Race Issue Is Hot Topic at Hearing on Missouri’s Plan for Failing School Districts

Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 26, 2014

It came as no surprise to Missouri education officials Tuesday night when the issue of race permeated the hearing on the state’s draft plan to address troubled schools.

The unaccredited Normandy School District—whose student body is nearly all African-American—will likely be the first to be affected by what the state adopts.

This reality brought out a range of emotion from Normandy parents, students and residents who filled most of an auditorium at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. While a handful lauded the department for proposing to do something different, most said the plan adds to Missouri’s history of inequity and racial discrimination in schools.

“If you look at the top DESE staff, none of them look like the 98 percent of the children we educate,” Normandy School Board member Terry Artis said into the microphone, referring to the racial makeup of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro and members of the Missouri Board of Education listened from the front row for nearly two hours as one speaker after the next responded to her proposal. The plan recommends layers of state intervention as schools and districts begin to slip—rather than waiting until they lose accreditation to take action.

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The goal of the proposal is to prevent any district from failing. But when a district does lose accreditation, the Missouri Board of Education could adopt one of several approaches, such as replacing the elected board with an alternative governing structure, or directly supervising the schools.

The board has already called for a transition team for Normandy, which could become bankrupt this spring or summer due to $15 million in tuition and transportation expenses associated with student transfers. The transfer law allows children in unaccredited districts to enroll in better schools at their home district’s expense.

Francis Howell Superintendent Pam Sloan said her concern with the state’s plan is that it allows transfers to continue. About 450 of the 1,000 transfer students from Normandy now attend schools in her district.

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But speaker after speaker accused state education officials of turning a blind eye to issues of poverty and race—two factors that brought out high emotion.

Charles Coburn, who has children in Normandy schools, accused the education department of putting “chains on their feet.”

“We need to get motivated,” he told the crowd. “Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you step back. You step forward.”

Susan Turk, of St. Louis, said to state educators: “You would all be more help for our students and our school districts if you just resigned.” She turned to the crowd and pointed to state officials. “They are disenfranchising low-income, mostly minority school districts, and they should be ashamed of themselves for it.”

Afterward, Nicastro said she was not surprised by the remarks. The state continues to battle racial issues it has yet to resolve, she said.

State board Vice President Michael Jones, of St. Louis, said race must be part of the conversation, because troubled schools are predominantly filled with African-American children.

“You’re either naive or out to lunch if that is not part of the equation,” he said. “It’s a legitimate issue.”

State board member Victor Lenz, of St. Louis County, pointed out the plan would allow the state to tailor interventions to each specific school district.

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  • dd121

    You don’t have “troubled schools”; you have dumb blacks.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      “dumb blacks” is redundant

      • LovelyNordicHeidi

        “Dumb” is a pleonasm when one talks about Blacks.

        • LovelyNordicHeidi

          …………………………………..

          • LovelyNordicHeidi

            Pfff. That wasn’t supposed to appear twice. But enjoy anyways!

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    Black parents, students and residents in the Normandy district are allowed to have race based concerns.

    White parents, students and residents in the Francis Howell district, where most of the Normandy district students are being transferred to, are not allowed to have race based concerns.

    The very same Michael Jones, Vice-President of the State Board of Education, who is quoted here as giving legitimacy to black concerns, just a few short months ago bashed and trashed white parents who almost had the courage to voice racial concerns.

    The whole problem with all of this is that nothing will be done about it. Yeah, you hear a lot of talk about this reform or that reform in Jefferson City. But I have a front row seat to all of it, and believe me, it’s all window dressing and rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The Republican establishment in this state isn’t interested in doing away with transfers, because they are totally thrown in with the cult of school choice and the notion that bad schools cause bad students.

    At one time, the Normandy district was bar none the best in North St. Louis County. It’s where white people wanted to move to, and where they did if they got a promotion at their job, because the schools were so good, precisely because of the demographics. But like everything else, the undertow invaded and ruined it.

