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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

Pat1392 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:02 PM
The teacher has relatively little say in what is taught in today's classrooms. The administrator makes the choices, the teacher lives with it, and when it fails, the blame is on the teacher. To your point about making the students accountable that would be 1st on the list. They can sit, do nothing, draw Christmas Trees on their test scantrons, AND be promoted.Give them some skin in the game!!!! No 2.5 NO SPORTS, any lows in citizenship NO SPORTS period !!!!
oldnjal Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Still recall the high school girl who wrote the words the music class was singing, in the class underneath ours, as the answers on her test.
She failed, and it was because the system, teacher, or school system failed.
We, somehow, were so ignorant that we could not reach her, or teach her.
Our bad!
oldnjal Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:56 PM
What Liberals advocate makes things worse, not better.
We have the History.
Our President would, likely, never be harming us, now, if he had not been helped into schools, and now, after the taxpayer funded it all, as affirmative action, we are denied his grades and records. How is that fair?
I would like to ask him that every time he uses the word 'fair'.

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,...