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

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Duncan's Civil Rights in Black Face Tour

The major civil rights initiative of the Obama Administration has been to re-segregate poor black and brown children into corporate education reform schools where they can be culturally sterilized and behaviorally neutered by white middle class missionaries with no experience.  

Duncan's Civil Rights Minstrel Tour will continue this coming week:
"The trip will include stops in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee and highlight the commitment that those states are making to encourage reform and innovation. Traveling through places that represent the cradle of America’s civil rights effort, the tour will focus on important work being done to close gaps of opportunity that many young Americans face."
Duncan will wind up Tuesday in Memphis, where Gates and RTTT funds performed more effectively than fragmentation bombs ever could to create 8 school systems where there were once two.  

Duncan will be visiting Cornerstone Prep,  which has been Ground Zero for human rights indignities since corporate schools under the Achievement School District took over the job of total compliance enforcement and character remediation in the poorest neighborhoods of Memphis.

How is the Achievement District doing, now that Duncan's $500 million RTTT and Gates's $90 million have bought what they wanted?  

Looking at the State website, the promise to reach the top 25% of Tennessee schools in less than four years from now seems more a pipe dream than any serious goal (click either part of chart to enlarge):

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