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  •  You lost me with this: (4+ / 0-)
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    I also learned that as they are corralled into these failure factories they are being harvested for their per pupil revenue to support unrelated district initiatives. Highly segregated schools characterized by poverty and black students draw enormous sums in categorical aid and become district profit centers where teachers who have quit teaching but continue to come to work can be conveniently accommodated after richer, whiter schools pressure them out.

    It's an open secret that black boys are channeled into a pipeline characterized by weak curriculum, prevalence of subjective special education labeling, hyper-vigilance in-school policing practices, and a dearth of culturally competent, qualified staff who believe it is possible to have melanin and intelligence simultaneously.

    This proves you have NO knowledge of education AT. ALL.

    NO knowledge of teaching.

    Put YOUR butt in the classroom if you think you can do better.

    The school-to-prison pipeline is a reality, yes, but it's not because of the teachers. It's not because of the curriculum the teachers WANT to teach.

    "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 07:34:32 PM PDT

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      karmsy

      Do you know the situation in the specific schools I'm talking about?

      •  I might have gone with....... (2+ / 0-)
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        karmsy, houyhnhnm
        and a dearth of culturally competent, qualified staff who believe it is possible to have melanin and intelligence simultaneously.
        I don't believe for a second folks walk into teaching jobs in an urban environment with the expectation that students of color cannot achieve, but these issues
        It's an open secret that black boys are channeled into a pipeline characterized by weak curriculum, prevalence of subjective special education labeling, hyper-vigilance in-school policing practices,
        are what cause a lot of folks teaching in urban schools to become burned out.

        All in all, I didn't take the main thrust of your article to be anti-teacher, but Zenbassoon (with good cause) has seen a lot of articles around here take a rather troll-ish turn in the comments section.

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