Left-Wing Racial Grievance Merchants Want to Ban Honors Classes in Schools, Claiming They Only Promote "White Supremacy"

Academic achievement is racist.

This is, of course, the inevitable end-point.

Do they even realize what they are strongly, strongly implying when they make claims like this?

Local school systems across the country are proposing radical changes in the name of reducing demographic-based achievement gaps.

Parents who support Democrats at the federal level have recoiled at what they view as identity politics gone too far.

School systems in Washington state, Maryland, New York, Minnesota and Virginia are among those where radical agendas have become a flash point in schools, with parents fearing their children’s educations will suffer.

Meanwhile, it's a mad race to the bottom as Common Core leaves kids dumber than they've been in 15 years.

For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report.

As it was designed to do, says Instapundit.

We can't all be smarter but we can all be made stupider -- and thus more equal in misery, poverty, and ignorance.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:18 PM




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1 FIRST?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 01, 2019 02:19 PM (I2dne)

2 Top 5?

Posted by: DC at November 01, 2019 02:19 PM (/TvO8)

3 1st?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 01, 2019 02:19 PM (ejd/p)

4 I called the others

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:19 PM (77WPm)

5 Parents who support Democrats at the federal level have recoiled at what they view as identity politics gone too far.
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As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Suck it, bitches.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at November 01, 2019 02:19 PM (todMl)

6 Damn. Read the content. Rookie mistake.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 01, 2019 02:19 PM (ejd/p)

7 Huh. If only there was some sort of connection...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:20 PM (F4kQO)

8 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at November 01, 2019 02:20 PM (IjxMe)

9 Asians and Indians hardest hit.

Posted by: Max Power at November 01, 2019 02:20 PM (q177U)

10 Don't worry parents, the chirrins educations won't suffer.

They'll be put out of their misery before they are allowed to suffer.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 01, 2019 02:20 PM (xfb67)

11 Home school

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 02:20 PM (+0uDE)

12 Top 10?

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 02:20 PM (dKm4U)

13 Why did people buy into this Trump is a Russian Spy crap and vote for the idiot-crats?

We are now paying dearly for Chocolate Jesus's 8 years. Thanx to all the idiots that voted for him to be able to say I am not racist because i voted the black guy. Also for Romney and McCain for being pathetic candidates ....

Posted by: James at November 01, 2019 02:21 PM (qM84C)

14 That's weird. I was in an honors English class in high school and it was at least half Indian and Asian.

Posted by: Mark1971 at November 01, 2019 02:21 PM (xPl2J)

15 Parents who support Democrats at the federal level have recoiled at what they view as identity politics gone too far.



LOLGFY. Shove it up your ass and wear it as a parade float.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 01, 2019 02:21 PM (IjxMe)

16 I always hated the "honors" classes, because I didn't want to spend all day with all the nerdy spergy assholes that I couldn't stand.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 02:21 PM (AURKQ)

17 reducing demographic-based achievement gaps."

And by "demographic" they mean what, exactly?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (F4kQO)

18 Damn. Missed it by > < that much.
This is reason number 45,987 why my kids went to private school. Timon Jr graduates this year.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (dKm4U)

19 Who needs an Honors Class when you have us!! A one size fits all education program! What could go wrong, Comrades!!

Posted by: Common Core, for the Greater Good at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (nGRyX)

20 That's weird. I was in an honors English class in high school and it was at least half Indian and Asian.
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Those are not the minorities you are looking for.

Posted by: Obi Wan Kenobi at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (todMl)

21 I went to public schools K-12. They were bad back in that day. Now public schools have largely become rat holes. Though not at all popular at the time, we homeschooled our children. I am increasingly more grateful we went that route.

Posted by: DC at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (/TvO8)

22 Basically they are saying that they can't bring various demographic groups up so they are going to take other demographic groups down.

Now that right there is some awesome thinking that will insure the future of our country.

Posted by: Syzygy at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (B3kya)

23 Chinese parents would gladly make their children dress up as trannies if it will get them into Harvard but take away their kids honor classes and it's nuclear war.

Posted by: Max Power at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (q177U)

24 Easy enough to fix- we just call ALL classes honor classes. And give A's to everybody!

Posted by: t-bird at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (xSo9G)

25 We did either home school or Christian school with both our daughters. Turned out two solid conservatives who know how to think critically. Critical thinking is a lost art in schools these days.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (7ZQe3)

26 sending your children to public schools is a form of Child Abuse.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 02:22 PM (AURKQ)

27 Academic achievement is racist.

.....

Well, if we were capable of being honest without being cancelled.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (2A7qV)

28 This sort of stuff is where the Left's agenda will come apart.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ghastley Groans and Horrifying Howls - Halloween at the Outrage Outlet! at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (hLRSq)

29 I AP'ed out of freshman English in college. Big Mistake!

I was an engineering major. That's where all the hot chicks were.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (xfb67)

30 You let The Left control "education", this is the inevitable result. Regression. Across the board.

We are regressing in social policy (normalization of homosexuality, transgenderism, pederasty, and finally, in about 4-6 years, pedophilia)

We're regressing in political policy (we're returning to historical forms of dictatorial, authoritarian government - with a technocratic oligarchy as the next step from where we are)

And we've almost fully regressed in education policy.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (77WPm)

31 Upper middle class wine moms will love this, lol.

Popcorn, I need some fucking popcorn, STAT!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (FiUMj)

32 This will only lead to *more* segregation, not less, but along intellectual and class lines moreso than racial.

I imagine a lot of parents out there regardless of color or faith will find that if they have a bright kid and they want him to achieve, they'll move heaven and earth to get him out of the public education penal system.

It will also lead to more private schools, neighborhood cooperative schools, home schooling, parochial schools, etc. If you eliminate the ability for bright kids to achieve, you're going to remove bright kids from the system entirely - at least those who have tuned-in parents.

Those who don't have tuned-in parents will languish, never being discovered and shunted into achievement programs they never knew existed and would never consider pursuing even if they did.

This ain't about race, it's about forcing everyone to be ignorant underachievers who won't question their masters. This is about the promotion of mental slavery and diminution.

These people are unalloyed evil.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (I2dne)

33 A one size fits all education program"

Da, tvarish.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (F4kQO)

34 In public schools only, right?

The rich/elites still get a top-notch education.
Maybe this is a way to undercut the college application competition. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (bDqIh)

35 A little late: the CIA employees take an oath to uphold the constitution. I guess that, to some, "uphold" means "subvert".

Posted by: FloridaMan at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (cnPvr)

36 Academic achievement is racist.

--

The entry requirements of the nation's #1 ranked HBCU $24K/year Spelman College

https://tinyurl.com/y2act7ru

And the entry requirements of $4K/year Appalachian State

https://tinyurl.com/yynuaxxl

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (w2Avg)

37 Except where their kids go to school.

Their kids will always have a step up without having to do the honors work to get ahead. They have their names to ride regardless if their kid is a drug addict, been arrested and influencing elections on foreign boards.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (vEIlU)

38 17 reducing demographic-based achievement gaps."

And by "demographic" they mean what, exactly?
Posted by: Anon a mouse



Oh, you know. THOSE people.

Posted by: Democrats r not racist at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (nGRyX)

39 So they finally got around to redistributing As as Cs to everyone?


Also there is NOTHING worse than being in the "regular" class when you're above it. It's like watching paint dry.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (nRWPy)

40 Some students will make it DESPITE their teachers.

The problem is all the asshole students that don't let the good students learn. They will harass anyone that is trying, just like the crabs in the pot full of water, dragging them back into failure.

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (+0uDE)

41 And every single Democrat that votes for this mess has his/her kids in an exclusive private school. Guaranteed.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (IttZ7)

42 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 01, 2019 02:24 PM (arJlL)

43 I imagine a lot of parents out there regardless of color or faith will find that if they have a bright kid and they want him to achieve, they'll move heaven and earth to get him out of the public education penal system.

It will also lead to more private schools, neighborhood cooperative schools, home schooling, parochial schools, etc. If you eliminate the ability for bright kids to achieve, you're going to remove bright kids from the system entirely - at least those who have tuned-in parents.


Paging Aunt Becky and Felicity Huffman. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (IjxMe)

44 33 A one size fits all education program"

Da, tvarish.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (F4kQO)

Half in Spanish?

Posted by: Don Quixote at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (NgKpN)

45 Hey, who thinks a doctor or engineer should master their course of study?

Racists, that's who.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (oVJmc)

46 The "soft bigotry of low expectations" strikes again!

Ayn Rand called this sh#t half a century ago.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (bDqIh)

47 I was an engineering major. That's where all the hot chicks were.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (xfb67)

___

Ironically enough, some eng womYnsns were hot AF in my college days. There weren't a lot of them, at least I didn't know a lot of them. The few I did know were smoking.

But nothing beat the Marketing majors, and it's still true today. Walk into the marketing dept of any major company and it's like a modeling agency.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (FiUMj)

48 I was an engineering major. That's where all the hot chicks were"

Try some mech E courses. Hotties everywhere.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (F4kQO)

49 School board (all female, mostly lawyers, all regressives) in my small, upper-middle, mostly white Boston suburb voted last week to ban any-and-all "gender-specific" school events - such as the annual Father-Daughter Dance.

Meanwhile, a couple of middle schoolers are being suspended for having sex in a school stairwell, during the school day.

Because priorities.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (77WPm)

50 Making everyone equal by taking away the ability to rise, so the capable and incapable alike all have to wallow in their own shit.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (J+mig)

51 First! I learned to count in public schools.

Now where's my fucking participation trophy?

Posted by: Regular joe at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (6/uwW)

52 It's like they are just searching for things that aren't f'ed up just for the purpose of f'ing them up.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 01, 2019 02:25 PM (xfb67)

53 This is, of course, the inevitable end-point.

_______


Way too optimistic, Ace. I can foresee PhDs, MDs, JDs, certifications, etc. being awarded to non-white, non-male self-anointed victims who simply identify as experts, doctors, lawyers, airline pilots, etc.

Posted by: ShainS at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (Ni0F+)

54 Half in Spanish?"

Si.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (F4kQO)

55 I'm so glad my kids are grown.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (d7Ww2)

56 This ain't about race, it's about forcing everyone
to be ignorant underachievers who won't question their masters. This is
about the promotion of mental slavery and diminution.



These people are unalloyed evil.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM (I2dne)

Ding ding ding, we have a winner. The "elites" you know, our betters, will still continue to send their kids to private schools. They'll make sure that everyone else's kids will be undereducated and obedient to their overlords.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (dKm4U)

57 From now on, everyone shall be above average!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (FiUMj)

58 Instead of taking away honors classes just add some.

English Rap Honors
Street economics Honors
Grievance studies Honors


Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (mesZS)

59 Not to argue semantics, but I would call it an inevitable waypoint, not the endpoint.

Posted by: Same at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (JBUQb)

60 Except where their kids go to school.

Their kids will always have a step up without having to do the honors work to get ahead. They have their names to ride regardless if their kid is a drug addict, been arrested and influencing elections on foreign boards.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette



Hunter Biden. Paging Hunter Biden.
Please pick up the white powder encrusted courtesy phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (IjxMe)

61 Lee Harvey Oswald was in the Marine Corps. Is he on the same level as Vindeman ????

Posted by: James at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (qM84C)

62 When will the hateful coloreds embrace white supremacy?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (yRAFu)

63 They want to make sure everyone but the children of the elites is mediocre. Their children get to expensive private schools, the plebes not so much. It's also why they hate home schooling so much.

Posted by: Guzalot at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (prSvo)

64 When I was a kid a hundred years ago, they decided having letter grades was too discouraging for the students who got poor grades, so they switched to only having two grades, Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.

They did that for one 9-week period. The parents of the former A and B students complained that having a peak grade of Satisfactory was demotivating to their high-achieving students.

After that they added a third grade which was, believe it or not, Very Satisfactory.

This lasted exactly one more 9-week period, and then they gave up and went back to the original, traditional, letter grade system.

Posted by: OCBill at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (df+Zi)

65 The rich/elites still get a top-notch education"

Heh.

You were joking, right?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (F4kQO)

66 You're welcome!

Posted by: Education Majors Everywhere at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (9vQJW)

67 Personally, I think this is great. The faster the public schools implode, the sooner they are replaced by market-driven private schools, hopefully accessible to all via vouchers.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (87EdW)

68 The democrats are a death cult they hate human life and human achievement. They want us dead. Or under their boot; cold,hungry,poor, and uneducated.

