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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

hotrod62 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 3:50 PM
I teach in an inner city high school in the poorest district in my state. The education problem is sociological.....the breakdown of the black family. Unless you address the root cause, your'e just skipping around the issue and throwing billions of "feel good" money down the drain.
Reyne Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 7:59 PM
And the people who came out of slavery or lived through Jim Crow hd a higher marriage rate at times then whites and did not destroy the schools. And it was because they worked for a living. No govt stealing from others to give them "freebies." They have to learn to WORK.

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,...