Needs more cowbell.
"The Constitution only gives people the right to persue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." --Benjamin Franklin
Proud member of fly-over country
Have heard of teachers with slashed tires and threats to their lives...especially for those that wouldn't 'pass' the trouble-makers
to the next grade level.
'Course none of O's kids would ever do anything like that...
Michelle Obama asks ‘Imagine what Barack can do in 4 more years?’ Sadly - YES WE CAN...
Fast & Furious Gun Running to Mexico - Benghazi-Gate - IRS Political Scandals - Spying on the Press (AP)
Forcing the implementation of the financial and medical disaster called 'O-Care.
Corruption, arrogance and almost total LACK of the transparency promised.
Read between the lines folks - it's pretty clear.
The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln, 1859
"The most powerful Weapon on Earth is the Human soul on fire"
They removed God, allegiance to flag & country and student discipline out of the classroom. They removed discipline from the home and replaced it with New Age garbage. They created a vacuum that sucked in the foul wickedness of broken families and out of wedlock kids.
I am not qualified to speak to inner city High Schools, but am eminently qualified to speak to the most inner city, probably the largest (1200 students) 99.9 % minority elementary school of one of NYS's largest cities. Comparing working with my inner city students with white rural students is like comparing dining on hot out of the oven European whole wheat or rye bread with eating "day old" white bread. The first is an experience to be savored, the second is, to be blunt, rather boring and forgettable. Parents supported the school and the teachers, working in the school was a joy.
I was sitting in my office one day with the radio on and the news was reporting a big race riot in progress at her school. There she is down there and her family is up here one state away and we couldn't get through to the school on the phone.
We were all worried sick so we called the Highway Patrol and they actually got a message to her to call home.
She said there was a big fight going on but some of her biggest male students, black and white, came to her room as soon as it started to make sure she was protected.
It seems to be meaner now than ever and that's because we have allowed it. What's the word now Gibmedat.
We expected the students to behave, we respected them, we made it clear that we cared about them, we visited parents in their homes regularly, we weren't afraid to break with tradition and do things differently, I could go on and on. I still run into former students occasionally and they are thrilled to see me and have many happy memories. We were castigated for doing things differently, things that now are considered the latest and greatest. Oh well; I knew what happened to the point men in Nam and so wasn't surprised.. We were the only staff that wasn't segregated socially during our off time... as I said, I could go on and on
My son taught calculus in an inner city high school in Columbus, Ohio for 15 years. In all those years, he could probably count on his two hand, the students who really were there to learn something. I sat in on one of his classes-Algebra- and couldn't believe how rude the kids were to him. The majority of them were bounced around from school to juvie and back to school. He wanted out so badly and thank God, this year he was just hired in the suburban district in which he lives with his family. He is taking a $15,000 pay and benefit cut and going back to the 10 yr pay scale. He said the quality of life is worth it!!!! What does that tell you???? The Columbus City School System is losing a very good teacher.
God is pro-life!
Ok,regarding the op......both wife and daughter are elementary teachers and in a majority black grade. School (section 8 rental). Well most of the op rings true from what I have heard them say, and this is in ok city not new York city.
So that leads me to conclude it is not regional but across country
One point on which most Blacks agree
is that everything is “racis’.” This is
one message of liberalism they have
absorbed completely. Did you do your
homework? “Na, homework racis’.”
Why did you get an F on the test? “Test
Very interesting article.
I taught in Cleveland's east side during Cleveland's major riots. The students and teachers were totally afraid,and appauled ! When I returned to PA, I found that the best teacher there was a black history teacher who could be PA "teacher of the year"; I nominated him and he won. You can't just classify people! This was in the 80's.
I asked GOD for all things that I might enjoy LIFE. He gave me life that I might enjoy ALL THINGS.
As bad as things are in the classroom from what we're reading here, can anyone imagine what it's like in the 'hood where these kids live?? Nobody there to even try to tell them to sit down, shut up, behave, act like a civilized human being, etc. Anarchy must reign supreme there.
We used to live in Galveston, TX and every summer, there was a black fraternity that spent a week in Galveston. It was literally a week of terror for the residents. What must it be like where these folks live every day???
Just thinkin' out loud.
Stupid outta hurt immediately!
I was a military brat and truly, I did not know there was a difference between a white kid and a black kid while we were overseas. It was only after coming back to this country the attitude and culture hit me like a ton of bricks. Before coming back, they looked the same, sounded the same and acted the same as anyone else.
This is pretty much an indication of environment as a root cause over heredity.
It Don't Mean Nuthin
One of the problems is that liberals in their rose-colored world look at the down-trodden and say if only they had role models and a better chance in life, let's put HUD housing in the middle of this respectable neighborhood. That doesn't work. It doesn't bring those people up, it brings the respectable neighborhood down.
