Barackistan (Chicago) is becoming Detroilet more and more every day. Sky-high murder rates, failing schools, debt…Chicago is following the path that every American city plagued by total Democrat rule travels. To the bottom of the heap.
Chicago schools are a disaster-zone. As expected. Union-controlled schools have failed massively in every measurement except for dropout rates. As expected. Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis blames ‘rich, white people’ for the failure of Chicago schools. As expected.
Lewis said (between bites of a ham sammich):
“When will there be an honest conversation about poverty and racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of an education product in our school system? When will we address the fact that rich white people think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African-Americans and Latinos, no matter what the parents’ income or education level?
It’s as if there were a concerted effort to make sure that these are not walkable, thriving, healthy communities.”
I believe that should be rich, white, LIBERAL people. They’ve controlled Chicago for generations. And when will the people who turned the inner-city of Chicago into a unwalkable, non-thriving, unhealthy hellhole take responsibility for the damage they have made their ghettos? On the 12th. Of Never!
But let’s have that honest conversation about poverty and racism and why white people have abandoned Chicago schools. First off, what good parent would send their children to a school district that has a failed record of educating students? A district that is rife with violence? A district where their children will be targeted by violent, profane ‘students’ who have no desire to learn? Only a fool who doesn’t care for their children would do so.
Chicago schools are a majority minority school district. Minorities uniformly perform much lower than students of other races. Add to the fact that Chicago schools are located in inner city war zones. Last weekend alone in Chicago saw 7 murders and 30 injured from gunfire. Again, what good parent would send their child to a school where there is a good probability they will be attacked or killed? Racism from whites? Hardly. Racism is just another excuse for the latest union-controlled failure in a large city controlled by Democrats.
Close to AWD’s home, the Dallas ISD has a majority of Hispanic students with over 60% of total enrollment. More Hispanics are being elected to the Dallas ISD School Board. Black students make up the next largest percentage with approximately 31%. Whites and Asians make up less than 8 percent of the students. As expected, Dallas ISD is also a disaster zone for education with scores much lower than surrounding suburban school districts. The Dallas Morning News ran an article revealing how many black parents are moving to white suburbs so their children can receive a better education in a safer environment. This was praised saying black parents only wanting what’s best for their children. But decades ago when white parents moved to the suburbs, it was called “white flight” and labeled as racism. Racism? Hardly. Reality and the smart thing to do? Absolutely!
As mentioned, Blacks and Hispanics score demonstrably lower than other races on academic tests. Not racism, there….fact. Too many minority students are not interested in education. That is not the fault of teachers, it is the fault of parents and poor students. The best teacher cannot teach a student who has no interest in learning. But schools continue to place these students in classrooms with students who want to learn. They disrupt the classroom and ruin any chance for education. Again, racism? No. Reality? Yes.
“If you look at the majority of the tax base for property taxes in Chicago, they’re mostly white, who don’t have a real interest in paying for the education of poor black and brown children.”
What a stupid statement! Does Karen Lewis live in the inner city of Chicago where murders take place on a daily basis? Do her children attend inner city schools? If so, she is more stupid than I thought. My children were educated (very well, thank you) in a quality school district in the suburbs of Dallas. There is NO way I would have allowed my children to attend a Dallas ISD school. They would have been eaten alive by the violent monsters who attend those schools. I have ZERO interest in supporting the Dallas ISD. I support the school district where I live because I want the best educations possible for my children.
AWD’s cousin always sent her daughter to private schools in North Carolina. My niece wanted to attend public high school once she became of age to experience the true ‘high school experience.’ The first day she attended high school (9th grade), she was accosted on the school bus by a group of black males who harassed her with sexual things they were going to do to her. She arrived at school in tears and called my cousin from the principle’s office. The next day, she was back in private school. True story.
Here’s your honest discussion, Karen Lewis. Good parents of all colors don’t want their children to attend ghetto schools because ghetto schools are filled with violent, worthless students who aren’t interested in getting an education! No good parent wants to send their children to schools in violent neighborhoods lest their children become victims of violent crime.
Conservatives have for years fought for school vouchers that would allow good parents of every race to send their children to quality schools where their children can gain quality educations without the threat of violence. But corrupt labor unions and liberal politicians have fought school vouchers at every turn! Why? Corrupt labor unions extort millions of dollars every year in protection for union teachers. More and more money is poured into these failures and the results are always dismal. As usual, follow the money and you’ll learn what Karen Lewis is about. Teacher labor unions don’t care about educating children. They care about money! And when they fail (which they always do), they look for the usual scapegoat of white racism!
The point here and the conversation Karen Lewis and the liberals who run Chicago schools don’t want to have is good parents want what’s best for their children. Liberals and school unions keep the children of good parents chained to ghetto schools where it’s proven their children will not be able to attain the academic levels they would in a better school. Again, follow the money and blame the failure on racism. Same old song and dance from labor unions, racists, and liberal politicians.
Is “good parents” an AWD code-word for “white parents?” Not at all. Good parents mean parents who want the best for their children, regardless of their race. I don’t blame black parents for moving from the disastrous Dallas ISD. I applaud them. It’s what any good parent would do for their children.
Home schooling is the upcoming killer for teacher unions and corrupt liberal politicians. The Department of Education is a gigantic failure that consumes billions of taxpayer dollars each year with no results! It’s time to stop pretending the DOE and teacher unions are anything more than they are….expensive failures!