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Big City Schools: Where America’s
Most Vulnerable Kids Languish

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Posted By: Imright, 5/23/2020 5:09:28 AM

Democrats and Republicans alike say they’re fully committed to seeing that every child receives a quality education. Bipartisan agreement notwithstanding, school children in urban America have gotten the short end of the learning stick for a long, long time. How can anyone defend the following statistics? ● In 2010-2011, public schools in the nation’s capital spent $29,345 per pupil — nearly $600,000 per each classroom of 20 students — yet the District’s 8th graders finished dead last in a nationwide proficiency test in math and reading. ● According to a 2015 report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 96 percent of 8th graders

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PostAway 5/23/2020 6:20:48 AM (No. 419402)
Schools with tuition costs less than $30,000 include the main campuses of the Universities of Minnesota, Michigan Wisconsin and Washington as well as Cals Berkeley and Davis, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, and the Colorado School of Mines, just to name a few. Berkeley and Washington are in extremely high cost urban centers. DC schools are simply money laundering storefronts for the DNC and they are the gift that keeps on giving because the children are meant to fail so they can be used as props for explaining why the schools need more money.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Remnants 5/23/2020 7:02:24 AM (No. 419440)
I'd have to question how well the teachers score on the math and reading tests.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Krause 5/23/2020 7:10:39 AM (No. 419445)
The democrats do a great job of ignoring this issue.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: worried 5/23/2020 7:14:59 AM (No. 419451)
Along with #2's suggestion, how about the attendance records of the students? I would wager that many of them hardly ever go to school, or if they do attend, a lot are discipline problems. Having to spend so much time with behavior problems takes away from the (few?) students who want to learn. Inner cities have had these problems for decades, as has been shown in such older movies as "The Blackboard jungle".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 5/23/2020 9:52:05 AM (No. 419644)
Most vulnerable? Public schools in all locations are turning out 95% mushheads. How much longer can we make excuses for this liberal gem of a system? I have a granddaughter who is classified as "gifted" and they still have her drawing vegetables and coloring bunny pictures. The girl talks in three and four syllable words.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chillijilli 5/23/2020 11:30:49 AM (No. 419729)
Let me tell you about "big city" schools. I taught in a Japanese public high school for 6 years. You don't get much more "big city" than Tokyo. Each class had 55 students. That's nearly 3 times the size of American classrooms. At that time, the cost to educate a Japanese student was ~$4000 less than in the US. But, amazingly, Japanese students consistently outperformed American students academically.---and they still do today. Why is that? The answer has nothing to do with "big city" schools or vulnerable students. It has to do with which society puts a value on education.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: shalimar 5/23/2020 12:52:20 PM (No. 419781)
Heard it all before. The author needs to explain how Asian kids at these schools end up in Ivy League universities, where many (if not most) of them excel.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday 5/23/2020 1:20:19 PM (No. 419807)
These schools will never get better. There is too much money to be scammed by politicians (almost all Dems) and their union friends. I think we are about to see a surge in homeschooling after this Chinese Plague panic ends. Unfortunately, too many of the kids in the big city schools have parents who don't have the intelligence or motivation to home school their children. Many are functionally illiterate themselves. What we will see are more motivated parents in a lot of the country deciding that homeschooling is the best way to go. It takes time and effort to do this and we should admire parents who try. In most big-city school districts, the public schools are so bad that even lax homeschooling will yield a more educated student. Plus, if homeschooling should really take off then it will be fun to hear the screams from the left.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 5/23/2020 2:02:09 PM (No. 419856)
The inner cities are a toxic brew of Affirmative Action "leaders", stupid Democrats, union "teachers" with no interest in children learning, all swimming in a sea of anti-learning inner city culture where getting an education is "acting white" and is not only mocked and avoided, but actively prevented.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NYbob 5/23/2020 2:17:15 PM (No. 419876)
Put rats in charge of everything and this is always the result, always. They are now out of the picture, but not so long ago Bill Cosby pointed out the problem to Tavis Smiley. Smiley thought the answer was money and Cosby pointed out that the money did not affect the abysmal graduation rate of inner city schools. Smiley had no comeback to that. In Rochester, NY it was some kind of huge achievement to get the rate to 50%. With a series of black mayors and school superintendents. Millions in debt and such poor performance the state has to mandate running the system. When all you do is make excuses instead of advocating, leading and enforcing all the things that move some families from worthless to achievers, you get generations of parasites and ruined lives.
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