My old high school is in danger of closing. School districts are one of the main selling points in real estate today. People move to a district where they can obtain the best possible circumstances for their children. When Busing started happening, that was probably one of the primary reasons suburbs grew at the rate they did. People wanted their kids somewhere they could succeed, not somewhere they were going to lower the bar.
What happens to those areas that people moved away from? It gets taken over by people that don't have the same cultural and family values. The negative element start messing in their own nest. It becomes urban blight. Rust never sleeps.
It Don't Mean Nuthin
I am a former public school teacher.
I have friends still in the profession.
I live near Atlanta (chocolate city, just like NO)
What he writes is absolute, unvarnished TRUTH.
I salute his courage and truthfulness in writing it----
but as soon as it is known in whatever school district he now teaches in that he wrote this, HE WILL BE FIRED.
I hope he's already retired and has his pension---otherwise the wrath of the system for his exposing the skeltons and the dirty laundry will be terrible upon him....he will lose his job, his pension, all he has built up.....
I know, because it's happened to friends of mine.
You DO NOT BUCK the system---if you do not agree with it, or go along with it, or just harden yourself to live with it and look the other way for 25 years until you can retire---you GET OUT and get a different line of work.
I feel for him---he will be crucified for this.
The only "change" I CAN believe in: I Corinthians 15: 51-52!
WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER....
Note: I agree with this comment: "...and you might even get a lot of outside focus from the PC, tree hugging crowd, you dont want." It would be good to retain a "civil tongue" here. It is possible to still be quite explicit, without triggering "alarm bells".
From the author of the original OP.
Christopher Jackson, the author of 'What's it Like to Teach Black Students' put it elegantly:
'Of course, there are a few loutish whites who will never think past their next meal and a few sensitive blacks for whom anything is possible, but no society takes on the characteristics of its exceptions.'
Another teachers experience
The poor teacher evidently started off with the same naive beliefs in human equality as many here are trying to uphold, but was driven to think again.
'How did my experiences make me feel about blacks? Ultimately, I lost sympathy for them. In so many ways they seem to make their own beds. There they were in an integrationist’s fantasy—in the same classroom with white students, eating the same lunch, using the same bathrooms, listening to the same teachers—and yet the blacks fail while the whites pass'.
Watson, meanwhile, has admitted to being similarly gloomy about Africa's prospects, because 'all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really'
I wonder how Inigo and co. would respond if it did indeed transpire that black scholarly underachievement and violent crime, and the lack of development in Africa, arose from an innate biological difference; and that blaming 'disenfranchisement' is putting the cart before the horse. What then? Say that theory was proven by whatever evidence would convince you, against your inclinations... I don't pretend it's an easy issue...
There are exceptions in any race, ethnicity or culture, BUT there are also norms and averages that can not be denied.
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." -DH Lawrence
"We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are." - The Talmud
the blacks and illegal aliens are being used as cannon fodder towards the end of the nation.
send all manufacturing off-shore
eliminate any restrictions in immigration - legal and illegal - to massively increase DISSIMILAR cultures, languages, religions, and races as fast as possible.
promote contempt of the christian religion
promote sexual deviancy, "social justice" (socialism),
attack the Second Amendment.
i heartily agree with you Shea:but it amazes me how insane people can be, just doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. when the invaders keep advancing and brutally attacking your homeland, and your government refuses to do anything to change the status quo, it is time to find a new country and then a new way to deal with the advancing invaders before they reach your new home...get out, head to an area, where your county and every surrounding county is 99% white.
i did, and i dont hate anybody. its 2012, and if you like cities, you're just going to have take what the city "gives", and what it appears to be giving is a for real shite storm. Get to where the winters are harsh, the woods hard, and the water pure, its the only answer. You cant change a darn thing, EXCEPT, your own lifestyle...so do it.
"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
- Ronald Reagan
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding,
acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path.
More and more everyday I'm convinced that the system cannot be fixed -- it must collapse so we can start over from scratch.
Public education is a perfect example of that. As years have gone by, all that's been done is to throw more money at it and what has that accomplished?
Like someone else said, integration didn't bring black people up, it brought white people down.
bttt----look at what happened in Jacksonville,
and figure out what is coming.
The only "change" I CAN believe in: I Corinthians 15: 51-52!
WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER....
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."---- Robert A. Heinlein
One of the reasons I originally posted this article was that I was just blown away by the hatred that the blacks have for whites. Until Obummer came to power and I heard about Jeremiah Wright and his gd America comment I really didn't think that kind of hatred among so many people existed in America. When I looked at Black Liberation Theology I could not conceive of that as a true religion especially in a Church of Christ. How can that much hate be a Christian religion? When I read the article I posted about teaching black students I felt very hopeless about race relations in America. These kids have been totally brainwashed to blame and hate whites and will never integrate into our society. They will be used by their controllers to break this country down and then they will be discarded.