Monday, May 12, 2014

US Education Secretary Blames Whites - Again

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has already made it clear that white parents of students have no business questioning what their kids are learning:

"U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reportedly said on Friday that some of the opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards is derived from wealthy white mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought.

According to the Washington Post, Duncan told a group of state schools superintendentshe found it “fascinating” opposition comes from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t as good as they though they were.”.........."

 Now Duncan will tell us that at least some of the problems with achievement and trouble with the law among young Blacks and Hispanics may derive from the faults of others - are the latter also presumably whites?

"Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday will host an Internet discussion aimed at uncovering why young black and Hispanic men are “less successful” in the job market and in school, and what causes encounters between them and law enforcement..........................

Duncan’s discussion on Monday afternoon will focus on jobs, the criminal justice system and education.

On jobs, Duncan plans to ask participants the biggest reason why these young men are “less successful in the job market than other young people.” Suggested answers are insufficient education or skills, inadequate connections or networking [Read- Because they do not benefit from White Privilege*] , or employer stereotypes.

On the issue of criminal justice, Duncan will ask what cause “interactions by boys and young men of color with the juvenille/criminal justice system.” Suggested answers here include exposure to violence, a lack of positive influences, and biased law enforcement................"



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