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White Students No Longer Majority http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca...96801.html

Quote:The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county says "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.
Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. The children and their classroom at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, near both mushroom farms and the borough's bucolic red-brick downtown, are a subtle reminder of America's changing school demographics.

Quote:The shift creates new academic realities, such as the need for more English language instruction, and cultural ones, meaning changes in school lunch menus to reflect students' tastes.
But it also brings some complex societal questions that often fall to school systems to address, including issues of immigration, poverty, diversity and inequity.
The result, at times, is racial and ethnic tension.
In Louisiana in July, Jefferson Parish public school administrators reached an agreement with the federal government to end an investigation into discrimination against English language learners.
In May, police had to be called to a school in the Streamwood, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, to help break up a fight between Hispanic and black students after a racially based lunchroom brawl got out of control.

Quote:The disparities are evident even in the youngest of black, Hispanic and Native American children, who on average enter kindergarten academically behind their white and Asian peers. They are more likely to attend failing schools and face harsher school discipline.
Later, they have lower standardized test scores, on average, fewer opportunities to take advanced classes and are less likely to graduate.
Duncan said the disparities are unacceptable, and the country needs to make sure all students "have an opportunity to have a world class education, to do extraordinarily well."
As the school-age population has become more nonwhite, it's also become poorer, said Patricia Gandara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA who serves on President Barack Obama's advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Roughly one-quarter of Hispanics and African-Americans live below the poverty line — meaning a family of four has nearly $24,000 in annual income — and some of the poorest of Hispanic children are dealing with the instability of being in the country illegally or with a parent who is, Gandara said.
Focusing on teacher preparation and stronger curriculum is "not going to get us anywhere unless we pay attention to the really basic needs of these children, things like nutrition and health and safety, and the instability of the homes," she said.

Quote:Some schools are seeking teachers to help reflect the demographics of their student population.
Today, fewer than 1 in 5 of the public schools teachers is a minority. "It is an ongoing challenge to try and make our teacher population reflect our student population," said Steve Saunders, spokesman for the Adams County, Colorado, school district outside Denver that has seen a large shift toward having Hispanic students.
The New America Foundation, in a recent report, suggested teacher prep programs have at least one class for teachers on working with non-native English speakers and that education programs embrace bilingualism.
Andrea Giunta, a senior policy analyst at the National Education Association who focuses on teacher recruiting, retention and diversity, said you can't assume that teachers are a good match just because of their background.
"Just because you speak Spanish doesn't mean you speak the same Spanish your students are speaking and communicating with," she said.
This comes as the NEA, the nation's largest union, just elected an all-minority leadership team in July. The new president, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, is Latina, and the vice president and secretary-treasurer, Rebecca S. Pringle and Princess Moss, are black.
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Yes, we should all become like them. Certainly it is racist to expect people from other countries to adopt our language and culture. What do you think this is, some kind of melting pot?
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There's still a "life isn't fair" attitude to the article....how few white people does there have to be before they can stop taking all the blame for the worlds ills?
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RugerGirl;151371 Wrote:There's still a "life isn't fair" attitude to the article....how few white people does there have to be before they can stop taking all the blame for the worlds ills?

As I recall, most people of non white backgrounds are fleeing their shithole countries of origin because it sucks so bad back home. I've been in a lot of shitty places and I can tell you, while I can't prove causation, there certainly is correlation to show that less whitey=more suck.

Take Haiti... Sean Penn is like... the only white dude there not safely ensconced in an embassy. Haiti fucking sucks. It's the Somalia of the Western Hemisphere.

Coincidense? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?
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Ten*K;151376 Wrote:
RugerGirl;151371 Wrote:There's still a "life isn't fair" attitude to the article....how few white people does there have to be before they can stop taking all the blame for the worlds ills?

As I recall, most people of non white backgrounds are fleeing their shithole countries of origin because it sucks so bad back home. I've been in a lot of shitty places and I can tell you, while I can't prove causation, there certainly is correlation to show that less whitey=more suck.

Take Haiti... Sean Penn is like... the only white dude there not safely ensconced in an embassy. Haiti fucking sucks. It's the Somalia of the Western Hemisphere.

Coincidense? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?

And this is whitey's fault?
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RugerGirl;151378 Wrote:
Ten*K;151376 Wrote:As I recall, most people of non white backgrounds are fleeing their shithole countries of origin because it sucks so bad back home. I've been in a lot of shitty places and I can tell you, while I can't prove causation, there certainly is correlation to show that less whitey=more suck.

Take Haiti... Sean Penn is like... the only white dude there not safely ensconced in an embassy. Haiti fucking sucks. It's the Somalia of the Western Hemisphere.

Coincidense? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?

And this is whitey's fault?

There are people who will tell you that somehow, yes, it is.
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Still one of the best skits around.



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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/10/bla...latestnews


So black people shot by cops get "black headlines" and riots....NAACP getting involved......... Like no whites are ever shot by cops?
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This is purely observation so please dont get you panties in a bunch. someone new reading your posts on how Christianity is under attack and this thread about white privilege one could wonder if your not a closet Klansman.
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goofin;151428 Wrote:This is purely observation so please dont get you panties in a bunch. someone new reading your posts on how Christianity is under attack and this thread about white privilege one could wonder if your not a closet Klansman.

LOL and out of my zillion posts on this website, precisely how many discuss Christianity?

A very small percentage. And most of them deal with other free speech issues as well.

I'm extremely non-racist, just tired of reverse racism and white blame. We cannot beat racism while any one race is angry with another.

I've never been accused of being remotely close to a klan member before. I'm sorry you feel that way. And I'm sorry that people would link any sort of Christian with the Klan anyway.....I didn't even know there was a link there. No Christian I know would have anything to do with it.
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