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December 31, 2009

In An Effort to Close the Racial Achievement Gap, Berkeley HS Eliminates Science Labs

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eliminate science classes... There's the path to American renewal!

This initiative is extremely racist. It assumes minorities cannot masters the sciences, which is complete racist BS!

Notice how liberals scream Racist! at us while doing things like this...

Notice how they scream womens' rights why laughing at every demeaning attack against Sarah Palin's strong femininity?

Notice how they admonish us not to profile muslim misogynists?

Doc Savage is right, liberalism is a mental disorder.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ah yes dumb down our kids even more..sheesh! HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND!!!

Bungalow Bill said...

The first major reason eleven major corporations left the United States in 2009 was the second highest corporate tax rate in the world. The second reason was the lack of talent in the engineering fields because of a faltering federal education program.

halimceg├╝nce said...

happy new year...

LL said...

I can only hope that the pendulum has swung as far to the left as it's going to and that there will be an adjustment as it swings back...I'm not confident of that though.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Call me selfish, but I'm so glad my son made it through school 15 years ago. Damn, this country is getting priorities all wrong.

Arby said...

So, once again we see the answer to an academic problem is to lower the bar for everyone.
If the school system truly believes what they say, that "the most academically prepared kids will get by,” that “they’ll find tutors,” and “they’ll learn the material one way or another,” will the schools object if their parents decide to homeschool them?
I bet they won’t!

Christopher said...

I agree with all comments thus far and Silverfiddle especially.

One might have said just a little more tha a year ago that "This could only happen in Berkley" being this is in the land of Pelosi, Fienstien, Boxer and Schwarzenegger. But I fear like other CA policies it will spread.

Anonymous said...

My kids experienced two years-worth of US education. I observed that, with the exception of a couple of great teachers, most of the teaching staff were satisfied with getting all the kids to the same mediocre level of achievement. Excellence was almost feared. (I observe that it's starting to get that way in the UK as well with qualifications dumbed down so that all can pass!). The parents blamed "No Child Left Behind". Now I'm confused ...... wasn't this brought in by Bush?? Hardly a leftie?

LSP said...

With LL, I'd like to think that the pendulum will begin to swing back, but its unlikely. In the meanwhile, those that can least afford it continue to be the victims of an egregiously failed experiment in social engineering - and our schools devolve into pre-prison holding pens. Nice.

powdergirl said...

Well, that ought to ensure no already over privileged white kid takes a Nobel prize any time in the future.
Thats one of the most appalling things I've ever read.

Public education sucks in Canada, too. But ti doesn't suck quite that bad, yet.


Happy New Year to all who post and comment here, and best wishes for 2010, we're all gonna need em'.

Anonymous said...

Fiddle... welcome to the brave new world.

Anonymous said...

Woman, why not? We've dumbed down everything else.

I heard someone say that they'd seen a warning on a power lawn mower that sais "NOT TO BE USED AS A HEDGE TRIMMER".

Anonymous said...

Bill, would we call this trickle down or tumbling dominoes?

Anonymous said...

Greetings to you, halimceg├╝nce. I wish you a happy Scandinavian New Year, but regret that my elderly Uncle DC was not here to greet you.

He gets so excited when we let him out of the basement.

Anonymous said...

LL, sometimes I fear it's gonna be one slow-swinging pendulum.

Anonymous said...

Woody, you're selfish!!

Anonymous said...

Arby, I agree. And we're building an army of non-competitive black youth. How could that go bad?

Danger, Will Robinson!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Christopher... Like a terrible bumpy reddish rash on my chest that spread to my nether regions just minutes after finishing a McRib sandwich and a pint of Chocolate Mint Schnapps.

Anonymous said...

Lady, that was Bush-Kennedy.

In my opinion the Teachers Unions did all they could to make it unworkable using a tactic known in the UK as Work-to-Rule. It became so cumbersome, complicated and punitive that it died.

Anonymous said...

"...and our schools devolve into pre-prison holding pens"

Exactly, LSP.

Anonymous said...

Yup, Powdie, it's getting bad in a lot of places. But God forbid that any social engineering include School Vouchers.

They Say/We Say said...

Happy New Year all

Quite Rightly said...

In a just world, educators who close down science labs would not be permitted to use the services of doctors, engineers, and electricians.

I'd like to see Berkeley trying to survive without iPods, hybrid vehicles, hi-def TVs, sp50 sunscreen, Lycra, and tummy tucks.

sig94 said...

Here is a link to a Walter Williams article on black education. This is scary crap indeed.

http://frontpagemag.com/2009/12/31/black-education-by-walter-williams/

When I was in high school I remember reading a science fiction story about equal opportunity and how intelligent persons were forced to wear devices that prohibited them from concentrating or focusing on intellectual pursuits; gifted athletes had to wear weights and restrictive devices to limit their physical prowess. Under the law. no one was allowed to excell in anything that would show that they were superior to an established norm in any field.

Whenever someone rose above a certain level, they were hauled away by the police. This is pretty much what the liberals have done to our schools.

I read that story over forty years ago and thought, "What a ridiculous premise!" I no longer think so.

Anonymous said...

TSWS... Right back atcha!

Anonymous said...

Rightly, don't forget "medical" marijuana.

Anonymous said...

Sig, have you ever seen the reaction from the black community to black individuals who have sought education, succeeded, and left the lifestyle?