    • Puggg

      Find a way to get it gotten rid of. Everyone here in Jefferson County is sweating bullets. When the next black district in St. Louis County goes kerplunk, the bell could toll for us.

    • Dave4088

      This is called white skin privilege. Do not ask questions or notice double standards, or you are a racist.

    • So CAL Snowman

      I’m just amused that coal black africans are 98% of the NORMANDY school district.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Is that why the locals were always talking about “…the Normandy Invasion..?” All this time I thought they were military history buffs.

    • APaige

      White people need to step up and use their collective intelligence to fix this school district and transfer issue…give the Normandy school district back its accreditation and mandate by law that every person in a leadership position must be black. Nothing is more likely to fail than Black ‘success.’

      • sbuffalonative

        State board member Victor Lenz, of St. Louis County, pointed out the
        plan would allow the state to tailor interventions to each specific
        school district.

        I often say the best way to destroy blacks is to simply give them what they want.

        Let them have their schools and let them run it as they want.

        • evilsandmich

          Black rule is fine, so long as it doesn’t involve white money (HA!)

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        One workaround to the insane transfer law is simply not to revoke the accreditation of any school districts and to restore summarily the accreditation of districts that had it revoked. Which is why I’m keeping a close eye on who runs for Governor in 2016.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I wonder if all this gnashing of teeth on this St. Louis education topic will ultimately (and hopefully) create a Baton Rouge situation?

          Or maybe the language is so honest and different–as a result of the Baton Rouge threat?

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Different situations. All that needs to happen is for the inter district transfers to stop.

    • 1Forced_Registration

      The most offensive part of the whole affair to me is that Francis Howell school district isn’t even in the same county as Normandy. Its demonstration that it is no longer sufficient for whites to move one county away to escape black crime, and to have a safe public school in which to have our white children earn an education. The new standard has become “at least 2 counties away from the nearest failing black school” (and I would probably make that 3 counties just to be safe).

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        That’s because the transfer law allows for out transfers to a district either in the same county or an adjoining county.

        Some dork from rural western Missouri pushed and got it passed back in 1993, because he thought that it would mean the SLPS would get on the ball. (How?) Well, it has turned into a Frankenstein.

  • D.B. Cooper

    I can’t help but wonder what white men would’ve said 100 years ago if blacks voiced their concerns because they didn’t agree with white men’s solutions.
    Would they have said, “You are going to follow what we say, and that will be the end of it! You know what typically happens if you people don’t behave?”

    Instead, we get…. this.

    • Dave4088

      Geez, can’t you find a picture of Johnny boy bawling?

      • D.B. Cooper

        Today’s Drudge article: ‘Ha, ha, ha,’ says Boehner to retirement rumor
        Most of the comments were something like, “Oh, he’s going to retire next election whether he wants to or not.”

        • AndrewInterrupted

          The libs will falsely interpret Boehner’s ouster as a victory. Wait until they see what they get in exchange. This won’t be a pro-Lib event. They are mistaken. They will be wishing for the Johnny-the-poodle days. His ouster will coincide with the Repugs retaking the Senate. Then “…Katy bar the door…!…”

    • Dave4088

      This is our Johnny!

    • Who Me?

      Do you HAVE to keep putting this picture up? It gives me a sharp, stabbing pain in the eyes every time I have to look at it!

    • Mergatroyd

      As I keep repeating here: blacks are in charge of exactly nothing and have exactly zero power. They are useful idiots and shills who are allowed to demand and get what they from want from Whitey because of who is behind them, funds them, encourages them to attack Whitey and gives them the power over us.

      Pull back the curtain to the real power brokers in this country and you won’t see a single black face.

  • thomas edward

    Blacks keep saying they want to talk about race and when a White does talk about race, they go crazy.

    • sbuffalonative

      When blacks say we need a conversation on race what they mean is they want whites to confess to being racists and being involved in a conspiracy to oppress blacks.

      • bilderbuster

        They mean for Whites to sit quietly & listen to Blacks lecture them about how evil they are.

