatoes to keep them out of WCPS. My daughter is a junior this year, one more year and we are done. Really chaps my hide that I pay taxes for schools that I get no benefit from plus I pay private school tuition.


29 posted on 01/19/2011 3:56:10 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected
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To: Renderofveils
I asked someone who graduated from Leesville high about this. She told me that there are basically two tracks. One for college-bound students and one for the rest. There really isn't much interaction between the two groups except for lunchtime. So in reality, it is all an illusion anyway.

I really believe it is a way for the educational establishment to hide what is going on and then they can scream that they need more money "for the children" so they can insure their pensions and health benefits are fully funded.

30 posted on 01/19/2011 4:01:20 PM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected
I asked someone who graduated from Leesville high about this. She told me that there are basically two tracks. One for college-bound students and one for the rest. There really isn't much interaction between the two groups except for lunchtime. So in reality, it is all an illusion anyway.

This is a fact. Students tell me one track is free play childcare complete with free lunch and the other consists of those that might want to consider college.

31 posted on 11/09/2011 3:14:17 PM PST by alrea
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To: AT7Saluki

And they wonder why “White Flight” occurs.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 3:18:50 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: IronJack
Hmmmmmm. “Rich” people buy homes in expensive areas of town, pay high property taxes to build schools, hire teachers. Poor people live in cheaper parts of city, pay lower property taxes. Yet people paying lower taxes get to send their kids to “rich” schools, while suckers paying exorbitant taxes are forced to send their kids to Penal Prep.

When was socialism ever fair? Hm? And...Remember, please. Government schooling is pure socialism. It is the very definition of a socialist welfare service.

33 posted on 11/09/2011 3:35:07 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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