Windsor School Equality Study to Begin

Steven Goode, Martford Courant, April 3, 2013

The contract is signed and the Loyola University consultant who will be conducting a three- year Excellence and Equity Review at Windsor High School will begin work this weekend with a community meeting.

But the most crucial step in the $328,000 study to close the achievement gap among Windsor’s minority students may take place Monday when the consultant, Marlon James, an assistant professor at Loyola in Chicago, meets with the high school faculty and union representatives. James will discuss his view that white teachers, who represent about 90 percent of educators, have an implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority students.

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According to the contract between the university and Windsor schools, the objective for the first year of the study will be to gather and process “data on what philosophies, practices, politics and policies that support and/or impede closing the achievement gap,” and “examine every aspect of learning, teaching and leadership critical to student achievement.”

To that end the consultants will be reviewing 10 years worth of documentation related to board of education meetings, school improvement plans, disciplinary and achievement data and other educational information related to the district.

“We’re really trying to delve into what’s in place,” schools superintendent Jeffrey Villar said. “They’re going to give our system a thorough work over.”

Villar, who came under fire from some school board members about the cost and focus of the project and the manner in which it was approved, said he supported it because he wants to find the answer to Windsor’s achievement gap.

Villar was able to put criticism over the cost of the project to rest by getting the state Department of Education to agree to fund it through an alliance grant Windsor is receiving because it is among the poorest performing districts in the state.

But some board members are still concerned that in the end teachers will be blamed and labeled as “biased.”

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According to the contract, year two of the study will include a focus on building corporate and community partnerships for students. The final year, according to the contract, will “revisit the Excellence and Equity Review to determine the level of commitment, change and capacity for sustaining equity work at WHS.”

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[Editor’s Note: According to this website, Windsor High School is 54 percent black, 32 percent white, and 10 percent Hispanic.]

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  • The__Bobster

    We all know the solution to closing the gap: CHEAT!

    It always works until the cheaters are caught.

    • Room101

      It’s only “cheating” if YT does it.

      White people wrote those “racist” rules, according to all the crooks running Atlanta’s government-school system and its clones all across the nation.

      In Atlanta, scores of government-employees in the over-funded government-schools have been ripping off the taxpayers to the tune of hundreds of millions for decades and in exchange the taxpayers are getting generations of hundreds of thousands of illiterate hate-filled violent criminals swamping our law-enforcement agencies, clogging up our courts and prisons.

      Look how much more Government We “need”, you Racist-Americans!

      Pay your fair share!

      This government and everything it has stood for the last 100 years is now swirling the drain and desperately wants to take the whole civilized world down with it.

      For no other “reason” by our masters than to see if it can finally be pulled off just for the hell of it.

      That’s the bottom line of Leftists/fascists/commies/socialists/Democrats…to render the conditions necessary for human survival ultimately impossible for the populace/taxpayers/subjects.

      For their amusement and personal enrichment, nothing more.

      • Non Humans

        “It’s only “cheating” if YT does it.
        .
        White people wrote those “racist” rules, according to all the crooks running Atlanta’s government-school system and its clones all across the nation.”
        .
        Priceless, man. A fair summary of their stated defense, too.

        • Room101

          Thanks.
          Their defense is that out of the 35 crooks indicted in this huge defrauding of the taxpayers, “how many White faces do you see? None!” (prima-facie evidence of “racism”

          Massive Government failure and corruption perpetrated by scores of black government-employees.
          If you know how Government works, you can be sure the Federal government will be dumping billions more in taxpayer funding to cure this “racism” and “hate” the White taxpayers keep inflicting upon these poor best upon African-American communities.

  • The__Bobster

    [Editor’s Note: According to this website, Windsor High School is 54 percent black, 32 percent white, and 10 percent Hispanic.]
    __________

    Those poor White kids. Their parents should be charged with child abuse.

    • Kathy M

      Can you imagine what these poor white kids have to go through each day being from the enemy race, the evil white race?

      • Howard W. Campbell

        Trust me, it stinks to high heaven. My parents did not have the financial wherewithal to bail out of city. The only thing that made my high school tolerable was that in most of my classes; it was majority white. We may have been on the same campus, but there was a school within a school to retain the few whites in the district. One class where there were 4 white students and about 20 blacks was the required government class. “Coach Jackson” would try to explain some of these concepts that most white 3rd graders could understand, but he was met with a lot of glazed looks. I think he would just give out C’s for showing up and being quiet. Coach Jackson had to deal with a black principal and assistant principal.