    • Mergatroyd

      They go to their handlers and demand that Whitey be taken down, like Paula Deen for example. It wasn’t blacks who took her down, their screaming and demanding is easy to ignore. After all who is going to listen to and/or take orders from small group of people whose average IQ is 80?

      Ask this: How are an inherently dumb, violent people that make up approximately 13% of the population able to completely control 60% of a population that is far more intelligent and educated than they are? How is a relatively small group whose average IQ is 80 able to do that? Do they have military weaponry aimed at Whitey’s head? Why are we, at 60% of the population forced to bow down, kow tow and cater to 13% of the population? My arguments is that it is NOT blacks who are forcing Whitey to meet black demands.

      Who forces us to meet black demands? Who covers up their hideous crimes when they murder, torture, rape and hack apart innocent Whites?

      Does anyone here really think blacks are the ones that lord over Whites?

      • Triarius

        THSNBN

        • 1Forced_Registration

          THSNBN? Am I the only one here not getting this acronym?

          • Erasmus

            “Those who shall not be named”

            But I would have said TWSNBN.

  • Geo1metric

    Let’s be frank; separation is the only answer.

    The experiment has failed…utterly.

    • sbuffalonative

      It’s obviously true but blacks aren’t smart enough to understand that they are the source of their dysfunction. They do understand they’re helpless without us which is why they cling to us.

    • Erasmus

      Separate but equal really was best.

  • Dave4088

    No whites in their right minds should want to improve black schools. Let the blacks stew in their own excrement. It is a problem of their own making. Let them beat, rape and kill each other as much as they wish.

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    Trying to educate blacks is like trying to fashion a daisy from a pile of cow manure. You may end up with a shape that looks like a daisy, but it’s still going to stink to the high heavens.

    • thomas edward

      When I was a boy, I worked on a dairy farm one summer. We’d go out and start the cows in to get milked in the morning and step in the cool cow manure through the crust. The girls went crazy. Then we’d wash our feet off in the stream of course. The farmers wife would’ve beaten us if we went in the house with our feet covered in cow sh*t..

  • Extropico

    Sooner or later, Whites will determine that they must assert their own racial interests to counter the race war against them. Unilateral disarmament is a slave’s strategy for success.

  • Truthseeker

    Blacks could fail in black-run schools or white-run schools and whites would still get blamed for it.

    • Erasmus

      Spot on.

      Let them fail in their black-run schools. Let them bring themselves down. With integration they’re bringing down everyone else with them.

  • David Ashton

    Black schools for blacks, white schools for whites? Now, whoever thought of such a thing?

    • Geo1metric

      The southern states did.

      • David Ashton

        (I know.)

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I guess they’re eating (Jim) crow now.

  • JSS

    Everything blacks touch is “troubled”. That was the whole point of segregation.

  • antiquesunlight

    So I just looked at the original article and read the caption for the picture at the beginning.

    “Terrence Jones, from Normandy, greets his daughter, Cry’inidy Jones, 7, after school at Bel-Nor Elementary School in Bel-Nor on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2013.”

    Cry’inidy Jones. That’s really all you need to know right there.

    Cry’inidy Jones.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Just look at the picture of Terrence Jones – baseball cap cocked to the side, droopy drawers, bakka ball shoes and some cheap Nike wind breaker. I’m sure he was just on a 30 minute break from the office to pick up his daughter from school. I’m sure he wasn’t sitting home all day at his Moma’s section 8 smoking dope and playing video games.

    • dukem1

      it’s called starting life with 3 strikes…”they” can’t get enough of it. they love it.
      me…I just don’t care.
      By the way, i’ll admit i don’t study this stuff all that hard, but from what i pick up, is St. Louis becoming the new, improved Detroit?

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Detroit with a lot more white people by proportion. Thankfully, in terms of the city proper, it’s slowly trending less black. However, that only hurts the inner ring suburbs, such as the topic of this article, the area this school district serves.

