75% of black California boys don’t meet state reading standards was in California news three days ago. Since California seems to be the biggest state (aside from my home state of NY) to go off various social and political cliffs. Unlike where I live, people in California are in a blessed land that doesn’t have much, aside in the mountains, winters. This is why my family moved there in 1849 and it is a nutty place which is why we all left until no one is there anymore.
Across ethnicities and economic status, girls outperform boys on English in standardized tests.
Yes, girls do ‘better’ in general but not in specifics. When we look at the very top of intellectual abilities, we females fall short of the top males, 100 to 1. I know because I competed in that giddy high level when I was in school and usually was one of a tiny handful of girls to win against the top boys. And I never did this in math related contests which irritated me no end. My brain: DUH. El stupido.
Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters.
The average girl usually gets a ‘free pass’ by being simply cooperative and repeating information as per fed by teachers. Girls are usually ‘teacher’s pets’. I was not one of these, I asked way too many questions and showed unlady like impatience.
Boys do poorly trapped in desks. They have lots of energy and a more rebellious nature. They evolved to explore and hunt and go into danger while girls evolved to hang out with the tribe and never stray, period, and to be useful to their mothers.
More than half of black boys scored in the lowest category on the English portion of the test, trailing their female counterparts. The disparity reflects a stubbornly persistent gender gap in reading and writing scores that stretches across ethnic groups.
AND…there is a race gap. AND the people at the top of the dog pile are Asians, not Europeans, below that are the South Americans and at the bottom, the Africans and other outlier tribal groups that prized pure survival against the odds like the Inuit who have ‘street smarts’ for living in very dangerous conditions that would kill most other humans.
During the last dozen Ice Ages, Africa was the Garden of Eden, it had near zero glaciation. Ditto, the Amazon except it had no Great Apes so none evolved there. It only had howler monkeys and such.
The phenomenon is nevertheless worrisome because it may compound other educational disparities California has attempted to close for decades, without success.
NO one has ever closed this gap. It isn’t possible. It is like expecting Chinese students to excel in basketball or football. The only reason black males end up in college is mainly via either sports or they get a huge boost in their scores whereas Chinese students are punished for high scores and excluded deliberately for ‘variety’ otherwise all the top schools would be mostly Asians.
“If boys don’t read as well as girls, and if that persists all the way through K-12, it means when you reach certain thresholds like college, it places the males at a disadvantage,” says Loveless. “The ability to read well has a lot to do with the ability to get into college and the ability to do well while you’re in college.”
Even Asians who are recent immigrants and have the learn English, do better than most black males by a million miles. You can’t lead a horse to water and you can’t for black males to master English if they have no motivation to do this. By lowering the bar on language skills for blacks who are excellent athletes, they are content with this.
A few excel in language skills but the bulk do not. This is endemic to their mental construction thanks to evolution.
“Part of this may be structural, in having texts that aren’t relevant to the experiences and legacy of African-American boys,” said Chris Chatmon, founding executive director of the African-American Male Achievement program at the Oakland Unified School District. “When a lot of the curriculum you have access to isn’t familiar, or doesn’t acknowledge your past or your present, you have a tendency not to be engaged with it or want to read it.”
That is utter BS. Iranian students who come to Europe or America often excel in language skills very quickly. The Iranians have had a series of civilizations going back 5,000+ years just like China. When Europe was barbarian, Iran was highly civilized. Iran has several thousand years of civilizations compared to Europe.
Both China and Iran can have 1,000 year ‘dark ages’ when conquerers destroy civilization or enslave the population but usually these last less than 1,000 years.
While the state makes it relatively easy for parents to look up the test scores of African-Americans at local schools, the data is not broken down by gender. So it may be difficult to identify schools where black boys are performing well, as well as schools that are struggling.
This is deliberate. They do not want anyone to see what is going on and the hopelessness of making black males become intellectual giants. Jews, for example, have had a written language going back 2,500 or so years whereas Africa had it only in Egypt and the Mediterranean fringe for the same length of time, Egypt having hieroglyphics for 5,000 years.
South of the Sahara desert, there was really no written languages, no history, no real math, no major buildings. Why? South Americans came over there 12,000 years ago and built cities and civilizations from Arizona and New Mexico all the way down to Peru. But not in Africa.
Egypt’s greatness was due to its proximity to the Indus valley and the Mediterranean civilizations including the Minoans on Crete. And when that world collapsed, it fell all the way to destruction losing language, writing, building of cities, everything ‘civilized.’ Egypt survived by the skin of its teeth.
“The state should report this data,” Ryan Smith, executive director of the education reform advocacy group Ed Trust-West, said via email. “One of the consistent things we find in our research is that schools and districts closing gaps for students of color tend to do more with data, not less.”
These gaps never ‘close’. They manipulate the tests and dumb them down, etc. hoping to scrape out some sort of Potemkin Village idiot solution.
