Obama sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools, and lied about why he did it

In August 2013, the Obama administration sued Louisiana to try to bring an end to its school voucher program – a program which had just been passed in 2012.

Under the Louisiana program, both of the following criteria had to be met in order for a student to get a school voucher. First, the student must come from a family whose income is below 250% of the poverty level. And second, the current public school that the student is attending must be rated as “C” or below.

86% of students who received vouchers had used those vouchers to flee from public schools which had been rated as “D” or “F.”

Only the most vulnerable children were eligible for the vouchers – the poorest students attending the worst schools.

Obama’s reason for filing the lawsuit was that “many of those vouchers impeded the desegregation process.”

However, in response to Obama’s claim that the vouchers discriminated against blacks, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White pointed out that almost all of the students using the vouchers were black, and said that “it’s a little ridiculous” for Obama to claim that these vouchers caused discrimination against blacks. The Washington Post reported that 90% of the students who receive the vouchers are black.

It’s also worth noting that only students whose parents request such vouchers are eligible to participate in the voucher program. Obama is therefore claiming that parents want their own children to be discriminated against. Obama is extremely wrong on this. These parents do not want their children to be discriminated against. In reality, what these parents want is for their children to have a chance at a better education.

This also makes Obama a hypocrite, because while he was living in both Chicago and Washington D.C., he always sent his own children to private schools. Does Obama really want us to believe that he subjected his own children to racial discrimination by sending them to private schools?

 

September 4, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Dumb lawsuits, Education, Politics, Racism, War against achievement. Leave a comment.

Melissa Harris-Perry says children “belong to whole communities,” but sends her own child to a private school

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry recently said the following:

We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. “Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility.” We haven’t had a very collective notion of “These are our children.” So part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that “Kids belong to their parents” or “Kids belong to their families,” and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3qtpdSQox0

If she really believes what she said, then why does she send her own daughter to a private school?

September 3, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . Education. 1 comment.

49 things that defenders of government run schools don’t want you to know

1) The United States is tied for first place with Switzerland when it comes to annual spending per student on its public schools. However, this has never stopped liberals from making the false claim that U.S. public schools are “underfunded.”

2) Education majors have the lowest SAT scores of any college major.

3) Public schools teach math and science much better when the teachers don’t have a degree in education.

4) When Barack Obama lived in Chicago, he refused to allow his children to attend Chicago’s public schools.

5) In 2012, Chicago’s striking public school teachers were already earning $74,839 per year before they went on strike.

6) The U.S. Department of Education reported that 79% of Chicago eighth graders are not grade-level proficient in reading, and 80% are not grade-level proficient in math.

7) During the 2006–2007 school year, a private school in Chicago founded by Marva Collins to teach low income, minority students charged $5,500 for tuition, and parents said that the school did a much better job than the Chicago public school system. Meanwhile, during the 2007–2008 year, Chicago public school officials claimed that their budget of $11,300 per student was not enough.

8) In Chicago, 39% of public school teachers send their own children to private school.
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September 2, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Education. 6 comments.

Chicago’s government-run health care is almost as horrible as its government-run schools

This article from CBS is a great example of the mindset of the people who run the city of Chicago.

Chicago set up a government run health care clinic inside a garbage truck garage. Only after the media reported on it did the government decide it was a bad idea.

The mindset that says it’s a good idea to run a health care clinic in such a filthy environment, is the same mindset that is in charge of running Chicago’s public schools.
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September 13, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Health care. Leave a comment.

When Barack Obama lived in Chicago, he refused to allow his children to attend Chicago’s public schools

Update: All of the contents of this post have been merged into Chicago’s striking public school teachers earn $74,839 per year, and 39% of them send their own children to private schools.

September 11, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education. 1 comment.

Chicago’s striking public school teachers earn $74,839 per year, and 39% of them send their own children to private schools

The striking public school teachers in Chicago earn $74,839 per year – and they get summer off.

39% of Chicago’s striking public school teachers send their own children to private schools.

Chicago’s charter schools are still open because their teachers are not on strike.

The U.S. Department of Education reports that 79% of Chicago eighth are graders not grade-level proficient in reading, and 80% are not grade-level proficient in math.

When Barack Obama lived in Chicago, he refused to allow his children to attend Chicago’s public schools.

September 10, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education. 3 comments.

Barack Obama hates public education, which is why he has never allowed his own children to attend any public school ever, anywhere

Barack Obama hates public education, which is why he has never allowed his own children to attend any public school ever, anywhere.

August 22, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Education. 7 comments.

Los Angeles teachers’ unions try to shut down South Central charter school that has been very successful at teaching low-income black and Hispanic students

In 2008, the Wall. St Journal wrote the following about a real world example of a charter school which has done an excellent job of teaching low-income black and Hispanic students who live in South Central Los Angeles, California. As is always the case with successful charter schools, the teachers’ unions want it to be shut down, because they are terrified of competition. The teachers’ unions want these low-income students to be trapped in the horrible public schools:

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August 13, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Education, War against achievement. 1 comment.

We libertarians and conservatives should praise Barack Obama for sending his own children to private schools

We libertarians and conservatives are always being so critical of Barack Obama. I say it’s long past due that we give him the credit that he deserves.

While living in Chicago and in Washington D.C., Barack Obama has always sent his own children to private schools. I am glad that Obama cares about his daughters enough to make sure that they will never have to attend a K-12 public school. I am glad that he has taken steps so that his daughters will be allowed to achieve academically to the greatest of their potential.

July 30, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Education, Politics. Leave a comment.

People who say U.S. public schools are “underfunded” have no idea what they are talking about.

The United States is tied for first place with Switzerland when it comes to annual spending per student on its public schools.
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July 13, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Politics. 1 comment.