A link to the hijinks in Buffalo: the Failure Factory.
It is about what one would expect. I’m not even checking the schools as I assume they are academically nonexistent.
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:
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.
Vox Day on the further slide – if that’s possible – of what passes for education in Minnesota:
Forget the issue of prayer in the public schools. Conservatives can’t even keep perverts, Planned Parenthood, and pedos out of them:
On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Minnesota House Democrats voted in favor of including pornography and sexual perversions as part of the Minnesota House Education Omnibus Bill, HF2400.
The Minnesota Child Protection League (CPL) tried to warn parents and stakeholders to call their legislators to urge them to remove Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) from the 258-page House Education Omnibus bill HF2400 before it was debated on last Tuesday. Of course, the bill was debated two days after Easter Sunday, when parents were distracted and just getting the kiddos back to school after the holiday.
Planned Parenthood will provide the CSE curriculum for Minnesota public schools and has lobbied hard for this legislation. The Guttmacher Institute, which was started in 1968 as a part of Planned Parenthood, is expected to be developing the state model policy, according to StopCSE.org, a website to educate parents on the harmful effects of CSE.
At the center of the CSE curriculum debate is a book called, “It’s Perfectly Normal” which is endorsed by Planned Parenthood and boasts of “more than one million copies in print”. The book contains explicit drawings of the male and female anatomy and covers such topics as vaginal, oral and anal sex, homosexuality and abortion which will be taught to elementary students as part of CSE. “It’s Perfectly Normal” was written in 1995 by Robie Harris, who was a member of Planned Parenthood’s National Board of Advocates. A new edition of the book states it is “updated for the 21st century” on the cover.
Notice the inevitable equalitarian propaganda in the “educational” pictures. The lesson, as always, is this: homeschool or die.
Propaganda is all that’s left. Odds are, if it’s not in pictures, then the kids won’t get it. Rotten to the common core.
If this ridiculous legislative idea becomes reality, then the government schools of North Carolina are finished. In fact, that it’s even a hopper item suggests that is already the case.
RALEIGH, N.C. – School employees in one state might be feeling happier these days after learning the bar for failing could be lowered, and by a lot.
The North Carolina legislature is considering a change in the grading system for the state’s public schools.
The bill in question would be based on a 15-point scale, rather than a 10-point scale for grades.
That would mean only scores lower than 39 percent would qualify for an F grade for schools, a far cry from the current 60 percent failure mark in the state and most others.
Student grades would be unaffected by the changing scale system, but would allow underperforming schools to continue operating.
Plenty has been made about lowering passing grades for students. So, it almost stands to “reason” that the same might be done for schools. But, why? If a school is failing, and cannot be redeemed, then shouldn’t it cease operations?
Is this even real? Cant be, can it? Well, yes, it is…
The madness is primarily sponsored by four Democrats from Charlotte:
These crooks and their friends do not have your children’s best interests in mind. Maybe remember that during the next election.
I find it amusing in a way that the US will immediately and without hesitation drop bombs in Syria for absolutely no reason at all. Yet, when it comes to defending our country from actual invasion, absolutely nothing is ever done.
Watch as the newest horde scrambles across the border.
And, they’re not sending us the very best.
I suppose we really might be out of serviceable A-10’s after all…
Good news! Opposite that last link, we have at least one Christian Pastor left in America still ready to stand up for Christianity. And he’s not backing down.
Compare and contrast that hard stand with what’s happened of late in Ireland. They legalized just about every form of depravity on the Emerald Isle. Now, some feign shock and outrage when rape suspects get off based on “what she was wearing.” One thing leads to another…
There, and here. Welcome the world, become the world.
Somewhat fitting with this being graduation season. Yesterday’s TPC piece on schooling, part one of two:
The top ten schools in several categories are front and center in the USN report. There is other good performance outside the upper extreme, such as one school I found in a large Floridian city: 96% graduation rate; 64.4% college readiness; 84% AP participation with 69% success; and 71% reading and 66% math proficiency.
That school ranks 29th among all Florida schools and 343rd in the nation. However, this “best” school still graduates 96% of students when 29% are not reading at the level and 34% have trouble with arithmetic. It makes one wonder. It should make one suspicious.
Then, there are the “worst” schools. I skewered them recently in a related article. Please pardon any caustic effect therein. The worst offender districts spend more money than the average while delivering single-digit proficiency results. I think it’s safe to say “fraud” again.
The situation, the fraud is much worse than just poor test results. The whole basis and structure of the public schools in this country is so out of touch with American values that placing children in many or most of our schools is tantamount to child abuse. Seriously. The American model, in many states, is built on the fraud and historic bigotry of Blaine Amendment meddling. A beginning based on hating Catholics. Then, segregation and the hampering of black achievement. Next, integration, both of students and of plans to lower expectations and results. No free thinking citizens produced, just barely competent and obedient worker drone units. That was then. Now, the schools have become prisons.
