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    Lisa, EJP in Maine

    The problem lies somewhere in our educational system and there is definitely a systematic lack of math and science interest generated in the black community starting early on.

    This is definitely a bigger discussion - all I was trying to say is that it's ridiculous to blame Target for its lack of black engineers when it's more than likely they don't have much to choose from.  

    •  Proof of this (5+ / 0-)
      a systematic lack of math and science interest generated in the black community starting early on.

      I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

      by princss6 on Sun May 22, 2011 at 08:16:18 PM PDT

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    •  I was suprised (4+ / 0-)

      When my grand daughter who is in the sixth grade told me she never had science ,health or social studies in school when she lived in Philadelphia. But she was in the mentally gifted class and was a straight A student.
      When I asked how she got straight A in those classes she said they learned what they need for the PSSA  her test.

      When I searched her school Testing percentage it was one of the lowest in the city.

      I am not sure there is a lack  interest generated in the black community starting early on. They seem to a lack of teaching or the expectation of those who teach.

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