Saying all this public education is child abuse.

I'm angry!

Bring on the burning times. We need a cleansing fire.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (0OmEj)

69 I'm dying here

the 52nd Gender Fluid Battalion


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Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (G546f)

70 Asians have flooded into my CT town for the schools, and they all wind up sending their kid to night school.

Posted by: Regular joe at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (6/uwW)

71 Serds need no education. Just subservience.

Another brick in the wall

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (KgSuu)

72 Idiocracy is running on Amazon. Time for a look back to the future

Posted by: FloridaMan at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (cnPvr)

73 The rich/elites still get a top-notch education

Well, they'll pay a top-shelf price for the same indoctrination, if that's what you mean.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (77WPm)

74 61 Lee Harvey Oswald was in the Marine Corps. Is he on the same level as Vindeman ????
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He was a ari wing radar guy that qualified marksman (lowest shooting score) with an M1 once. Somehow he became a head shootist via mail order rifle.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (yRAFu)

75 >>reducing demographic-based achievement gaps."


Demographics aside, there is no equality of outcome; there's always going to be a bell curve. It is amazing these people think they can rig education in such a way as to avoid it.

Why not keep your classes 'as is' and just give every student the same grades? It will provide the equality of outcome without having to alter your curricula.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (bDqIh)

76 After that they added a third grade which was, believe it or not, Very Satisfactory.

This lasted exactly one more 9-week period, and then they gave up and went back to the original, traditional, letter grade system.
Posted by: OCBill at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (df+Zi)
+++++++++++
I'm a millenial by age. My elementary school did that, but it lasted for at least two years that I remember. We had:
* H: "High Quality"
* S: "Satisfactory"
* N: "Needs improvement"

It was crap and everyone - even the kids - knew it was crap.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (I2dne)

77 HISD had this problem as long ago as the mid 1980s. there was a "vanguard" programme to pick up the "gifted" kids who were just average Asians. otherwise Houston would have lost its Asians (and smarter whites), and its tax base.

but the dum-dums' parents didn't like that *their* kid had to attend class with other dum-dums. it must be all racist. IQ is racist, tests are culturally biased, etc etc etc.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (2EZBQ)

78


"This is, of course, the inevitable end-point."

No, not really...there will be worse end-points, to be sure.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (lg/F7)

79 alike all have to wallow in their own shit"

"There's some lovely filth down here..."

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (F4kQO)

80 This is our own version of Mao's cultural revolution

Posted by: steevy at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (KNsKs)

81 You know what be's raysis? Cursive, sir.

Posted by: Rachel Jeantel at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (sWM8x)

82 Get rid of the whole local school bureaucracy and replace it with parent-driven choice. You'll have better schools at lower cost.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (87EdW)

83 Their kids will always have a step up without having to do the honors work to get ahead. They have their names to ride regardless if their kid is a drug addict, been arrested and influencing elections on foreign boards.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette

--

That's part of what is so puzzling about the Hollywood folks buying entry into whatever their favorite schools were.

You're worth tens or hundreds of millions already. Get them to volunteer for a nonprofit for a couple of months, make a few donations, and there you go.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (w2Avg)

84 70 Asians have flooded into my CT town for the schools, and they all wind up sending their kid to night school.
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They will takeover NYC in another 15 years.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (yRAFu)

85 Hellooooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (NWiLs)

86 Sounds like those teens that drop out of school to run drugs and shoot at each other are going to be better off then.

Posted by: Roy at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (2SB+z)

87 Local school systems across the country are proposing radical changes in the name of reducing demographic-based achievement gaps.

Now where does that "gap" come from?

It's a mystery.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (YLq84)

88 I don't send my kids to public school either, although my taxes pay for this stupid crap. But I am with most here, if these people can't make the connection between voting dem and crappy indoctrination schools then that's on them.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (r+sAi)

89 there is no equality of outcome; "

WHAAAAAAAA!

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (F4kQO)

90 Hi Insom!

you're due for a yuuuuge pouncing, mister.


Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (d7Ww2)

91 Get rid of the whole local school bureaucracy and replace it with parent-driven choice. You'll have better schools at lower cost.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 02:29 PM (87EdW)
++++++++++++
If it were about either educational outcomes or cost, this would be done.

It isn't being done. Therefore, it isn't about educational outcomes or cost.

Trying to solve this problem on their terms - the lie that they care about education or costs - will only result in defeat.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (I2dne)

92 If you eliminate the ability for bright kids to achieve, you're going to
remove bright kids from the system entirely - at least those who have
tuned-in parents.


I guess the hope is that they just quit showing up at all.

Don't think that the administrators WANT your not-demographically-correct kid in their school. They DO NOT. They want that money spent on the demographically correct. They HATE YOU. They want you gone. Give us your tax money and pay for private school, you demographically wrong bad guys.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (nRWPy)

93 The democrats are a death cult they hate human life and human achievement. They want us dead. Or under their boot; cold,hungry,poor, and uneducated.

....

This.

Only they are so uneducated and lack basic foresight. They don't realize this doesn't work. When you reduce me to an animal, I will eat, f*ck and destroy like an animal.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 01, 2019 02:31 PM (2A7qV)

94 65 When I was a kid a hundred years ago, they decided having letter grades was too discouraging for the students who got poor grades, so they switched to only having two grades, Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
===================

Essentially, they really went with only two grades: "C" (satisfactory) and "F" (D-) Unsatisfactory.

They clearly were not concerned with measuring intended learning objectives for the year; nor being held to account for such objectives.

That is anything but education.

Posted by: DC at November 01, 2019 02:31 PM (/TvO8)

95 90 Hi Insom!

you're due for a yuuuuge pouncing, mister.


Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (d7Ww2)


*drapes plastic sheets across the first ten rows of the blog*

Posted by: Roy at November 01, 2019 02:31 PM (2SB+z)

96 Local school systems across the country are proposing radical changes in the name of reducing demographic-based achievement gaps.

-

Now where does that "gap" come from?

It's a mystery.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (YLq84)

--

They'd create a graph illustrating the problem if they only knew how.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 02:31 PM (w2Avg)

97 make a few donations, and there you go."

10 Mill = one white chip.

They don't have that kind of coin.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (F4kQO)

98 The "education" "system" stopped being about educating children a very, very long time ago. Been about "babysitting the kids, and employing as many adults, at the highest salaries possible" for at least my entire adult life.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (77WPm)

99 Everyone can do as well as rich kids, and white kids, but I repeat myself.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (1CjJc)

100 And the Reds want to get rid of standardized testing, because they don't like the outcome.

For my part, I want the NFL Combine to ban use of stopwatches to time prospects in the 40 yard dash.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (YLq84)

101 69
I'm dying here



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That's some good stuff!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (IttZ7)

102 Harrison Bergeron

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (l8gTz)

103 55 I'm so glad my kids are grown.
Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:26 PM (d7Ww2)

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*fistbump*

Posted by: SMH at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (RU4sa)

104 Vindaloumon is Powerpoint marksman.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (KgSuu)

105
Reposting from the tag end of last evening's ONT:

630 When I graduated from high school, I was the class valedictorian. Me, just me. Not me and multiple others because "fair". I did the work and I had the grades. The line formed behind me, kiddos.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 01, 2019 07:00 AM (YrNL7)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (YrNL7)

106 Racists, all of them.

I spent a little time in CA in the 80s and I, one of only 2 black kids, was at the top of my class.

Pretty sure I did better than the overwhelming majority of whites in my SATs and in grad school.

BEING BLACK IS NOT A GENETIC DEFECT.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (9hauA)

107 "The problem is all the asshole students that don't let the good students learn."


"I always hated the "honors" classes, because I didn't want to spend all
day with all the nerdy spergy assholes that I couldn't stand."
Beginning to note a pattern, here? I have an idea, kids. Let's just stand in here and stone each other to death, and not bother the people reading magazine articles.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (8ZmvG)

108 They HATE YOU. They want you gone"

Indeed

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (F4kQO)

109 They'd create a graph illustrating the problem if they only knew how.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 02:31 PM (w2Avg)


And the same demographics always win, place, and show. Without exception.

Remarkable coincidence, yes?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (YLq84)

110 No baby Madison, no peace!

*whirls peas around the blog*

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (1CjJc)

111 hey, what's more important, making kids learn stuff or making school fun? Just imagine how much more kids would want to go to school if they could make up their own lists of presidents and numbers instead of being forced to remember actual presidents and multiplication tables.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (ZqRa6)

112 "I went to public schools K-12. They were bad back in that day. Now public schools have largely become rat holes. Though not at all popular at the time, we homeschooled our children. I am increasingly more grateful we went that route."

I'm curious, do your children feel the same way? If they have children do they homeschool them?

Can't imagine having children in public school nowadays. It's a cryin' shame that we pay so much in taxes and what comes out is pitiful. I truly believe there should be MANY more technical school than traditional schools. A better education would be had by children. Also, it's a way to get rid of a lot of the fuckin pathetic excuse we call "teachers."

Posted by: Zanne at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (+fjIe)

113 We didn't have Honors classes or a way to make above a 4.0 when I went to High School in Louisiana. We did have shop and home economics though.

Most useful thing I learned in High School? Typing.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (mesZS)

114 >>Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report.




Bill Gates was a big proponent and big contributor to Common Core, right?

I guess it doesn't matter, he'll just hire more foreigners in place of the evermore inferior domestic kids thanks to Common Core. What a waste of time, money, and talent.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (bDqIh)

115 90 Hi Insom!

you're due for a yuuuuge pouncing, mister.


Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:30 PM (d7Ww2)

Oh boy. Better keep my head on a swivel...

Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:34 PM (NWiLs)

116 A one size fits all education program"

Da, tvarish.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:23 PM


Da. Is like trench. One size, fits everybody.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 01, 2019 02:34 PM (ejd/p)

117 When I graduated HS I got more pussy than the class valedictorian. I made smart decisions.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 02:34 PM (yRAFu)

118 Pretty sure I did better than the overwhelming majority of whites in my SATs and in grad school."

So did I.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:34 PM (F4kQO)

119 They don't want to do the hard work of encouraging inner city people to develop a culture that fosters success. It's easier to pretend minorities are inferior.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (9hauA)

120 In twenty years nobody would be able to qualify anyway, so might as well.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
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at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (AM1GF)

121 >>Further, the class of 2019, the first to
experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the
worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report.









Bill Gates was a big proponent and big contributor to Common Core, right?



I guess it doesn't matter, he'll just hire more foreigners in place
of the evermore inferior domestic kids thanks to Common Core. What a
waste of time, money, and talent.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (bDqIh)

Pretty sure we also have George W Bush to thank for that, too.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (77WPm)

122 >>They HATE YOU. They want you gone

So? I hate them and want them gone.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (ZLI7S)

123 Now where does that "gap" come from?
Historical racism, haven't you heard? Its only been 150+ years since slavery and more than 50+ years since the civil rights act and these kids born in the mid-2000's are way to affected by it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (r+sAi)

124 After that they added a third grade which was, believe it or not, Very Satisfactory.

This lasted exactly one more 9-week period, and then they gave up and went back to the original, traditional, letter grade system.
Posted by: OCBill at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (df+Zi)

___

My kids do dance competitions. And they way they get judged works the same way. There are like 5 or 6 "grades" they can get and instead of letter grades or numbers or whatever it's stuff like Ultra High Excellent, High Excellent, Excellent, Very Good and Good.


I always crack up.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (FiUMj)

125 67 Personally, I think this is great. The faster the public schools implode, the sooner they are replaced by market-driven private schools, hopefully accessible to all via vouchers.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (87EdW)

This!!!

My biggest disappointment is with what's her name running the Department of Education.

She (and President Trump) should be pushing vouchers for all. Make American Education Great Again!

Want to split off the working class black vote? Push for vouchers to get their kids out of hell hole urban schools.

Where is Education Reform?

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (+0uDE)

126 Meanwhile, it's a mad race to the bottom as Common Core leaves kids dumber than they've been in 15 years.




Wasn't that the goal? To make them dumb and indoctrinated

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (kw5n8)

127 110 No baby Madison, no peace!

