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A brave Baltimore teacher speaks
the truth about schools, students

Washington Examiner, by Gregory Kane

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 8/2/2013 8:55:46 AM

Dave Miceli doesn´t know me from a hole in the ground, but he´s my new hero. (Snip) "How dare you accuse, through implication or otherwise, that the need for ´better schools´ is a reason there is so much killing. I have taught in the Baltimore public school system for the past two decades. What we need is better students. They have trashed brand new computers, destroyed exit signs, set multiple fires, destroyed many, many lockers, stolen teachers´ school supplies, written their filth on the tops of classroom desks, defecated in the bathrooms and stairwells, assaulted teachers

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Gregory Kane is a black columnist.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/2/2013 9:05:59 AM     (No. 9454461)

The reason that public education is a failure for so many is that it is "free" for them. If it is free, what is it worth? Nothing. No resemblance to the massive $10K to $25K investment of taxpayer dollars.

And I never spent one day in a public school, so I know something about it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GKC fan, 8/2/2013 9:06:30 AM     (No. 9454466)

Destroy the family and you get thugs. Another band aide: a serious and fast expulsion policy for non academic behavior.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 8/2/2013 9:13:53 AM     (No. 9454480)

You are all racists. All you have to do is spend more money on public schools. And teach kids to have abortions.

See how easy it is to be a Democrat?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: craige, 8/2/2013 9:18:46 AM     (No. 9454490)

ADFC has done wonders for this country, over the last 45 years. Social engineering at it´s best.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/2/2013 9:24:12 AM     (No. 9454503)

When people are kept, and fed and watered like animals (welfare), they act like animals.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yonjuro1, 8/2/2013 9:25:16 AM     (No. 9454506)

Read "The Bell Curve." It´s in the genes. Talk about an inconvenient truth.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 8/2/2013 9:31:55 AM     (No. 9454520)

Send this to Bill or we will never see or hear about this again . The MSM won´t touch this, the truth will never out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/2/2013 9:45:20 AM     (No. 9454546)

Miceli nails it. You can´t teach students who don´t want to learn. They should be expelled so those who do want to learn aren´t disrupted.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/2/2013 9:45:54 AM     (No. 9454548)

We´re not allowed to say that it is genetic, right?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: razorx22, 8/2/2013 9:54:54 AM     (No. 9454572)

It´s Raaayyyycissssmmm!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: southron, 8/2/2013 9:55:00 AM     (No. 9454573)

And some states are lowering the requirements for minority students - in difficult subjects like math, geography, etc - but they will graduate with the same degree as students whose requirements were not lowered.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jlw509, 8/2/2013 9:55:26 AM     (No. 9454576)

Genes have an impact on every individual of man or beast --but n aggregate human performance, they´re not nearly as significant as culture.

If genes were as determinate as some people think, the Asian-Caucasian gap would more dramatic than the Caucasian-African gap: but it´s not.

My money´s on culture, two key elements of which are work, and family structure. At the time of the Harlem Renaissance ----an historic upsurge in African-American creativity in the arts, music, drama, literature, scholarship, and professional, religious and civic leadership --- 90% of the black children in Harlem lived in intact- married- mother´n´father households.

And now?

You don´t know whether to weep, or to smash something.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/2/2013 10:38:12 AM     (No. 9454688)

They´re destroying the lockers now because jail cell bars are difficult to vandalize.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jond, 8/2/2013 10:38:31 AM     (No. 9454691)

Intelligence is background noise.

This is a cultural issue.

Education is not wasted on people with little capacity to learn.

It is wasted on people with little interest in learning.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/2/2013 10:42:58 AM     (No. 9454703)

Back in the ’60’s I worked in the Audio-visual repair department for the Oakland Public School system. The language labs (paid for by the Federal Government) in the various high schools were set up with a master audio tape recorder and listening stations with headsets. When a headset station didn’t work the student was often excused from the exercise. As technicians we removed scores of hairpins, bobby pins, straight pins, needles that were dropped into the jacks of the boxes in efforts to short out the sound. Or needles inserted lengthwise in the headset cord.
For every student that learned a word of Spanish, there must have been five hundred that viewed ‘language lab’ as a goof-off period. And did every thing in their power to make it such.




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Reply 16 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/2/2013 10:43:11 AM     (No. 9454704)

Humans developed good work habits because they HAD to, in order to survive. The work ethic and cooperation with others were instilled so that the human race could feed and shelter themselves and their families. When people no longer have to work, respect others or fear authority in order to survive; when their needs are met by others, without question, what do we think will happen? Withdraw welfare for able-bodied people and the social structure will quickly be restored.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Watlines, 8/2/2013 10:48:06 AM     (No. 9454712)

The problem, as Bill O´Reilly has been talking about, is the destruction of the black family.

