Sorry, not done:

  1. THIS is my personal experience in low income schools (primarily low income Latino, but also low-income black). Its not an opinion.

Indeed? My experience is that educators and administrators with these students work overtime to meet those needs, and are well informed on the issues such students face.

2. THIS is also not an opinion; if you derive racism from disparity of outcome, you are committing a logical fallacy, which is especially heinous in light of the fact of reams of data over decades which show that disparities in student outcome are functions of (a) socioeconomic class, (b) parental educational level, and(c ) parental involvement in schools.

All true. However, a disparity of outcome between races cannot be used to conclude racism; that’s backwards thinking. Rather huge cart-horse problem there.

3. My comments on Johnson are indeed opinions which you are of course not required to share.

4. THIS is also not an opinion: In the state of Texas, for example, the charter schools like KIPP which cater to low income minorities are some of the highest performing schools in the state, eclipsing the performance of schools in high-income white neighborhoods, as are the early college magnets which cater to students who will be the first college attendee in their families.

Charter and magnet schools that address the needs of the lower socioeconomic class. KIPP, for example.

Students are too important to be held hostage to politically driven educational ideologies; let’s all stick to facts and observation.

Written by

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store