*whirls peas around the blog*
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (1CjJc)

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Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

128 65 The rich/elites still get a top-notch education"

Heh.

You were joking, right?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:27 PM (F4kQO)


Yeah, our "elites" are nothing to write home about.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ghastley Groans and Horrifying Howls - Halloween at the Outrage Outlet! at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (hLRSq)

129 I'm dying here


the 52nd Gender Fluid Battalion


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/


1189885753729441792.html



Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 01, 2019 02:28 PM (G546f)


Point E. Elbo has to be a maroon.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (1CjJc)

130 104 Vindaloumon is Powerpoint marksman.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2019 02:32 PM (KgSuu)

---

Fobbit Extrodanaire.

Posted by: SMH at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (RU4sa)

131 >>Pretty sure we also have George W Bush to thank for that, too.

Jeb, IIRC.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (bDqIh)

132 Pre-college classes.

Xtra High Schools

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 01, 2019 02:37 PM (pB6Gt)

133 Where is Education Reform?





Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (+0uDE)

It's next to The Wall.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:37 PM (77WPm)

134 ... why don't they just stand up and admit they think that non-whites can't succeed academically? They clearly believe the little brown people are so inferior mentally that they cannot make it without the Great White Winemom's help. Disgusting racism.

That's all this is. Bigotry and racial spite disguised as concern.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:37 PM (KZzsI)

135 Most useful thing I learned in High School? Typing.
------------------
I went to Jr High outside of Detroit. Amazing school. Learned to type as a 8th grader. Amazing shop class. Amazing teachers for every subject. Then I went to a Carolina county HS where they had amazingly fun rednecks. I had the best of both worlds.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 02:37 PM (yRAFu)

136 "As it was designed to do, says Instapundit and sock_rat_eez.

We can't all be smarter but we can all be made stupider -- and thus more equal in misery, poverty, and ignorance.
Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:18 PM Comments"



And most importantly, easier to lie to with impunity.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 01, 2019 02:37 PM (JwHjN)

137 Living in upstate NY, this is the first time I have heard of this. Our local central school still honors high achieving students. My neighbors boy wore a special ribbon on his graduation gown, and a ribbon across his chest. Can't say it will last though.

Posted by: Colin at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (UAmXK)

138 And yes, stupider people are more effective serfs. They are more easily controlled and frightened. They will work harder, longer, and for less.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (KZzsI)

139 Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

Get him, nurse. He's right here!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (1CjJc)

140 119 They don't want to do the hard work of encouraging inner city people to develop a culture that fosters success. It's easier to pretend minorities are inferior.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (9hauA)

This is a serious problem, exacerbated by a cultural sense that academic achievement, staying in school and staying out of the thug life (and jail) is anathema to their racial identity and is "acting white."

Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (NWiLs)

141 Yeah, our "elites" are nothing to write home about."

This. Maybe I'm just old and grouchy, but my respect level for the vast majority of those who would be my betters?

Zero. Point Fvcking Zero.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (F4kQO)

142 High achievers now, slackers next.

Posted by: BignJames at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (X/Pw5)

143


A Pres candidate, a really stupid and aggressive asshole, is proposing that the US change the date of it's founding to when blacks were first enslaved o something...

If that idiot is talking openly about it, that concept is making it's way mainstream.

And you can bet your ass the schools will be teaching it if they aren't already.

Science is a white-male construct is what they say.

The progs are always destroyers of societies and culture.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (lg/F7)

144 93:This.

Only they are so uneducated and lack basic foresight. They don't realize this doesn't work. When you reduce me to an animal, I will eat, f*ck and destroy like an animal.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger



Wait, that's bad?

Posted by: Lord Humungus at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (nGRyX)

145 My 8th graded complained about his science class to me yesterday. Said he has spent almost the entire week on his phone, as the teacher spends less than half the time teaching, and doesn*t assign work. WTF? Mom will be calling the school next week.

Also, my sisters teach. Told me since common core came in (which they hate) they can*t assign homework, as not every kid has an equal opportunity/ability to complete work at home. Their schools also no longer have valedictorians.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (DA/Vo)

146 Babylon Bee mocking the "Shapiro DESTROYS the left!" nonsense his fans promote

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3ktdkyv

Libs Triggered After Ben Shapiro LITERALLY STEAMROLLS A Bunch Of SNOWFLAKE College Students

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (KZzsI)

147 I'm going to be honest, I would support removing honors/IB/AP classes if in exchange for an exit exam which students could take and graduate early if they passed. Say, 90% correct after freshman year, 80% after sophomore, 70% after junior, and 60% after senior year. Encourage the smart kids to spend their summers studying and get out of HS by the time they're 16-17 and move on with their lives, while the kids who need more time can stay behind and be taught in smaller classes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 01, 2019 02:39 PM (wCmLp)

148 We didn't have Honors classes or a way to make above a 4.0

--

This is my favorite modern unintended consequence.

In order to get in to UNC - a state school - you need a 4.6 GPA.

In order to get in to NC Central - the state school next door operating under the exact same state educational standards (and familiar to many as the stripper's school in the Duke lacrosse debacle) - you need a 3.2.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 02:39 PM (w2Avg)

149 It's next to The Wall."

At least that's getting built.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:39 PM (F4kQO)

150 My kids are in a charter school. While undeniably a better learning environment than the public schools they are just as willfully ignorant and obsessed with diversity, equity, bullying and all the rest. You would think that being somewhat free to stray form the official govt. propaganda they would move away. But no, they still embrace it and double down in many ways. Because core values or something.

Posted by: Ripley at November 01, 2019 02:39 PM (MxEKc)

151 For those who think that the Dem's won't actually impeach - they're going to use Trump's claims of Executive Privilege with regards to giving them documents as "Proof" of Obstruction of Justice, and Impeach on those grounds (among others). So, there's the "crime".

Posted by: Ghengis Otter Khan at November 01, 2019 02:39 PM (V2Yro)

152 odd that they view the founders of America as racist, or white supremacist. American Founders moved here to escape true "supremacists" ... the white Protestant government that forced them into submission to Royalty.


Once again, America is struggling to free itself from a tyrannical centralized government (and the blue bloods that run it). BUT those seeking to escape bureaucratic tyranny (e.g. tea party) are instead being called the supremacists. Clearly it is the Protected Classes that have determined themselves to be Supreme, ruling via DeepState mandates, bureaucracy, and regulatory capture.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 01, 2019 02:40 PM (Cus5s)

153 Only they are so uneducated and lack basic foresight. They don't realize this doesn't work. When you reduce me to an animal, I will eat, f*ck and destroy like an animal.

Well it works great on eloi. Not so much the morlocks

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:40 PM (KZzsI)

154 One thing about honors classes: there were 410 kids in my high school class. In the honors system, maybe 50-60. During that period the honors kids pretty much were completely insulated from the rest of the high school class as far as classes (aside from Health, Gym, etc.) Bug or feature? I dunno.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 01, 2019 02:40 PM (ycWCI)

155 Meanwhile, it's a mad race to the bottom as Common Core leaves kids dumber than they've been in 15 years.









Wasn't that the goal? To make them dumb and indoctrinated

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 01, 2019 02:36 PM (kw5n

"I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers." - things John D. Rockefeller may have said

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:40 PM (77WPm)

156 146 Babylon Bee mocking the "Shapiro DESTROYS the left!" nonsense his fans promote

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3ktdkyv

Libs Triggered After Ben Shapiro LITERALLY STEAMROLLS A Bunch Of SNOWFLAKE College Students
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (KZzsI)

Does it make me a bad person that I would pay good money to watch that?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:40 PM (NWiLs)

157 They don't want to do the hard work of encouraging inner city people to develop a culture that fosters success. It's easier to pretend minorities are inferior.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:35 PM (9hauA)

--

Wait, but I'm told Democrats and Republicans switched party names some time in the 60s.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (w2Avg)

158 "It's next to The Wall."



At least that's getting built.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:39 PM (F4kQO)

At roughly the same speed as "Education Reform".

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (77WPm)

159 Wait, that's bad?
Posted by: Lord Humungus"

Colanders 'r' Us.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (F4kQO)

160 Most useful thing I learned in High School? Typing.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (mesZS)

Most useful thing I learned in High School? How to subvert the oppressors.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (1CjJc)

161 Remember when the liberals used to complain that US schools weren't as tough as Japan or wherever?

Posted by: blaster at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (SyWbj)

162 In order to get in to NC Central - the state school next door operating under the exact same state educational standards (and familiar to many as the stripper's school in the Duke lacrosse debacle) - you need a 3.2.

Anyone who cannot pull at least a B average has no place in college.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (KZzsI)

163 Many of you know that I was once director of scholarship programs for the state of Florida. There's a huge case coming up this SCOTUS term out of Montana (I think) that may abolish Blaine amendments nation wide, opening up the possibility of vouchers in every state.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (87EdW)

164 My city of Richmond VA is about to reinstitute busing to "reduce racial disparity". In other words, they plan on shipping predominantly white kids who currently attend relatively well performing schools to the failing schools in the actual projects and shipping the failing black kids to the "mostly white" schools. Cause shipping all of these kids an hour across town is going to change their failure or success rates... NOT.



They have also moved away from grouping kids according to ability cause it is bad to let smart kids learn too much apparently.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (F/KeJ)

165 My pastor was telling me about his Latin education in Alabama 60 years ago. What they were doing in 8th grade (reading Caesar's Gallic Wars) would be considered college-level now, if you can even find Latin taught anywhere anymore.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (IttZ7)

166 *wiggles*

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (d7Ww2)

167 Maybe it's because I'm a couple years older than 29, but I remember when school teachers weren't the absolute dumbest, least curious people in the community.

Posted by: Furious George at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (9vQJW)

168 "I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers." - things John D. Rockefeller may have said
Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:40 PM (77WPm)


In fairness, I don't want a nation of "thinkers" either, because too often thinkers get stupid ideas or would rather sit around than actually accomplish anything. Men of action are better.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (wCmLp)

169 At roughly the same speed"

You should get out more often.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (F4kQO)

170 And, of course, the group that will be hardest hit by this will be Asians.

Because "white supremacy".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (I2/tG)

171 Vindaloumon gives FOBBITs a bad name.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (KgSuu)

172 Heh. This is one of the fundamental building blocks in solidarity's quest to make 200 million proles just disappear from the face of the earth.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Joe Stalin at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (vtcmf)

173 Honors classes support white supremacy for a bunch of Chinese and Indian kids.

Got it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (Boy/L)

174 dumbest in 15 years? it tracks.

what's scary is the ones from 15 years ago aren't exactly Einsteins either.

Posted by: x at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (nFwvY)

175 When I graduated HS I got more pussy than the class valedictorian. I made smart decisions.

Posted by: Puddin Head
>>
What, you became a vet?

Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (RvMuF)

176 "parents fearing their children's education will suffer"


Behold, the people who inflict damage on the society non-stop through their ignorance, bigotry, and NPR-level "understanding" of their world, are suddenly acting in an intelligent way about public policy. Only because little Jason and Melody may be affected. Well bless their hearts! [am I using this correctly?]


And in the next breath they'll express support for any number of idiotic things that ravage the country and the civic culture - but whose effects do not touch them, at least perceptibly and immediately.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (QDnY+)

177 You should get out more often.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (F4kQO)

Sorry, I forgot. Everything Is Awesome. Carry on.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (77WPm)

178 *pupils widen*
*quickly looks all around*
It's quiet. TOO quiet.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (NWiLs)

179 My 8th graded complained about his science class to me yesterday. Said he has spent almost the entire week on his phone, as the teacher spends less than half the time teaching, and doesn*t assign work. WTF? Mom will be calling the school next week.

One of our kids was thinking about taking an "environmental science" class in HS.

Then he got the reading list. It had nothing to do with science. It was all leftist agitprop, extolling the virtues of the Earth First terrorists as "eco-warriors," all "climate change," salaaming to Rachel Carson, etc.

Our kid took one look at it and decided to take something else. I read the reading list and almost rage-stroked.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (YLq84)

180 Anyone who cannot pull at least a B average has no place in college."

Everyone deserves a kolledge educat'n.

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (F4kQO)

181 My pastor was telling me about his Latin education in Alabama 60 years ago. What they were doing in 8th grade (reading Caesar's Gallic Wars) would be considered college-level now, if you can even find Latin taught anywhere anymore.

