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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

No Wonder They Voted for Obama...


I'm a big fan of Walter Williams and this article is just one reason why.  I wonder whether there are any studies on the link between missing dads in the home and the disastrous educational outcome for students, especially minority students. Anyone know? Michelle Obama would do a lot more good if she cared more about what education kids get in the classroom rather than what they eat in the lunchroom. Most parents can't afford elite schools like Sidwell Friends.

Walter Williams: Dishonest educators
Nearly two years ago, U.S. News & World Report came out with a story titled "Educators Implicated in Atlanta Cheating Scandal." It reported that "for 10 years, hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals changed answers on state tests in one of the largest cheating scandals in U.S. history." More than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated had cheated on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, sometimes called the national report card. Cheating orders came from school administrators and included brazen acts such as teachers reading answers aloud during the test and erasing incorrect answers. One teacher told a colleague, "I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they're dumb as hell."   Read the complete article here. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

not sure that the "elite" schools are teaching what they should - seems to me, they are quite often left-leaning too.

Anonymous said...

Whether or not a student eats a nutritious meal for lunch does indeed affect a student's ability to focus and engage in class and thereby learn more effectively, so your criticism of Michelle Obama--at least for the reason you presented--is unfair.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

And you think Michelle is the one to decide what your children eat for lunch? It is a parental responsibility to either pack a child a good lunch or see to it (in conjunction with other parents) that the school is offering a nutritious lunch in the cafeteria. Parents used to do that before the destruction of the family by Johnson's "Great Society" - that maybe wasn't so great.