The dirty little secret is that our schools have been failing . The failures are linked with the rise of a political Teacher's Union. The failed educational theories of Marcuse have yeilded students who can't read. This is evident in my own family where my test scores for reading were at college level in the fourth grade. I was reading the New York Times in second grade. My younger brother the Beloved Rav Roov was reading at a third grade level before he set foot in a school. One would think my neices would have some of the ability but it is sadly wrong.
The failures of the system are most evident in minority schools across the country. Yet throughout the country there are schools where minority students beat the odds. Sowell shows a variety of methods do work but the common denominator is hard work.
Washington's famed Dunbar school was an example of excellence. Yet is was turned from a special school to a local school in the era of social engineering. Now Dunbar is just another failed inner city Scool.
Sowell points to the missionary spirit of some of the early black schools. The mission was not about books and learning it was about building men and women. That type of education continues in select public schools but mostly in the parochial schools. These schools are unburdened by PC imperitives and demand results. Yet the notion of vouchers is denied to the kids the most by the Democrats who are in the pocket of the Teachers Union. Hillary Clinton made an odd gaffe when she spoke of potential " Church of White Supremacy or Jihad Schools". Her entire focus is on protecting a failed system run by her donors in the Teachers Unions.
Sowell has found the RX is hard work and high expectations. The Marcuse based educational crapola ebonics, afrocentrism were not practiced at Dunbar. Students at Dunbar learned Greek and Latin and excelled in the highest levels of higher education without quotas.
Yet the notion that hard work and high expectations should be the key to sucsess at anything should come as a surprise to none.
One more chapter of Sowell and onto either Horowitz's Hating Whitey or The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam.
Newsflash Nixmarry Brown's father has emerged from the shadows. He is a Pakistani man who played zero role in her tragic life. He is suing for several million dollars
over the loss of his daughter who he never seemed to spend a moment with or support.
He is doing this in the name of all the kids out there, yeah right. Where are the fathers of all of Nixmary Brown's siblings ?
I am looking for a Brave soul to sit in for a Beakerkin interview. 25 Randomly selected questions on topics you do not cover on your blogs.
Possible Questions include Mr Beamish on Dynamite fishing. Jason Pappas on his views of Art. Justin Morris on Sports , Always on the Watch on Bowling , Farmer John on the politicalization of Art or has Rob Bayn ever drove a tractor. This is a great way to promote your blog and there questions will be geared toward the comedic fun.
Beamish in 08, Ducky to seek employment as the mascot for Coco Puffs and 167 RIP