The Policy That Dare Not Say Its Name

I’ll urge you to read this letter to the editor from last Wednesday’s Pioneer Press

I’m going to point to an exerpt or two:

Your recent story on St. Paul Public Schools and race (“Facing the race issue,” Oct. 28) failed to mention the elephant in the room. That elephant is that St. Paul Public Schools currently has a black agenda, thanks to the Pacific Educational Group consulting firm.

The agenda is to place blame on white teachers for low test scores and a high suspension rate among black boys. We never want to address parental involvement, lack of fathers in the homes or education not valued (because this is common sense and may actually help students and families that are struggling).

I shouldn’t quote more under the terms of “fair use”.  You need to read the whole thing.

I’ll await the cries of “the writer is no doubt a white bankster from the Wayzata”. 

Go ahead.  Cry.

OK.  The writer 0 Aaron Benner – is from St. Paul, teaches elementary school in the Saint Paul system, and notes that he is black. 

The SPPS isn’t seeking a solution to the achievement gap.  They are seeking political cover that furthers a political and social agenda.

11 thoughts on “The Policy That Dare Not Say Its Name

  1. “I’ll await the cries of “the writer is no doubt a white bankster from the Wayzata”. ”
    When Caucasion Liberals like Rep. Ryan Winkler and SitD’s own Miss Anne – the commenter “Dog Gone” – get wind that the letter writer is black, I am certain that “Uncle Thomas” will be their most printable response.
    One wonders if the Caucasion Liberals will call for someone to ‘go upside his haid’ which Caucasion Liberal ‘entertainer’ Bill Maher believes is the appropriate response from any ‘real’ black man – Wayne Brady excluded – to ideas that strike Caucasion Liberals as heresy.

  2. The SPPS isn’t seeking a solution to the achievement gap. They are seeking political cover that furthers a political and social agenda.

    Fixing the politics is easier than fixing the culture or the problem.

  3. OK, first of all, Pacific is going to fail black kids because they’re assuming that it’s being black that’s the issue instead of fatherlessness, and then they’re going to fail the….four to five times more numerous hispanic, asian, and white kids suffering the same thing because they’re looking at race and ethnicity instead of “broken homes.”

    Sigh. Pretty darned sad if you ask me, and pretty darned cruel to a lot of kids that really deserve better.

  4. Writer John Ringo points out that Race is not Culture. There are plenty of well-educated, successful Black people. They got that way by “acting White:” going to class, doing the homework, avoiding troublemakers. It’s not race, it’s culture.

    Multiculturalism informs us a culture of failure, poverty and violence is equally as valid as the culture of success, wealth and peace. We are admonished to respect that savage culture instead of trying to impose our own.

    Okay, but then don’t blame us for the result.

  5. I think it’s pretty simple. The return of the black father is the precursor for solving all the other ills.

    One of the most heartbreaking things I ever saw was at my son’s school a few years back. A couple of black boys, first- or second graders, happened to glance across the street to where a black dad was holding his son’s hand as they approached the crosswalk.

    “Man, look at that,” one boy whispered to the other, his voice full of wonder.

  6. The irresponsible black baby maker is a big problem here, but the women that allow it to happen, are just as much to blame. I had a co worker a few years back that moved here from LA with a football player and had a child with him. He didn’t live with them, but was at least involved with and paid support for the child. She told me that black men are irresponsible quitters when it comes to relationships. They want to play, but don’t want to pay. Apparently, she had a very uneasy relationship with her own father and was angry at herself for repeating the cycle. The difference with her was that she was a motivated woman. She was hoping to send the child to private school and wanted that kid to learn to be responsible.

  7. Handling this issue in the correct political sense requires the dexterity and skill of the Flying Karamazov Brothers. How long can the enlightened ones keep up the outrage without eventually having to drop a chainsaw and implicate the
    “educators”? Perhaps the letter writer senses this and is trying to get in front of the issue before the outraged toss a bowling ball in the direction of he and his group?

    If we can’t blame the kids, their families, and their various groups (socio-economic, cultural, racial, etc.), it’s only a matter of time before the teachers get the STP-drenched chain around their necks. How they’ve avoided it his far is amazing …

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