        Back in the 1970’s, my elementary school was about 60% W/40% B (with an occasional Asian or Hispanic here and there). Once I got into the higher grades, the lower ones began shifting rapidly. to something approaching 80% B/20% W. This school is now 95% B and anyone counted as white is probably hispanic. My brother had to drop 40 grand from the original asking price to get rid of my parents house after my mom passed away. It was not the house, but the school district that was the problem.

        • Room101

          More than likely, Section 8, the Federal program is meant to export “families” of violent black criminals who have been on welfare for generations into YOUR neighborhood and erode your property values and terrorize your neighborhood schools.
          Paid for by the taxpayers, because they vote for that stuff.

          • MBlanc46

            Yeah, but it’s culturally enriching for everyone, right?

        • Felix_M

          Your story illustrates a good reason for having schools that are separate-but-equal.

          Lucky me. I grew up in an almost completely lily-white military town in the middle of nowhere. There was the odd black, latino and Filipino at school, but because the school was so homogeneous, everything worked smoothly, and though we weren’t rich, the education we got was first rate. No one gave anyone a hard time, and respected each other. Looking back on it all, 40 years later, I see that such a school system as we enjoyed now only exists in memory.

          • Aspiring rapper

            The blacks don’t even care about “equal” as long as they have plenty of funding and some white girls to chase.

  • Well, Marlon James just got himself a new car, a new home, bling, and all at the California taxpayers’ expense!
    I don’t blame him. He is, after all, giving the people of California exactly what they wanted.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      For once it’s not California. Marlon James is from Loyola in Chicago, not the Los Angeles Loyola and Windsor school is in Connecticut.
      But, we’ll ALL pay for this garbage.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Catholics are great for involving themselves in projects where the White tax-paying community end up footing the bill. Catholic charities for mexicans, Jesuit schools for blacks. They are assisting obama in destroying our country. I believe they are fomenting a race war against Whites.

  • khesanh67-68

    $328,000 for a study? We here in the peoples republic of new jersey spit on that. The state just took over the Camden school district and before a year is out we’ll already having thrown hundreds of millions of dollars without any difference at all to the so called students. $328,000 – that’s nothing.

    • dukem1

      Multi-culti wise, the Garden State ROCKS!!!!

  • Old Right

    Ah, the ubiquitous racial achievement gap.

    I wonder how long it will be before the district’s taxpayers are presented with another proposed levy increase (all “for the children,” of course) because the district just doesn’t have enough money?

  • Puggg

    What deficit? What sequester?

  • So CAL Snowman

    Ah, I see Windsor School has gone full retard. I mean seriously how hard is it to figure out that blacks/browns are just not as intelligent as Whites/Asians? Everyone is taught the same materials from the same book and yet year after year after year after year the results are the exact same.

    • Winston Merryweather

      It’s white privilege and racism. Haven’t you heard?

    • Room101

      Thereby justifying a whole bunch of government bureaucracies in demanding millions and trillions more from the taxpayers.
      The “achievement gap” is a huge multi-billion $ Leftist scam and every institution of society is grifting off it like hogs @ a trough until they run out of Other Peoples’ Money.

      Nothing succeeds like Government failure, propped up by the taxpayers.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        And the democrats always double-down on proven failures, explaining “We just haven’t spent enough money yet” every time.

        • Room101

          Why else would they still be carrying on and feasting on the corpses of all those people killed in Newtown by that nut case Adam Lanza guy?

          The Left knows that if they can strip away the 2nd Amendment, they have the keys-to-the-kingdom.
          Unfettered global tyranny over the slaves allowed to survive.

    • Katherine McChesney

      It’s Loyola…Jesuits…Black Liberation Theology sprung from their Liberation Theology. Jesuits are drumming up a race war against White, East Asians.

  • IstvanIN

    The W.T. Grant Company used to have a New England regional office and distribution center in Windsor. Must have been much whiter pre-1980.

  • sbuffalonative

    Excellence and Equity Review at Windsor High School
    Excellence and Equity Review. I’m surprised they didn’t change the name of the school to the Martin Luther King JR School of High Achievement and Excellence.
    Let them spend the money. We all know the results. The only problem I see is that with extra attention, some blacks may do slightly better. This will cause the researches to express hope that the gap can be closed. They will ask for further studies.

