Let me preface: I'm a retired, biology teacher (pigmented female). Too many excuses for too long have RUINED public education. Color has clouded the common sense of a corrupt, bloated educational system that no longer speaks to excellence...let's just stroke the poor little negro children so they can feel loved and special. What a DISGRACE! No matter what your color is, if you don't work to excel and behave, your a#! NEEDS to be tossed out the nearest exit. Enough already! Coddling black students has been a destructive response to a very serious problem and getting back to the basics of learning in the classroom is going to require a massive overhaul of the entire system. What a MESS!