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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

Words Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 8:26 AM
My prediction is that it wall harm all the groups, with the most harm happening to the group they are supposedly trying to help. Right now a police report is not being filed for every petty incident, but that will probably change. Just wait until a student is suspended for doing something another student wasn't suspended for. A mob of parents will be heading towards the school administration building with their pitchforks.
Words Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 8:40 AM
I agree with you Walter, this is another non-solution. Unless something is done to eliminate the criminal behavior, the pipeline from the public schools to the prison system will remain unchanged. I wouldn't be surprised if these new rules will make the situation worse. Just wait until some of the students that were engaging in criminal activity at the public school without consequence try the same thing after they turn 18.

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,...