Understanding Obama's Black Education Commission

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President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African Americans. The initiative creates a commission that is tasked with monitoring and improving the educational performance of African American students. At its best, Obama’s creation of this commission is groundbreaking and signals the start of a national commitment to the educational needs of Black children. At its worst, this could be a political hat tip but provide little force in shifting the trajectory of Black education
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is it genuine ? is it just another political move due to an election year ? is it better than what previous Presidents have done in the past ?
 

Oneshot

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Obviously political, but I don't see the neccesity.
agreed,

the african american is not monolithic, the problem is with teacher unions and the government having a cosy relationship.

in newark where charter schools have been introduced, children are improving.
 

bhalistix

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agreed,

the african american is not monolithic, the problem is with teacher unions and the government having a cosy relationship.

in newark where charter schools have been introduced, children are improving.
so methods can be introduced to improve education amongst AA's
 

Oneshot

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It's not really about methods. It's about access. Students from affluent homes have access to better schools and teachers than those from less affluent have.
it is not merely affluence is political power, a bad teacher doesnt get fired, he/she gets transferred to another school.

Newark is a poor neighbourhood, yet Charter schools have better grades, because the parents are more involved, the teachers are more motivated (you can get fired from a charter school), you hired/paid based on skill, not years of service.
 

Inquistive

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it is not merely affluence is political power, a bad teacher doesnt get fired, he/she gets transferred to another school.

Newark is a poor neighbourhood, yet Charter schools have better grades, because the parents are more involved, the teachers are more motivated (you can get fired from a charter school), you hired/paid based on skill, not years of service.
Damn

I have to admit. I agree with you.
 

Oneshot

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Oneshot, I just now started to do some reading on charter schools.


Where would the accountability come from?
the parents, the politicians,

a charter school is basically a private enterprise, politicians will be quicker to be critical of private institutions than public, also small class sizes, means no funding, means school closure.
 

Steupz

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I like all the black people behind him as he signs the EO.
If that's not a negative message...
 
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it is not merely affluence is political power, a bad teacher doesnt get fired, he/she gets transferred to another school.

Newark is a poor neighbourhood, yet Charter schools have better grades, because the parents are more involved, the teachers are more motivated (you can get fired from a charter school), you hired/paid based on skill, not years of service.
cause they feel like they own it or its more community built
if that same mindset can be transferred to thinking the country ALSO becomes to all
things would be much better
the main issue is a thinking that "blacks" are separate and apart from things
 
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cause they feel like they own it or its more community built
if that same mindset can be transferred to thinking the country ALSO becomes to all
things would be much better
the main issue is a thinking that "blacks" are separate and apart from things
If there is a proble within a certain demographic of the population you have to address it boldly. It does not matter is its blacks, whites, asians, or latinos.

You can call it separating or trying to be apart, but a lot of people see it differently
 
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If there is a proble within a certain demographic of the population you have to address it boldly. It does not matter is its blacks, whites, asians, or latinos.

You can call it separating or trying to be apart, but a lot of people see it differently
interests interests interests

if you were a poor out of work wite man, what would your impression be of his action?

fact is the WHOLE COUNTRY needs to have an education push
 
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interests interests interests

if you were a poor out of work wite man, what would your impression be of his action?

fact is the WHOLE COUNTRY needs to have an education push
Does this education initiative make you believe there are not other initiatives being done for the rest of the country in terms of education ? Think outside the box..

Poor out of work white men have access to the same initiatives the poor out of black man or any other man has access to...what is your point ?
 
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