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Time for leftists to explain why the
‘achievement gap’ is much worse in
progressive cities than in conservative ones

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Posted By: PageTurner, 1/28/2020 9:39:33 AM

Based on its own ideology, the American Left must now conclude that their own educational policies are racist. A groundbreaking study by a group called Brightbeam (“a network of education activists demanding better education and a brighter future for every child”) has discovered that cities politically dominated by progressives have far greater gaps between the average educational achievement levels of whites and minorities of blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans than cities politically dominated by conservatives. John Hinderaker of Powerline introduced me to the findings:

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In a world of participation trophies, a shortage of achievers...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger 1/28/2020 9:57:41 AM (No. 300343)
Various aspects of leftist theology are at cross purposes, but it doesn't matter. You can't be for the "little guy" while you swing the door wide open to the third world welcoming them to share in the spoils with the "little guy." You can't be for the environment while you fight for policies that move production to the largest polluters on earth. You can't keep people out of prison while removing all accountability for criminal behavior. You can't reduce the deaths of innocent law abiding citizens by making it illegal for them to defend themselves against those to whom laws don't apply. And you sure as hell can't improve education while at the same time allowing kids to disrupt the classroom because you can't met our disparate punishment for disparate proportions of class disruption. But since it's a religion it doesn't need to make sense.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 1/28/2020 10:05:44 AM (No. 300356)
Umm. Trump's fault? White privilege? I'm sure its something like that.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 1/28/2020 10:25:53 AM (No. 300378)
I don't buy the premise that leftest want an educated minority, in order to control them they have to keep them down on the plantation.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: seamusm 1/28/2020 10:32:04 AM (No. 300381)
More money. That will fix it, right?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/28/2020 10:52:22 AM (No. 300400)
Leftists don’t want people to achieve or succeed. They want the masses to stay ignorant dumb and dependent on government. So far so good.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: BGray2 1/28/2020 11:01:08 AM (No. 300411)
The explanation is simple. Democrats don't care about the education of children who don't vote, but they do care about supporting the teacher's unions who do vote.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Venturer 1/28/2020 11:39:24 AM (No. 300461)
Discipline and a willingness to learn is what it takes to have a successful school system. Building School palaces with beautiful Gymnasiums, Football fields, baseball diamonds, swimming pools, tennis courts,don't get the job done.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: seamusm 1/28/2020 11:40:02 AM (No. 300462)
And if ever we regain control of both the Senate and House we should demand impeachment of such activist members of the judiciary. We'd probably only have to it once. Unless of course the Supreme Court can control these problem children.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/28/2020 1:00:55 PM (No. 300560)
"All of these factors make intuitive sense, yet all touch on theological beliefs of the Left, doctrines they will not give up on willingly." And thus the problem. The Left has been selling their theology for decades. It defines them. If they give it up, they have no raison d'être. Parents are upset that their children are not receiving a decent education but they will never fix it by demanding that elected officials "take action". Dems do NOT know how to step outside their theology and address this. They will demand more money and babble about "changes" but nothing effective will happen because they CANNOT adopt the true changes needed. Parents and activists, not bound by liberalism, need to create specific plans with personal responsibility, effective discipline, and required high standards and demand the officials implement them and if they refuse, elect those who will. This will all take a significant community effort that, frankly, may be beyond the community's ability to absorb, accept, and learn to fix. The challenge will be as much to the community as it is the schools. It will require better parenting and new understanding and direction.
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