I used to post stuff from the MaGuffy readers on my blog to shock people with what GRADE SCHOOLERS were expected to learn and understand. Now high schoolers would be challenged to handle it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (KZzsI)

182 Thank God Washington D.C. is 95% Democrat. That way we can foment riots if Trump actually attempts to hold the Deep State accountable.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (CLteG)

183 >>At roughly the same speed as "Education Reform".

Faster

https://www.trumpwall.construction

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (ZLI7S)

184 And, of course, the group that will be hardest hit by this will be Asians.



Because "white supremacy".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (I2/tG)
Howard County Maryland, proceeding ahead with the stupidity in that article, is 19% asian. I'm sure this will go over REAL well with them.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (dKm4U)

185 Why do Democrats hate the children so much?

Posted by: Chris M at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (eAZVt)

186 In Europe and Asia, there are exams everyone in the country takes. Kind of an SAT thing, but also to get final grades. And then based on those test scores, colleges select you goes where.

A better system than we have here where every school sets its owns standards. Also removes all the bullshit like extra curricular activities from the equation. You get a 92%, you got to a top school. You get an 82% you got to a mid tier. You get a 70% you go get a job.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (FiUMj)

187 The Democrats require their supporters to be ignorant, and to be happy with ignorance.

REQUIRE.

They cannot survive otherwise.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (E+OcO)

188 Most useful thing I learned in High School? How to subvert the oppressors.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (1CjJc)

Most useful thing I learned? Never rely on authority to actually help you.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (J+mig)

189 Imagine being the minority student from a poor family in a bad part of town.

Imagine how hard you've had to work to get where you are.

Imagine knowing that you're the best. You earned it. You know you can kick those privileged fellow student's butts.

Imagine all of that and then imagine that when you get to the point where your excellent is supposed to be recognized, the point where you can stick it in the eye of whoever doubted you or didn't respect you...

Imagine that they suddenly just.... don't.

Posted by: Synova at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (BD/yx)

190 Everything Is Awesome. "

Pretty damn good.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (F4kQO)

191 As a person lucky to have benefited from excellent public education, back when it was the norm in many places, and also benefited from the uniquely American life-educational experience it could provide, my fury and despair at all this have a distinctive edge and intensity.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (QDnY+)

192 A person I know who is a lily white major feminist liberal moved to another state, and as part of house shopping, drove around not just the immediate area, but to the local Walmarts to see what color the majority of the clientele were. She wanted to make sure that she was moving into a lily white , preferably liberal area , because she is extremely fearful of anyone not her color or level of financial success.
But she will spout those rehearsed lines all day long about how conservative Republicans are racist, bigoted, hate mongering jerks that are ruining this country.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (96m0f)

193 I wonder how long before leftists ban any businesses like the Kumon Math and Reading centers. Parents are using those to make up for the pitfalls of our current educational system.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (+Obdm)

194 Why do Democrats hate the children so much?

Why do Democrats hate minorities so much?

Honestly this is usually driven by some well-meaning scold in the school board who just feels bad that those poor little brown people never win awards and is shocked, scandalized that it keeps being white and asian kids. Why, clearly racism must be at the root of this!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (KZzsI)

195 The ultimate goal, of course, is the elimination of competence entirely. All places in schools and all job placement will be a function of how many intersectionality points you have (and how much political suck you have, of course).

It will be like "Idiocracy", only with more "diversity".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (I2/tG)

196 Equality of Resluts.

Posted by: JAS at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (DBGf/)

197 And by "demographic" they mean what, exactly

======
They mean Melanin. It's the only thing important to Democrats.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (szD6V)

198 Hey wait a minute, I'm seeing all these MSM headlines about Warrens Medicare for All with no middle class tax hike as if its fact.

They don't even say "Warren Claims..".

Nope, it's a stone cold fact.

Were's the "without evidence" the MSM puts on all of Trumps statements.

Posted by: WisRich at November 01, 2019 02:46 PM (G0vdT)

199 My pastor was telling me about his Latin education
in Alabama 60 years ago. What they were doing in 8th grade (reading
Caesar's Gallic Wars) would be considered college-level now, if you can
even find Latin taught anywhere anymore.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (IttZ7)

The Jesuits still teach it. My son is in his 5th year of taking latin. Third year of taking greek too.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 02:46 PM (dKm4U)

200 Never, ever underestimate the power of complacency and indifference.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Joe Stalin at November 01, 2019 02:46 PM (vtcmf)

201 I am actually scared that the US will stop being at the forefront of technological advances soon. The education system is producing dumbed down people.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:47 PM (9hauA)

202 192,

There's a lot of that going on.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:47 PM (F4kQO)

203 The Jesuits are also teaching several heresies too.

Posted by: JAS at November 01, 2019 02:47 PM (DBGf/)

204 Yeah, like the slimming down of federal agencies, the wall is going up at an impressive pace but almost unnoticed by the left or the media. I don't know if that's on purpose or the result of the left focusing so much on stupid insane crap, but its working either way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:47 PM (KZzsI)

205 Were's the "without evidence" the MSM puts on all of Trumps statements.

Posted by: WisRich at November 01, 2019 02:46 PM (G0vdT)

When did they ever say "without evidence" or the like about Obama? Or Kerry? Or Gore? Or Clinton? Or Felonious? Or...

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:48 PM (77WPm)

206 176:And in the next breath they'll express support for any number of idiotic things that ravage the country and the civic culture - but whose effects do not touch them, at least perceptibly and immediately.
Posted by: rhomboid



Ah, but it does touch them eventually AND they will do exactly the same thing. Complain and then vote for those very same idiotic things, again. The Circle of Life continues!

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 01, 2019 02:48 PM (nGRyX)

207 Meanwhile, it's a mad race to the bottom as Common Core leaves kids dumber than they've been in 15 years.

_______


"Miss me yet?" -- W

Posted by: ShainS at November 01, 2019 02:48 PM (Ni0F+)

208 Negros are Stupid. - Liberal Honky Universities, Inc.

Posted by: Archer at November 01, 2019 02:48 PM (gmo/4)

209 112 I'm curious, do your children feel the same way? If they have children do they homeschool them?
===========================

They are grateful we homeschooled them. We did so with a Christian classical homeschool group called "Classical Conversations." They learned the Great Books, how to think critically for themselves, as well as how to engage in formal debate. It has been deeply encouraging to see them come to their own settled conviction that the liberal/progressive worldview is devoid of anything good, beautiful, or true.

While I have served in a higher education for two and a half decades (currently at Patrick Henry College), not all of our children (seven) are interested in pursuing higher education, but some want to pursue the trades (skill sets I passed on to them from my farming roots). I encouraging those ones to take some vocational courses and get into an apprenticeship under a highly skilled master in the trade.

Based on conversations, I gather if/when they make us grandparents they will homeschool their children.

Posted by: DC at November 01, 2019 02:48 PM (/TvO8)

210 In fairness, I don't want a nation of "thinkers" either, because too often thinkers get stupid ideas or would rather sit around than actually accomplish anything. Men of action are better.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (wCmLp)

"There are some ideas so absurd that only an academic can believe them." -George Orwell

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at November 01, 2019 02:48 PM (J+mig)

211 the only thing of honor is doing drugs, selling drugs, and shooting your rivals.lets hear it for the thug culture

Posted by: whistleblower in cheif at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (0hOKG)

212 I was a horrible student in public k-12 schools but excelled in very rigorous technical training in the military despite having no earthly business being in the military. I also did well in post military education settings. (physical disabilities) The military will grant waivers to allow you to enlist if you can fill a hard to fill slot. Public schools have been a joke for many years. Physical disability will get you labeled stupid in the fucked up public school system we have. Fuck the public schools. They are a millstone around our necks.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (0OmEj)

213 *stalks*
*creeps*
*tiptoes*

*starts singing*

TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (d7Ww2)

214 "168 "I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers." - things John D. Rockefeller may have said
Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:40 PM (77WPm)

In fairness, I don't want a nation of "thinkers" either, because too often thinkers get stupid ideas or would rather sit around than actually accomplish anything. Men of action are better.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 01, 2019 02:42 PM (wCmLp) "




I always liked what Miyamoto Musashi said: "Bunbu ichi".

"Pen and sword in accord"

We need both, in balance;
with a weather eye on the old German General Staff criteria of smart / stupid and lazy / energetic.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (JwHjN)

215 before leftists ban any businesses like the Kumon Math and Reading centers

It's like banning the SATs, because it is unfair that some people take prep courses for the SATs.

Since my neighborhood has excellent public schools (for Oregon), the school kids are about half Asian (almost all Vietnamese). There is a Kumon about half a mile away.

This is obviously unfair, and needs to be stopped.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (I2/tG)

216
"Disparate outcome" legal theory in play. That theory has to be destroyed in principle and in fact before anything can be done.

Communist Core education is being implemented for the same reason as the insane disciplinary policies that let melanin-enriched students off the hook for disruptive and violent behavior-- to harm and destroy.

Massive inertia from 'educators' and 'administrators' who became complacent and familiar in the current intentionally messed up system. You can't reform such a system, only start a new parallel system that cannibalizes whatever is good from the old system, and rejects what is bad. Only total change will work.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (k5wJe)

217 My organization is a classical school. We teach Latin through the 8th grade, then students may lot for Latin or another language. We adhere to the Trivium model (grammar, logic, rhetoric). In one of the objectively best school districts in Florida, we're up to nearly 500 students after 6 years, and we dominate in local academic competitions. 40 percent of our student body are low income or disabled students on vouchers.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (87EdW)

218 My children went to a "Gifted and Talented" middle school program in Montgomery County MD. The principal (fortunately she only took over the last year of my youngest's tenure) had a motto to "exceed your potential" and she hated that the gifted program had field trips that the "regular" kids didn't. Basically planned to destroy the whole reason to have the program in the first place.

Posted by: Iris at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (lSFe/)

219 There's a successful charter school in Miami which uses the True North curriculum. They teach Latin as the foreign language. They have been in business for about five years and have excellent results. They also have a waiting list.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (+Obdm)

220 Common Core - it has electrolytes !

Posted by: Prez Comacho at November 01, 2019 02:50 PM (f6tGE)

221 but almost unnoticed by the left or the media"

Had to laugh out loud at one of the newz sites that posted "Trump dumb no wall" followed by a tale of woe about... wall construction.

Point and laugh time

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:50 PM (F4kQO)

222 https://www.trumpwall.construction

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (ZLI7S)

OK, that's pleasantly surprising. Any guesses as to why the entire southwest of Texas is being left undefended? I know zero about the geography down there but was under the impression that's pretty easily cross-able.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:50 PM (77WPm)

223
I always liked what Miyamoto Musashi said: "Bunbu ichi".

"Pen and sword in accord"

We need both, in balance;
with a weather eye on the old German General Staff criteria of smart / stupid and lazy / energetic.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (JwHjN)

The heiho is strong in this one.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 02:50 PM (AURKQ)

224 For those who think that the Dem's won't actually impeach - they're going to use Trump's claims of Executive Privilege with regards to giving them documents as "Proof" of Obstruction of Justice, and Impeach on those grounds (among others). So, there's the "crime".

Posted by: Ghengis Otter Khan at November 01, 2019 02:39 PM (V2Yro)



Translation: We got nuthin'. Over to you.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ghastley Groans and Horrifying Howls - Halloween at the Outrage Outlet! at November 01, 2019 02:50 PM (hLRSq)

225 O/T

Impeachment. I don't see a success path for the Dims. Unless? Was it AOC, or Tlaib that was asking when the police lock the President up, and would it be the DC Police?

My nightmare. What happens if they try to make the soft coup into a hard coup de etat? Impeach in the House, and they decide to move against the President by arresting him? After all, "Trump was Impeached!"

Would the deep state be that foolish? How many of our betters would applaud?

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (+0uDE)

226 For those places next Tursday having elections, will you write in Conan the Dog for each uncontested Democrat running?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (KgSuu)

227 201 I am actually scared that the US will stop being at the forefront of technological advances soon. The education system is producing dumbed down people.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:47 PM (9hauA)

Our "leaders", the Deep State, have some done this on purpose.

They want China to become the most successful nation, and that means breaking us down.

