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Liberal Reporter attacks Child for Getting Good Grades
Eagle Rising ^ | 02/17/2014 | Onan Coca

Posted on 02/17/2014 7:17:43 AM PST by tonyome

A school hosted a congratulatory event for its straight-A students, which would not normally be a controversial event… but the America we live in has changed. No longer do we push our children for excellence… now we make excuses for mediocrity.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: curriculum; education; indoctrination; learning; schools; teaching
The news video in the article is beyond belief...
1 posted on 02/17/2014 7:17:43 AM PST by tonyome
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To: tonyome

Bump


2 posted on 02/17/2014 7:22:09 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: tonyome

The true marxist wants everyone to be “equal.” In the marxist “mind” everyone has the same abilities, so differences in outcome are bad and must be denied, condemned, or explained away.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 7:24:04 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: tonyome
Perhaps the journalism school graduates are jealous of "A" students?

Of course, the socialism taught in journalism school instructs us that the successful are to be punished and the mediocre are to be praised. We're all entitled to exactly the same results, right?

4 posted on 02/17/2014 7:25:12 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: All

Glenn should invite that reporter on his show to explain her position. I would LOVE to hear her take.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 7:25:15 AM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: tonyome

I couldn’t believe the part in the video where the reporter asked the black boy if having straight A’s makes him smart, and then laughed at him. I thought she was going to accuse him of “trying to act white” any second.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 7:27:20 AM PST by tonyome ("What we need is more Patton, less patent leather" - Michael Savage)
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To: tonyome

Now readers can understand that achieving high grades is considered ‘acting white’ and is frowned upon by blacks. These black reporters are prime examples of hateful racism. This is the hateful racism that holds black children back.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 7:33:05 AM PST by abclily
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To: tonyome

I wonder if state basketball champions ever got any kind of special treatment for being successful?


8 posted on 02/17/2014 7:37:05 AM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement)
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To: tonyome

Only a showoff with right-wing DNA would get an “A” in a subject knowing it could damage other students’ false self esteem.

/s


9 posted on 02/17/2014 7:39:39 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: tonyome

In the long run, we will look back and know that McCarthy was right.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 7:47:50 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Senator_Blutarski
"Of course, the socialism taught in journalism school instructs us that the
successful are to be punished and the mediocre are to be praised."

"Ego Te Absolvo!"


11 posted on 02/17/2014 7:50:25 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: tonyome

My daughter scored a 35 on her ACT. Take that liberal reporter!


12 posted on 02/17/2014 7:51:03 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: cincinnati65

It has been obvious for decades that McCarthy was correct. That is the very reason the media worked so hard to destroy him.Just as they also belittle G.W. Carver and other blacks who worked productively. The media is made of people who never had to really WORK for pay,just spout BS.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 7:53:28 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: DannyTN

My son just got a 5 year scholarship for his PHD at Penn State, he worked 5 jobs to get it. Take that Marxist Media.

Pray America Wakes Up


14 posted on 02/17/2014 7:57:04 AM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: DannyTN

35?..........................


15 posted on 02/17/2014 7:57:27 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: bray

Well Done!


16 posted on 02/17/2014 7:57:55 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Red Badger

36 is the top score on the ACT. Less than 1/3 of 1% score a 35. Only about 70 people in the nation each year score a 36.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 7:59:37 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: tonyome

Soon “A” students will be classified as bullies!


18 posted on 02/17/2014 7:59:38 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: tonyome

I would have given anything if the boy had been able to blast her back with “Getting straight A’s doesn’t make me smart, being smart makes me get straight A’s”


19 posted on 02/17/2014 8:05:01 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: tonyome

What incredibly stupid people we have working in the media. I guess it’s becoming the last hideout for the incompetent unachievers.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 8:05:55 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: tonyome

Look at the olympic tantrums to see these kids in a few years.

These teachers, parents and ‘reporters’ are what is wrong with America/the world today.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 8:10:11 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: DannyTN

I didn’t have any thing to compare it to. Congratulations to your daughter!..............................


22 posted on 02/17/2014 8:12:10 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: tonyome

Did she ask “Why you be all Actin’ White?”


23 posted on 02/17/2014 8:12:18 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

Being smart is necessary but not sufficient to get straight As.

It is also necessary to work hard.

Of course, if the scale is dumbed down enough, everybody will get straight As!


24 posted on 02/17/2014 8:26:21 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: I want the USA back
The true marxist wants everyone to be “equal.” In the marxist “mind” everyone has the same abilities, so differences in outcome are bad and must be denied, condemned, or explained away.

Public schools are marxist by the way they teach, then reward the ones who play by their rules.

25 posted on 02/17/2014 8:31:27 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: tonyome
I teach. I tell my students at the start of the year that I don’t believe in equality. Equality in education means lowering the bar for mass mediocrity. “In this class we’ll embrace excellence instead of equality.”
26 posted on 02/17/2014 8:32:29 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: tonyome

get good grades —> reward: pizza, soda, and dance invite
get bad grades —> reward: soda and dance invite
get horrid grades —> reward: nothing

this is infuriating to the left... and echoes the real world effort and achievement model of capitalism

what they want is:

get good grades —> get pizza, soda, dance and a new car
get bad grades. —> get pizza, soda, dance and a new car
get horrid grades —> get pizza, soda, dance and a new car
don’t show up —> get pizza, soda, dance and a new car

everyone gets the prize... paid for by someone else... all while praising the local political type

lesson: there is no benefit to pushing to succeed. do nothing, vote for us, and we’ll steal it from others to give to you


27 posted on 02/17/2014 8:35:50 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: tonyome

Every day we get closer to the world of “Harrison Bergeron”.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 8:47:50 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: tonyome

For egalitarians, phase one is to indoctrinate youth to have resentment against achievement and to accept the abandonment of rewarding high achievement. Then, comes phase two, which is the use of government coercion to actively punish high ability and efficiency and to reward inability and mediocrity .