    • josh

      Or perhaps the Martin Luther King Jr School of Technology Career Academy of Excellence ?

      • Room101

        Isn’t that the skoo where all the Afronauts and doctaz and aspiring rappers and entertainment moguls graduate from?
        I wonder if the inmates will beat the guards this year in the playoffs?

      • Michael_C_Scott

        I think the word “Center” needs to be worked in somewhere.

        • Aspiring rapper

          And they like to add “College Preparatory” in front of “Academy” lately. If you say it enough times, maybe it will come true! LOL

      • Katherine McChesney

        How disgusting. That title is a joke. There’s no such thing as excellence when it comes to a black school. It’s just to make them feel better about themselves altho’ they are epic failure.

        • Aspiring rapper

          “MLK Jr Epic Failure Academy” has a nice ring to it.

    • “Excellence and equity.”

      They’re wrong. It’s more like “excellence OR equity.” Because those two concepts are polar opposites. If you have equity, by definition, you can’t have excellence, and vice versa.

  • jay11

    “James will discuss his view that white teachers, who represent about 90 percent of educators, have an implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority students.”
    — Every liberal teacher I know, and I know plenty, will agree and disagree with that racist statement. They will agree that ‘white’ teachers are biased against blacks, but for them it is always the mythical ‘white’ teachers in faraway places. They will disagree because they would never say of themselves that they are biased in any way, consciously or unconsciously. The problem here is that they are often too clueless to understand the conundrum that this racist philosophy represents. In the end it comes down to blacks being unable to achieve success in the schooling methods of another race/culture. Schools in America (and Europe, where blacks also largely fail) were set up by white civilizations according to our cultural rhythms. I doubt that any white student would thrive in a school set up with afrocentric teaching methods either. Cultures, at the end of the day, rarely mix well. So the left has tried a new approach: the wholesale replacement of whites in every nation they inhabit. We see the fruits everyday. It only took’em 40 years to take white Chicago, New York, L.A. and Detroit and turn them over to non-whites.

    • brengunn

      Schools in America (and Europe, where blacks also largely fail) were
      set up by white civilizations according to our cultural rhythms. I
      doubt that any white student would thrive in a school set up with
      afrocentric teaching methods either.

      Nope, Europeans taught in an African style would still be more academic than Africans. It’s got nothing to do with cultural rhythms, it is purely genetic intellect. Just as East Asians come here and out study Europeans, we would out study Africans.

      What would happen is that we would learn in an African style and then change and adapt it to a European style. The same way Asians can come and learn in the West but they will never be able to create institutions similar to ours, they will merely adapt them to an Asian style.

      • pcmustgo

        PEOPLE LEARN FROM BOOKS…

        There is no “african style” of learning… learn how to read.

        Your culture has always lacked literacy. Africans didn’t write things down. No written languages.

        • brengunn

          Your culture has always lacked literacy.

          What do you mean? I’m not African. I was disputing the “african style” of learning idea. Maybe you should learn how to read.

        • anonymous_amren

          Actually, Ethiopians (and therefore Eritreans) have a written language. That’s because they live just across from the Arabs and are partly descended from them.

          You are mostly right though.

      • Non Humans

        Europeans taught in an African style would learn how to fill out applications for welfare and section 8 vouchers, how to babble and talk through an otherwise decent beat, how to run from cops with sagging pants, how to deal drugs inconspicuously, how to “Flash Rob” local merchants, and the finer points of rape, robbery, burglary, and high-velocity lead poisoning.
        .
        We could out-perform them in those categories too, if we so chose.

        • Ned

          And how to whine till the cows come home.

    • Racist-teacher

      I am one of those “racist” white teachers. I saw my black student middle school students reading between the first and third grade level, physically assaulting each other in class, calling either n***er constantly, refusing to open a book. However, on a positive note, they all wore the best Nike and Air Jordan sneakers and Ralph Lauren sportswear while they were eating their “free lunch”.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Glad to meet you ‘Racist-teacher’.

