Experts offer some solutions to dispa...

Experts offer some solutions to disparities

There are 8 comments on the Democrat & Chronicle story from Jun 27, 2010, titled Experts offer some solutions to disparities. In it, Democrat & Chronicle reports that:

Education is the key. Again and again in discussions about diversity with community experts, education came up as one way to uplift groups plagued by poverty and as a way to help everyone understand, enjoy and benefit from the differences among peoples.

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andycapp

Webster, NY

#1 Jun 28, 2010
Education is the Key. well we have education in the City Schools. Is the curriculum in the City so poor with all the money we pay Teachers, and Administrators. All the end poverty programs, all the Head Start, all the Pregnant Mother Programs , the Kids at Risk Programs all the programs the City Schools run around and demand as essential gets us a <40% graduation rates and the crime level in the City. Looks like all that money we spend on these high cost programs is a waste. I would consider a 40% graduation rate failure all a round. Get rid of all these BS programs and focus on reading and writing and math skills. This is what will get you a better job in the world. Being able to read, write and not be illiterate in math. The rest of the curriculum is lost. Look at the result. Anything to make it easy on the teachers. These wild tangents the teachers take is all about making it easier for the kids and easier for them. Most of the City School Teachers are illiterate in current mathematics and science. They can't properly teach it because they are just as ignorant in it as the kids. If I were King I would give all the Teachers a general Knowledge Test with Math, Science and English. I would find out in no uncertain terms who was qualified to teach a nd those that were not would be on the Dole with teh rest of the losers.

Since: Jun 10

Rochester, NY

#2 Jun 28, 2010
We have been knowing that Education was the key to end personal poverty for Generations. Some people just dont care. So if they dont care then why should the rest of us do all of the caring for them. I keep saying this many times over. It takes alot of time, effort and energy to care for others who have a clue, but just refuses to take that clue and turn it into a brighter light bulb. So screw em'. Education from Kindergarten until Senior year of High school is free. But if they want to act like getting out of bed and getting on the school bus is such a burden to their lives, then so be it. Live happily ever poorer for the rest of your lives. I want nice things and an educated mind in my life. If they dont, oh well!
andycapp

Webster, NY

#3 Jun 28, 2010
SliceNDice wrote:
But if they want to act like getting out of bed and getting on the school bus is such a burden to their lives, then so be it. Live happily ever poorer for the rest of your lives. I want nice things and an educated mind in my life. If they dont, oh well!
Here in the City Schools the inmates kinda run the asylum. You have to be very careful what you say nad how you say it to the near-do-wells. You can't tell Mommies the truth about Jr. The minority Mommies just can't bear to hear that Jr is very well prepared for the NYS Penal System and little much else. Discipline in schools. There would be a dress code in all the schools. No Gold Jewelery, white shirts and dark pants for all. There would be Police outside the School Building Supervising little Jr on his way to and from school. Crossing at the cross walks and following lights and just in general how to behave outside the school would be the rule of thumb. Act out in School and go to Disciplinary Detention. This would get the near-do-wells out of the public eye and into a school that can handle the unreasonable behavior. Do well at the Disciplinary School and back into the general pop. Any Student arrested outside of school would be into the Disciplinary System. Why are we coddling a School District with a 30% Graduation rate. It's time to clean house and sort things out. Get with the program or get out of it.

Since: Jun 10

Rochester, NY

#4 Jun 28, 2010
andycapp wrote:
<quoted text>Here in the City Schools the inmates kinda run the asylum. You have to be very careful what you say nad how you say it to the near-do-wells. You can't tell Mommies the truth about Jr. The minority Mommies just can't bear to hear that Jr is very well prepared for the NYS Penal System and little much else. Discipline in schools. There would be a dress code in all the schools. No Gold Jewelery, white shirts and dark pants for all. There would be Police outside the School Building Supervising little Jr on his way to and from school. Crossing at the cross walks and following lights and just in general how to behave outside the school would be the rule of thumb. Act out in School and go to Disciplinary Detention. This would get the near-do-wells out of the public eye and into a school that can handle the unreasonable behavior. Do well at the Disciplinary School and back into the general pop. Any Student arrested outside of school would be into the Disciplinary System. Why are we coddling a School District with a 30% Graduation rate. It's time to clean house and sort things out. Get with the program or get out of it.
That's 46% there bubb. And, yes I can see your reasoning.
andycapp

Webster, NY

#5 Jun 29, 2010
SliceNDice wrote:
<quoted text>That's 46% there bubb. And, yes I can see your reasoning.
That rate you see in the paperis the assumed Graduation Rate. That is if all the kids that need it finish Summer School, then you get the Higher Rate. Only 6-7% of those needing it will complete the Summer School Program. Those that do finish will get a Diploma at the end of August. Thoose that do not will recycle back inot another year or just drop off the books.

Since: Jun 10

Rochester, NY

#6 Jun 29, 2010
andycapp wrote:
<quoted text>That rate you see in the paperis the assumed Graduation Rate. That is if all the kids that need it finish Summer School, then you get the Higher Rate. Only 6-7% of those needing it will complete the Summer School Program. Those that do finish will get a Diploma at the end of August. Thoose that do not will recycle back inot another year or just drop off the books.
Are you on the board that decides these exact figures? If you are then I guess there's no debate coming from me. If you aren't(which I suspect), then your throwing percentages out there based off of personal prejudices.

You blatanly come up with low numbers to fit your needs in making an already bad school rate lot eaven worse than what it is.

Since: Jun 10

Rochester, NY

#7 Jun 29, 2010
*blatantly*
andycapp

Webster, NY

#8 Jun 29, 2010
andycapp wrote:
<quoted text>That rate you see in the paperis the assumed Graduation Rate. That is if all the kids that need it finish Summer School, then you get the Higher Rate. Only 6-7% of those needing it will complete the Summer School Program. Those that do finish will get a Diploma at the end of August. Thoose that do not will recycle back inot another year or just drop off the books.
The City School is a "Public School" All facts and figures are online. It's up to you to find it.

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