They can then use our dysfuction as justification to install the Chinese system here, with themselves at the helm.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (J+mig)

228 My city of Richmond VA is about to reinstitute busing to "reduce racial disparity". In other words, they plan on shipping predominantly white kids who currently attend relatively well performing schools to the failing schools in the actual projects and shipping the failing black kids to the "mostly white" schools. Cause shipping all of these kids an hour across town is going to change their failure or success rates... NOT.



They have also moved away from grouping kids according to ability cause it is bad to let smart kids learn too much apparently.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner


BTDT. City of St. Louis '76 - '78.
Didn't work then. Won't work now.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (IjxMe)

229 I graduated college in the early 80's. There were things I experienced that puzzled me. A Literature Professor assigning six books where the wife was a saint and the husband was at least a Duke of Hell. The three times I had personal interactions with Professors, I left thinking "What an asshole!" I had two courses on my transcript that were considered equivalent (only one would count for graduation). After three unsuccessful attempts to remove one of the classes I gave up and graduated with 5 extra credits just to make sure they could not screw me later.
In hindsight, I have come to understand I was on the first revolution around the drain.

Now, public education is diving straight for the ground (Excuse the mixed metaphors) and those in power are trying to light the afterburners. It's going to be one hell of an impact.

Posted by: JB1000 at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (16OL0)

230 So a kid killed his pregnant girlfriend, and he's been convicted of murder.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6apg2dd

But get this

"Trejo, who was charged as an adult, faces 45-65 years in prison for murder and 3-16 years for feticide."

Wait, its a human that's illegal to murder now? I thought it was a parasitical lump of tissue and part of the mother!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (KZzsI)

231 A person I know who is a lily white major feminist liberal moved to another state, and as part of house shopping, drove around not just the immediate area, but to the local Walmarts to see what color the majority of the clientele were. She wanted to make sure that she was moving into a lily white , preferably liberal area , because she is extremely fearful of anyone not her color or level of financial success.
But she will spout those rehearsed lines all day long about how conservative Republicans are racist, bigoted, hate mongering jerks that are ruining this country.
Posted by: Jen the original at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (96m0f)

My (black) cousin is in a very liberal graduate program in a very liberal City. The stories she told me, I could not believe the behavior of so-called Progressives, who are white. I have never encountered such behavior before personally. She described some of the most racist Behavior I have ever been told about. The only thing missing was the racial epithets.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (9hauA)

232 Their only hope is to drag out the Impeachment Theatre long enough so that a significant amount of people honestly think that Trump "got away with it", and that "justice wasn't served".

It might just work, too...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 02:52 PM (AURKQ)

233 When I was in High School in the '80s my homeroom teacher and science teacher was a Marine Corp veteran who served in Vietnam. My biology teacher had a PhD in...BIOLOGY, not some fucking education bullshit. The History teacher down the hall was a B-17 and B-29 gunner in world war 2. In other words, real teachers, not "educators" My kids private, Catholic high schools have many teachers like this. My daughter's economics teacher built and sold several companies and retired to teach. Public schools these days suck.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 02:52 PM (dKm4U)

234 Complain and then vote for those very same idiotic things"

Ah yes. The infamous twit from Austin who complained about taxes while claiming to vote for every boondoggle...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:52 PM (F4kQO)

235 Anybody seen Nurse and Insom. I'm starting to worry...

Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at November 01, 2019 02:52 PM (RvMuF)

236 I'm getting some great enjoyment out of this. I have an ultra-left, pussyhat marching sister-in-law in the Twin Cities area, and she's outraged about some of this stuff, because her precious kids are no longer so special. What's the point in achievement, she's wondering, if everyone gets the same reward?

Hey honey, now you know how I feel about high income taxes!

Posted by: Ted K. at November 01, 2019 02:52 PM (FJYfm)

237 In order to get in to UNC - a state school - you need a 4.6 GPA.

In order to get in to NC Central - the state school next door operating under the exact same state educational standards (and familiar to many as the stripper's school in the Duke lacrosse debacle) - you need a 3.2.

-

Anyone who cannot pull at least a B average has no place in college.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:41 PM (KZzsI)

--

And if the good state school requires a 4.6, while the HBCU requires a 3.2, then the 4.6 is the new A.

Which means the 3.2 is actually...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (w2Avg)

238 Intelligent people will always rise to the top in America whether educated or not. For now at least. It's our system that's paved the way and motivated our citizens to create technological breakthroughs or other advances and discoveries.

Also white boys be crazy and we create and discover fun and dangerous stuff too.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (mesZS)

239 Faster

https://www.trumpwall.construction

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (ZLI7S)


Will you stop confusing people with facts? It's rude!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ghastley Groans and Horrifying Howls - Halloween at the Outrage Outlet! at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (hLRSq)

240 The Jesuits are also teaching several heresies too.

Well, they aren't catholic so...

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (nRWPy)

241 "191 As a person lucky to have benefited from excellent public education, back when it was the norm in many places, and also benefited from the uniquely American life-educational experience it could provide, my fury and despair at all this have a distinctive edge and intensity.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 01, 2019 02:45 PM (QDnY+) "




Boy, wow, no kidding. Ditto.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (JwHjN)

242 Kate Upton posted this image on her Facebook page

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyhzbvof

Kramer burst into the room, slapped money on the table and shouted "I'm out!"

No seriously, she says "happy November 1" now why would she do that....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (KZzsI)

243 201 I am actually scared that the US will stop being at the forefront of technological advances soon. The education system is producing dumbed down people.
Posted by: chique d'afrique



Fear Not, Citizen! We will import shiny new 'Americans' to do those jobs!

Posted by: Your Betters at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (nGRyX)

244 I'm getting some great enjoyment out of this. I have an ultra-left,
pussyhat marching sister-in-law in the Twin Cities area, and she's
outraged about some of this stuff, because her precious kids are no
longer so special. What's the point in achievement, she's wondering, if
everyone gets the same reward?


The only response to that is "Welcome to the Republican Party."

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (77WPm)

245 >>OK, that's pleasantly surprising. Any guesses as to why the entire southwest of Texas is being left undefended? I know zero about the geography down there but was under the impression that's pretty easily cross-able.

There are plenty of Texans here who are much more familiar with the geography than I but it was always the case that where natural barriers prevented crossing a wall would not be used. I assume that's the case here.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (ZLI7S)

246 TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS!!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 02:49 PM (d7Ww2)

WHOO, wait, whut? No, this is wrong! It's ALL
WRONG!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (NWiLs)

247 Wait, its a human that's illegal to murder now? I thought it was a parasitical lump of tissue and part of the mother!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (KZzsI)

__

That's been the case for a long time. Places where abortion is legal and encouraged, also add an extra homicide count if you murder a pregnant woman.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:54 PM (FiUMj)

248 One of our kids was thinking about taking an "environmental science" class in HS.

Then he got the reading list. It had nothing to do with science. It was all leftist agitprop, extolling the virtues of the Earth First terrorists as "eco-warriors," all "climate change," salaaming to Rachel Carson, etc.

Our kid took one look at it and decided to take something else. I read the reading list and almost rage-stroked.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM (YLq84)

My university added an Environmental Science option for Earth and Planetary Sciences, and sure it's political, but it's also a hard core Bachelor of Science degree with the upper level calculus and chemistry and physics, not just the 101 versions.

The problem with Environmental Science in High School is that in High School they need to teach the science basics... Environmental Science isn't a foundational area of science. It would be like having a Cancer Science class without the years of Biology to get you there.

Anything that could be considered Earth and Planetary science is a combo of some hard core Physics, Math, Chemistry and even some of that Biology. You have to know what an ion is, how fluids move.

It would make tons more sense to list an Environmental Science class in High School and it's nothing but Calculus and Physics.

Posted by: Synova at November 01, 2019 02:54 PM (BD/yx)

249 Diana Moon Glampers strongly approves of handicapping overachievers.

If you aren't familiar with the reference, you should read the short story "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut.

Posted by: cool breeze at November 01, 2019 02:54 PM (UGKMd)

250 the impression that's pretty easily cross-able."

Not without some serious effort. And lots of supplies.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:54 PM (F4kQO)

251 235
Anybody seen Nurse and Insom. I'm starting to worry...


Posted by: FrodoB,
not the rider
of the white otter, man at November 01, 2019 02:52 PM (RvMuF)


=========

I think a ukelele may be involved....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 01, 2019 02:54 PM (IttZ7)

252 If you insist on being a Democrat it is helpful if you are a drooling retard who cannot count the undigested corn you recycle from your own shit.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 01, 2019 02:55 PM (S3oyF)

253 "A person I know who is a lily white major feminist liberal moved to
another state, and as part of house shopping, drove around not just the
immediate area, but to the local Walmarts to see what color the majority
of the clientele were. She wanted to make sure that she was moving
into a lily white , preferably liberal area ,"


Sound like a lib teacher I know. She only shopped in certain areas because the clients in other areas closer to her house were too "sketchy" (non-white) and would never set foot in places I regularly go. Moved to Maine because the children and teaching environment were so much better. (i.e. whiter.) But I'm the racist.

Posted by: Ripley at November 01, 2019 02:55 PM (MxEKc)

254 Let those among us who have never smoked a bong naked sing "Everyone must get stoned!"

Posted by: Katie Hill at November 01, 2019 02:55 PM (Hq/Zt)

255 Just do a search for Tracy Castro-Gill.
But not on a full stomach.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 01, 2019 02:55 PM (wtvvX)

256 Honors classes support white supremacy for a bunch of Chinese and Indian kids.

Got it.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 01, 2019 02:43 PM


Clearly you missed it the other day when the left was going on about how "whiteness" has nothing to do with skin color.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 01, 2019 02:55 PM (ejd/p)

257 In order to get in to UNC - a state school - you need a 4.6 GPA.



Which explains why UNC-chapel hill is over 60% ugly female.



SATs matter, they shake out the schools that grade inflate.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 02:56 PM (nRWPy)

258 Not without some serious effort. And lots of supplies.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:54 PM (F4kQO)

So, basically it's desert? So "easily" could be crossed but then you have pretty much nowhere to go once you cross. Right?

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:56 PM (77WPm)

259 She described some of the most racist Behavior I have ever been told about. The only thing missing was the racial epithets.

I prefer my racism honest and up front. Be rude, and be open about it. Say the words, don't dance around it with fancy phrases about affirmative action.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:56 PM (KZzsI)

260 The Jesuits are also teaching several heresies too.


Posted by: JAS at November 01, 2019 02:47 PM (DBGf/)

I suppose it depends on the school. The board, consisting of many wealthy conservative Alumni, keeps a tight rein on the bullshit.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (dKm4U)

261 Why even have grades if someone can get a 4.6 out of 4.0?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (FiUMj)

262 No seriously, she says "happy November 1" now why would she do that.... "

Some other suckers are going to pay her hubby?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (F4kQO)

263 Strangely, the wall isn't yet across places like Jornada Del Muerto and where the mountains are impassible for anyone other than the guy Clint Eastwood played in the Eiger Sanction.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (KZzsI)

264 "Do they even realize what they are strongly, strongly implying when they make claims like this?"

_______________________________

I DO...I DO!!!!

Posted by: Jimmy the Greek at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (79/eD)

265 Honors classes keep the precious darlings away from the riff raff. The benefot for Woke Parents is simple - They can claim they support public schools, but still keep their own kids away from "those" kids.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (gY3MC)

266 In the Portland public schools, Asian students do OK, white students do badly, and black and Hispanic students.

It is the stated policy of the Portland school board to equalize student outcomes by race.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (I2/tG)

267 *bows to warai-otoko*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 01, 2019 02:58 PM (JwHjN)

268 Some other suckers are going to pay her hubby?

Verlander for 2019

21 wins, 9 losses, Ratio of .803, ERA 2.58, 300 strike outs.

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:58 PM (KZzsI)

269 Why even have grades if someone can get a 4.6 out of 4.0?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (FiUMj)


Because every parent and ambitious student is trying to game the system and administrators are too stupid or corrupt to tell them to cut it out.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 01, 2019 02:58 PM (wCmLp)

270 Physics and calculus are oppressive tools of the cisheteronormativeprivilegedpatriarchy!

Posted by: AOC at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (wUreD)

271 WaPo reports that colleges are now abandoning SAT testing, and even pre-specialty admission testing because results are linked to family income, mom's education level and race.

