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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Cholly ·
Quote by Xumbrarchist: "So, I wonder, why did I even want this position? Sure, I earned it, but what will come of it? ...with an attitude like that, a future of chronic unemployment.
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: ...with an attitude like that, a future of chronic unemployment. Yeah that is the proper attitude produced by our educational brainwashing. Concentrate on getting a JOB! Don't know accounting and focus on wealth. only acquire knowledge to get a JOB. Xum
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Vox ·
It's interesting. I applaud the young lady for the level of self-examination. The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it. Even the simplest hunter-gatherer societies -- people who had no conception of something like a "paycheck" -- did it. It's paradoxical that our society is enlightened enough to produce people who are capable of examining and criticizing this reality, yet...
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it. But the question is: "What is productive?" Hunter gatherer societies didn't have kids taking 4 years of English literature. I got straight D's in religion my freshman year. But I also got straight A's in math. But I bet an accounting course would have been more useful than the math I did take but I didn't think of it and no...
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

NSpirit ·
Reference: I got straight D's in religion my freshman year. But I also got straight A's in math. But I bet an accounting course would have been more useful than the math I did take Xum, what conclusion should be drawn from this?
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Re: Valedictorians Unite! Lose Your Schools! LOL

Xumbrarchist ·
Reference: Xum, what conclusion should be drawn from this? That the educational system designed by these palefaces does a crappy job of prioritizing information for people TO SERVE THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS. The schools are designed to produce people that can be USED economically. I was in the same class with the White boys that became the valedictoruian and salutatorian all four years. I played chess with them. They were just kids that would do whatever they were told all four years. Nose to...
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Re: More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

Yemaya ·
They need jobs... that's a no brainer.
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Re: More Blacks Than Ever to Teach for America

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: According to Teach for America, more than 48,000 people applied to the program this year, including 1 in 4 seniors at Spelman, 11 percent of the graduating class at Clark Atlanta University, 10 percent at Hampton University and at Morehouse College, 8 percent at Howard, 6 percent at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and 4 percent at the University of Florida. At the Ivy League schools, 1 in 7 African American seniors applied. WOW!!! I think this is GREAT...
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Re: The False Promises of “School Choice”

Yemaya ·
Don't worry, soon enough only the wealthy children will be the only ones intelligent enough to get an education worth anything. And the only ones who will be able to afford it.
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jZHNjc4Xk0
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting. Some suspect terms being thrown around. I'd be curious to know the perspective of whoever created this cartoon.
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school).
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school). I know, but don't you think that the African American community should step in to save such a historic school? The school is almost a century and a half old and was started by...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
Sunnubian I'm glad that you mentioned the money issue. White pollsters keep telling us that we have all these billions of dollars, BUT fact is we don't have access to it because most of it is tied up in banks, bills and credit. All of which belong to the white man. At the end of the day we don't actually have the cash or capital on hand to save Morris Brown or any other HBCU if we needed to.
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
But, if Morris Brown needs $30Million to be saved and there are well over 40Million African Americans, that means each of of giving at least $1.00 would be enough to save the College. I all of us would donate a dollar a year to educational programs and HBCUs, that would be at least $40Million going toward community education programs and the HBCUs annually, and if we would donate a dollar per month . . . (Personally, I know that it's a long shot, but, hey )
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
http://willywei.com/2012/10/th...g-networked-society/ Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
Knewton http://www.knewton.com/adaptiv...n-adaptive-learning/ Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXpbONjV1Jc This is one of the best descriptions of the school delusion I have seen. So now the technology is cheap enough so that parents don't need the school. Pipo U1 VS Asus Nexus 7 Google http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6mI4tjTp6Q Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

