We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The endless of pursuit of equality of education outcome from our loopy cousins across the pond - a quote from a good piece by Melanie Phillips:
Education here has simply been eviscerated in pursuit of the lunatic doctrine that all must have prizes (the title of my own book about this catastrophe back in 1996). Worse still, the government’s reaction to this implosion of standards and the denial of its own culpability has been a witch-hunt against those universities that still try to maintain some semblance of educational rigour, along with an instruction to them to discriminate, on pain of losing government funding, against pupils from not only independent schools but the better comprehensives, precisely to advance the argument made by Willetts that such achievement is proof of injustice.
Meanwhile back on Planet Seattle (from a good piece at Ace):
Dr Caprice Hollins, the Director of Equity, Race & Learning Support for Seattle’s public schools, has previously criticised individualism, long-term planning (or “future time orientation”) and the speaking of grammatical English as “white values.” The expectation among teachers that all students should be responsible individuals and meet certain linguistic and organisational standards is, according to Dr Hollins, a form of “cultural racism.”
Good grief. A guy (or gal? "Caprice"?) with advanced degrees and a government sinecure is advocating what he or she imagines are jungle values for others - but surely not for his- or her-self, since I suspect the job comes with a fine future-oriented pension from the taxpayers who actually work at difficult and/or unpleasant jobs. I think this person is serious, and not presenting satire.
So is it now racist to imagine that black people can be intelligent and can use their brains to adapt to life?
Honestly, I can think of no more effective attitude than that if your goal is to keep black folks marginalized, poor, and stupid, down on the Dem Plantation. Fortunately, I do not think that anyone really listens to these education jerks because blacks are joining the American mainstream in gratifying numbers - and that pleases me immensely.
Here you go--this gal has been "elected" three times to the position of state Supt. of Instruction. Of course, Gregoire was "elected" governor also. In a state which no longer has "clean" elections--one does not have to guess how this gal keeps getting re-elected, it certainly has nothing to do with the people's choice. She can talk slicker than snails can snot! But, does she do a good job for WA state kids--no, that is not important.
Well, I just meant that Marxist governments seems always to need the strong-arms operating outside "official" law (therefore, "criminals"), to control the internal competition, and this jungle-rule is the very opposite of the utopia that Marxist theory posits, and that that Marxist theory is what animates (whether she realizes it or not) the brain of Dr. Caprice Hollins --and her like.
Sorry Buddy, I did not intend to misdirect your observation. I just thought it odd that ..."Stalin, who had just seduced and impregnated a 13-year-old girl in the village"... (from the link) seems too have had a perverted fascination with conquering those who knew no better. Very similar too other monster's modus operandi. Afraid to face someone who might tell them what they are really all about. Lover's do tell all you know. I can seldom clearly write my thoughts.