Pat Buchanan asks the hard questions about the recent PISA scores.
Tag Archives: Race in Schools
Is the Sun Rising in the East?, Buchanan
The Only International Test Score Info You Need to Know, Washington Post
We are far down the list on PISA scores, but WP says not to worry.
Seeing the Toll, Schools Revise Zero Tolerance, New York Times
Blacks and Hispanics can’t follow the rules? Change the rules.
At first they wanted a new school district. Now they want their own city.
Evaluation of the Tennessee Voluntary Prekindergarten Program, Peabody Research Institute
Yet another effort to “close the gaps” fails.
It is part of helping teachers recognize their own “white privilege.”
Prosecutors are trying to keep the details secret.
Area School District Settles Lawsuit, Will Change Elections, Los Angeles Times
Hispanics want to be represented by Hispanics.
“Racism, sexism, ableism, orientation, etc.”
Team will sit out the rest of the season because of one spray-painting incident.
The school is 97 percent black.
Parents wanted school cancelled on Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.
Police: Teen Arrested, Charged in Brashear H.S. Shooting, CBS Pittsburgh
16-year-old shot at four students, wounding three.
Hundreds Prepare Protest Against Islam Chapter in Volusia Co. School Textbook, WFTV (Volusia County)
There are no chapters on other religions.
Civil Rights Group Says School’s Arab Mascot Reinforces Stereotypes, Los Angeles Times
Indians, Arabs, they’ve all got to go.
Proportion of black students continues to fall.
LAUSD Issuing Far Fewer Truancy Tickets, Report Says, Los Angeles Times
Punishments for black and Hispanic students are down, but disparities remain.
3 Serra HS Employees Suspended for Blackface Appearance, NBC San Diego
This is a “critical, teachable moment.”
“A fun little book about racism and white privilege.”
President Obama Seeking Additional $75 Billion in Preschool Spending, Washington Free Beacon
It’s part of “race to the top.”
Teaching Hispanics racial pride boosted high school graduation rates.
He then went to the movies.
Schools are “frantically trying to reduce suspension numbers” for blacks.
The fight may have been gang-related.
Study author: Causes are immigration and high fertility among the poor
Claims 12 percent of New York’s students are Muslims.
He hopes his new film series will be shown in classrooms nationwide.
California School Ban on U.S. Flag on T-Shirts Heads to Appeals, Washington Times
School argues the US flag would inflame racial tensions.
Bind Us Together? Not in Public Schools, National Review
Government forces diverse people together. The result is conflict.
Public Schooling Battle Map, CATO Institute
Diversity in schools is a constant headache.
More Schools Opening Advanced Placement Courses to All Students, Los Angeles Times
Lotteries exclude some qualified students in favor of those less qualified.
Foundation Launches $50-Million Project to Support Minority Boys, Los Angeles Times
Non-whites are now 70 percent of Californians under age 25.
Upending Stereotypes About Black Students, Education Week
Everything you think you know about blacks is wrong.
10 Students Charged in Rich South High School Fight, ABC 7 (Chicago)
Two black high schools collide.
Muslim school is paid for by British taxpayers.
Four Decades of Failed School Reform, Washington Post
Long-time educator: Fad “reforms” never work and sometimes do harm.
University of Chicago thinks tutoring young blacks in algebra will bring down Chicago’s murder rate.
California Truancy Is at ‘Crisis’ Level, Says Attorney General, Los Angeles Times
25 percent of students are truant every year.
Flatlining SAT Scores Are ‘A Call to Action’ for Educators, Christian Science Monitor
Also, test makers are working on a new SAT that will reduce “background disparities.”
Louisiana Republicans want to continue sending poor blacks to private schools.
Windsor School Board Questions Equity Report Author, The Hartford Courant
Report says the achievement gap is due to “institutional racism.”
Majority black schools are the offenders.
I Quit Teach for America, The Atlantic
“I don’t believe that American education can be saved by youthful enthusiasm.”
Wide Racial Gap Persists in Education Testing, The Columbus Dispatch
“Poor, white students outperformed black students from poor and wealthy families.”
Weakest Pupils ‘Suffer Crisis of Confidence in Top Schools’, Telegraph (London)
More evidence for “mismatch theory.”
New minorities means new holidays.
Students Called ‘N’ Word, Chased through Woods on Field Trip, WFSB (Hartford)
It was part of a slavery reenactment.
State Says Too Many of Santa Cruz’s Black Students Are in Special Ed, Santa Cruz Sentinel
38 percent of blacks, 34 percent of Hispanics, and 12 percent of whites receive special education.
Teen Girls Sow Fear in Wilmington’s Hilltop Neighborhood, Delaware Online
Pastor: “I don’t know if it’s a psychopathic gene or what, but it’s totally unacceptable.”
The poem was “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears.”