"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Obama/Duncan Ultimate Hypocrisy on Resegregation

From WaPo:

. . . .More than half a century after courts dismantled the legal framework that enforced segregation, Obama administration officials are investigating an array of practices across the country that contribute to a present-day version that they say is no less insidious.

Although minority students have the legal right to attend any school, federal officials are questioning whether in practice many receive less access than white students to the best teachers, college prep courses and other resources. Department of Education lawyers also are investigating whether minority students are being separated into special education classes without justification, whether they are being disciplined more harshly and whether districts are failing to provide adequate English language programs for students who are not fluent, among other issues.. . . .

So at the same time the Education Department is going after Mississippi for resegregating school policies, Duncan and the Oligarchs are working feverishly to clear the path for the unlimited expansion of harsh No Excuses apartheid charters to replace the neglected public schools. These bare-knuckled containment test camps are intended to be manned by white female missionaries who have been "alternatively" mis-prepared to teach by corporate teacher prep programs like TFA. Those children who resist the psychological and behavioral sterilization will be dumped back into the crumbling public schools to become fuel for the school to prison pipeline. The rest will be instruments of oppression in their own communities as low level drones of the corporate plutocrats.

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