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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!!
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!! Well parents are FRUSTRATED with the current public school system.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!! Im not sure if that is sarcasm or not. After spending years of attacking "all things Government" (while ignoring real issues with the US Government) people are seeing what happens when everything necessary for society to function is turned into a market based 'fee for service'. While every group that starts a charter school...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
So can the so called Charter School figure out what to do with these cheap tablets or are we going to sit back and let them do mind control games with information control? This technology provides options for bypassing any White controlled educational system. But what will we do? Xum
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
No, MC .... that wasn't meant to be the least bit sarcastic!! As I usually do, I said (exactly) what I meant and meant what I said!! (Although you never believe that! ) At the first mention of "charter schools" (several years ago), I was HIGHLY opposed to the thought of them .... mostly because I didn't understand the concept - nor did I trust it. All I knew is that White people were in favor of it ... which meant it probably wasn't a good thing (for us)!! I held FIRMLY to the thought that...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: In my initial introductions, I read about two all-Black charter schools that were started on the East Coast that took "at risk" kids (through a lottery) and were developing them into soon-to-be high school graduates who were excelling at their school work ... and breaking down all the stereotypes that are attached to our kids - that they can't learn, that they're from too bad an atmosphere to be successful, that they don't strive for excellence, etc. And since...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
This is actually why I asked at first. It wasn't to be condescending in the least. I support Black institutions of just about every form. From childcare/homeschooling to Black research universities. Capitalism and white supremacy are closely related. One need not be "white" to to get caught up in the crazy and devastating effects of capitalism any more than one need be white to suffer from the effect of white supremacist thinking. The "market ideology" has been so normalized that people see...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: The "market ideology" has been so normalized that people see it as the only way to construct or approach solving any problems. Not noticing that its almost NEVER a means to solve anything. It AT BEST provides a cooping mechanism for the people while the problem continues. I agree with you, MC. However .... my thoughts about this are that .... while, yes, companies have "normalized" this nation's current "market ideology" for their own financial benefit...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
The backlash against charter schools is fueled by the pro-union-political-education-complex; a movement that has nothing to do with educating children and more to do with keeping adults employed.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

sunnubian ·
Charter schools have been hijacked by corporate interests and the right, whose plan it was all along to fund the private schools that cropped up all over America, especially in the south, after integration had been made law, which also serves as backdoor way to de-fund public education and privatize education in America.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: The backlash against charter schools is fueled by the pro-union-political-education-complex; a movement that has nothing to do with educating children and more to do with keeping adults employed. ROFL I bet that is true on both side. It is about MONEY and to hell with education. But it makes good propaganda for the charter school cause. Educators could have created a National Recommended Reading List for kids decades before we had cheap computers. But when do...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/o...XIUz0iN5ldTuSrFWcVJN
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods.
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/o...XIUz0iN5ldTuSrFWcVJN That was a very good article!! While some will say that it was (obviously) slanted to be in favor of the charter school system .... the bottom line for me is RESULTS !! If these schools are producing the kind of academic excellence - especially for OUR children - and especially in math and science - (where I believe the future job market for the better, more higher-paying jobs is heading) - that the FACTS...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods. The only reason I can think of is that it would take a UNIFIED effort on the part of the parents to demand a better educational experience for their children. Even if it was just at the neighborhood or individual school district level. And, unfortunately, as a people, we're just not there yet.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
And let's not forget about black homeschoolers.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods. I am all for community control of schools and school districts. However, Black people gave away the prospect of controlling how their children are educated when the masses of our people turned to integration as a liberating ideology. With that said, until FREEDOM SCHOOLS make a come back, the charter...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: And let's not forget about black homeschoolers. Not against homeschooling, just not sure the masses are in the position to prepare our children to reach the mastery needed to be power brokers in today's global economy. This is not to say that our people are not smart, intelligent, or intellectually gifted.... we are. However, I deeply believe that today's mothers and fathers, who in many cases themselves are victims of poor performing school systems, do not have...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Letter I wrote to my teachers and staff. It is the first of many this year that I will write as part of my weekly announcements. I share this with you because the motivation I have to do this job, was once compromised when I had the unfortunate task of working in a public school where teachers abused sick time, stole supplies earmarked for kids, refused to unpack boxes of new text books because doing so was a violation of the union contract, reported late to school, stood in front of kids...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting. Im not, and don't claim any deep familiarity with the NYC public school system. However, the problems that exist with public education do share some commonalities across the country. I'll be honest, I am a bit cautious and suspicious of the lines of reasoning that places teachers unions as the or even a primary obstacle in lieu of the entire design and interactive functioning of the educational system. This isn't directed at Shango (or anyone) in particular, I note this because...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: This from a person who supports Black homeschooling, Independent Black schools and the like. Cultivation of knowledge to better develop and serve the community is a VERY different objective than acquiring knowledge to gain competitive advantage in a "Global Market". The first is attainable and sustainable. The second is an illusion that serves to justify and reproduce the existing social dynamic. I fully agree, Muhammed. Thank your for pointing out that...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: I believe education in our community should be for the purpose of service and not as a component of advancing capitalism. I do believe, however, that our children should also be educated to be power brokers aimed at dismantling the existing social dynamic / behavior modality of white supremacy. In other words, I am for Africans being empowered, with power, throughout the diaspora. AMEN to THAT!!!
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Cholly ·
Add one more: Brent Bozell, the president of the Media Research Center, appeared on Fox News and said the President of the United States "looked like a skinny ghetto crackhead." Bozell was talking with Mark Steyn -- filling in for Sean Hannity -- about MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who said in March that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich looks like a car bomber. After Steyn joked that Gingrich just looked like a "big, ugly, slightly older Winnie the Pooh," Bozell wondered how long Hannity’s...
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Huey ·
You know what? My dad hated Jimmie Walker's character J.J. on "Good Times" because he was buffoonish as hell on the show. And seeing him in that photo with Ann "The Tran" Coulter (and her huge adam's apple), makes me realize that, my dad was right! He was ahead of his time.
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

