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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

pturner Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 4:40 PM
This guy Williams must be smoking CRACK. How dare he question King Obama about black education. He must be out of his mind to actually point to parenting and OMI God- DISCIPLINE as being helpful in making black students avoid making the statement of "acting white". Note my dripping sarcasm as to how I feel about BO's approach to education: support unions and teachers and keep throwing massive amounts of taxpayer money. Dr. Williams, as usual, throws up the usual foil to these idiotic Democrats to solve everything with money. This nations truly has a national treasure in Dr Williams only our problem is that tens of millions of people in the black community deny him his everyday, rightful place in the sun. So sad. And heartbreaking.

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,...