In Pittsburgh, magnet schools losing ...

In Pittsburgh, magnet schools losing their racial balance

There are 6 comments on the The Town Talk story from Jul 7, 2013, titled In Pittsburgh, magnet schools losing their racial balance. In it, The Town Talk reports that:

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- While magnet schools in Pittsburgh Public Schools historically ensured racial balance, city magnet schools now operate as schools of choice without any guarantees or deliberate measures racially balancing them.

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“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#2 Jul 7, 2013
Blacks live in poverty in urban areas. They don't have the same educational and career opportunities. The poorer the family, the lower the grades. It's a revolving cycle started by racism and allowed to continue by racism. It's changing though. More and more blacks are overcoming their dealt hand while more and more whites fall into poverty.
Teacher

Hampton, VA

#4 Jul 7, 2013
Obot wrote:
Can one of you liberal progressives out there tell me what "race" has to do with education? The city is becoming more and more Negro as the whites leave for the suburbs, the lunches and breakfasts are better in the magnet schools, that's why they are becoming more and more black. Got nuttin' to do with education, the city schools academic reputation continue to drop as the graduation rates and violence are the only things taught in city schools today.
It's a neg. and positive. As whites leave for the subs and private schools, they are able to learn. Blacks in some inner cities have just over 50% grad.-rate. Charter schools, magnet schools,title-1 etc. get your tax money, local, state and federal for free breakfast,lunch, afterschool parks & rec. daycares for 18 year olds. It's cradle,prek to 12th and then welfare to the grave.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#5 Jul 7, 2013
Obot wrote:
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And, somehow, in the progressive mind, this is a good thing? The whites who fall into poverty are usually the ones who end up with black baby daddies.
No, the whites who fall into poverty are the ones whose fathers worked in plants that closed and don't take advantage of educational opportunities. They aren't smart enough to get a post-high school education because they grew up thinking that they'd always have a living-wage labor job. Blacks and minorities, on the other hands, are taking advantage of educational opportunities more and more.
Clayton Bigsby

Carnegie, PA

#6 Jul 7, 2013
Mandela's DEAD! White power!

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#7 Jul 7, 2013
Clayton Bigsby wrote:
Mandela's DEAD! White power!
Exhibit A
Clayton Bigsby

Carnegie, PA

#8 Jul 7, 2013
Martin LOSER King's DEAD! White Power!

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