  • vladdy

    How horrible to be a teacher of black students, where you push the least bit, and the parents come in and accuse you of “pickin’ on” their kid, the administrators send them back into your class when they disrupt, both groups take off consequences when you put them onto black kids, you’re humiliated at “wusses’ conversations on race” (We’d love to be courageous, but there are bills to pay), and condescending black “diversity” trainers sternly say that teachers (of all the parties involved) have to stop having low expectations. If the average person wasn’t so dumb today (present company excluded), he/she’d see immediately that teachers are turned back at every turn and then ostrasized and chastised — often pushed out entirely (don’t believe that tenure stuff; they can make your life miserable enough that you quit) — every time you try to treat a black kid like a white kid. But I don’t have to tell Amren readers that. This site’s tway more savvy about education than any other I’ve read. Isn’t it uncanny how many teachers end up here?

  • mike5586

    32% white and dropping, no doubt. Once a school is around 20 to 30% black it tends to become rather poorly suited for education. 50%? I don’t even want to imagine it.

  • Yusaku Matsuda

    American friends, you have thrown a trillion US dollars at this problem. How much more will you throw in toilet? Education gap can never be closed because white, Japanese, and man from Congo have different achievement levels determine by genetic makeup. Please do not waste money. Give to me instead. hahaha

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Since this gap can never be closed, taxpayers here will be forced to pay for endless additional “studies”, the defining characteristics of which will always be that black and Hispanic government officials will be paid to conduct them and that the real reason for poor black academic performance will always be ignored.

      These “studies” are really just makework for otherwise unemployable affirmative action hires. Public education in the United States does a relatively good job where whites and northeast Asian students are concerned, but when it comes to the blacks and browns, it’s a racket; a con. The taxpayers have been suckered into making an open-ended financial commitment to a system in which no objective standards are rigorously applied. Even attempts to do this, like the “No Child Left Behind Act” have rewarded us only with cheating and excuses.

    • Felix_M

      When we amnesty tens of millions of low intelligence, poorly-skilled illegal aliens, parents can kiss good-bye those AP calculus, physics and chemistry classes they’d like their children to get into. The money once spent on those will now be spent on remedial English, reading and math for the 6-8 out-of-wedlock children of all of the Josés, Lupitas, Ramóns and Luísas.

      (How I have come to truly hate my country’s “leaders.”)

      • guest

        Berkeley High School has already removed its science labs for that reason. They publicly admitted they want to spend the money on improving Devandre’s test scores and so they had to cancel Connor’s and Sharon’s science labs.

        Look for more of this – moving spending from STEM teaching to identity studies. America will be ruined.

        • MikeofAges

          Knowing Berkeley, they probably deliberately did this when they didn’t have to so they could whine about being underfunded and shake more money out of Sacramento and Washington. A few years back, Salinas,California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck, closed its public libraries hoping to accomplish the same.

          The mayor wanted to keep a bunch of obscure programs employing her friends going, and figured it would be easier to get a tax increase for the library. The plot failed. The mayor nevertheless was elected to the state legislature a few years later. Term limits have kicked out the big rats, it is true. But opportunities for the little ones to move up have multiplied. The lifetime limit, as I recall, is eight years in the state assembly and eight years in the state senate, total.

  • bigone4u

    White teacher: Shaniqua, turn off off Fifty Cent and work on your quadratic equations.
    Shaniqua: Shut up white b*****.
    Shitavious, D’quan, et. al. (in unison): Youze tell dat stupid b*****.
    Black principal: Ms. Jones, your efforts to disrupt cultural enrichment will be dealt with in my office.
    Newpaper headline: Racist White Teacher Fired

    • NeanderthalDNA

      “James will discuss his view that white teachers, who represent about 90 percent of educators, have an implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority students.”

      Yeah! They have a bias based on hard experience and years of direct and depressing observation of reality!

      Oh, is THAT it, Phd man Marlon? How much you making off this you educated-beyond-your-intelligence excuse making troll?

      PARASITE.

      • Joseph

        “James will discuss his view that white teachers, who represent about 90
        percent of educators, have an implicit bias that leads them to expect
        less from minority students.”

        This “researcher” already has his conclusion. The only task here for a third-million bux is how to punish the whites and increase funding to the “disadvantaged yoofs” while making it look scientific.

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  • Room101

    According to American folklore, the only times blacks wanted to learn reading, writing, arithmetic was in the dead of night and @ severe risk of a whipping.

    • Bill

      And if that can be believed, one wonders then WHY they don’t seem to want to learn any of those things now that it is being given to them for free, and even in some cases they are being bribed with laptops or monetary incentives to just show up for class? Could the folklore be wrong???????

      • Room101

        I can only tell you that this is what we of 60s-70s generation of school kids were taught in the government schools about black people and how special they are, because of the color of their skin.

