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originally posted by: Subrosabelow
That is the sort of BS that kept the schools pushing my struggling daughter to the next grade over and over when it was clear she simply was not ready. I asked them several times to keep her back so she could get a handle on the courses without the bump up in difficulty. They refused stating it would hurt her self esteem, blah blah. She ended up dropping out of school. The education system is awful. Too many students and not enough teachers and assistants leads to kids falling through the cracks.
originally posted by: dantanna
a reply to: JBIZZ
you cant give homeless people buildings to live in lol.
homeless people are not homeless on purpose.
originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: Ksihkehe
I think it would have been more prudent of you to have done a sort of "devil's advocate" thread instead of trolling people that actually agree with you.
originally posted by: IAMALLYETALLIAM
originally posted by: cognizant420
a reply to: Ksihkehe
Well, would you want your kid to go to a school ran by all blacks? You wouldn't understand half the crap they would say.
Matter of fact, if most blacks spoke there words a bit better they would probably have a better chance at a job other than fast food.
All the well to do blacks I have come across speak normal English. Majority of them at restaurants speak like they are wannabe gangsta rappers. Atleast in my area anyway.
Few mistakes in your own use of language there champ.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Ksihkehe
The responses in this thread are painful.
Products of our educational system.
originally posted by: Ksihkehe
As we see the highly successful push for defunding police I think it's important to look for other places with systemic racism we can better through less government funding and more radical changes. One of the systems with demonstrably worse outcomes for black Americans is the education system. There is research that shows not only does the education system fail black students, but that white teachers have lower expectations for black students allowing for the shocking disparities in overall proficiency upon graduation, which black students are also less likely to complete.
In a report by UNCF it shows that education is largely run by, and staffed by, whites who have lower expectations for black students. It shows the less experienced teachers, lower paid teachers, and novice teacher are more likely to work in predominantly black schools.
There is a clear lack of black representation in school personnel. According to a 2016 Department of Education report, in 2011-12, only 10 percent of public school principals were black, compared to 80 percent white. Eighty-two percent of public school educators are white, compared to 18 percent teachers of color. In addition, black male teachers only constitute two percent of the teaching workforce.
African American students are often located in schools with less qualified teachers, teachers with lower salaries and novice teachers.
This point towards a need for less experienced teachers to be incentivized to work at predominantly white schools in better funded education systems, thus forcing more experienced teachers to accept work in the schools with education disparities. Even as funding decreases we must move funding from predominantly white schools to those with less funding to create equity. The disparity in expectations is blatant prejudice by white teachers and must not be incentivized through continued financial rewards.
Research has shown evidence of systematic bias in teacher expectations for African American students and non-black teachers were found to have lower expectations of black students than black teachers.
It's all very troubling and to continue funding it as it stands just further victimizes black youths. Defunding, specifically the defunding of white teachers, is the correct way to begin changing the systems for more equitable outcomes. An important step in replacing them is to employ more counselors. There is a critical need for school counselors and, with teachers creating a lower financial burden, there will be much more money to meet or exceed the recommended ratios.
According to the Office for Civil Rights, 1.6 million students attend a school with a sworn law enforcement officers (SLEO), but not a school counselor. In fact, the national student-to-counselor ratio is 491-to-1, however the American School Counselor Association recommends a ratio of 250-to-1.
The numbers are clear, perhaps even more clear than disparities in police involved homicides. We should be defunding education, reallocating the remaining funding away from white schools, and creating disincentives for experienced and qualified teachers to work in predominantly white schools which already have a statistical advantage. Those disincentives could take many forms. Lower salary, fewer days off, or even a lower employee funded retirement benefit, would all be a start.
The teachers unions can show their support for BLM not through just verbal support and calling for defunding of school based policing, but by lobbying for change where they have the biggest impact. They can directly influence policy through their contract negotiations. The experienced teachers and administrators can act to change the system by leaving their positions in mostly white schools and bringing their experience and enthusiasm for equality to predominantly black schools where those skills are sorely needed.
I'm sure teachers, white educators, white administrators, will all be glad to know that they can be part of the same sweeping changes we're seeing in law enforcement in America. Now rather than teaching about racial injustice they can support it through action. It's time for a brave new education system. I hope the school systems in America will take up this cause with the same zeal as with other racial justice causes. They can make a real impact.