        • connorhus

          St. Louis is going to be a battle ground. A number of Whites from inside places like Florisant did take off for the suburbs just like in Detroit. They mostly went West out towards Wentzville, Marthasville, etc. but the jobs didn’t go with them and now I think QE is right many of them are going back due to high commute costs.

          When this decline all goes down I think St. Louis may well become a metro area where things get interesting. It could go either way but it basically is surrounded in a sea of rural Whites.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            The white people repopulating the city are young social liberals, not necessarily people moving closer to their jobs. I don’t know that there’s some great trend of outer suburbanites moving closer in.

            But you are right that it’s going to be an interesting situation. Project out 10-20 years and we’ll see white liberals in the increasingly gentrifying central core city, blacks in the inner suburbs, whites in the outer suburbs and exurbs, and rural whites behind them. When the stuff really gets interesting, what I’m curious to see is how things will play out between the inner suburban blacks and what blacks remain in the city, and the gentrifying lib whites.

            We know from Spike Lee that blacks are getting more and more furious about white libs pushing them out of urban areas. But if the blacks strike out violently at the white libs, what will the white libs do?

            As of now, St. Louis the core city is in no way as bad off as Detroit the core city. As far as crime stats which sometimes shows St. Louis to be worse than Detroit, I just happen to think that St. Louis’s crime self-reporting more accurate than Detroit’s, or maybe to put it a better way, less inaccurate.

          • 1Forced_Registration

            I don’t know about that last bit. St Louis City has had several “Puff the magic crime statistics” incidents. Not that police haven’t always manipulated the statistics to some degree. We need more funding “Crime is up!” … When accused of incompetence or the soon to be ex-police chief is fighting for their job “Crime is falling” …

            The biggest story broke about St Louis City downgrading rapes, and sexual assaults. However, there were plenty of other Dr. Atkins of crime stories out there involving assaults being downgraded, armed robberies being downgraded, carjackings downgraded, and even home invasions downgraded. The one low I hope they haven’t stooped to is making bodies disappear, but give them time, and they may come up with a may to make homicides disappear as well.

            I don’t necessarily believe that crime is that much lower than Detroit. The difference is that the standard of living, and not purely in economic terms, is better than Detroit. Detroit has huge tracts of ghost town. St Louis has patches of it, lots of red boards, but not quite in the concentration to have entire multiple block areas disappear and revert to wilderness.

            For a variety of reasons (St Louis University buying up huge areas for one) people have still been willing to try to open up trendy restaurants, and nightclubs in areas that I would long ago have considered non-reclaimable. The area around the Fox theater as a case in point. There are some truly scary residential areas all around it, but there are some newer and trendy restaurants in that area that are somehow making a go of it.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            St. Louis City isn’t totally honest in its crime reporting? Yes.

            (I hate to burst your bubble, but I am almost certain that St. Louis has already made bodies disappear.)

            Detroit isn’t totally honest in its crime reporting? Yes.

            It’s just that I think Detroit is more dishonest than St. Louis.

            There’s no way on a pound for pound basis that I’ll ever believe St. Louis is more dangerous than Detroit.

            But that hardly means St. Louis is a tranquil paradise.

          • evilsandmich

            But if the blacks strike out violently at the white libs, what will the white libs do?

            Do their best to “section 8″ them off to affordable white neighborhoods. They’ve been doing it in Cleveland for years.

    • Reverend Bacon

      You think maybe “Jones” is too hard for her to spell?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Ironically, Cry’inidy’s little brother is named L’Genius Wisdom.

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    Think of all the energy, time, money, anger, frustration and other negatives all because the power elites will not admit the obvious truth, backed by experience and IQ studies–BLACKS CANNOT LEARN MUCH. They struggle with complexity. They are easily distracted. They have sex on their minds all the time. They are DUMB. This country is no longer rich enough to afford the cost of fooling itself. We need honesty and race realism.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Low IQ and high testosterone are the main reasons for widespread black social dysfunction. Since these factors are largely genetic and therefore intractable, it follows that black underachievement can never be ameliorated. Because the black undertow would eventually drag many impressionable young whites down to the very bottom of society, blacks were segregated from whites. Southerners correctly understood that “separate but equal” was the only truly humanitarian way to deal with negroes.

