The New York Times has not one but two reporters to report the painfully obvious. The NY school system is not thriving, it is dying and not dying due to money, it is very, very expensive. What is killing it are the people who are stuck using public schools. I moved out of NYC after the disaster of sending my daughter to school to be beaten up by thuggish fellow students…in third grade, no less! No more NYC schools for us!
Instead of writing story after story about the very expensive and extremely violent schools and the one where my daughter was attacked was one of the ‘better’ schools, next door to Park Slope were some of the worst schools in the USA way back in 1977. Now, they are even worse, utterly out of control.
NYC’s rich people who run the joint into the ground came up with ‘school choice’ schemes a dozen years ago because white students reached the vanishing point. This means, the tiny handful of white students left could compete for ‘speciality schools’ which requires…get this…a test! To enter, one must prove one is capable.
Of course, they are rigged tests. Black and Hispanic children can score lower and still get in because they get a cut of the pie. But for families too poor to afford the private schools, this is one last thing to cling to before giving up and fleeing like I and millions of other mothers did so far.
Under a system created during Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration, eighth graders can apply anywhere in the city, in theory unshackling them from failing, segregated neighborhood schools. Students select up to 12 schools and get matched to one by a special algorithm. This process was part of a package of Bloomberg-era reforms intended to improve education in the city and diminish entrenched inequities.
There is a catch: you got to go to school on your own using the buses and subway systems. Which happen to be rather dangerous. Kids with no chauffeurs have a steep hill to climb just to get to class. Most do survive. Still, it is more dangerous than other places where kids go to school.
Here in my little town in NY state children are picked up by the bus which stops in front of their own homes. The danger score is much lower.
There is no doubt that the changes yielded meaningful improvements. The high school graduation rate is up more than 20 points since 2005, as the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has built on Mr. Bloomberg’s gains. The graduation gap between white and black or Hispanic students, while still significant and troubling, has narrowed…
The ‘scores went up’ only because the flight of parents slowed down somewhat due to ‘school choice.’ They don’t mind their children going to school with black or Hispanic children who are well behaved and know how to read and write and do math.
The minority children are far and away, the majority. And when the elites like the Obama kiddies who went to a white private school, too, when black or Hispanic elite children go to school mainly with white kids, they turn out ‘civilized’ and not degraded.
So all the rich black and Hispanic politicians and other people need schools for their darlings, they look for a white school that pretends it is all about ‘inclusion’ so long as the people excluded are dirty brats from the slums, right?
Of course. And the NYT staff knows this inside out for they practiced this for the last 50 years and I know first hand, that they have done this since at least 1977.
NYC can’t keep hardly any white kiddies in public schools anymore. And dares not talk about why.
I do wonder what that ‘other’ is. Aliens from Outer Space? Beats me. Hispanic children speaking little English are now nearly half of the students overall. The other huge number are black children and no one wants to go to school with them at all at any level except the very top elite black kids who, again, are totally different from the single mother brood which is over 75% of the black child population.
Within the system, there is a hierarchy of schools, each with different admissions requirements — a one-day high-stakes test, auditions, showing up for an open house. And getting into the best schools, where almost all students graduate and are ready to attend college, often requires top scores on the state’s annual math and English tests and a high grade point average.
This is so hilarious. The NYT staff fights tooth and nail to get their own brats into these elite schools then turn around and whine about it. Are their kid’s test scores going down compared to the 10% Asian kids?
I would suggest that. Asian kids are forced to study…hard…by parents who value an education above all things. So poor Asian parents work very hard to insure their children are educated. I assure everyone, the vast, vast majority of black and Hispanic mothers (few to no fathers are involved) do the same.
Used to rigged systems that reward stupidity, they don’t need to bother with ‘study hard’. This open sore has wrecked three generations now. Accustomed to throwing temper tantrums to get into elite schools, black and Hispanic children end up in college doing even more temper tantrums and they end up taking useless courses and graduate to fall off this cliff unless the government steps in and forces systems to hire them anyways.
The end result of all this is, everyone assumes all black and Hispanic workers are lazy and stupid and got there via government fiat. Since all others must compete like crazy for the remaining positions on the ladder of life, they work extremely hard to move ahead.
This makes them all much stronger while the ‘minorities’ who mainly live in dying cities to get welfare instead of married, fall further into this deep pit of nothingness. The more these programs strive to ‘integrate’ and ‘promote’ the more things disintegrate and repel people who are not ‘minority’.
The true minority are Asians. The systems depend on the brilliant minds of the top Asians to function but hates them overall because they work hard and strive to do their best and thus, beat everyone at any of the intellectual testing systems including being chess champions so it isn’t imaginary. It is real.
These people are the minority in the school system and the systems set up to deter them and stop them from gaining ground are enormous yet they jump through all the hoops and still dominate…so the system has to remain rigged forever so the weaker, lazier or stupider ‘minorities’ who dominate the schools utterly and nearly totally, can still get into elite schools. How charming this all is.
Here is a look at Google’s list of ‘New York City’s elite schools’. I didn’t include other words, just those in my search:
What a mess! The stories are nearly uniformly negative and attack parents who try to save their children from crummy schools. Oh, how dare they do this!
This is nothing new, from back after the election: Elite schools offering coddled kids disaster counseling after Trump win | New York Post
Administrators at some of the city’s top private and public schools have been scrambling to comfort the coddled kids of the Manhattan elite ever since Donald Trump’s stunning victory.
Staffers sent out letters to reassure parents and kids that emergency counseling is available — with one school reminding them that “love will prevail.”
While such measures are usually reserved for natural disasters or violent traumas, principals and deans apparently found the notion of a President Trump sufficiently catastrophic.
At Beacon School, a public high school on West 44th Street, students were so crushed that the school blocked off time to help them digest the electoral results.
I love how the schools are dumbing down the children. I figure, insane parents living in NYC have crazy kids. I used to live there and saw up close how this operates. When I tried to start SOS: Save Our Schools, all I got was resistance, denial and race hatred and I was appealing to the black mothers successfully for a brief while before white liberals began to seriously attack me.
Now Google News is very liberal and Californiaish. Here are their ‘daily headlines’ today:
Google News manages to find only negative news about any initiative Trump is pushing. This flood of negativity reminds me of the Nixon years…Safires ‘Nattering nabobs of negativism’ has grown much, much worse. The left is too stupid to figure out, those three words describe them all to a T.
Even a press event where a bunch of church people applauded Trump’s new religion order, the mainstream fake news has to dig up something to natter about negatively. ‘Let’s down many conservatives’ is particularly funny.
I will also note the story about how Putin engineered a ceasefire in Syria forcing the US to finally do something sane for once. Oh, the nattering from that is epic. Howls of rage from the left, screaming about how we have to continue the DNC sponsored McCarthy Hearings Part II.
They can’t fix schools. They can’t integrate schools. They can’t run Congress and they can’t seem to run elections very well, either. What can they do? Oh, whine. Yes, and cry like babies when they don’t get their own way.