Posted by: kallisto at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (DJFLF)

272 When's some of this equalization going to come to the NBA? Isn't it time short, fat white guys get a shot?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (FiUMj)

273 black and Hispanic students.

black and Hispanic students do terribly.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (I2/tG)

274 217 My organization is a classical school. We teach Latin through the 8th grade, then students may lot for Latin or another language. We adhere to the Trivium model (grammar, logic, rhetoric). In one of the objectively best school districts in Florida, we're up to nearly 500 students after 6 years, and we dominate in local academic competitions. 40 percent of our student body are low income or disabled sftudents on vouchers


Outstanding Farmer Bob. Where abouts is that? Looking for retirement places away from blue cesspool cities plus thinking about my future grandchildren.

Posted by: Floridachick at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (+Obdm)

275 It is the stated policy of the Portland school board to equalize student outcomes by race.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (I2/tG)

Which would seem to be an airtight case for a lawsuit against said school board, so long as you weren't afraid of one of the locals burning your house to the ground.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (77WPm)

276 Gov. Cuomo: "We didn't have hurricanes or superstorms or tornadoes" before global warming

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He gets an A in science. And in history.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (+y/Ru)

277 We are going to be so owned by Chindia.

Posted by: kallisto at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (DJFLF)

278 Meanwhile, it's a mad race to the bottom as Common Core leaves kids dumber than they've been in 15 years.

--


Bill Gates was a big proponent and big contributor to Common Core, right?

I guess it doesn't matter, he'll just hire more foreigners in place of the evermore inferior domestic kids thanks to Common Core. What a waste of time, money, and talent.
Posted by: Lizzy at November 01, 2019 02:33 PM (bDqIh)

Thanks a lot, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I think they are backing away from CC like one would back away from a fart they just made.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (iuFgi)

279 Mooch should be happy that people fleeing people like her will not be successful. Govt will make sure of that.

Posted by: Ripley at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (MxEKc)

280 There are probably a lot of wine moms who would happily sacrifice their kids on the Altar of Diversity to avoid being called racist.

Posted by: Biergood at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (yb6r+)

281 Why even bother with the pretense of school. Just give everyone a cookie and put the "educators" and administrators on EBT.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 01, 2019 03:00 PM (1CjJc)

282 because results are linked to family income, mom's education level and race.

Of course, the SATs also are extremely good at predicting academic achievement in college.

No wonder they want to get rid of it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 01, 2019 03:00 PM (I2/tG)

283 So, basically it's desert? "

Mix of washes, rugged hills, cliffs, dust, rock and sunlight. It's beautiful - for one well equipped. Deadly otherwise.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 03:00 PM (F4kQO)

284 Bill Gates was a big proponent and big contributor to Common Core, right?

Yeah I don't think he's in on the push to feudalism though, I think he's a fool with a gigantic amount of money and a desire to help.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:00 PM (KZzsI)

285 We didn't get "super storms " before they made that shit up

Posted by: steevy at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (KNsKs)

286 My (black) cousin is in a very liberal graduate program in a very liberal City. The stories she told me, I could not believe the behavior of so-called Progressives, who are white. I have never encountered such behavior before personally. She described some of the most racist Behavior I have ever been told about. The only thing missing was the racial epithets.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:51 PM (9hauA)

And since they know that they're the "good" people, how utterly horrifying must the rest of us be?

I do sort of wonder the extent of that dynamic... feminist men are pigs, so conservative men must be even worse. Progressives are racist assholes, so conservatives must be lying when they say that they don't see that in their own circles (because they wouldn't put up with someone who really was.) Same with gays but if you don't know a single person who "voted for Reagan" you might imagine that those people you avoid so well, hate you.

Etc.

Posted by: Synova at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (BD/yx)

287 Yep, my son's fringe of Reston girlfriend (lib because of gay brother) hates coming to Alexandria because she sees "sketchier" people around.


My NYC m-i-l when she was a lib was always telling me how racist southerners were. We were crossing a street and a black nerd crossed with us and she practically climbed in my coat. In her defense, Brooklyn is uber-provincial.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (nRWPy)

288 *skips*

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (d7Ww2)

289 I am actually scared that the US will stop being at the forefront of technological advances soon. The education system is producing dumbed down people.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at November 01, 2019 02:47 PM (9hauA)

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Our government is being run by the best and brightest elites educated by Harvard, Yale, and the like. The elite idiots that are currently fucking things up graduated 20-30 years ago. Imagine what our government will be like if we let the moronic, self righteous SJW "elite" graduates of today run the government in twenty years?

Secretary of State Ben Rhodes?

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (+0uDE)

290 Schools no longer educate, they indoctrinate. You dont need to think, your betters will tell you what to think. You need to cede all power to the elite, especially any weapons. No actual education required.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (S3oyF)

291 Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 02:53 PM (ZLI7S)

That and some pushback from the land owners.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (mesZS)

292 CoC-aligned Americans want the lower classes to stay dumb and pliable. They can afford to send their own kids to private schools.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (oZ6kz)

293 My next door neighbor is the textbook wine mom. She also has 2 kids that she drives 10 miles each way every day to the gifted school in town. She talks the SJW talk, but I'd bet if they ever tried to get rid of that school, she'd be ready to cut bitches left right and center.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (FiUMj)

294 and she hated that the gifted program had field trips that the "regular" kids didn't.

--

I've chaperoned both. The "regular" kids couldn't give a sh*t less if they're getting in trouble for talking too loud there or getting in trouble for talking too loud in the lunchroom.

The gifted kids are listening and asking questions.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I support medically approved diets for anorexics who are trapped in fat girls' bodies at November 01, 2019 03:02 PM (w2Avg)

295 Anyone who cannot pull at least a B average has no place in college.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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I was a total burnout in HS, I graduated with a 2.09 GPA and that was only because I needed a 2.0 to play football. I wasn't helped by the fact that I was stoned out of my mind in my first hour class almost every day. My high ACT score was the only reason I even managed to get into a state college. I eventually got my shit together and turned out OK.

Posted by: Guzalot at November 01, 2019 03:02 PM (prSvo)

296 I do think progs are racist and that they know they are so that anyone to their right must be worse, not better.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:02 PM (nRWPy)

297 Well DIV was just announced. Will a new cake girl arise?

Seems to be chick based. As hinted in DIII it's centered around Lilith who created Sanctuary with the big dummy Inarius, Diablo's Prometheus stand in. I would also assume it will pander even more to the chicoms. Maybe there will be demons named uygurys you chase around or something.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 01, 2019 03:02 PM (l6b3d)

298 I am so tired of the democrats inferring that any one who is not WHITE is retarded. I live in mississippi and I swear that notion has paralyzed generations of non whites into thinking that they really are idiots and not valued. It is so not true.

I am white and I am not a racist. What is it going to take to get the chains off of these people trapped in democrat hell?

Democrats are literally Hitler.

Posted by: overit at November 01, 2019 03:03 PM (sI15f)

299 One thing conservatives do not need is more "pundits" (e.g., cultural commentators). The premise for this activity is valid: ideas matter and, therefore, need to be discussed. The problem is that over time they begin to morph into thermometers of culture rather than thermostats, and wrongly assume that discussion is one and the same with action.

Posted by: DC at November 01, 2019 03:03 PM (/TvO8)

300 280 There are probably a lot of wine moms who would happily sacrifice their kids on the Altar of Diversity to avoid being called racist.
Posted by: Biergood at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (yb6r+)

In Germany a couple years ago, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official was raped and murdered by a Muslim "refugee." At her funeral they were raising money to bring more refugees in. It's a religion for some people.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 01, 2019 03:03 PM (RIvx9)

301 We didn't get "super storms " before they made that shit up
Posted by: steevy at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (KNsK

I think they were called Nor'easters. Maybe those were just a myth.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:03 PM (mesZS)

302 Verlander for 2019

21 wins, 9 losses, Ratio of .803, ERA 2.58, 300 strike outs.

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:58 PM (KZzsI)

Yeah, right!

Posted by: Clayton Kershaw at November 01, 2019 03:03 PM (2SB+z)

303 Huh. Well, guess I can finally relax and let my guard down.




I said "I GUESS I CAN FINALLY RELAX AND LET MY GUARD DOWN"!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

304 WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!
Posted by: Christopher R. Taylor

Well, the goal is to win the WS, right. So how did he do?

ALDS: Great in Games 1 and 5, looked like shit in Game 4.
ALCS: Didn't really look awesome in any games against NY, took the loss in Game 6.
WS: 0-2

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 03:04 PM (77WPm)

305 There are probably a lot of wine moms who would happily sacrifice their kids on the Altar of Diversity to avoid being called racist.
Posted by: Biergood at November 01, 2019 02:59 PM (yb6r+)

In Germany a couple years ago, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official was raped and murdered by a Muslim "refugee." At her funeral they were raising money to bring more refugees in. It's a religion for some people.
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But the food!!!!!!

Posted by: Mollie Tibbetts' Dad at November 01, 2019 03:04 PM (vg8iE)

306 We didn't get "super storms " before they made that shit up

"look, weather is boring and we needed to spice that segment up, and how are we gonna sell advertising without ratings? So its bullcrap, who cares, right? It sells!"
--Network executive

And since they know that they're the "good" people, how utterly horrifying must the rest of us be?

" #YesAllMen because all the leftist guys I know are awful and how much worse must those knuckle dragging sister-marrying non-reading racist conservatives be???"
--Karen Winemom, proudly wearing pussyhat

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:04 PM (KZzsI)

307 ALDS: Great in Games 1 and 5, looked like shit in Game 4.
ALCS: Didn't really look awesome in any games against NY, took the loss in Game 6.
WS: 0-2

By all means let's judge pitchers only on their postseason stats.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (Boy/L)

308 Yet Verlander gets to go home to Kate Upton.

Posted by: steevy at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (KNsKs)

309 Education is supposed to be a software upgrade. Now they are just peddling bad software

Posted by: tmitsss at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (bEAoD)

310 279 Mooch should be happy that people fleeing people like her will not be successful. Govt will make sure of that.
Posted by: Ripley



Ah, Mooch. She was complaining the other day how white her DC neighborhood was. It's one of the most expensive neighborhoods in town. If she wants to go to an authentic, DC black neighborhood, well there are plenty of those around. Why a couple of miles to her south east and she'll get all the authentic she asked for.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (nGRyX)

311 I'm old enough to remember when a winter storm was just normal weather and didn't need a fucking name. Now if more than 2" of snow is forecast, you'd think the world was ending.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (FiUMj)

312 Well, the goal is to win the WS, right. So how did he do?

LOL how do you get to the series without that kind of pitching during the regular season?

And his pitching during the series was fine too... hard to win IF YOUR BATTERS WON'T HIT

People are idiots about pitching in the post season.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (KZzsI)

313 Which explains why UNC-chapel hill is over 60% ugly female.
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And from NJ.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (yRAFu)

314 308 Yet Verlander gets to go home to Kate Upton.
Posted by: steevy at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (KNsKs)

*winks*

Posted by: Tom Brady at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (2SB+z)

315 By all means let's judge pitchers only on their postseason stats.

Post season-only baseball fans have no other context to understand the game with

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (KZzsI)

316 Mix of washes, rugged hills, cliffs, dust, rock and sunlight. It's beautiful - for one well equipped. Deadly otherwise.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at November 01, 2019 03:00 PM (F4kQO)

Sounds lovely. And deadly. Appreciated.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (77WPm)

317 You have to get the WS to win it. Verlander was the 2nd best pitcher in the AL this season. He's worth his contract, though he's getting to the age where the wheels have to fall off sometime.

Astros will still be great next year, but Greinke and Verlander are an old 1-2 punch and Cole is leaving in Free Agency.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (oZ6kz)

318 Local school systems across the country are proposing radical changes in the name of reducing demographic-based achievement gaps.

Their preferred method of "reducing demographic achievement gaps" is to make kids of all demographics mediocre.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (O7MnT)

319 My next door neighbor is the textbook wine mom. She also has 2 kids that she drives 10 miles each way every day to the gifted school in town. She talks the SJW talk, but I'd bet if they ever tried to get rid of that school, she'd be ready to cut bitches left right and center.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:01 PM (FiUMj)


My dumb ass sister is the same. Only problem is she works as a biologist at a place with animal testing. That guilt drives her to even further left wing foolishness. But Gawd she quit.....she could no longer oay for her McMansion.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (QEk9d)

320 I usually stop watching baseball right around August...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)

321 "Left-Wing Racial Grievance Merchants Want to Ban Honors Classes in Schools, Claiming They Only Promote "White Supremacy"
Academic achievement is racist."