        Our Socialist Studies/History teachers routinely referred us to books and articles and illustrations depicting blacks huddled near a candle so they could try to read and write English and teach each other mathematics, algebra, geometry, and the like, under threat of a whipping by White massa if the slaves were discovered trying to learn.

        It’s all clearly just so much hogwash.
        What’s really racist and a huge scam is that White “liberals” like to pretend and lie to everyone that black people are interested in all the gay crap “white” liberals care about.

        • josh

          That new idiotic movie about Jackie Robinson,which features hip hop muzik to get the youth in to watch it…it will flop and play to soft,gray-haired baby boomer liberals. They should put it on a double bill with Red Tails,lol!

  • josh

    One result of this cockamamie study will no doubt be a flight of intelligent,competent give-a-damn teachers(i.e. WHITE teachers) as well as a similar exodus of white students. Its gonna get ugly as this jack-ass multi-cultural expert gets to screech and throw feces and pound his cheat all over the place. But he will walk away with a fatter bank account and after all thats what really matters. Also be on the looout for sexual shenanigans. (No thats not a black boyband! I am talking about dear Mr.Marlon Brando James using his clout to get soem satisfaction,nomesayne?)

  • Bill

    Most educators are white probably because most blacks cannot graduate with a master’s degree in anything other than African American Studies, and you only need ONE teacher per school for THAT garbage. Moreover, blacks know what blacks are like. They aren’t about to put themselves in front of a class of 40 miscreants who “look like them”. Let that to the white liberals coming out of all the colleges and universities, then blame black student failure on white bias.

    • Non Humans

      The interesting part about what you just stated is that most teachers (and people with advanced degrees) are libtarded to the bone. So the libtards teaching the “Un-Teachables” are getting labeled as racists for learning disabilities inherent in the nonhumans, by the nonhumans and fellow libtards, alike.
      .
      Try wrapping your head around that irony.

      • Felix_M

        Well said.

        Catch-22, anyone?

      • Aspiring rapper

        It’s kinda funny when you think about it. All those fresh-faced white liberals in teachers colleges, looking forward to introducing Shaniqua to Jane Austen novels… WHAM! Reality hits hard, LOL

  • Diamond_Lil

    White teachers are routinely called racist if they hold Blacks and Latinos to the same standard as a white student. White teachers are in a no-win situation. However, when curriculum goes fully computerized and there is nothing but a proctor, who are the going to blame?

    • Non Humans

      Komputahs can beez raaaycisss too. Whitey dunz be makin dem komputahs. Oh and there’s always “Da Slabery” to blame.

      • josh

        Itb was da black man dat invented computazz! The white man stole it!!!

    • MBlanc46

      The silicon, that damned racist element.

  • JohnEngelman

    Villar, who came under fire from some school board members about the cost and focus of the project and the manner in which it was approved, said he supported it because he wants to find the answer to Windsor’s achievement gap.

    – Steven Goode, Martford Courant, April 3, 2013

    Don’t spend $328,000 looking for the answer. I’ll tell you for free.

    • Non Humans

      Exactly!! Genetics/TNB

  • JohnEngelman

    James will discuss his view that white teachers, who represent about 90 percent of educators, have an implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority students.

    – Steven Goode, Martford Courant, April 3, 2013

    Mr. James, the bias is based on experience. Prejudice is based on past experience.

    • Luca

      I always thought “prejudice” was based on preconceived ideas that were not supported by facts or experience. In other words, being prejudiced meant you were pre-judging.

      In fact, James Marlon is prejudiced as he already has the view that the teachers, whom he’s never met, have an implicit bias regarding minority students.

      That’s the beauty of Liberalism, their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

      • Room101

        Taxpayer funding of a Government mission to root out “racism” is worth billions.
        Only “racists” would vote to cut off the funding of government agencies and bureaucracies that exist to punish White people, based on the color of our skin.

        The GOP/Republicans can be reliably counted upon by the Left to vote for more government control over the “racists”/taxpayers.
        They don’t have much of a choice. The GOP/Republicans believe that individuals who happen to be White especially don’t deserve any representation or fair treatment by Government.
        That White people largely pay for.

    • Non Humans

      It runs along those same lines that a commentor here so eloquently stated it a few weeks ago:
      “Racism is not born of Ignorance, It is born of Experience”.