29 posted on 02/17/2014 8:51:49 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Iron Munro

I don’t disagree with much on this thread, but I do think that parents, teachers, and others telling a kid that he or she is very intelligent isn’t terribly productive and in the medium and long run hurts the kid.

Doing well in school is important, but there are other important things and swelling a child’s head about any of those things isn’t good.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 8:53:52 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: hoosierham

I’ve never seen or heard of George Washington Carver belittled. Examples?


31 posted on 02/17/2014 8:54:47 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Mr. K

I’ve excelled at every level of schooling, from grammar school through law school. I learned to answer that question honestly. No, it doesn’t make me smart, it just means I prepared for the test and knew the answers to the questions they asked


32 posted on 02/17/2014 8:56:47 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: tonyome
This mindset that everyone deserves a participation trophy just for showing up has crept into our schools as well.

No it came OUT of our schools not crept into it.

The whole "everybody is a winner" was birthed and nurtured in the public schools.

33 posted on 02/17/2014 8:58:47 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: tonyome

I love how the “reporter” corners the kid by stating, not asking “doesn’t that seem wrong”, and the kid responds “I guess”. Shame on that reporter.


34 posted on 02/17/2014 8:58:49 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: tonyome

The correct response is “no I am not smart because I make good grades I make good grades because I am smart.” This should be followed by a pitying shake of the head.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 9:01:28 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Mr. K

>Did she ask “Why you be all Actin’ White?”

When I taught at a almost all black school I heard that quite a few times - disheartening.


36 posted on 02/17/2014 9:03:35 AM PST by struggle
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To: tonyome

The liberals are spending a lot of taxpayer dollars working to keep the kids stupid. They are expected to be programmed, NOT EDUCATED, in our publik skools.


37 posted on 02/17/2014 9:11:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: tonyome

Guilt. That’s all the marxist have to use to bludgeon the achievers into handing over more in the ever expanding government extortion racket. If achievers learn to stand up to them, to say “I earned this, I did this, I’m proud of my work”, the marxists have nothing.

“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”
(Atlas Shrugged)


38 posted on 02/17/2014 9:34:21 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: tonyome

The real problem this woman has is that the students were being rewarded for “acting white”, while other students were not rewarded for choosing ignorance.


39 posted on 02/17/2014 9:36:22 AM PST by CurlyDave (`)
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To: Mr. K

“Did she ask “Why you be all Actin’ White?””

I hear that all the time here in NYC. Lots of black and Puerto Rican kids say that all the time in addition to “she think she white.” No matter how times change some people just stay the same.


40 posted on 02/17/2014 9:37:29 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Sherman Logan said: "It is also necessary to work hard."

It's even more than that. One must CONSISTENTLY work hard. Every assignment gets done completely and accurately and is turned in on time. For every exam and quiz one must be prepared to excel. If the "A"s aren't reserved for students who do this, then the grades become meaningless.

41 posted on 02/17/2014 9:37:38 AM PST by William Tell
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To: Ted Grant
Ted Grant said: "... telling a kid that he or she is very intelligent isn’t terribly productive and in the medium and long run hurts the kid."

I think that is only true if one then fails to point out that the world is full of very intelligent people and that what leads to success in life is using that intelligence to educate one's self and to make intelligent choices as well as working hard to accomplish worthwhile goals.

I've worked in some pretty rarified atmospheres where you could throw a rock in any direction and hit a super-intelligent person with a doctorate in a hard science or engineering. There was no room in that environment for ignorant slackers. "Be smart and work hard", is the lesson I would impart.

I see nothing inherently wrong with telling a little black boy that he is "smart". His pride in his intelligence and accomplishments at school can overcome the peer pressure to be mediocre. Depending upon his parents, this may or may not be something he hears at home, though his accomplishment to this point would seem to argue for wise parenting.

42 posted on 02/17/2014 9:47:46 AM PST by William Tell
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To: William Tell

You are quite correct.

I had the capability, but not, at the time, the drive or incentive to get straight As.

Regretted it ever since, of course. But giving me an A then so I wouldn’t feel bad about it later would not have done me or anyone else any favors.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 11:07:18 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Ted Grant

The only blacks I hear being praised are the “reverends” of politics such as Jesse Jackson.Ignoring accomplishments, of those blacks who work(ed) hard productively within the same system as have whites, is a form of belittling.


44 posted on 02/17/2014 2:48:57 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: tonyome; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Equality in misery.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


45 posted on 02/17/2014 7:03:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Perhaps the journalism school graduates are jealous of “A” students?

&&
Bingo!

I am female baby boomer who could stand to lose a few pounds, but I think it is so unfair that I can’t be a runway model. Where’s my pity from the media?


46 posted on 02/18/2014 5:49:06 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Ted Grant

Doing well in school is important, but there are other important things and swelling a child’s head about any of those things isn’t good.

***
Oh, you are so right.


47 posted on 02/18/2014 5:54:09 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Ted Grant

I don’t think rewarding kids for a job well done is “swelling” their heads. Kids need to be encouraged in their efforts, and as long as it is not overdone there can’t be any harm in it.

Kids know which ones among them are smart, average and slow.


48 posted on 02/18/2014 6:15:45 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: lowbridge

Poll needs freeping:

Should kindergarten attendance be mandatory?

Scroll down right side of page.

http://www.nwitimes.com/


49 posted on 02/18/2014 6:59:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: sauropod

home


50 posted on 02/18/2014 7:27:38 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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