Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Walter Williams Makes Calls Americans to Wake Up to the Educational Failure In Our Country, Particularly In The Black Community

I knew I could count on Dr. Walter Williams to chime in on what I too, observed.

He notes in part:

As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see....

Few Americans, particularly black Americans, have any idea of the true magnitude of the black education tragedy. The education establishment might claim that it's not their fault. They're not responsible for the devastation caused by female-headed families, drugs, violence and the culture of dependency. But they are totally responsible for committing gross educational fraud. It's educators who graduated Jeantel from elementary and middle school and continued to pass her along in high school. It's educators who will, in June 2014, confer upon her a high-school diploma...
It's not just Florida's schools. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, nationally most black 12th-graders test either basic or below basic in reading, writing, math and science....
The educational system and black family structure and culture have combined to make increasing numbers of young black people virtually useless in the increasingly high-tech world of the 21st century. Too many people believe that pouring more money into schools will help. That's whistlin' "Dixie." Whether a student is black or white, poor or rich, there are some minimum requirements that must be met in order to do well in school. Someone must make the student do his homework, see to it that he gets a good night's sleep, fix a breakfast, make sure he gets to school on time and make sure he respects and obeys his teachers. Here are my questions: Which one of those requirements can be achieved through a higher school budget? Which can be achieved by politicians? If those minimal requirements aren't met, whatever else is done is mostly for naught.
End quote.
Between the failure of the education establishment and the abortion establishment, they are destroying the black community.


Jeantel says about her education, as she speaks with improper English:


What’s next for Rachel Jeantel?
“My education is first. I am educated. Trust me, I have a 3.0 I’m good. I need to get my life straight because this situation got a whole lot of things in my mind so I want to clear it up.”
Jeantel has been offered multiple scholarship opportunities, including one from morning radio talk show host Tom Joyner, who has offered her a tutor to help her graduate and to prep for the SAT and four years of tuition to any Historically Black College or University.
A 19 year old with a 3.0 who hasn't yet graduated from high school? Clearly the standard is so low in FL that a 3.0 is nothing. The lack of proper education is very apparent, and as mentioned above, the statistics bear that out. Secondly a  true 3.0 gpa student doesn't need a tutor to help her graduate. Perhaps Joyner also senses the utter need for an actual education that allows for more opportunities down the road, since he offered her a tutor "to help her graduate".

By the way, the word "nigga" IS a racial slur, despite what Jeantel wants to claim:

"Nigga is a colloquial term used in Black English Vernacular that began as an eye dialect form of the word nigger (a word originated as a term used in a neutral context to refer to black people, as a variation of the Spanish/Portuguese noun negro, a descendant of the Latinadjective niger, meaning the color "black")."

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