sunnubian ·
He has a very good take on "Education" and his take on it has been expressed by many people over the years, particularly, the fact that the United States' educational systems are still operating on the Industrial Era Model, while we are now in the age of Technology. Our school systems require 21st century children/students to conform psychologically, physically, mentally and emotionally to fit into a past century's education model. American parents are going to have to decide if we want our...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Muhammad Cipher ·
The concept of an educated population isn't the problem of course, but he does touch on the overlooked subject, for who's benefit was the current model designed? The industrialist concept of Taylorism (or the Taylor System) is embedded everywhere. I personally dont agree with his hard characteristic and distinction between work and art (but I agree with the larger point). As I am with the economic system, the education system too much be questioned and redesigned to serve community...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they'll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. Whoa. The One Laptop Per Child project started as a way of delivering technology and resources to schools in countries with little or no education...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Yemaya ·
Interesting contrast if you look at the move to offer free coursework now available online. I want to see how this plays out. They have been offering worthless degrees in the form of technical schools and for profit colleges for a while now. I'm just curious as to why now.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: (California lets anyone take the bar, including those who studied on their own. About 15 percent of unaccredited law school graduates pass, according to my attorney daughter.) That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
The way to put a stop to corporations/business/flim-flam artists fleecing students of their Pell Grants and Student Loans, is to make it illegal for any institution to be able to say that it is a "College" or "University" or "School" that is not fully accredited in the first place. Further, there should be a standard set that colleges and universities that receive public funding can charge a student. There should also be a national cross-reference (publicly searchable) data-base that shows...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with the homework. Sometimes he would collect it and sometimes he wouldn't you could never know. So sometimes I did it and sometimes I didn't. But I always got A's on the tests.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Muhammad Cipher ·
This country is royally screwed. The scam of certificates and "worthless" degrees are nothing new. This is what you get when education (on all levels) is regarded as a 'consumer good' subject to market reasoning. Product differentiation is but one of many wonderfully stupid things that is playing out in the "marketplace" of education with disastrous results for the people. As noble as it sounds…….I smell a rat. I wouldn't be surprised if this (or other future efforts) where amended to...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
If this is what they are talking about...I agree too my sista. But I heard this before. And if this was the consensus[sp], why have teachers drop the ball for twenty year or more? I say this cuz a lotta children aren't LEARNING. And these same children who didn't learn are the ones who are trying to promote this privatization of schools, charter and home schools, online learning and what's the other term? Deprofessionalism of teachers? Sounds like a play with words to me. Cuz tests don't...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
You know, Ms. Koco ... one of the most startling - and thought-provoking - things I heard during the Democratic Convention was the statistic of how LOW on the list the United States is EDUCATIONALLY compared to the other industrialized countries in the world!! (I can't remember if it was 13th or 26th??? ) But, whatever it was was P-I-T-I-F-U-L ... for a nation that CLAIMS to be the superpower of the world!! Our children/citizens are so uneducated that we have to recruit MORE intelligent...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: Now ... all these politicians and teachers' unions and teachers and parents and everybody else can talk and debate and point fingers at each other ... but the FACTS and STATISTICS don't lie!! Our people have been getting dumber and dumber as the years have gone by!! Even SADDER than that is the fact that a lot of the people we're bring over here to do the high-skilled jobs that our people can't .... were actually trained HERE at OUR colleges and universities!!! Yep! But the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! Standardised testing makes sense but WHAT IS IT? Just because it is standardised does not mean it is not stupid. They imply that just because it is standardised it is valid. They could be...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Well....what the standardize form they are debating over....folks who are AMERICANS are sucking up OUR jobs in droves. So apparently this standardization is working for them! Cuz our kids cannot even compete on own so-called standardized terms level. And it is that.....that makes this all the more stupid and backwards. I say...let's get back to the basics of education and build on the foundation there. Cuz if you can't read or write or even count.....you are NOT going to be in the game. And...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I HATE that I can't edit .... I meant to say" WHATEVER the standardized form they are debating" and so on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I just don't understand where this system have gone sooooooooo wrong. I do. It happened through the breakdowns of both the community and the family as a 'unit'. I would say both integration - which fractured our sense of "community" and the "village" form of raising/rearing our young ... and the disintegration of the traditional family structure are to blame, probably in equal parts. Or you could pick one over the other. The results would still be the same.
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
Don't forget the fact that parents can now be arrested and imprisoned for disciplining their child, (and the child(ren) know this). I do believe that integration was the number one occurrence that did the most damage to African America, not because I am against integration or anything, it's just a fact of circumstance. If African Americans were still segregated, Black people would have seen things like the following as stuff White people did and not as anything particularly pertaining to...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
The line is not so thin and it started in grade school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg How do Harvard graduates not know what grade school graduates should know? And that video is from 1990. Read some fiction with some GOOD SCIENCE. Omnilingual (1957) by H. Beam Piper http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/...pipers-qomnilingualq http://www.feedbooks.com/book/308/omnilingual http://librivox.org/omnilingual-by-h-beam-piper/ Here are some blogs about education and technology. Only the first...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Why not have a National Recommended Reading List regardless of the public schools or the corporations? The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase http://www.anxietyculture.com/tyranny.htm http://archive.org/details/tyrannyofwords00chas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8 The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand http://www.exceltip.com/book-1570713960.html http://www.fool.com/personal-f...unting-gamequot.aspx The Screwing of the Average Man by David Hapgood...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! I don't think teachers should be faulted for the failure of NCLB, They were mandated to follow President Idiot's education plan. And the fact that it had no chance of success ... and actually put public education two steps...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I agree with you my sista. It is confusing as hell especially when one is no better than the other..depending where you are and who you talk to. As for Emmanual? Well it seems he just wanted to be in charge of something. He didn't want to be someone's assistant even if it was the President of the United States. But! For me the children are the ones who will continue to lose this fight. It's sad. Cuz we gotta have some type of uniform education....otherwise the kids are gonna be f'd up in the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
"We must commit ourselves," in both word and deed Ravitch said, "to a system of free, just, and forward minded public education – not testing, privatization schemes, or crazy accountability schemes that take the focus off of what really matters." "If anyone thinks this strike is just another union “ploy” for higher pay or less “working time” they are sorely mistaken," she added. "And while workers should be entitled to protect their rights, the CPS strike is about the heart and soul of...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
@Sista ER. You definitely HIT the nail with the hammer. You are exactly right. And as a result of the motivation and demand of our parents and community a lotta of us skip grades. I skipped three times...which led to eventually graduating from high school at the age of 16. Which NOW I believe my parents should have kept my butt back with the rest of kids my age. Cuz I was NOT mentally ready to associate with college students at such an early stage of my development-just not.(I did a lotta...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Fine ·
And rightly so... Originally Posted by sunnubian: Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform - Common Dreams staff For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Oh...and I rememba a time when one of my peers got pregnant, she suddenly disappeared to live with a relative light years away.....then BOOM! She's back trying to catch up in school work while babysitting her mysterious little cousin who came to live with the family. We never connected the dots. And...on top of that we kids never knew her disapperance was a result of a baby-even though we saw her with this "baby" [cousin] daily. That's how our parents kept...
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Re: ON THE EDUCATION FRONT:

