Feds clear Minnesota Department of Ed...

Feds clear Minnesota Department of Education in its TiZA inquiry

There are 15 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 1, 2010, titled Feds clear Minnesota Department of Education in its TiZA inquiry. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Minnesota Education Department did not racially discriminate against an Inver Grove Heights charter school by investigating its test scores and teacher licenses and by conducting audits, the U.S. Education Department has determined.

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karen the fox

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 1, 2010
Shut them down,the taxpayers have had it with this nonsense.

“it takes a lot to laugh”

Since: Oct 09

St Paul

#3 Apr 1, 2010
Nate Khaliq swings and misses! In the everlasting battle to play the race card, Nicky once again drops the ball. This is about separation of church and state, not a racial issue. Tiza allegedly is using state funds to promote islam. Race has nothing to do with this. They are hiring teachers not certified by the state, not a racial issue there. Why dont you spend your time trying to stop the senseless violence in your community?
retired

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 1, 2010
reed wrote:
Teachers Unions Oppose Education Reform
Regardless of one’s view of any particular method of improving America’s struggling public schools (whether it's school choice, charter schools, or rewarding better teachers with better pay), the tactics and rhetoric that teachers unions employ to block any meaningful reform is remarkable. Their motivation is simple: maintain the status quo -- and the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars in dues. Meanwhile, union leaders’ suggestions for reform are best summarized as “more money to hire more teachers,” who are then likely to become dues-paying union members.
Former top officers at the National Education Association’s Kansas and Nebraska state chapters summarized their union’s stance on reform in a 1994 issue of Educational Freedom:“The NEA has been the single biggest obstacle to education reform in this country. We know because we worked for the NEA.”
http://teachersunionexposed.com/blocking.cfm
Where in this article did it mention the teachers union ? I suppose you would be real happy to have your children in a school that doesn't have certified teachers in the classroom?
Mike-Oakdale

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 1, 2010
SHUT EM DOWN!!!!!! This school gets out tax money! No other private school gets tax money. Let be honest here, they have been nothing but trouble anyway
Former Eastsider

Eden Prairie, MN

#6 Apr 1, 2010
Why are my tax dollars going to fund this school anyway. Pull the funding. Then if they want to hire unlicensed teachers and sham their test scores, who cares. Khaliq seems to always be part of the problem but never the solution. I agree with Rockin John in that why doesn't he spend his time fixing the problems in the African American and Somali community. He always seem to use the race card for issues. And they wonder why it never goes away.

Since: Mar 10

Burnsville, MN

#7 Apr 1, 2010
I often wonder how the average American would fare in a foreign country (like some of the immigrants that are coming here now). They want everything to be their way and we have to conform to them, not the other way around. They know our laws that suit their needs and boy do they ever take advantage of the system. Try pulling that in the country that they came from! This kind of stuff needs to stop but for sure won't before the next presidential election.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 1, 2010
Im sure it will never stop...we are too busy trying to look good to every other nation so they all come here and bleed us dry. America no longer cares for the American people.... Im sure bb4life is correct when they said - if we try asking for handouts and demanding that the host country bend to our every belief we would be left high and dry flapping in the wind....then we would go to the American embassy where ever you are and be told since we are americans they can't help us...lol sorry just rambling, too many thoughts in my head to get them out in an organized manner.
RIOT

Madison, WI

#10 Apr 1, 2010
I don't know what articles Nate was reading from but clearly the question was the seperation of religion and state. So he trys to make it a race issue because it's more smoke and mirrors?
I think that all other religious schools should rise up and ask for their money, since the we are funding a Moslem school why can't the Jews and Christians get the same?
I can say why, but then I'd be called a racist.
Anja Em

Eau Claire, WI

#11 Apr 1, 2010
As far as I'm concerned this isn't about money, or teacher's unions or much of anything else other than too much fooling around in allowing the schools to do their jobs.

When are we going to finally lay the responsibility where it lies - with the students and their behavior and attitudes? There is more information available to every man, woman and child than in the entire history of education. But our children aren't learning?

So, if a person has a teacher he can't learn from for a few months he has many alternatives for the short time.