I’ve been to more than a few schools recently. And I’ve been in more jails and prisons (on professional business…) than the average. There really is little difference. To convert a prison into a school, just add some desks. To make a school into a literal prison, just add bars to the windows. Beyond the physical similarities, there is congruence in the treatment of the inmates. And, in many places, the students literally have fewer rights, less freedom that prisoners of war under the Geneva Convention. Click here, read, and think about the application of these principles to your child’s school: Basic Rules and Protocols. In addition to suspicious, you should now be getting angry.
Knowing the colleges today, it wasn’t at all surprising to hear that the Reed College (OR) infestation known as “Reedies Against Racism” are successfully purging the white Western authors out of a Western Civ class. “Readin’ be raciss!” is, I think, their cry.
In another, saner age, tossing the Greeks and Romans out of any intro to humanities class would have amounted to heresy, idiocy, and intolerable intellectual dishonesty. Now it’s trendy.
And it really doesn’t matter much. Or it won’t in a few years. If the patterns in secondary education (here meaning
middle junior high and high schools) hold, then none of the very near future “students” will be able to read. Or comprehend basic math.
Hot on the heels of NAEP news about high school seniors being ignoramuses, and the schools being utter frauds, comes more news of a similar sort:
Sixty-five percent of the eighth graders in American public schools in 2017 were not proficient in reading and 67 percent were not proficient in mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress test results released by the U.S. Department of Education.
The results are far worse for students enrolled in some urban districts.
Among the 27 large urban districts for which the Department of Education published 2017 NAEP test scores, the Detroit public schools had the lowest percentage of students who scored proficient or better in math and the lowest percentage who scored proficient or better in reading.
Only 5 percent of Detroit public-school eighth graders were proficient or better in math. Only 7 percent were proficient or better in reading.
One honestly has to ask, with 5 and 7 percent competency rates, what the hell is the point? Imported from Detroit? No thanks, you can keep it.
In perspective and preemptive answer to the “need more money” malarkey: in 2017 Detroit registered 45,511 “students”. Their 2017 budget totaled $638.4 million. See: 2017 Budget, as Adopted. That means, and I know this would be hard for Detroit eighth graders to grasp, they spent $14,027.38 per student. For the “.38” I rounded up, which means … nevermind.
WaPo said the US average spending per student was $10,700 in 2013. A run through the old CPI calculator gives a 2017 average of $11,283. (A Calculator is this thing invented by white Western racists to … nevermind).
Thus, and I know this is really hard, Detroit spent 124% the national average on each of its “students.” That’s 24% more. “2” and “4” are even numbers. “%” means “percentage,” per-cent-age. That’s a proportional relationship between numbers. Consult Archimedes, Ptolemy, or Newton. No, don’t consult them, the Reedies say not to…
To make this as plain as possible: Detroit spent more on its “students” and still got laughable results.
How many Detroit teachers were fired for this atrocity? My guess is somewhere close to zero. Zero – which, in a year or two, may equal the exact number of Detroit “students” who can read their own names and recite their own ages without resort to digital summation.
*See: I use a little sarcastic humor in an attempt to lighten up what is otherwise complete and utter depressing bullshit. Not working, is it?*
Not much works, nationwide. A chart of State reading readiness:
Way to go, Taxachusetts! Just a wee bit more effort and a tiny fractional majority (so sorry for the continued rubbing in of the advanced calculus-speak) of the young mushheads will get the nuances of Sally, Dick, and Jane and their tireless work running Spot.
Mississippi: At Least We Ain’t New Mexico!
New Mexico: You’re a disgrace to Old Mexico. (Seriously, MX had a 94.47% literacy rate in 2017).
Working, toying with the myth that increased funding raises test scores (and, presumably, learning retention), to get Detroit up to Mexican levels of literacy, they would need to spend about $189,000 per student per year. Over 13 years, K – 12, that’s $2,457,000 – without compounding any interest. It might be, if it was affordable, better to just set that sum aside for each “student” in an idiot trust.
Either way, the idiot part seems certain.
Now, this isn’t to condemn all education in America, even the government-sponsored variety. But it sheds light on a dark, disturbing subject.
In contrast, homeschool parents spend around $900 per year for each of their students (not in quotes). I don’t know what level of competency they get for that kind of money but I’ll bet it’s better than 7%. Better than 49%. Probably on par with Mexican standards.
How to fix this?
Abolish the schools. Or defund the fire out of them. Or watch the spiral continue to the point that SJW projectionist racists won’t even know what to be outraged by next. Think of the
SJWs “students” children.
“Fraud” is the right word. The right “F” word, even more than “failed” or that other one.
The results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, America’s “Report Card,” are staggering:
It’s not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or better in reading, and just 7 percent reached at least a proficient level in math.
The atrocious NAEP performance is only a fraction of the bad news. Nationally, our high school graduation rate is over 80 percent. That means high school diplomas, which attest that these students can read and compute at a 12th-grade level, are conferred when 63 percent are not proficient in reading and 75 percent are not proficient in math. For blacks, the news is worse. Roughly 75 percent of black students received high school diplomas attesting that they could read and compute at the 12th-grade level. However, 83 percent could not read at that level, and 93 percent could not do math at that level. It’s grossly dishonest for the education establishment and politicians to boast about unprecedented graduation rates when the high school diplomas, for the most part, do not represent academic achievement. At best, they certify attendance.