      We do need more race realism. It’s time to return to a much saner period of American history, such as when Teddy Roosevelt was president.

      • Mergatroyd

        We need to get the monkey off our backs first, so to speak. We need to stop the anti-white, pro-genocide narrative and agenda, the one that uses blacks to destroy whites. It is who is behind it that is our biggest problem and main enemy, not blacks, they are shills, red herrings and useful idiots, a mere 13% of the population, with low IQs and violent tendencies.

    • Erasmus

      But throwing money at a problem that can’t be fixed is a recipe that guarantees lucrative careers for tens of thousands of “caring” folk at all levels of government.

      You never believed that anyone wringing their hands over the failure of blacks to become educated really cared, did you? If blacks were suddenly to become educated, thousands would lose their jobs.

  • sbuffalonative

    The demand to be in white schools because white schools are better. When their kids fail in white schools they demand black teachers, black principals, black administrators, black superintendents, and black school boards. In the end, they turn the white schools into the schools they complain were inferior.

    It happens in every city and town, over and over again.

    Dumb is as dumb does.

    • paul marchand

      F.E.D.E.R.A.L. – G.O.V.E.R.N.M.E.N.T.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Just part of the standard shakedown. Just watch, this supposed $900 million federal “…loan…” to Chicago will never get paid back. It’s the same lending technique used by Rahm’s first love, Israel. There is a “loan”, then the “loan” is “forgiven”. Ahhhh–that’s better. Picking my pocket feels so much better when you call it a massage.

  • MBlanc46

    I don’t blame these black Missourians for wanting their schools run by blacks. I want white schools run by whites.

  • paul marchand

    The solution is easy and effective, but the feds will try to do everything to stop that:
    FREEDOM OF CHOICE in schools. “Hard schools” and easier schools.

    • Mergatroyd

      They are busy stopping home schooling as well.

  • Spartacus

    “They are disenfranchising low-income, mostly minority school districts, and they should be ashamed of themselves for it.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    As much as I wish that were true, it’s not. The truth is – gr0ids are dumb, and they are uneducable . By the way, how many of them do you think know the meaning of the word “uneducable” ?

  • JohnEngelman

    “If you look at the top DESE staff, none of them look like the 98 percent of the children we educate,” Normandy School Board member Terry Artis said into the microphone, referring to the racial makeup of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

    - Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 26, 2014

    That makes me feel old. I am old enough to remember when the civil rights movement was opposed to racial discrimination.

    • bilderbuster

      I hope you weren’t young & foolish then & believed them.

      • JohnEngelman

        In “An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy,” which was published in 1944, Swedish Nobel-laureate economist Gunnar Myrdal argued that black poor academic performance, and social pathology were caused by racial discrimination. He also argued that when racial discrimination came to an end most blacks would perform and behave as well as most whites.

        An American Dilemma was cited positively by Supreme Court justices making the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. It inspired the civil rights movement.

        It was only when it became obvious that ending racial discrimination would not achieve racial equality that blacks and their white supporters began to demand that blacks be discriminated in favor of.

        • Ed

          Had to be a Swede what is wrong them?

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            The had no experience with Afritards. Now they do.

  • Anglo

    Transferring Blacks to White schools always ruins the White schools. It’s the reason Whites keep coming up with ways to keep Blacks out (as long as possible), or move farther away from the city and start over developing a new community. Here in Jefferson County, Alabama, Blacks have destroyed Birmingham city schools; next they’re destroying the county school system, which is why White municipalities such as Trussville and Gardendale have broken away from the Jefferson County School Board to form their own school systems. However, it’s always a temporary fix as Blacks do follow Whites everywhere they go.
    I’m tired of the MSM always saying Jim Crow laws were simply bigoted. Southern Whites passed segregation laws to protect Whites from the deleterious effects of Negroes. Its the same reason White liberal hypocrites live in their expensive, gated communities; but they always use other excuses. Of course, they’re not like those awful, bigoted racists; they’re not fooling anyone but themselves.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    The state of Missouri and various districts have in the last two generations spent multiple billions of dollars, probably close to $10 billion by now, on just desegregation expenses along relating to education, and that’s counting the KCPS boondoggle, which was technically not deseg, but it was court-ordered in the spirit of attracting white suburban students.

