We're more diverse, well-educated and...

We're more diverse, well-educated and graying, the Census Bureau says in its latest look at the T...

There are 73 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 14, 2010, titled We're more diverse, well-educated and graying, the Census Bureau says in its latest look at the T.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Eighteen-year-old Katie Schwen conducts an experiment in advanced-placement physics Tuesday at Park High School in Cottage Grove.

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commoncents

Riverview, FL

#2 Dec 15, 2010
Liars figure and figures lie! High School graduation rate has absolutely nothing tho do with brain power. It has everything to do with standards set by the school boards and state. Twin Cities High Schools always finish way down the list, when Newsweek publishes it's annual list of the top 1000 high schools in the U.S. Many of these kids, graduating from High School, in the Twin Cities, attend alternative schools, associated with the district high school. These kids get a degree, but not much else. The problem extends all the way to the Univ of Minnesota. Having obtained several degrees, over several decades, from the U. Of Minn., I was astounded by the grade inflation over the years. Work that was being graded with A's , would have been lucky to get a C in the 1950's -60's
Abe

United States

#3 Dec 15, 2010
Of what value are the claims of Minnesotans'"education " level, when there is so much evidence that they are wisdom-deficient? Can you say, "Dayton", "Ventura", "Franken" ...?
NON INTITLED MIDDLE CLASS

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Dec 15, 2010
Read the article .......... more poverty in non whites,more burden on "give me stuff for free" programs. Stop the madness ........ dump devirsety !!

“Just dance.........”

Since: Jan 09

East Side

#7 Dec 15, 2010
Really? Less Whites in St Paul? I can tell that just by looking out my window.

“Just dance.........”

Since: Jan 09

East Side

#8 Dec 15, 2010
Problem here wrote:
Is that they hand out high school diplomas just to get rid of them!!!!! Wonder if St. Paul has MORE people on welfare than Minneapolis????????
They used to hand out diplomas to get rid of the kids. Now they have certain testing they need to pass before they can graduate. Not nearly as easy as it used to be years ago. Although, i agree with the "st paul has more people on welfare" part of your comment.
LBJ

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Dec 15, 2010
Who's going to support the poor if we're also graying? I'm pretty gray right now, and I'm still working. I'll bet I have several families who've immigrated from Chicago to support.
anytimeanyplace

Plymouth, MN

#10 Dec 15, 2010
More educated? Not by the looks of your commenst section.
anytimeanyplace

Plymouth, MN

#11 Dec 15, 2010
further misspelling should have been Kommehents seksion
anytimeanyplace

Plymouth, MN

#12 Dec 15, 2010
LadieGaGa wrote:
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They used to hand out diplomas to get rid of the kids. Now they have certain testing they need to pass before they can graduate. Not nearly as easy as it used to be years ago. Although, i agree with the "st paul has more people on welfare" part of your comment.
Hi, ever heard of empirical evidence? Critical thinking? Do you have any idea where the bulk of entightlement spending goes? It ain't your imaginary welfare queens. But the lazy, ignorant, and hateful thinker loves an easy answer with a scapegoat
Quit Pretending

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Dec 15, 2010
Anyone in their right mind willing to shop (or even drive through) Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center anymore? If that's what a 49% minority population gets us, diversity ought to be illegal. Let's get real. Nobody wants the problems of the urban ghetto heading out to the suburbs. It has nothing to do with skin color, but has everything to do with communities with no role models and no desire to change.
Professor Fate

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Dec 15, 2010
Curiously, there is an article out today that places US high school students near the bottom of the list in mathematics and reading comprehension in a OECD study. Even more appalling is an observation that while US students perform worse than their global peers, they are more "confident in their abilities" because of the positive reinforcement they have received against dumbed-down standards. Roll the Education Minnesota commercials!
Jean Francois de Kerry

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Dec 15, 2010
"We're more diverse...!" Yippee. And why is that a virtue???
Carbon Bigfoot

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Dec 15, 2010
Quit Pretending wrote:
Anyone in their right mind willing to shop (or even drive through) Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center anymore? If that's what a 49% minority population gets us, diversity ought to be illegal. Let's get real. Nobody wants the problems of the urban ghetto heading out to the suburbs. It has nothing to do with skin color, but has everything to do with communities with no role models and no desire to change.
Brooklyn Park & Brooklyn Center governments went wild for Section 8 housing in the 80's, and this has been the result. They've almost managed to create a suburban version of Cabrini Greens.
Yikes

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Dec 15, 2010
I remember working as a teenager at Shopper City on what used to be Osseo Road in the late 60's. That was a nice suburb at that time but really started going down in the 1980's. I was at Brookdale about three years ago and thought I was in Oakland, California. That whole area can be covered by one word, DUMPY. Thank goodness the Lowery Ave bridge was not open for several years or all of that would be in North East Minneapolis now. It's bad enough the way it is. Just saying!
The Big Bopper

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Dec 15, 2010
Minnesota -- land of great welfare benefits (and therefore opportunity)!
Grim Reaper

Cottage Grove, MN

#23 Dec 15, 2010
Use the census tool: http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explo... to look at your own area. It's fascinating as racial groups are concentrated in certain areas. Some areas are exactly as you expect, others not so much. Would be nice to have income and crime data etc., as well.
Eastside White

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Dec 15, 2010
Think about it for a moments. Who is supporting city government here in St. Paul and its employees, the local economy? You and the nonwhite residents who make St. Paul as permanent resident. Nonwhite maybe poor but they work hard and share their share of paying taxes.
jpocali

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Dec 15, 2010
Think we have financial problems now? Wait until all those Boomers who can beat feet to warmer climes do just that.
Joe Btfsplk

South Saint Paul, MN

#28 Dec 15, 2010
Eastside White wrote:
Think about it for a moments. Who is supporting city government here in St. Paul and its employees, the local economy? You and the nonwhite residents who make St. Paul as permanent resident. Nonwhite maybe poor but they work hard and share their share of paying taxes.
Don't forget the public sector union workers who pay taxes too...but then again the voters are paying their salaries and their taxes too.
PW Herman

United States

#29 Dec 15, 2010
WOW.

Hard to imagine why Brookdale Mall is a failing ghost town now.

I wonder how many liberals, that love "diversity" so much, would be willing to relocate their families from Kenwood to Brooklyn Center.

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