The data limitation is not unique to California—detail is lacking in many other states’ public-facing test results. A spokeswoman for the California Department of Education said producing more detailed data is under consideration, but “schools and districts already have the capacity to create student results by all kinds of cross-tabulations.”
They studiously avoid doing anything sane for fear it would confirm reality. They want the APPEARANCE of ‘progress.’
Finally, many point to how schools are structured—a lack of sufficient recess to allow high-energy boys to blow off steam, reading materials unrelated to male interests and a predominantly female teaching workforce. But Loveless cautions that those arguments stem less from empirical research and more from old-fashioned stereotypes.
These SJW females want to cut men’s balls off.
And again the gap persists in foreign education systems, many of which are radically different from ours. In addition, international and state reading tests are routinely tested for gender bias.
That leaves researchers like Loveless without a conclusive answer.
Loveless is clueless. Deliberately so! There is no way they will explore the obvious. They do not want to fix anything and raising the IQ levels of people with low IQs is like leading a donkey to water and not expecting it to lash out and kick you in the stomach and then bray ‘he haw’ and I have handled donkeys. They are stubborn and funny, at the same time.
California’s high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time – LA Times: 2014! Glorious news! All the donkeys went to the water tub and drank but then kicked the teachers in the stomach, attacked each other and destroyed the water tank but they drank!
Although disparities remain based on students’ race, socioeconomic status and English skills, the graduation rates for Latino and African American students are increasing more rapidly than those of their white and Asian peers.
They can get a 100% graduation rate by passing everyone even the ones in prison or dead. Just like voting in Detroit during the last election! I once worked for a university and they did everything in their power to keep students who were paying over $10,000 a year back then, to go to school. The last thing they wanted was students to quit.
The graduation rates were lower for Latino and black students across the country: 76% and 68%, respectively, graduated in 2012. The percentages were roughly the same in California, based on data from 2013.
And the solution is…to never punish kids who are rioting, attacking each other, stealing stuff and screaming obscenities and abusing teachers while ignoring their lessons.
“We have to be honest that this is a matter of equity and that we have to change the opportunity equation,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan. “All of America’s children are our children.”
A sign in a classroom here at Berea High School, northwest of downtown in the largest urban district in the state, sends this powerful message: “Failure Is Not an Option. You Will Pass. You Will Learn. You Will Succeed.”
If only the teachers are issued guns and can say this while jabbing it at the students. I taught my wild stallion, Sparky, many lessons and he turned into a very fine working horse. I used a whip and other learning ‘aids’ and even slapped him on the nose when he would try to bite me. We ended up getting along just great indeed, very affectionate.
But training him was pure hell. Our schools threw away most training tools and the children know this and take advantage of this and all too many get more and more arrogant and end up dead or in jail. This is stupid. It is not helping them, new teaching methods are a total disaster.
By one measure, Berea, with more than 1,000 pupils, is helping more students succeed than ever: The graduation rate, below 65 percent just four years ago, has jumped to more than 80 percent.
If you hand out degrees like candy, everyone can pick one up. These degrees are useless, of course.
But that does not necessarily mean that all of Berea’s graduates, many of whom come from poor families, are ready for college — or even for the working world.
DUH. They are a fraud.
According to college entrance exams administered to every 11th grader in the state last spring, only one in 10 Berea students were ready for college-level work in reading, and about one in 14 were ready for entry-level college math. And on a separate test of skills needed to succeed in most jobs, little more than half of the students demonstrated that they could handle the math they would need.
So the high school classes were worthless. The solution has been to give them loans to learn high school or lower class materials and then hope they go to a university. The drop out rate for this is near 100%. The kids end up with two or more years of debt and no skills.
If they can’t pick it up by age 18, they aren’t going to suddenly become capable a year later! Some people, after a rough life, do turn around and learn. When I worked with men in prison in New Jersey, they were all over the age of 30 and all were very quick, cooperative learners.
States also vary widely in diploma requirements. In California, South Carolina and Tennessee, the authorities have recently eliminated requirements that students pass exit exams to qualify for a diploma. Alaska, California, Wisconsin and Wyoming demand far fewer credits to graduate than most states, according to the Education Commission of the States, although local school districts may require more.
See? The article admits all this is designed to hand out fake diplomas. In New York, when I was young, they had the ‘regents program’ for college bound kids. Now, they let anyone in. I remember vividly competing for scholarships and winning the right to go to a major university at age 16. It was really hard work! Now, they take any warm bodies. It is embarrassing.
Just 6 percent of black students and 15 percent of Hispanic students scored ready for college in math, with only slightly higher rates for reading. In one poor rural district where most of the students are African-American, graduation rates have risen to more than 85 percent, yet not one student scored high enough on the ACT to be deemed ready for college in reading or math.
And there is our proof of complete fraud. These schools shouldn’t even bother with the final two or three years of high school. They are working at junior high level skills so why have the fiction of being high schools?
On a side note, Another terrorist stopped in East ham – as illiterate or crazy Muslims systematically destroy Europe.