At 21 minutes into the video, Dan Rather talks about University Preparatory Academy (Psad)-High School – Detroit, Michigan holding it up as a fine example of a working school that manages to teach black children. So I was curious and looked at the ratings after Rather claimed the school performed nearly as good as other, white schools in Michigan. After watching this investigative report, I decided to see if anything he claimed is true or ever was true.
I believe, from first hand experience, white flight is fleeing crime and bad schools and both have a huge black input element. Liberals attack people who flee black dominance or dysfunction but all liberal leaders without exception are practicing white flight, big time, often flight from all lower classes as well but in particular, fleeing public schools and public transportation.
Watching the video above was very frustration. Often, the people in it talked about the need for more books but what is the point of that if the vast majority of high school students are illiterate? Here are some salient facts about University Prep in Detroit which are astonishing: First, I learned that 50% of the graduates of this school go on to college. But look at how they perform in tests:
Mind you, this is one of the prime, good schools! 50% go to college but only a third are LITERATE? A quarter can write? Between 1 to 2% are able to do math? How insane is this! There is no way even the top students are capable of ANY college level courses. I fear they go to college to learn high school stuff though how they do this while illiterate baffles me.
This school is rated a 3 in a scale of 10 to 0. It gets a ‘D’ report card which is just above failing. Yet another ‘school reform’ collapses…in black communities.
In reviewing two decades of charter school records, the Free Press found:
Wasteful spending and double-dipping. Board members, school founders and employees steering lucrative deals to themselves or insiders. Schools allowed to operate for years despite poor academic records. No state standards for who operates charter schools or how to oversee them…
Michigan leads the nation in schools run by for-profits…
According to the Free Press’ review, 38% of charter schools that received state academic rankings during the 2012-13 school year fell below the 25th percentile, meaning at least 75% of all schools in the state performed better. Only 23% of traditional public schools fell below the 25th percentile.
This is last year’s statistics. It is now worse than ever. Six years of Obama leadership and this is the result.
Across the US, I see more, not less, segregation but it isn’t whites doing this, it is the ghetto culture doing this to themselves. We see this with poor Ferguson, a place where the civil rights leaders decided to fly their banner over the body of a common, barely literate thug. Now the entire place is doomed to become like Detroit.
McMullen runs Solo Insurance on West Florissant close to where looting and vandalism briefly broke out in early August after a police officer shot to death teenager Michael Brown.
“I bring an extra gun now only because it has a bigger magazine,” McMullen says. He began carrying it after tensions increased in the area following the shooting. He says he would never use it to protect his business, but he would use it to save his life.
“So maybe I get trapped here or something and have to have a John Wayne shootout,” McMullen says before interrupting himself, smiling. “That’s the silly part about it: Is that going to happen? Not a chance. But I guess, could it? I’m the only white person here.”
I lived dead center in a totally irresponsible black riot that burned down our neighborhood during this huge blackout in the summer over 30 years ago. The only two stores to survive this both had owners using their guns and dogs. One of them was a friend of mine, the other shot the first looter to attack his store.
Mike Brown’s parents to speak to U.N. Committee as political forces use them as a tool. The problems this family has are not police problems, it is social collapse. The UN cannot fix this and we see in Africa, the West cannot fix what they broke for 400 years, either.
The curse of slavery casts a long shadow but escaping from this has to come from within, not without. It has to be internally won, not given as a gift. Poll Of Ferguson Residents Reveals A Disturbing Divide In Obama’s ‘Post-Racial America’ | here is a new poll:
The survey, released Monday morning by the Kansas City-based Remington Research Group, found that 65 percent of African-American county residents believe Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson acted unjustly when he ended Brown’s life Aug. 9 on a Ferguson street.
Conversely, 62 percent of the white residents surveyed by Remington believe the shooting death of Brown was justified.
The fissure broke even wider when surveyors asked if Wilson should be “arrested and charged with a crime” with 71 percent of African-American residents responding “yes,” opposed to the 71 percent of white survey-takers who believe the police officer should not be arrested or charged.
An equally stark divide emerged on the question of whether Brown was “targeted because of his race.”
Over three-quarters of the white respondents — 77 percent — responded “no” while 64 percent of the African-American respondents answered in the affirmative.
Remington Research, which was founded by Republican political consultant Jeff Roe, based its findings on questions posed to 604 county residents on Saturday and Sunday.
Obama has an obligation to bridge over this chasm. Instead, he is firmly on one side and one side only and this toxic stance is destroying the entire Democratic Party which cannot survive with a voter base this tiny. The Democrats’ Political Suicide | Michael Brenner who is a professor of ‘international studies’ at the University of Pittsburgh, whining about how the Democratic Party is ‘committing suicide’.
He blames the media and Republicans! No look in the mirror. He, like all his kith and kin, believe that Obama is too moderate, too cautious. In the above poll of people in Ferguson about the media, nearly 90 percent of the whites believe the media was messing with their community and making things worse whereas nearly all blacks wanted the media to bend over backwards even more for them.
How many whites voted Democratic Party after this? 10%? Here is this white professor gnashing his teeth:
For six years the Democrats have been bent on committing political suicide. Or so it seems. President Barack Obama has been the point man for this bizarre self-immolation.
That period represents the culmination of a long 30 year exercise in political obtuseness that has seen a steady estrangement from the party’s roots and a fatal mimicking of their Republican rivals.
2010 saw the first fruits of the project. Despite every plank in the traditional GOP program being exposed as rotten and the cause of national disasters at home and abroad, the Democrats under White House leadership contrived to allow the opposition to paint them as the problem. What should have been 1934 became 1994. Now the party has had both wrists slashed as it awaits morosely and impotently for the coup de grace in 2016.
What is the Democratic base? We all know the answer, only one group votes nearly 100% for the party and this is the same group that is driving the party off the cliff. The Republicans have been destroying America, too. They encourage tax evasion, financial finagling, trade deficits, expensive, useless wars. They embrace hate the government and egg on religious conflicts.
This is all about a dying empire, isn’t it?
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