Our federal government has had a lot to do with it, starting years ago with the welfare system that encouraged women to have more kids (get more money) and NOT to have a father in the home (or lose more money). Great idea, right?

Once the template was set by our wise government bureaucrats it became self perpetuating and the cycle remains unbroken.

Once a six-year old child raised in this type of chaotic environment, by a parent raised in this type of environment, starts school, what chance does he or she have? Not much.

Even the birds and squirrels in my back yard do a better job of raising their young.

I can´t tell you how many robins, sparrows, cardinals, and blackbirds I have witnessed over the years training their young, teaching them how to get water from the birdbath, seeds from the bird feeder, or bugs on the ground. After several days of training, they fly off and let the young fend for themselves.

Thank God the federal government isn´t interested in their welfare; but then again backyard animals can´t vote.






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Reply 18 - Posted by: GMAUEL, 8/2/2013 10:48:17 AM     (No. 9454713)



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Reply 19 - Posted by: GMAUEL, 8/2/2013 10:56:22 AM     (No. 9454739)

I would like to ask this Baltimore teacher if his school is allowed to fluke any students. I know teachers where I live that tell me they are not allowed to fluke any student. A "better" school will fluke or kick out any student that is not interested in doing the work. Talk is cheap and doesn´t make you a hero.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Judy W., 8/2/2013 11:02:18 AM     (No. 9454763)

I went to an almost-all-black elementary school from 1948 to 1954. My classmates were normal people, raised in normal homes. They almost all had fathers in the home. All the fathers worked and some of the mothers. The students were orderly for the most part and obeyed the teachers. They did their homework and learned the lessons. They were my friends.

So did these awful black kids of today develop some new badness genes? No, welfare drove away their fathers, the black community lost their culture, and the race hustlers made it impossible to hold black people to any standards. Plus the schools lost the ability to discipline and Bill Ayres destroyed their ability to teach anything useful or interesting.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mathman, 8/2/2013 11:03:02 AM     (No. 9454765)

Once upon a time (I am 73), being a parent meant providing shelter, food, clothing, and education to one´s children. This provision has now been usurped by government, which is not adequate to the task. I still remember a parent of a public school student. She was ill and bedridden. When I spoke with her, she told me that she could not get her son to stop bouncing on her bed. How absurd is that? Parents who cannot control their own children are an abomination.
Allow children to run wild, and that is what they will do, run wild.
There is no fear of God in their eyes; fear of God and judgment to come has been abolished by our "churches". "The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so." Thus wrote a Prophet.
The center does not hold. Children will behave only if they have a reason to do so, and that comes from parents. AFDC was expressly designed to replace the father in a family; now we have wild children packs running the streets.
It´s not going to get better until we have a major collapse.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Davids918, 8/2/2013 11:04:33 AM     (No. 9454769)

#17, it´s not gov´t that did that, but liberal Democrats.

They used a bunch of "experts" and such to fool people into thinking it was the best course of action.

Blacks in America have been divided by white liberal democrats for decades.

And in schools, the lack of discipline is the main factor. No one inside that school can touch, or for that matter, raise their voice, to a student without getting reprimanded, fired, or both.
Teacher´s unions keep lowering the standards in many under-priveleged districts to achieve higher graduation rates but that diploma won´t get you into any four-year college since the students weren´t challenged to meet those minimum requirements for college. But, boy the union can say graduation rates are improving though, right?


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Reply 23 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 8/2/2013 11:19:33 AM     (No. 9454806)

I buy groceries in a military commissary and see it time and time again: black moms accompanied by 2 or 3 well-behaved young kids at their sides as they stroll the aisles. Obviously well-structured families with hard-working fathers who have apparently instilled some discipline into their homes. It can and does work. The biggest challenge is how and where to break the cycle that most are in.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: wws, 8/2/2013 11:53:36 AM     (No. 9454873)

And you know if those schools were filled with Amish or Japanese students, they would still have all of the same problems, right?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Aria, 8/2/2013 12:12:56 PM     (No. 9454918)

I work at a well known Fortune 500 company. The head of our dept is black, the person I support is a black from Africa (who refused the welfare our govt tried to foist on him when he moved here). One of my black co-workers is both an attorney and an accountant. There are many others. We also have people from India, Asians of course, all over.

I think although there is something of a case to be made for genes (look at different dog breeds - I think we have tendencies)and that mostly culture and expectations from one´s parents or other authority figure are the overriding factor in what we become.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 8/2/2013 1:06:51 PM     (No. 9455029)

Re: No´s 16 & 17 - speaking of the animal world. Have you ever observed animals that don´t care for their young or try to teach their young survival skills? In nature - what happens when they don´t? That´s right, they don´t thrive & they go extinct. It is nature´s way & according to most libs the animals know best! Time to stop getting in the way of evolution.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: AGGW, 8/2/2013 2:40:36 PM     (No. 9455219)

Great point.

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Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his


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