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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

carole28 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 1:02 PM
I agree that there shouldn't be a "black education." The Department of Education is a total and complete waste. I'm a retired teacher, and I know for a fact that the unions don't really care about teacher safety or much of anything else in education which is why I dropped my membership many, many years ago.

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,...