Summarized in a sentence: Two-thirds of American high school graduates are functionally illiterate. This should shock and dismay more than just the writing set.
The people almost seem okay with this. It’s like another great George Carlin skit:
America’s national average IQ is falling decade by decade. This even as the children suffer more and more “education.” Some, like Georgia’s potential next Governor, Stacey Abrams (a great fiction writer, BTW), want universal, “free” college for everyone. What’s the point. Why go to college or even to high school if the result is a majority that can’t read or do basic math?
Various peoples of the older world had less formal education but were on average smarter than modern Americans. Such was the case in Victorian England. The verbosity and concomitant popularity of Varney the Vampire bears this out: what would be a “difficult” read by today’s low standards was immensely popular with the street urchin, drop-out boys and young men on the streets of 19th century London. Why? How?
It’s not definitively provable but it is suspected that the average IQ in Plato’s Athens was around 125 (SB or Wechsler) – 2 standard deviations above America’s average today (maybe three above tomorrow…). That was the average, with half being even higher. How many standardized tests were those kids back then subjected to? None, likely.
And as our system continues to fail and to fail more spectacularly, the only answer from the establishment is more and more of the same.
We’ll get more of the same on all fronts. More fraud. More failure. Look for it in next year’s report card.
Yesterday, in a headline for FP, I celebrated the departure of Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State and the man who ushered in the brave new age of the
Boy Scouts of America. But it’s really a mixed bag.
Tillerson never belonged anywhere near government power. His firing is a good thing. A liberal friend rightly pointed out that Trump has the highest and fastest rate of administrative turnover in history. It’s does look like disarray. Oddly, by his own list, leaving aside some major points (Obamacare, the wall, locking HER up, etc.), Trump is actually accomplishing his agenda. If it works…
However, with the cabinet positions, aides, and so forth, the turnover is a mixed bag. We seem to lose one deep state, globalist idiot only to have another step right in to take his place. Seems like it spreads.
The newly nominated Sec. State, replacing T-Rex, in the former Director of the CIA. Do we really want the head of secret police/paramilitary force representing us to the world? Might that not send a mixed message?
The new, nominated Director of the CIA is the former Deputy Director, Gina Haspel. If you’ve never heard of her, that’s probably because you watch America’s mainstream, lamestream, report no real facts media. Stop that. Get all your news and entertainment here!
Anyway, Gina is a career employee of the company, a former honcho for NCS, perhaps the most dangerous and unaccountable part of the deep state. The woman is “quite literally a war criminal.”
She ran the notorious CIA “black site” in Thailand. You’ve probably not heard much about that. It was (is) only one of the many places where the USA, beacon of virtue, engages in illegal torture of enemy combatants (defined as whomever the President says is…). This has been standard operating procedure under the current and past two administrations (Duuuuuuh-wa, no hope and no change, MAGA).
This practice and those like would, if conducted by any other government, constitute actionable offenses against humanity. There has been limited legal action already. The international community has little sway over the US with its thousands of operable nukes. And there is NO justice left in America’s courts. So, what sent Nazis to the gallows (on trumped-up, ex post facto charges and no due process at all), the US gets a pass on. Exceptionalism or something.
And, even honest CIA killers admit this hideous treatment of prisoners doesn’t work. Abu Zubaydah, in US “custody” for something like 15 years, with no rights, and no hope, was horribly battered and abused only to have it discovered he knew nothing and was not a threat. Still at Club GitMo though.
“Thems tarr-ists,” the unwashed roar, “who cares?” What part of “whomever the President says” don’t they get. It can be and has been US citizens.
I’ve been asking of late why Trump doesn’t apply such Draconian “justice” to the globalists, deep staters, and treasoners. Why not release the tortured, no threat, know-nothings, and make room for bankers, Congress Critters, judges, and people like Gina? You know, real threats who’ve actually done harm.
Instead Trump does the opposite, continually appointing rather than prosecuting.
And, back to this sh!t not working: the real terror threats are here, not out there in the sandbox or some other exotic locale. ISIS-inspired Corey Johnson comes to mind, if you look through the alternative media:
A 17-year-old named Corey Johnson claimed his Muslim faith commanded him to fatally stab a 13-year-old boy during a sleepover and severely injured another 13-year-old along with his mother who was stabbed more than a dozen times.
Palm Beach Florida authorities said the attacker confessed to the killing, attempted killings, and the motive of Islamic Jihad. After killing one teen and stabbing two more people Johnson barricaded himself in a room when police arrived. He was taken into custody at about 8 a.m. by the city’s SWAT team.
Palm Beach isn’t located in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, nor North Korea. And Johnson looks like a shaggy, disgruntled American everyteen. We don’t have to look that far for our boogeymen.
Justice in Amerika. New Yorker.
Platonically speaking, we’re passing rapidly from Democracy to Tyranny. Could we at least get a decent tyrant out of it, someone “cool?”