Uhhh -- where have you guys been?

This was news -- decades ago.

They banned AP classes back at my high school for this very reason, and that was back in 19...uh...well, you get the idea.

Many school districts in California outlawed "tracking" -- i.e. dividing up students according to their ability and skill-level -- back in the 1970s. While in the bad old days, there were bonehead classes, regular classes and AP classes, after the new rules ("new" in the 1970s) all students were lumped together in the same classes. End results: bonehead students were out of their depth, and got WORSE grades, while advanced students were bored to death and got their education stymied and stalled.

Then there was a backlash in the '80s, then an anti-backlash in the '90s, and back and forth many many times.

This latest "AP is racist" push is like the 40th iteration of the disastrous idea.

Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (fK2gX)

322 OK, that's pleasantly surprising. Any guesses as to why the entire southwest of Texas is being left undefended? I know zero about the geography down there but was under the impression that's pretty easily cross-able.
Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:50 PM (77WPm)

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Leased private property?

Posted by: SMH at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (RU4sa)

323 Bill Gates was a big proponent and big contributor to Common Core, right?

Yeah I don't think he's in on the push to feudalism though, I think he's a fool with a gigantic amount of money and a desire to help.

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When I first heard the phrase Common Core, I said great! Let's get back to a common core of Western Civilization Education! Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Science!

Then I learned just how evil Common Core really was.

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (+0uDE)

324 So SJWs in deep Blue States want to abolish 'honors' classes because they hate white people. OK, let's abolish all classes by abolishing all public funded schools and their Democrat union stooges.

Posted by: Vic at November 01, 2019 03:07 PM (mpXpK)

325 There are probably a lot of wine moms who would happily sacrifice their kids on the Altar of Diversity to avoid being called racist.
Posted by: Biergood


I've been called a rayciss simply for being born white.

If that's the best they've got....

Posted by: rickb223 at November 01, 2019 03:07 PM (IjxMe)

326 By all means let's judge pitchers only on their postseason stats.

Post season-only baseball fans have no other context to understand the game with


Two words: Greg. Maddux.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 01, 2019 03:07 PM (Boy/L)

327 287 Yep, my son's fringe of Reston girlfriend (lib because of gay brother) hates coming to Alexandria because she sees "sketchier" people around.


Hey! I live in Alexandria! We're not sketchy! We're 'diverse'! Actually I'd like to know where in Alexandria she saw 'sketchy'. It's pretty gentrified these days.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 01, 2019 03:07 PM (nGRyX)

328 Yet Verlander gets to go home to Kate Upton.
Posted by: steevy at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (KNsKs)

But probably not in Houston

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at November 01, 2019 03:07 PM (P4Pk9)

329 with parents fearing their children's educations will suffer.
..........

Too late.

Posted by: wth at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (v0R5T)

330 Nurse--If you are still around, could you contact me at outsidegirl211 at yahoo dot com?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (TdMsT)

331 Astros will still be great next year, but Greinke and Verlander are an old 1-2 punch and Cole is leaving in Free Agency.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (oZ6kz)

I'm hoping the Phillies go all in for Gerri Cole. And then maybe bring Cole Hamels back to form a great Wheel of Fortune "before and after" puzzle.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (RIvx9)

332 Verlander and Upton can move to CA for all I care or do they already live there because they act like it.

Upton with her latest #feminism can suck the barb cock of Satan .

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (mesZS)

333 Look, Verlander is a top 5 pitcher. There is no doubt about it. Been following him for years. He's quality, there is no doubt. He's still probably among the top 5 in the AL and will be for at least another year or two.


But you cannot deny that he did not get it done in the postseason. Right? And what is Houston paying him for? Is it to get to the playoffs or to win a World Series?

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (77WPm)

334 261 Why even have grades if someone can get a 4.6 out of 4.0?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (FiUMj)
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It signifies that some of the classes were AP classes.

Posted by: WisRich at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (G0vdT)

335 Sidebar, greatest song of the century, pfft. The Pharisees hated Jesus because he Told them the Truth, that Africa by Toto was the Greatest Song of All Time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (Kpl3J)

336 Gov. Cuomo: "We didn't have hurricanes or superstorms or tornadoes" before global warming 


Aktually, the north American landmass was frequently hit with massive super hurricanes in prehistoric times.These were massive and more frequent. Some of the researchers on this topic made their discoveries upon studying soil samples in NEW ENGLAND!

Posted by: Floridachick at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (+Obdm)

337 I usually stop watching baseball right around August...
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)


So you're a Padres fan too.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (aS1PU)

338 I ax cuz I don't know...Kate Upton is married to a beisbol player?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (FiUMj)

339 293 My next door neighbor is the textbook wine mom. She also has 2 kids that she drives 10 miles each way every day to the gifted school in town. She talks the SJW talk, but I'd bet if they ever tried to get rid of that school, she'd be ready to cut bitches left right and center.
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Yep. Seen it too. When you start talking Asian Tiger Mom then the shits really gonna get real.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (yRAFu)

340 Huh. Well, guess I can finally relax and let my guard down.




I said "I GUESS I CAN FINALLY RELAX AND LET MY GUARD DOWN"!
Posted by: Insomniac at November 01, 2019 03:03 PM


Incomiiiiiiinnnnnggg!!!!!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (ejd/p)

341 Maddux wasn't quite as bad in the playoffs as his reputation would suggest - but yeah, he was never anything like his unhittable regular season self.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (oZ6kz)

342 Everybody is conservative about things that concern them directly.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (AURKQ)

343 I usually stop watching baseball right around August...
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)

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Dodgers fan???

Posted by: fixerupper at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (8XRCm)

344 337 I usually stop watching baseball right around August...
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)

So you're a Padres fan too.
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Wouldn't that date to June?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (yRAFu)

345 When I first heard the phrase Common Core, I said
great! Let's get back to a common core of Western Civilization
Education! Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Science!



Then I learned just how evil Common Core really was.





Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (+0uDE)


On Mondays and Tuesdays, I watch the grandkids and have to help them with their (abundant) homework. I cry when they pull out their math. I don't have a clue what they're up to there.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (lwiT4)

346 320
I usually stop watching baseball right around August...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)

Middle of July for me.

Posted by: Detroit Tigers fan at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (ufFY8)

347 And his pitching during the series was fine too... hard to win IF YOUR BATTERS WON'T HIT

People are idiots about pitching in the post season.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Preach it. I'm a Reds fan (yes, I know they suck). Thing is, they had REALLY good pitching this year (Sonny Gray, Luis Castillo, Trevor Bauer).

Couldn't hit to save their lives with men on base.

Posted by: Biergood at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (yb6r+)

348 Was this the first WS champion to win all their games away?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (mesZS)

349 341 Maddux wasn't quite as bad in the playoffs as his reputation would suggest - but yeah, he was never anything like his unhittable regular season self.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (oZ6kz)

It still seems incredible that the 90s Braves only managed to get one ring.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (RIvx9)

350 345 When I first heard the phrase Common Core, I said
great! Let's get back to a common core of Western Civilization
Education! Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Science!

Then I learned just how evil Common Core really was.

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (+0uDE)

On Mondays and Tuesdays, I watch the grandkids and have to help them with their (abundant) homework. I cry when they pull out their math. I don't have a clue what they're up to there.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (lwiT4)

They'd be better off spending all day doing crunches and planks.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (AURKQ)

351 It is the stated policy of the Portland school board to equalize student outcomes by race.

Schools all over the country, including the one at which my wife is a teacher, have been "equalizing" punishments by race.

Guess how that's been going.

Go on, guess.

If you said white kids get suspended for yelling at a teacher, and black kids don't get suspended until they physically assault teachers with a weapon, you win a prize.

One of my wife's friends was permanently disabled two weeks ago by a black kid. The kid got one week in school detention.

These are middle school students and they figured out damn fast that black kids get away with practically everything because they can't be suspended because not enough white kids get suspended to make the racial quotas equal.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (9t0Zz)

352 Yet Verlander gets to go home to Kate Upton.
Posted by: steevy at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM


Upton with her latest #feminism can suck the barb cock of Satan .
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM


Hot chick. Guys tired of her shit. Etc., etc....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (ejd/p)

353 I usually stop watching baseball right around August...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)



So you're a Padres fan too.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (aS1PU)

Wow, you guys make it until August. As an Orioles fan I'm usually done by Memorial day.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (dKm4U)

354 343 I usually stop watching baseball right around August...
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (AURKQ)

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Dodgers fan???
Posted by: fixerupper at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (8XRCm)

They do clinch by then. You have to watch again in October to see if they choke in the NLDS or the NLCS.

Posted by: Roy at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (2SB+z)

355 So you're a Padres fan too.
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Wouldn't that date to June?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (yRAFu)


Technically it would be late May.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (aS1PU)

356 Why are we talking about baseball in hockey season?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (ZLI7S)

357 WAKE AND BAKE BITCHEZZZ!!!!!!!

Posted by: Gollum at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (CLteG)

358 341 Maddux wasn't quite as bad in the playoffs as
his reputation would suggest - but yeah, he was never anything like his
unhittable regular season self.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:09 PM (oZ6kz)



It still seems incredible that the 90s Braves only managed to get one ring.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (RIvx9)

Truly remarkable, really.

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (77WPm)

359 Why even have grades if someone can get a 4.6 out of 4.0?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 02:57 PM (FiUMj)



I don't see why anyone thinks that's outrageous. You get more points for Honors and AP classes because they're harder and require a lot more work. An A in remedial english shouldn't hold the same value as an A in AP English. Those classes, especially AP classes require As and high standardized test scores to get into initially (so a record of success and seriousness) and they not only require much more work, but they also come with AP exam prep. They're college courses. They should get a GPA bump.

I had a full year of college credit from AP and college board subject exams (then called "achievements"), the bump in the GPA shows the type of college in which you will succeed. It would have been completely unfair to have my AP class grades have the same value as someone in the dumb class.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (nRWPy)

360 I'm a Phil's fan... but I have very little patience.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (AURKQ)

361 Was this the first WS champion to win all their games away?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (mesZS)



I believe so, yes.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (lwiT4)

362 Hot-hot chicks often choose guys because of their social status, not their wealth. Supermodels go for the latest rock star or Oscar-winning actor.

BUT THEN, the calendar pages flip, and no one can stay at the top of the social ladder forever, and the net album flops, or the next three movies in a row are bombs, or you lose 5 Worlds Series Games in a row,, and suddenly you as the man are no longer Mr. Big Stuff. Guess what happens? The hot hot chick dumps you. Because you were ugly to begin with and without the social status you are just a troll to her.

So Justin Verlander may be able to go home to Kate Upton currently, I predict their relationship has cooled and she'll dump him eventually, if not sooner.

Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (fK2gX)

363 335
Sidebar, greatest song of the century, pfft. The Pharisees hated Jesus
because he Told them the Truth, that Africa by Toto was the Greatest
Song of All Time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (Kpl3J)


My favorite Norwegian's version:
https://tinyurl.com/y4xfjwa9



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (ufFY8)

364
311 I'm old enough to remember when a winter storm was just normal weather and didn't need a fucking name. Now if more than 2" of snow is forecast, you'd think the world was ending.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (FiUMj)

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Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (+0uDE)

365 It still seems incredible that the 90s Braves only managed to get one ring.

For all their amazing talent they almost always lacked in two areas: a closer and a cleanup hitter. When they turned Smoltz into a closer, they won. But yeah, one of the best teams in history for a long time and only one ring seems shocking until you look at some of the incredible Red Sox teams of the past with ZERO rings.

Babe Ruth's ghost finally had pity on them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (KZzsI)

366 327 Hey! I live in Alexandria! We're not sketchy! We're 'diverse'! Actually I'd like to know where in Alexandria she saw 'sketchy'. It's pretty gentrified these days.
===========

I work in Loudon county but chose to live as far west as I could from Washington D.C.'s bedroom. Made it two counties west of the Blue Ridge.