  • Luca

    It reminds me of the new fad diet that comes out every six months and tries to explain the reasons why people are overweight. What is the answer? is it carbs? protein? gluten? fat calories? sodium? saturated fat? sugar? hormones? red meat? Oh mystery of mysteries. The answer: calories input vs. calories burnt, plus genetic tendencies. Of course that’s the simple explanation and we would ruin entire industries if people actually understood that.

    Oh, the mysteries of the black academic achievement gap. (you already know all the excuses.) The answer: DNA, plus environment, plus culture. The higher the amount of sub-Saharan DNA the lower the IQ.

    Of course that’s the simple explanation and we would ruin entire industries if people actually understood that.

  • JohnEngelman

    Don’t blame “unmotivated teachers” for the problem. They have plenty of motivation. They want to pay their dues trying to teach the dangerous and unteachable so they can transfer to a white and Asian school where kids are trying to get into the college of their choice.

  • brengunn

    James will discuss his view that white teachers, who represent about 90
    percent of educators, have an implicit bias that leads them to expect
    less from minority students.

    This blaming of white teachers is repeated over and over again to avoid the truth and excuse blacks from any part in their own failure. It is also easily disproved by comparing black children’s sat scores in schools with all black teachers against black children taught by white teachers or by using the same comparison from schools where all the students are black.

    I imagine the scores would be similar or probably even worse.

  • I could have saved that city $328,000.00 with just one sentence: IT’S THE IQ, STUPID!

  • “The final year, according to the contract, will “revisit the Excellence and Equity Review to determine the level of commitment, change and capacity for sustaining equity work at WHS.””
    —————————————————————————————————————————
    What the hell does that even mean? Let me guess – the conclusion will be that the professor needs to perform another $400k study.

  • Related:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/04/msnbc-your-children-are-not-your-children-they-belong-to-the-community/

    MSNBC twit wants the village raising our children.

    All you need to do is watch the first 10 seconds of this video and her first 13 words, those being, “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have….” That’s how you know whatever it is she had to say after that was stupid, because her premise is totally wrong.

    • Non Humans

      Totally Absurd! On deeper consideration, though, what this nonhuman is expressing is a profound and pervasive sense of gibsmedats. Their sense of entitlement knows no bounds. The day that I have kids and a nonhuman (or anyone else) tries to push this bs to me or my kids, I’ll invite them to sit down and have a nice big bowl of STFU and a plate of GTFO!!!
      .
      It is truly mind-numbing the lengths that they (nonhumans and libtards) will go to in an effort to dance around the truth of their deficiencies.

      • Puggg

        You’re both making this more complicated than it really is.

        The short version of this goes like this:

        Black woman wants the government to raise kids because black women really don’t want to raise their own kids.

        Or rather, the reason it takes a village is because mammy is out on the corner trolling for the father of her next one.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have…”

      The recent AmRen poster Mr. Matsuda will probably be suprised to read that the United States spends more per student on public education than Japan does. Obviously money is not and never has been the problem in the US.

      I think the relevant saying is that one can’t polish poop.

    • bigone4u

      Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is a half white/half black pirated from Princeton or Harvard by Tulane U in New Orleans. Since I have a doctoral degree from Tulane, I am more disgusted by her idiocy than most. Like Obama she rejects her white half. I think she got the MSNBC job by being a young black female radical. It sure isn’t the quality of her mind. The scary part is that she’s a highly paid, highly honored academic.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        A master’s degree here and a doctorate there; where are all the high school dropouts the left likes to pretend frequent sites like this one?

      • Katherine McChesney

        That doesn’t mean she earned her degrees. It could mean they passed her much like the black Atlanta school system altered testing of black students papers. After working at a black corporation whose blacks graduated from Tenn. St. U. I can tell you they did NOT earn their degrees. Those were the dumbest people I ever knew. It also taught me to stay away from anything connected with the black race.

        • bigone4u

          You make an excellent general point and I can guarantee you that she is not as good as she and Tulane University think she is. What I found in higher ed is that minorities spout the Marxist line and get tenure and promotions that way. Remember that stupid “native american” prof Ward Churchill who said that the 9/11 victims deserved to die?

      • Xanthippe2

        It is not just her. This is a “popular” concept (especially for grade schools).

        Basically it means that Whites are selfish and should give more moneyand time to non-White students than to White students (even if they are at the same school). Of course it is never stated this clearly — at all.

