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Could school funding be tied into standardized testing? It is in Florida, but makes no sense. The lower performing schools get less funds while the A rated schools get the most. Our friend teaches in a D/F school and loves her kids, ready to learn (1st grade) but a box of crayons is a luxury. She solicits her friends to help out her class. Meanwhile, overfunded A schools have parents who flood the teachers with supplies, gift cards, etc all the tools needed for the year as well as constantly volunteering. I would say the scales of justice (or funding) are tipped way to much when it comes to funding based on standardized testing schools. Really makes no sense.
Then, I get an anonymous survey to complete asking me many questions about the effectiveness of our school system in relation to bullying, teacher communication, can my child feel comfortable confiding in a teacher/staff if there was a problem, etc. In addition, questions if my child is allowed to participate in projects with children of other races and if she feels comfortable speaking to children of other races. There was no column to bubble in for "WTF"!
Florida is dumbing down the standards in Palm Beach. The school board wants to implement standards that are based on race. The order goes, Asians, Whites, Hispanics, and African Americans. In math, the standards for passing will be 92% Asian, 86% White, 80% Hispanics, 74% Afr Americans. How is that for minority children, you are already expected to perform worse than your white and Asian students from the get go? On top of it, those students who may need more help are socially promoted to the next grade and become further and further behind rather than stay back and get help?
How can this be a "celebration of freedom" when so many are being infringed upon or outright taken away by bypassing the rules of government laid out by the Constitution that granted us these freedoms?
How can this be a "celebration of freedom" when so many are being infringed upon or outright taken away by bypassing the rules of government laid out by the Constitution that granted us these freedoms?
All great leaders have these talents and abilities - unfortunately, it is for both good the good and the evil. You could give these attributes to Hitler, who lead a successful campaign for leadership. Just because someone is a extraordinary leader and organizer does not mean he is a good person without ill intent.
He doesn't have to rewrite it, he is bypassing it and we are letting him.
So it took the murder of innocent children in a mainly white suburban neighborhood to bring such anger and actions? I guess the 500+ in Chicago don't mean much. I don't have statistics on the last half of 2012. However, the first half of 2012 brought only 11 white fatalities while 201 of the 259 homicides were African American. In Chicago, 33% of the population is black but 78% of the dead by June 2012 were black. By the end of the year, there were 513 dead and over 2600 people wounded by guns. Nothing said by this administration nor Rahm about control. Nothing. By comparison, just 11 homicide victims in the first six months of the year were white, and 44 were Hispanic, according to police data.
Not to mention the value of your dollar is decreasing. A friend works for the state as a supervisor of county parole officers. She makes $50K after 20+ years of working. Has not had a raise in 5 years. Yet, gas has gone up, groceries way up, cost of college education for her daughter up. People wonder why there is less money in their pockets year after year and they don't think it is due to taxes, inflation, and devaluation of the dollar or due to this administration having no clue how an economy works efficiently? It's like those three monkeys in a statute with their ears, eyes, and mouth covered.
Also in our education system. In Palm Beach, the benchmarks for students will be implemented based on race. Asians have to meet the highest standard, 90%, then whites, 88%, hispanics, 81%, and blacks, 74%, passing for reading. Math pass is about the same. Dumbing down the standards based on the color of your skin? Does that make sense? This will just make a bigger difference in the illiteracy and poorly educated based on race. Passing the same kid who reads at a below grade level because he is black. And guess where the majority of the protest is coming from? The Hispanic and black community who find this insulting and degrading. They are calling this racist and rightfully so.
I looked at the fundraiser site and the total amount is almost $30,000! Mr. Tarver also put aside his own safety and unselfishly helped the people who were trapped inside the tent out.
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