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Elisabeth26 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:19 AM
Dear Nikko: If your response is not tongue-in-cheek, you need a history lesson, a neurology lesson, and many, many civics lessons to straighten out your view. I refuse to pander to the race-baiters or race-excusers. The only difference is in the amount of time the parents prep the child for success -- beginning at birth.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:37 AM
Whether Nikko is being tongue-in-cheek or not (would suspect it is), that type of ends justifies means thinking is very prevelant. I was on state committee with an advocate concerning a particular issue and the advocated wanted the state agency to automatically change court orders without any notice to any of the parties. When every lawyer on the committee told her it was not possible on due process grounds, she just said that she would go to her friends at the federal level and "they will make you do it." She was serious and did go to the feds. The feds adopted her request as part of a future strategy on enforcement. Fortunately it only went that far, so far. So there are Nikko's out there and some have influence.
k harlan Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:31 AM
Please note that she signed it 'Al', as in Sharpton
New York City's Stuyvesant High School is one of those all too rare public schools for intellectually outstanding students. Such students are often bored to death in schools where the work is geared to the lowest common denominator, and it is by no means uncommon for very bright students to become behavior problems.

Recent statistics on the students who passed the examination to get into Stuyvesant High School raise troubling questions that are unlikely to receive the kind of serious answers they deserve.

These successful applicants included 9 black students, 24 Latino students, 177 white students and 620 Asian Americans.

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