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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

hotrod62 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 4:02 PM
I reach in an inner-city school and my union does support teacher safety, but the issue lies with the school board, the legal system (these kids are entitled to an education), and alternative schools where there is a waiting list. I'm fortunate, I have a tough principal that has the support of the district. Anyone caught fighting will get expelled (and then the parents get a lawyer). In large urban districts, a student can assault a teacher and be back in the classroom three days later.

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,...