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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

westriversd Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 9:43 AM
Yes, the solution according to Obama is to create another layer of bureaucracy and spend more on paperwork/administration/data collection and, of course, reduce any disciplinary incentive for the students to behave. I'm sure that new, shiny office in Washington DC will have a direct impact on those inner city schools in Detroit, etc. They can't even help those in their back yard.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 10:15 AM
Well see, you hire black people to run it (who else is qualified to be in charge of black education, white people?) and then that helps blacks by giving them government jobs. It's OK because MAYBE their great-grandfather was slave to some white person 150 years ago

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,...