        My kids’ school has 2 programs in it — one mostly White and Asian the other mostly Mexican. White and Asian parents who formerly volunteered in their own children’s classrooms are being pushed (with near threats and a thousand dirty tricks) to volunteer in the ‘less fortunate’ classrooms instead (e.g. it was seriously discussed that parents could only work 1 hour in their kid’s class if they also volunteered 1 hour in the other program’s classrooms). Needless to say, the Mexicans do not volunteer, nor are they even expected to.

  • MBlanc46

    Apparently this is Windsor, Connecticut, and the paper is the Hartford Courant. Mr. Goode appears to be of the Afro-American persuasion.

    http://www.courant.com/community/windsor/

  • dd121

    Good luck, Marlon. A lot of people have been trying really hard for the last 90 years to “close the gap”. Nobody’s made that 15 pt spread get smaller yet.

  • WhiteManFromTown

    Its gotta be tough for some minorities. You know darn well that with this study is gonna come some finding that they Need more non white folks as teachers. And with that comes an atmosphere that dont really care that the whites are for them but rather that they are just white. And then the school will go down the toilet. Next!

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Doesn’t the concept of black teachers for black students immediately imply separate education all over again?

  • It takes about 5 minutes to determine how well a school (or city) may be expected to do. The BPE (Black population Equivalent) is an unbelievably reliable way to guage any school’s expected performance. BPE is simply the percentage of
    Blacks,plus 50% of the population of Hispanics. If it’s 22, the national average, the school will perform at an average level. If it’s significanly higher, it will be much worse. This works for schools, crime rates, welfare rates, etc. Just wait for 2060 when the BPE will be approaching 45-50%!!!

  • MBlanc46

    Does anyone else detect a hint of desperation here? Why can’t Jonnavius learn? Because “white teachers have an implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority students”. Little Jonnavius is so psychologically destroyed by these implicit low expectations that he can’t read “Run, Spot, run” or add 7+9. Maybe that is what’s going on in Windsor, CT. But what about other urban districts such as Chicago, Detroit, and Atlanta, where the majority of teachers are black? Is the problem their “implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority students”? Or is it the students’ “implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority [teachers]”?

    And, if you’re interested, meet Marlon James:
    http://blogs.luc.edu/education/2011/09/07/introducing-new-faculty-marlon-james/

  • Rick Fielding

    The truth is that whites who teach in minority settings enter into that endeavor as the most liberal, ‘help the minority’ whites.  They are the whites who themselves scold other whites for their racism, and then bend over backwards for minorities so as not to show even the slightest shred of racism.  For even them to then be labelled as part of institutional racism shows just how ridiculous this concept is.  If these white teachers expect less from black students, that’s because experience showed them that.  Nearly all of them entered into teaching with the belief that ‘we’re all the same’

  • Katherine McChesney

    The Jesuits. The most wicked group of people on the face of the earth. Their mission, the reason Ignatius Loyola formed them, is to bring the world under control of the Vatican. Liberation Theology (Black Liberation Theology) is what they teach to blacks. They also push Redistribution of Wealth. They are Marxists/Socialists. They are the enemy of the country. obama and biden are their tools.

    • Ned

      Most of America’s problems are due to Jesuit intrigue and interference.
      Their coadjutors are all high up in politics.

      • Xanthippe2

        But wait! Someone told me the “J-word” was frowned upon on this site? I am so confused.

        • Ned

          The J word for Jesuit usually is banned.
          In the past several of my comments regarding Jesuit intrigue have been removed after a few hours.

  • Sloppo

    I hope Marlon James will include Ramzpaul’s video documentary in the equality study.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fonSqHNoWkQ

  • Xanthippe2

    Do Marlon James and any members of the school board share any financial interests? Sometimes these things are sadly ignored in local politics (especially in Black and Mestizo local politics).

  • Sloppo

    “James will discuss his view that white teachers, who represent about 90 percent of educators, have an implicit bias that leads them to expect less from minority students.”

    Perhaps it would be appropriate to be a bit more specific about which minority ethnicities would normally cause an experienced educator to expect less.

  • josh

    If I was car dealer in town I’d surely want to have a talk with this Marlon Jones guy. “I can put you in a Mercedes right now…”

  • Travis Bickle

    Marlon James is a personal friend of many on the school board, all black.
    I was at the meetings and anyone who objected was called a racist and threatened.
    I went to WHS and started to wonder when we started to win basketball games.