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?
posted on 01/19/2011 8:31:17 AM PST
(My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
how much of a drop-off in parental involvement is seen in their education
Oh, this one is easy... zero.
posted on 01/19/2011 8:33:15 AM PST
(The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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.
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