Xumbrarchist ·
Ethiopian kids Xoom into new world I t was about eight months ago when a groundbreaking experiment by Cambridge nonprofit One Laptop Per Child brought Matt Keller to the remote village of Wonchi, Ethiopia. There, he had to identify 20 children who would receive a Motorola Xoom tablet. Among them was a boy who didn’t make eye contact. Kelebasa, 8, was withdrawn and disengaged, but when Keller handed him the tablet, Kelebasa soon found the “on” button. He raised his hands in the air and yelled...
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Re: A New Vision For African Americans

Xumbrarchist ·
So what else was happening during the debate between Booker and Du Boise? Henry Ford began selling the Model-T. What else happened in the 20th century? Technology CHANGED! We got nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Or should I say "THEY" got nuclear power and nuclear weapons. But there are also transistors and computers and who knows what else? But all of that time there was talk, talk, talk about education. What is eduction? Paying White people to dribble out unimportant information as...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

Xumbrarchist ·
Do you want an International Baccalaureate education for your child? http://www.rediff.com/getahead/2005/jan/24ib.htm What is so difficult about a National Recommended Reading List? It is like all suggested programs really involve creating jobs in the educational bureaucracy and none try to make use of many children's inherent desire to learn regardless of what the adults are doing. Is the European concept of education really about CONTROL? If a really good list was created parents and...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

Kocolicious ·
I agree with you my brotha regarding the assessibility of quality books to the public cuz that's the key. And yes to answer your question: there is a NEED to control HOW folks in the West thinks. Just is. And I would surfice to say in many of the things that have evolve our culture beyond even massa's expectations, education in ANY form available to ALL people has given us the advantage over the East. So if we can close this gap of impropriety[sp] and RECOGNIZE the benefits of educating...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

EbonyRose ·
Well ... I say GO FOR IT!!! And see what happens .... It's not like education - forced or not - is harmful to anyone. And the biggest problem we seem to have is people who are not willing to TRY something NEW!! THINKING something will fail doesn't mean that it will. Folks are WRONG all the time when it comes to thinking what we can and cannot do ... will or will not accomplish. Since those who THINK this won't work don't really know for sure (now do they?? ) ... why should their...
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Re: Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

Kocolicious ·
You got that right my sista! Folks are WRONG all the time. So....I concur. A little education new or different shouldn't HURT a bit. But ya see...folks don't like change...even if it's not working. They are comfortable with the familiar-which by the way is very very dangerous. Cuz there's nothing like an ignorant person with a gun...but!
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Re: Report: 1 In 4 Americans Completing High School Late, Students Lag Behind Other Countries

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: If the kids are being sabotaged in grade school then what do you expect? How many children find grade school boring? I can't recall a single interesting book provided or suggested by any of my grade school teachers. But when I started reading science fiction on my own my mother told me they were "something crazy". I loaned a book to a Black woman I was trying to hit on written by a famous Black female SF author. I think it is her best book.
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Re: Report: 1 In 4 Americans Completing High School Late, Students Lag Behind Other Countries

Kocolicious ·
Why is ANYONE surprised that we are lagging behind other countries...and the sad part is we are lagging behind some third-world countries! All kids have to do is go to school and participate....but! It's no longer that easy with all this news biting event of teachers prey on children sexually, gang violence, an inferior educational system-it almost feels like back in the day when blacks were getting whites' hand me down torn and almost destroyed books. We've really have had just a small...
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