21 July 2011

Front line dispatch.

Reply 32--Posted by: BoeufRiver, 7/19/2011 5:03:48 PM

My spouse who has 30+ years experience in secondary ed.(in the classroom, not admin) sees everyday the black and Mexican resistance to being educated. In her on-level(not AP) classes, the minorities refuse to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance and they refuse to participate in the educational process and no educational theories of motivation have proven to be successful: they do not want the 'white man's" education, period!
And we're supposed to have "affirmative action" in perpetuity for these oxygen thieves?

The United States is a country without antibodies. No deadly infection is met with any effective resistance. Only the Eloi rule and the American electorate will only support the Eloi.

"Middle Tennessee's big program: not enough blacks and Hispanics in AP classes." By Lawrence Auster, View from the Right, 7/21/11.


Zenster said...

… minorities refuse to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance and they refuse to participate in the educational process and no educational theories of motivation have proven to be successful: they do not want the 'white man's" education, period!

Few articles sum up America's educational culture gap better than this one from 2008:

Smart vs. cool: Culture, race and ethnicity in Silicon Valley schools


Some excerpts:

Sandra Romero and Bibiana Vega do their best to shrug off taunts from fellow Latino classmates at Del Mar High School in San Jose.

The 17-year-old seniors are called "whitewashed." Mataditas - dorks. Cerebritas - brainiacs. They're told they're "losing their culture" - just because Sandra has a 4.0 grade-point average and Bibiana has a 3.5.

The put-downs are clear: Smart is not cool.

And too many Latino students are choosing cool over school.

But a few miles away at Hyde Middle School, in the heavily Asian Cupertino Union School District, Tiffany Nguyen detects the opposite attitude. If you're not smart, "you're really looked down on," said the Vietnamese-American eighth-grader.

After years of tiptoeing around racial issues for fear of invoking stereotypes, California educators are now looking squarely at how ethnicity and culture shape achievement and attitudes toward school.

The Mercury News interviewed dozens of students from varying backgrounds to examine the "racial achievement gap" and a delicate question that underlies it: Why do so many kids - especially Latinos - believe "school is uncool."

The challenge isn't limited to California. Using surveys of 90,000 secondary-school students, Harvard University researchers found that white students were more popular when they had higher grade-point averages. But black students' popularity sharply declined when their GPAs reached a B-plus. For Latinos, the price of good grades was even costlier: Popularity peaked at a C-plus, then plunged.

… The stark difference in attitude corresponds with a striking difference in standardized test scores in California: Black and Latino students generally score much lower than Asians and whites. And it's not just a matter of poverty. On state achievement tests, poor whites and Asians score higher than or about the same as black and Latino students who are not economically disadvantaged.
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Zenster said...

The world-wide stagnation of Black and Hispanic cultures seem to be vividly reflected in the attitudes shown above. Of course, the hatred of all things White stops abruptly short of the hospital doors when emergency surgery and advanced medicine prove inconveniently necessary for the many violent minority thugs and criminals who otherwise disdain their host culture.

So is a frequent reliance upon the largesse of White society with respect to social benefits a common feature of this otherwise hostile mindset.

It is, perhaps, one of the most troubling aspects of modern technological culture. Between large-scale agriculture, advanced medicine plus a few other technologies like bulk water purification, the electrical grid and emergency services, there are sloughs of people who now survive quite easily where, just a few short centuries ago, they would have perished swiftly and miserably.

The proverbial "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short" does not even begin to apply. The West's pampered criminal class typically found themselves locked outside the city gates come winter or simply bludgeoned to death by angry mobs not that many years ago.

Science, for all of its benisons, has successfully prolonged the life of many who necessarily perished throughout much of history. Keeping alive a large but marginally intelligent portion of the population poses serious issues for the overall survival of a high-functioning culture.

This is but one of many reasons why a nearly airtight clampdown on foreign immigration is of vital importance with respect to America's future.