Community College… – YouTube, a hilarious song about going to school.
Harvard Law School might remove official seal over links to slavery: The shield they are complaining about shows three bundles of wheat and says ‘Veritas’. Absolutely nothing racist here. The guy who funded this school happened to use slave labor several hundred years ago. A number of our Founding Fathers did, too. I expect to see future demands to change names of Washington state and DC due to this and blowing up half of Mt. Rushmore’s statues. Meanwhile, the destruction of the black community roars onwards as it turns out, very few qualify for scholarships, etc. due to poor scholarship. The fix is simple and dangerous: DOUBLE STANDARDS. This is eating away at many systems as ‘minorities’ and others demand standards be lower for all of them due to being unable to succeed due to hard work and diligence.
Fewer black, Hispanic teens get in to elite public schools – NY Daily News: NYC has a specialized school system. Way back when I was competing ferociously for scholarships and taking up challenges to win things like a year in German schools due to winning a very severe test of my skills, I met a number of high level students from all over the world. We quizzed each other as to where we went to school, etc.
Many of the top contenders were from New York City. I marveled about this and they told me about their specialized schools and I wished I had that, too. The other thing was, a huge number of us were all children of professors. I volunteered to teach reading to struggling students when I was in high school (for less than three years, earning a scholarship to go to university by age 16) and they were all ‘street smart’ but ‘book stupid’ and we got along because I asked them to teach me ‘street smarts’ in return so we had an exchange.
Schools don’t operate like this. It is a one way street with teachers telling students what they need to know. Now, we are in a crisis in the cities due to black and Hispanic students actively refusing to learn anything but ‘street smarts’. Since manufacturing and other jobs have vanished, where do these kids all go? To the streets as criminals!
The facts in NYC are stark: nearly none of the black nor Hispanic students are good enough to go to the ‘elite’ and ‘special’ schools. The fix: put them in, anyways, and have them displace students who work hard to get there.
At the city’s eight specialized high schools, 4% of offers went to black students, 6% to Hispanic kids, 27% to white kids and 54% to Asian kids. In 2015, black and Hispanic kids, combined, accounted for 11% of offers at the elite schools.
New York City Parents Union President Mona Davids said the dismal admissions numbers for black and Hispanic kids reveal an unfortunate form of educational apartheid in city classrooms.
“Black and Hispanic children are receiving a second-class education,” Davids said. “The schools they attend are sub-par schools, and the data now show that this has gotten worse under the current administration.”
So the city is going to fix this via the usual means: lowering standards for ‘minorities’ and cutting off any ‘whites/Asians’ who work very hard to compete for positions which means taking extra classes, doing homework religiously, etc. Note how the Asian students are overwhelming all the others. Why is that, we must ask? Are Asians superior or do they all work much harder at earning a slot via study and expanding their horizons?
When I was one of the nation’s elite students, I noticed the number of Jewish students in my cohort outnumbered other religious/ethnic groups. We even discussed this amongst ourselves. I will note that ever since Jews decided to be brutes in the Middle East and have an apartheid regime that is utterly odious, the ability of Jews to excel in intellectual matters is collapsing due to delusional thinking systems starting early on and it is exactly how white supremist thinking in the South and elsewhere in the US led to ‘white Protestants’ being DUMBER and DUMBER over the centuries.
That is, there was no competition due to racism which included racism against Jews and Asians, and this made whites stupider and stupider over time. I had lots of respect for my Jewish and Asian competitors back in high school not because they were ‘superior’ or whatever but due to the fact that they all worked as hard as I worked to gain traction in the competition to be #1.
This ‘dumbing down’ process has hit the University system hard: College grade inflation: Does ‘A’ stand for ‘average’? Worries that rewarding everyone leads to no one being rewarded is also a problem. Grade inflation is also due to dumbing down everything so that everyone can pass a test. Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,
The book cites data from student surveys and transcript analysis to show that many college students have minimal classwork expectations — and then it tracks the academic gains (or stagnation) of 2,300 students of traditional college age enrolled at a range of four-year colleges and universities. The students took the Collegiate Learning Assessment (which is designed to measure gains in critical thinking, analytic reasoning and other “higher level” skills taught at college) at various points before and during their college educations, and the results are not encouraging:
45 percent of students “did not demonstrate any significant improvement in learning” during the first two years of college.
36 percent of students “did not demonstrate any significant improvement in learning” over four years of college.
Yes, people go to college to get a piece of paper and then…off the cliff it all goes. I saw this years ago when white males of high status would glide through college cheating and goofing off and then take over daddy’s business only to drive it off a cliff, too. The more this is encouraged, the more it destroys the students ‘benefiting’ from this. Babying students so they are happy is no way to learn. Students should be challenged daily and forced to rethink things and learn how to explore and discover, not snooze.
Below is a young teacher at a college commenting about all this:
…of course there is no rigor in college courses. First, students will punish professors who assign a lot of work, and until the malign influence of course evaluations on tenure and promotion stops, you are going to have junior and mid-level adjusting course demands so as to maintain high scores and positive comments.
Nobody sane is going to martyr themselves on the altar of academic integrity.
Second, in my experience, class sizes have ballooned beyond all reason. This past semester, I had 170 students in my Introduction to Literature class, and two graders. It is simply not possible to ask these kids to write a 10-15 page paper and grade it within a reasonable amount of time.
Third, forgive the generalization, but in my experience, students either cannot or will not do the reading. For many reasons, they have lost the ability to sit down and read a book from start to finish, and any attempt at asking them to read multiple books over the course of a semester has been (again, in my experience) doomed to failure.
And this is how dumbing down operates. Swamp teachers with too many students, collect the loot from the students, then pat them all on the head and praise them for ‘graduating’. Asian students, not Jewish ones, are now the top tier students when competing for scholarships and special schooling which requires hard intellectual work. This doesn’t surprise me at all and my grandson is half Chinese and is being raised the Chinese/Jewish/Protestant way thanks to grandparents and parents pushing hard for intellectual challenges.
And he will be competing with children who don’t work nearly so hard and who expect to get ahead via protest and demands and whining, not working. I have known several kids who were very black who competed with me back in the 1960’s and they were all very intelligent and focused and won due to their own hard work and ability to learn. Now, they are the exception. And fewer each generation which now expects apples to fall into their laps.
On a side note, Oberlin college head defends not sacking Joy Karega who claimed Jews are behind 9/11. So, the Jewish President of the college isn’t punishing a Jewish professor. Got that. If she wasn’t Jewish, she would be kicked to the curb.
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