He needs this piece of expensive equipment? Most children a century ago had a slate. They excelled.

Check what a country school kid had to know in order to pass and you'll see the contrast. Furthermore he was stuck with the same teacher for perhaps his whole time in school. No options.

There were few distractions other than farm work and it was accommodated for. No one was expected to enjoy learning. It was preparation for a good life.

No police or lawyers were involved in the process. A teacher handled the discipline however worked best for her and parents supported her decisions. She was the one, after all, who knew how best to teach a child.

Children aren't motivated? Part of early parenting is teaching your child to apply himself to the things which will bring him success in life. This includes getting along with others.

Time for every parent to start the self-discipline process at home. Children don't learn self-discipline until it has been enforced upon them and becomes a habit.

Too many people have their noses in children's education and it's not working so well. We're teaching all of our children to be dependent.

Stop the blame game and take responsibility.
Kiss My Grits

Barron, WI

#14 Apr 1, 2010
Jolly Somali wrote:
You stupid ignorant americans have made this uncomfortable bed, now you must lay in it. You have given us many aids in our self-serving quests, and all we have to do is to claim discrimination, and more aid and support rushes in ten-fold. We may be the weeds of society, but you, you lazy, socially just fools are the blue grass that we will choke out.
Impostor.
Kiss My Grits

Barron, WI

#15 Apr 1, 2010
Anja Em wrote:
As far as I'm concerned this isn't about money, or teacher's unions or much of anything else other than too much fooling around in allowing the schools to do their jobs.
When are we going to finally lay the responsibility where it lies - with the students and their behavior and attitudes? There is more information available to every man, woman and child than in the entire history of education. But our children aren't learning?
So, if a person has a teacher he can't learn from for a few months he has many alternatives for the short time.
He needs this piece of expensive equipment? Most children a century ago had a slate. They excelled.
Check what a country school kid had to know in order to pass and you'll see the contrast. Furthermore he was stuck with the same teacher for perhaps his whole time in school. No options.
There were few distractions other than farm work and it was accommodated for. No one was expected to enjoy learning. It was preparation for a good life.
No police or lawyers were involved in the process. A teacher handled the discipline however worked best for her and parents supported her decisions. She was the one, after all, who knew how best to teach a child.
Children aren't motivated? Part of early parenting is teaching your child to apply himself to the things which will bring him success in life. This includes getting along with others.
Time for every parent to start the self-discipline process at home. Children don't learn self-discipline until it has been enforced upon them and becomes a habit.
Too many people have their noses in children's education and it's not working so well. We're teaching all of our children to be dependent.
Stop the blame game and take responsibility.
"Education reform" has not been about helping students learn better. It has been about destroying educational opportunities for Americans, in order to create an uneducated population of minimum wage workers. If it was about improved learning, then learners would be held accountable. So far, all we have done is give them excuses by pointing the finger of blame at their teachers. Let teachers teach and stop scapegoating them. Hold students accountable for meeting their responsibilities as students, rather than refusing to be taught (as many do now). Hold parents accountable for sending their children to school prepared to learn, with school supplies, adequate rest and nutrition, and no electronic (and other) distractions.

“it takes a lot to laugh”

Since: Oct 09

St Paul

#17 Apr 1, 2010
Jolly Somali wrote:
You stupid ignorant americans have made this uncomfortable bed, now you must lay in it. You have given us many aids in our self-serving quests, and all we have to do is to claim discrimination, and more aid and support rushes in ten-fold. We may be the weeds of society, but you, you lazy, socially just fools are the blue grass that we will choke out.
He may be an imposter, but he spells better than Jerryperson!
Conservative Conviction

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 5, 2010
Wow, these people have learned to play the racist card well.
Conservative Conviction

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 5, 2010
I also cannot help but wonder what the children at this school are being taught. Somehow I doubt it is about to be a good american.
Andy

Buffalo, MN

#21 Apr 5, 2010
Conservative Conviction wrote:
I also cannot help but wonder what the children at this school are being taught. Somehow I doubt it is about to be a good american.
They're learning how to become better victims.

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