    By comparison, the 2014-2015 Missouri state budget being formulated now will be around $25 billion.

  • BonV.Vant

    It hasn’t even been 24 hours since I posted on the story about Walter Williams recommendations for correcting the problems in black education, where he recommends stricter discipline and removal of the disrupters. I said that blacks will never voluntarily submit to white social restraints and I have already been proven correct. They do not have the abilities to understand structure and discipline and without those things imposed on them by whites their schools will not get any better, just worse. There will be no black schools suspending those who disrupt classes. Their inner nature rebels against the whole concept of education. People like Williams, raised in a different era, do not see that the thin veneer of civilization that they grew up with was external. He can not see that the internal nature of blacks makes it impossible for them to conceive of civilization, let alone try to conform to it without an outside pressure. Blacks are degenerating back into the animals they were in africa. Literacy will soon be a thing of the past for the vast majority of them, if that isn’t already the case.

    • Mergatroyd

      Sounds like created chaos to me, pitting blacks against Whites.

      Wonder who would do that and for what purpose?

      //sarc off.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      The problem is that there are other races in those schools too. What happens to them?

  • Truth Teller

    This is why I distrust the voucher system. It means a flood of blacks into good White schools which quickly turn into bad black schools. 5 percent adult blacks is tolerable in a workplace, but 5 percent black children can turn any school into a violent disaster.
    Of course any attempt to force the blacks to behave like the Whites brings on a flood of lawsuits filed by tribal attorneys and funded by ACLU, ADL, AJC and Soros front groups.

    • Ed

      I’d put the number at 10%, when schools get above 10% Black things can deteriorate quickly.

  • Truth Teller

    School choice is just like affirmative action in the workplace, another excuse to destroy functional civilized places Whites create by blacks.

  • Truth Teller

    Didn’t Kansas City spend several billion dollars a year to reform the school system with no results a few years ago?

    • bubo

      Yes they did. All in an effort to bring whites back into the city schools. It failed. Whites stayed away and the schools were just expensive failures. Because IQ is real.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        This latest round of forcing square pegs into round holes produces predictable dog whistle language from the social engineers. Sounding something like: “….we will redouble our efforts…”

        • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

          Whenever you hear “redouble our efforts,” you don’t need to scratch the lottery ticket very much to reveal the totalitarian leftist.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            The Feminists are notorious for that rhetoric. They are very big on ‘Equal Results’ just like the other groups. If you notice, the Feminists focus on one particular profession=CEOs. That’s their only metric cherry-picked for their phony war-on-women. You will never be able to engage them in the professions they’ve swallowed whole like: Education, Real Estate, Human Resources, Accounting, Para Legal, etc.

            Swallowed whole–nary a peep.

            And the raw census dating they keep peddling–77 cents for every dollar–has been completely debunked, yet it repeats–and repeats–and repeats. Even as recently in the State of the Union address–again the lie repeats. When that census data gets the slightest analysis, it turns out that women have it better than men in the American workforce…!!!

            They are a shameless lot those Feminists. They’ve done more to destroy this country than Farrakhan.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      A Federal judge ordered a combination of the KCPS district and the state to fund very lavish physical upgrades of KCPS schools and facilities, with the “hopes” white suburban students would want to attend.

      Fail.

