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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

Brad459 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 12:06 PM
Williams has it mostly right, there is no doubt that the lack of discipline, especially in inner city schools is the major problem and until we have the courage to fix that, nothing much will be accomplished. However, I think he's wrong when he shifts much of the blame to the parents.. My grandson was part of Teach America a couple of years ago, serving in Marietta, Arkansas, and quickly discovered that he couldn't teach the students anything as long as the lack of discipline was allowed to continue. His solution was to instigate military discipline in his 5th and 6th grade classes. In the two years he served, he had zero discipline problems and the complete support of every parent. He just explained how the children would benefit.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 4:02 PM
You don't think lack of disciple is caused by poor parenting? If I misbehaved in school, the worst thing the teacher could do was let one of my parents know.

President Barack Obama recently wrote an executive order that established a White House initiative on educational excellence for black Americans that will be housed in the Department of Education. It proposes "to identify evidence-based best practices" to improve black achievement in school and college. Though black education is in desperate straits, the president's executive order will accomplish absolutely nothing to improve black education. The reason is that it does not address the root causes of educational rot among black Americans. It's not rocket science; let's look at it.

The president's initiative contains not one word about rampant inner-city school violence,...