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With all the hoax excitement, I forgot about summer school in Amerika. The educrats at the Fort Worth, Texas ISD (which must stand for Intentional Student Dismantlers?) did not.

A total of about 300 students are expected across the four locations.

Most of them are bilingual, or English as a second language students, who the district determined would benefit from a learning environment difficult to create outside of the classroom.

“The parents wanted to consider that,” said district spokesman Clint Bond. “And most of our elementary students we don’t do a one to one device with them, in other words, a computer or chrome book or a hot spot.”

Some special education students are also expected to attend summer sessions.

The Texas Education Agency has listed all of those student groups as children that districts may consider prioritizing the availability of on-campus summer programs.

The students will be in classrooms at C.C. Moss Elementary, Westcreek Elementary, Seminary Hills Elementary and Western Hills Elementary.

Middle school and high school students taking summer classes, either for assistance with a subject or to get ahead for next year, will continue to study virtually.

“[A] learning environment difficult to create outside of the classroom…” I’ll say. It’s hard to replicate the hell of a cellblock outside the prison walls. When I see these stories, generally knowing nothing about the specific schools, I just get these feelings. Then, I check. What do the four (bolded) elementary schools all have in common? They are complete and total failures – as measured by the education racket itself. Have a look:

C.C. Moss;


Seminary Hills;

Western Hills.

Failure, failure, failure, and failure. Each one is in the bottom ten percent of all elementary schools in TX. The “Statewide Performance” charts say it all. There is NO performance. All the listed charts say things, none of them good. Under the “Students” tab, one finds historical demographic shifting of the kind present in or coming to most school districts nationwide.

Summer schooling is generally different than that of the regular year – and generally no better. These student groups are different too. But they all deserve better. And, doing absolutely nothing – as has been the case in Texas for the past two months – would be better.

The Fort Worth ISD ranks 802nd out of 979 districts in the state. It has a number of magnet schools, which rank reasonably well, though there are fewer of those special institutions than alternative (jail) schools. The rest of them, where that virtual learning does not happen, redefine “disgraceful.”

The ISD has about 84,000 inmates. Two percent of them probably receive a nominal education. Anyone who would send a child into such an environment is an abuser.