      That was a different tack from what the Federal courts did on the other side of the state. For St. Louis, they ordained a cross-district busing program. For the record, that is different from what is being discussed in this article, which the state legislature did on its own. Technically, the Federal court ordered inter-district program is supposed to be winding down, but I haven’t seen any evidence that it is. But even if it does, we still have the state-mandated transfers out of unaccredited districts to contend with.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    READ THIS: – It’s A Comment Left By Someone On The Original Article That I Liked:

    Playing the race card is really kind of ignorant at this point!(and gets
    very old…) Having a black person on the state school board won’t
    change the societal issue that occur in the black communities. Pouring
    more money on predominantly black districts also isn’t the answer.
    Normandy already spends $12,956/student annually, compared to
    Lindbergh’s $7,831/student. Lindbergh is widely considered one of the
    top school districts in the state(#4 of 448) and Normandy the second
    worst(#447 of 448). Normandy employs 1096 “administrators” for 4476
    kids(actually, in the current school year that’s now down to about 3500
    kids). Lindbergh employs 252 administrators for 5685 kids. Normandy is
    a 10 square mile district, Lindbergh is 24 square miles. Busing costs
    at Lindbergh have to be higher. The state of MO and the Federal
    governments(read “taxpayers who live outside the Normandy district”)
    provide for 60% of Normandy’s funding. Local Normandy residents provide
    40%. That mix at Lindbergh is 8% Mo and Fed. vs. 92% local.
    It’s
    simply time for the black community to stop pointing fingers at others
    and fix their own societal problems. No amount of additional tax money
    can fix that for them!

    —————————————————————————————————————-
    This Is Truly The Race That never Could. No Matter What Anyone Does For Them Progress Seems To Never Show It’s Apparently Biased Face. How Pathetic!

    • bubo

      Worthless black administrators running up the cost is a huge problem in black school districts. The schools should not be a “jobs program” for otherwise unemployable blacks, but they are. Huge cost per student, no results and their hands out for more of whites money is a game that blacks will continue to play until they are no longer allowed to.

      Of course the white taxpayer, especially those with children are double taxed, one to pay the absurd costs per student in the black schools and second to send their own kids to private schools to avoid the terrible black ones.

      If blacks want to run things, they better start paying for it out of their own pockets. Hopefully one day whites will decide they’ve had enough.

      • soulhunter

        I think white people in the baby boomer age group are the concerned one’s, their kids and the great grands won’t be any help at all as I think they’re already brainwashed..

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      The best funded black districts in this state chronically spend 2-3 times more per student per year than the worst funded white rural district.

      But guess whose standardized test scores are better.

      • LIBERTYSINCURSION

        Well considering the fact that the only thing holding young children of color back from making as good, if not better grades than Whites. Is the racially motivated lack of funding for schools who’s students are overwhelmingly black. So it’s undoubtedly the black district who triumphed over Whitey’s district as they threw off the racist shackles of inadequate funding. And rose up from the darkness of racial bigotry like a blazing phoenix into the sky, a beacon, of hope, a beacon, of change. A beacon that screams out to all the others still shackled below, “see, we were right all along, it was racism and racism alone that’s been holding us back, not our collective room temp IQ’s as the racist say, and we now have the test scores to prove it”. “Hoo-rayyy!”
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        So, is my typical black Racist/Hippie Liberal douche bag reply correct? Or, are they still the victims of their collective IQ’s hovering near room temp?

  • Mergatroyd

    There are a few things Farrakhan is right about…

  • Mergatroyd

    Again, I’m seeing many posters on this thread give full credit to 80-IQ blacks for demanding Whitey do ‘dis and dat,’ while Whitey jumps up and says ‘yes, massa!’

    Blacks are only doing what comes naturally to them: murder, riot, mayhem, assault, act and talk big like they’re in charge, demand things they didn’t earn, and lord over Whitey.

    Get the real TPTB, including media, DOJ and the government — none of which are controlled by blacks, including Holder and Obama — off of Whitey’s neck and see how long blacks lasts. IOW it isn’t the blacks themselves that have power it is those who are behind them, fund them, encourage them and back them up with the funding and power of the government, courts and media who do, those who have the ability to destroy our careers and ruin our reputations and lives.