sunnubian ·
Yeah Huey, and what is wrong with is face, his skin?
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Huey ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Yeah Huey, and what is wrong with is face, his skin? I would say the blotches on his skin is from years of trying to wipe the "blackface" minstrel makeup off his face, for acting like a ghetto Stepin Fetchit, but I digress.
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

Cholly ·
Ann Coulter and Jimmie Walker at the 5th Annual TV Land Awards on April 14, 2007, in Santa Monica, California . EUR Exclusive: Jimmie Walker on Relationship with Ann Coulter. *In a recent interview, Jimmie Walker went on and on…and on about the love he has for his best friend Ann Coulter. Let’s take a moment to let that marinate. “Ann is Ann,” the “Good Times” star told EUR’s Lee Bailey. “She’s a great woman, I have nothing but good things to say about her.” Using words like “adorable” and...
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Re: The top 10 most racist remarks of 2011

EbonyRose ·
I think .... yep, I'm pretty sure ..... that's just gonna make me puke!!!
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Re: Germantown High School Principal, Apologizes For Presentation On Race, Test Scores

Xumbrarchist ·
How many hundreds of millions of words have been written about the American Civil War in the last 50 years? How many books? How many term papers? How many homework assignments? Do you ever hear anyone ask what percentage of White men who fought for the Confederacy did not own slaves? How can a question that simple not be raised and addressed? Well if 25% or less of those White men owned slaves then that would make 75% or more of them look pretty dumb wouldn't it? So it is not surprising that...
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Re: ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Yemaya ·
No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush!
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Re: ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: No Child Left Behind. . . THANKS G.W. Bush! If no children make any progress then none are left behind. Xum
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Re: Colorado 1st Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment

Yemaya ·
Some more bullshit...what are black people going to do about this????
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Re: Colorado 1st Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment

EbonyRose ·
Oh, puhleeeeze!! Most, if not all, 6-year-old boys will "harass" little girls (they pull hair, laugh, tease, hit and run away, say weird things). But the thought or knowledge of it being a "sexual" thing (they're liable to puke at the mention of "kissing" a girl!!! ) is utterly ridiculous. If what he said wouldn't have been the words to a popular (award-nominated) song that everybody knows then mayb e it would make sense to people that are supposed to be intelligent adults that the boy was...
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Re: Teachers, Parents Push Back Against High Stakes Testing

Yemaya ·
No push back against SAT and ACT testing. They are required tests for every 4 year college or university as well as GMAT and other grad school tests.
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Re: Teachers, Parents Push Back Against High Stakes Testing

Xumbrarchist ·
What is the Ultimate Physics Test? Don't skyscrapers have to hold themselves up? Doesn't that mean the levels toward the bottom have to support more weight than levels at the top? Doesn't that mean more steel toward the bottom than the top? Where has the distribution been discussed in the last ten years? So doesn't that mean that every politician that has not asked about the distribution of steel in the WTC is too stupid to pay attention to? I do not object to the concept of testing, but how...
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Re: 5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools

Yemaya ·
http://newsone.com/nation/wash...er-grades-in-school/ African-American Boys Receive Less Attention, Lower Grades And Harsher Punishment In School Written by Roland S. Martin on January 12, 2012 9:27 am Click for More Next Post A recent study by the Yale University Child Study Center shows that Black children — especially boys — no matter their family income, receive less attention, harsher punishment and lower marks in school than their White counterparts from kindergarten all the way...
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Re: 5 Reasons Why Students Are Being Arrested in Schools

sunnubian ·
A recent study by the Yale University Child Study Center shows that Black children — especially boys — no matter their family income, receive less attention, harsher punishment and lower marks in school than their White counterparts from kindergarten all the way through college. ========================================================================= And this has been happening since they integrated the schools, and all the "experts" or our "leaders" do is conduct "studies", "study" after...
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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 ·
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: 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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