Skip to comments.White Teachers Fleeing Black Schools (Or, where are the liberals when you need'em?)
Posted on 01/11/2003 12:03:01 PM PST by hoosierskypilot
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jason Johnston took a job at mostly black Midway Elementary School in hopes he could make a difference with the children who needed him most. But Johnston, one of only a handful of white teachers at the school, decided to leave after less than a year, disillusioned by pupils who struggled, parents who weren't involved and the constant pressure to meet state achievement standards.
"It wasn't what I expected," explains Johnston, who now teaches high-performing fourth-graders at a wealthy, mostly white Atlanta school.
"It's not because of race issues," he says. "It's about where you feel comfortable."
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Actually, I'm rather sure that liberals would prefer to make it illegal for whites to leave, if only they could find the right way to spin it. After discussion the cessation of race-based housing covenants, our hyper-liberal Property prof lamented the notion of "white-flight" keeping segregation alive. I asked what remedies could possibly exist to people freely choosing where they wish to live, other than to force people to stay where they do not want to live. Her response, while fervently denying any thought of limiting people's choices, basically involved many sincere wishes that people think the way that she believes they should. ("If only", the battle-cry of the liberal.)
..for instance, perhaps if traditional black colleges would be forced, yes forced, to go out and recruit white students for their teaching programs..
..offer huge scholarships and white student unions..
.have white mentors and lots more white professorships..
.then perhaps more whites would get to know more of the black culture they supposedly don't know....
this is what they do to get black students to go to traditionally white colleges...
actually, the real problem is that most people feel safer with their own kind...simple as that....not politically correct but nonetheless true....
Unfortunately, those who do not believe this yet conclude that any given individual of any race may excell to be the best of the best are called racists.
It seems people can become disillusioned when discounting racial heredity entirely in the overall equation of real life.
No it isn't, specifically. It's the abnormal culture and the high crime - as the article later points out!
But, it gives the Usual Suspects another handy chance to cry "racism" rather than face the genuine problems headon!
But such is not human nature to lie down, thus. Only mindless, gutless maroons (viz., mitey whitey) will do it.
That's why neither black, mexican, assyrian, ad infinitum , will reciprocate.
Umm? Why wouldn't they know the subtle importance of the orientation of a baseball cap with regard to gang membership? How unreasonable that they don't have a deep understanding and appreciation of Ebonics. My, my. (/sarcasm)
"I think it's a cop-out," Gluck says. "Whether they're white, black, rich or poor, they all have needs."
Needs? Yes. But capabilities and motivations are quite another thing.
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There was a guy on O'Reilly a few weeks ago who was a teacher in California. He was in hot water for making "racist" comments: that it was predominantly his black students who had trouble attending class, doing homework, behaving, etc. To me, this Georgia teacher is saying the same thing, just couching it in PC terms. I guess he doesn't want to be blacklisted.
No mention in the article at all of such things as parental involvement, student discipline, crime statistics, the anti-academic culture among black Americans, amount of support from administrators, etc. etc. Just the usual "Don't like it here? Oh, you must be a racist" conclusions....
That's the power of government indoctrination via public education, viz., these teachers are taught to believe that we're just one big happy family.
They're taught that the big, bad white man has always been a monster and minorities need to be coddled.
That's why it takes these teachers so long. You can't tell liberals anything. "My mind is made up. Don't confuse me with the facts."
Yea, what's missing is the putrid garbage that says the white man is guilty for all the world's problems since Cain whacked Abel. What's missing is the guilt trip we're on, and have been on, since government hijacked our educational system.
This teacher went into the school system blaming himself for the "poor, struggling, downtrodden masses." (Boo hoo)
It took him a year because he was never taught that
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