    Blacks are red herrings, they are not the ones who are promoting and encouraging the genocide of the White race; they are not behind opening up America’s border to the 3rd world, they have neither the intelligence or organizational skills or cunning necessary. Blacks are useful idiots to TPTB and if people would bother to check who runs things in this country, well, it ain’t blacks.

    It is critical that we focus on the correct enemy because unless we stop this them we WILL be a powerless, helpless minority with no homeland for our children. Think I’m kidding? Look no further than South Africa, the fate of Whites there is the fate of Whites everywhere.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    “…The Missouri Board of Education will vote on the plan on March 21….”

    Translation:
    “…The two wolves and the goat will vote on what’s for dinner tonight…”

  • scutum

    “Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you step back. You step forward.” What? Since when have blacks ever stepped back. They are always whining and complaining about how badly they are treated and then asking for more handouts.

  • Whirlwinder

    It seems to me that when blacks populate a school system, the performance of the schools consistently trend downward. This is not the fault of the white population. Cannot the blacks run school systems that perform at adequate levels? Look at the Atlanta schools cheating scandals-cheating from the superintendent all the way down to the janitors. Look at Detroit schools-failing miserably. Look at Birmingham schools. Look at any predominately black school districts. Same sorry story.

    • soulhunter

      The colored peeps don’t want to learn english, or the history, outside of black oppression,
      math, why? if you can add and subtract money who cares about the rest as far as they’re concerned . . .physical education, basketball, and school fights ..nuff said.
      The rest of the time the classrooms are out of control ..

  • Ed

    So let me see if I read this correctly the black community is blaming the state for their kids failing? How do White folks in Missouri feel about these kids being sent to schools in the suburbs?

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Hardly any like it.

      But they show up at meetings to voice their disapproval, get close to talking about race, and the anvil comes down. The next day, the local media laud some skinny white student clad in basketball shorts and a worn-out t-shirt who voiced his approval of the notion of busing in bell curvers from Normandy, as if he pays a yearly real estate tax bill in the FH district.

      Then the politicians they elect, thinking they’ll do something about it, for the most part support it, because almost to a last one of them, elected Republicans in the Missouri General Assembly, are tee totally thrown in with this “school choice” cult. And you can forget about the Democrats.

      There are a few good exceptions, though.

  • chuck_2012

    Its obvious that blacks do not have the mental ability to administer a school board as they can barely control their baser instincts.Again its the old story of black children being failed by the adults around them. My question is this: Where do these poorly educated and stupid children go after leaving school? I mean there are only so many custodial positions to go around.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      They go straight to the Federal Government to receive their complimentary Government career. As Pat Buchanan once exposed in an old article of his called, – “Black America Versus Obama”. Government employment has been used as an affirmative action jobs program for the Groidius Maximus species.

      - A Few Stats From Pat Buchanan’s Article Below: ————————————–

      Though 10 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, African-Americans are 18 percent of U.S. government workers. They are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of the State Department, 37 percent of Department of Education employees and 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity
      Commission and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 55 percent of the employees at the Government Printing Office and 82 percent at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

      When the Obama administration suggested shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage giants whose losses of $150 billion have had to be made up by taxpayers, The Washington Post warned, in a story headlined, “Winding Down Fannie and Freddie Could Put Minority Careers at Risk,” that 44 percent of Fannie employees and 50 percent of Freddie’s were persons of color.

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      So, now you know where these poorly educated and stupid children go after leaving school. Or at least the ones who don’t find themselves headed to prison within the first 2 or 3 months after “graduation” that is.

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    Why not?

    We were forced to accept blacks being put in charge of our successful schools…

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Just because you’re black doesn’t mean you step back. You step forward.”

    Many blacks have this habit when they are trying to sound intelligent of speaking in phrases and cliches that mean absolutely nothing.

  • Puggg
  • Brandon

    “Blacks don’t want whites supervising their schools”….fine. They don’t need our money in taxes either.