Posted by: DC at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (/TvO8)

367 Why are we talking about baseball in hockey season?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (ZLI7S)



Because I are forlorn.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (lwiT4)

368 I mean, the playoff games don't suddenly have different rules they're the same, just against generally better competition. If you had a choice between the 25 best players in the game, or 25 sort of below average guys who are known for stepping up their game in October, you'd be a fool to take that second team. But that's what makes it fun - unlikely heroes. Who picked Howie Kendrick going into this season to be a WS difference maker?

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (oZ6kz)

369 222 https://www.trumpwall.construction

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 02:44 PM (ZLI7S)

OK, that's pleasantly surprising. Any guesses as to why the entire southwest of Texas is being left undefended? I know zero about the geography down there but was under the impression that's pretty easily cross-able.
Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 02:50 PM (77WPm)

on the plus side, you've got the Rio Grande there. on the minus side, that's never really stopped anyone before.

if we were going to build in the Big Bend area, it probably would have to be built 50 or 60 miles inland from the border.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (Kpl3J)

370 Why are we talking about baseball in hockey season?
Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (ZLI7S)


Tired today from staying up and watching 2 terrific games last night.

Posted by: Ted K. at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (FJYfm)

371 Was this the first WS champion to win all their games away?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (mesZS)

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Also first series where the winners of all games were road teams.

Not a single home game won in the series.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (8XRCm)

372 Then there was a backlash in the '80s, then an anti-backlash in the '90s, and back and forth many many times.

This latest "AP is racist" push is like the 40th iteration of the disastrous idea.

Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2019 03:06 PM (fK2gX)


The pendulum swings, that it does. None of this is forever.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ghastley Groans and Horrifying Howls - Halloween at the Outrage Outlet! at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (hLRSq)

373 So Justin Verlander may be able to go home to Kate Upton currently, I predict their relationship has cooled and she'll dump him eventually, if not sooner.

This happens often, but Kate doesn't seem like that kind of girl.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (KZzsI)

374 356 Why are we talking about baseball in hockey season?
Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (ZLI7S)

Pittsburgh guy, huh?

Posted by: Roy at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (2SB+z)

375 Ladyl,

you've got mail

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (d7Ww2)

376 Grammie, aren't you a Packer fan?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (yRAFu)

377 And yes, stupider people are more effective serfs. They are more easily controlled and frightened. They will work harder, longer, and for less.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (KZzsI)
......

also, the dumb chicks are easy.

Posted by: wth at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (v0R5T)

378 Winter Storm Disaster!
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Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (+0uDE)

"Come watch all the roly-poly flyover dicks fuckin' about with their plastic shovels and department store outerwear! HAAAA-ha!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (AURKQ)

379 376 Grammie, aren't you a Packer fan?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (yRAFu)

Keep praying for grammie.

Posted by: Roy at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (2SB+z)

380 308 Yet Verlander gets to go home to Kate Upton.
Posted by: steevy

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (nGRyX)

381 Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (nRWPy)

___

Then have a separate AP and non-AP grading scale. Everyone gets two sets of GPA, one for AP, one for regular. Mixing the two and then getting a 4.8GPA on a theoretical 4.0 max scale is retarded.

Or get rid of all of it and have standardized tests for all subjects. One or two tests a year in every subject. Same test taken by everyone. That's your grade.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (FiUMj)

382
oops

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (nGRyX)

383 Grammie, aren't you a Packer fan?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (yRAFu)



Yes I am. Cubs fan also. I live on the border, and arrange my sports teams accordingly.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (lwiT4)

384 348
Was this the first WS champion to win all their games away?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (mesZS)

Happened twice before, where the visitors won all the games.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (ufFY8)

385 377 And yes, stupider people are more effective serfs. They are more easily controlled and frightened. They will work harder, longer, and for less.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 02:38 PM (KZzsI)
......

also, the dumb chicks are easy.

Posted by: wth at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (v0R5T)

So we're taking a second look at Common Core?

Posted by: Someguy at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (O+iVW)

386 I predict their relationship has cooled and she'll dump him eventually, if not sooner.

Are you a friend of Kate Upton?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (WI7YS)

387 Babe Ruth's ghost finally had pity on them.

Posted by: Christopher R. Taylor

You're talking about me, aren't you.

- 2004 ALCS

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (77WPm)

388 I think great pitching gets you there, but the post season is different. Great pitchers get to pitch against bad teams in the regular season, but not the post. So you win all of your starts against the bad teams, usually matched against the other team's #4. In the post, you face good hitters and are often up against their Ace too.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (87EdW)

389 ALDS: Great in Games 1 and 5, looked like shit in Game 4.
ALCS: Didn't really look awesome in any games against NY, took the loss in Game 6.
WS: 0-2
Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 03:04 PM (77WPm)


Statistics of small numbers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (YLq84)

390 >>Pittsburgh guy, huh?

God no. I'm a "Murican patriot.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (ZLI7S)

391 SPORTS HAS BEEN FARKED IN THE ANUS BY THE PROGS BUT THE NINERS ARE GOING TO TAKE IT ALL THIS YEAR!!!

Posted by: Gollum at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (CLteG)

392 308 Yet Verlander gets to go home to Kate Upton.


Yep, he'll be fine.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (nGRyX)

393 Government school is child abuse.

Posted by: Lulu at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (TB7HE)

394 I mean, the playoff games don't suddenly have different rules they're the same, just against generally better competition.

There are some differences. For one thing the stress is higher, but more importantly, the umpiring tightens up. They're still human and will blow some calls but you get the best of the best in there for these games, not the Angel Hernandezs of the crew. So the calls at the plate are tighter, for one thing.

Some people respond to the stress and excitement better than others and become superstars in the post season.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (KZzsI)

395 Yes I am. Cubs fan also. I live on the border, and arrange my sports teams accordingly.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (lwiT4)

Trubisky and Nagy are testing my faith this year.

Posted by: Roy at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (2SB+z)

396 366
327 Hey! I live in Alexandria! We're not sketchy! We're 'diverse'!
Actually I'd like to know where in Alexandria she saw 'sketchy'. It's
pretty gentrified these days.


Anywhere but old town, are you serious? Drop by terrorist-day at BJs sometime. Been to Hoffman for a movie? Yikes.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (nRWPy)

397 371 Was this the first WS champion to win all their games away?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (mesZS)

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Also first series where the winners of all games were road teams.


Posted by: fixerupper at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (8XRCm)

___

What can't Trump do?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (FiUMj)

398 Smoltz was still starting when they won in 1995. Their closer at the time was very good - Mark Wohlers. He's really only remembered poorly because of the HR Jim Leyritz hit off him in 1996.

At any given time the Braves had some damn good hitters - McGriff, Justice, Klesko, Jones, the other Jones. McGriff helped put them over the top after they traded for him.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (oZ6kz)

399 OK, that's pleasantly surprising. Any guesses as to why the entire southwest of Texas is being left undefended?

IIRC, the Democrats put a poison pill in the budget that any new wall construction had to be approved by local authorities and, surprise surprise, all the local authorities on the Tex-Mex border are Democrats.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (O7MnT)

400 383 Grammie, aren't you a Packer fan?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:13 PM (yRAFu)

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Yes I am. Cubs fan also. I live on the border, and arrange my sports teams accordingly.
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So you should be strutting like a proud cock in front of the hens. Why the sadz? Its not like being a Redskin fan.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (yRAFu)

401 My (black) cousin is in a very liberal graduate program in a very
liberal City. The stories she told me, I could not believe the behavior
of so-called Progressives, who are white. I have never encountered such
behavior before personally. She described some of the most racist
Behavior I have ever been told about. The only thing missing was the
racial epithets.

I tell my POC peeps that white liberals are not their friend. Malcolm X knew this and used to talk about it to interviewers.

Posted by: kallisto at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (DJFLF)

402 386 I predict their relationship has cooled and she'll dump him eventually, if not sooner.

Are you a friend of Kate Upton?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


We're very close. We often have pillow fights in our nighties.

Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (fK2gX)

403 Washington D. C. you are fired.

Moving the White House to Texas.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (pB6Gt)

404
IIRC, the Democrats put a poison pill in the budget that any new wall construction had to be approved by local authorities and, surprise surprise, all the local authorities on the Tex-Mex border are Democrats.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (O7MnT)

___

Yeah. We were "shocked" by that too, wink wink.
- GOPe

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (FiUMj)

405 Or get rid of all of it and have standardized tests
for all subjects. One or two tests a year in every subject. Same test
taken by everyone. That's your grade.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:14 PM (FiUMj)

Disagree. AP with a good score on the AP exam means college credit so you don't have to take much of the bullshit classes again in college and for the STEM majors (like my kids) they can get on with their real curriculum sooner.

Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (dKm4U)

406 We can't all be smarter but we can all be made stupider -- and thus more equal in misery, poverty, and ignorance.

And above all else, dependent.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (uGHnY)

407 Nood polls

Posted by: G marks the spot at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (Fmkqn)

408 Though not at all popular at the time, we homeschooled our children. I am increasingly more grateful we went that route.
Posted by: DC

It is still unpopular among the state entities that regulate education.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...proud graduate of Back Ally University at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (O9ArM)

409
So the calls at the plate are tighter, for one thing.

The late Eric Gregg disagrees.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (7rVsF)

410 At any given time the Braves had some damn good hitters - McGriff, Justice, Klesko, Jones, the other Jones. McGriff helped put them over the top after they traded for him.

They were good but they weren't a Trout or a McGwire. They never had that go to guy to bring em home. But you're right I forgot about Wohlers, he was pretty solid.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (KZzsI)

411 Grammie I lived on the border as a kid- Kenosha. Loved the Cubs, but born in Minneapolis, so the Vikings we're my team.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (87EdW)

412 I think they should have stated Common Core "as implemented by Leftists

Common Core is not conceptually bad per se.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (8ts9m)

413 Why the sadz? Its not like being a Redskin fan.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 01, 2019 03:16 PM (yRAFu)



Baseball is my first love, by a country mile. When the season ends, well ..... have you ever heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder? I gets it.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (lwiT4)

414 311
I'm old enough to remember when a winter storm was just normal weather
and didn't need a fucking name. Now if more than 2" of snow is forecast,
you'd think the world was ending.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:05 PM (FiUMj)


I hate this. It's so frigging stupid. I do not need a name for every g-ddamn blizzard that blows through New Hampshire every winter. It's fucking snow, sleet, and freezing rain, people. If you freak out because your car accumulates a couple inches of snow overnight, move south.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (rP4OC)

415 Disagree. AP with a good score on the AP exam means college credit so you don't have to take much of the bullshit classes again in college and for the STEM majors (like my kids) they can get on with their real curriculum sooner.
Posted by: Timon at November 01, 2019 03:17 PM (dKm4U)

__

Could still do that. Get over 80% on the test, it counts as college credit. Something like that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (FiUMj)

416 -10th!!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (AURKQ)

417 Posted by: zombie at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (fK2gX)

Verlander is not the only one in the relationship that is losing their assets to age. Nobody is 21 forever.

Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:19 PM (+0uDE)

418 * back from scrolling upthread*

morons are fighting about Verlander now?

Posted by: kallisto at November 01, 2019 03:19 PM (DJFLF)

419 the Democrats put a poison pill in the budget that any new wall construction had to be approved by local authorities/i]

"Gawrsh, I'll sign this gigantic debt-bursting piece of crap anyway! Darp derp derpity derp"
--President Trump

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 01, 2019 03:19 PM (KZzsI)

420 These activists are stupid and racist.

lolgf

Posted by: Fritz at November 01, 2019 03:19 PM (wo3c/)

421
Winter Storm Disaster!
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Tune in to our Newscast!
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Posted by: rd at November 01, 2019 03:12 PM (+0uDE)


We get that here. Local news types breathlessly asking people how they survived the storm.

Hey, it rained a little bit, OK? The newsies act like we had an asteroid strike.

If only ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 01, 2019 03:19 PM (YLq84)

422 384
348

Was this the first WS champion to win all their games away?



Posted by: Easy Andy at November 01, 2019 03:10 PM (mesZS)

Happened twice before, where the visitors won all the games.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 01, 2019 03:15 PM (ufFY
I may be incorrect. I am basing my information on what someone presumably looked up and told me last Tuesday night.
And I can't seem to find the info readily.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 01, 2019 03:19 PM (ufFY8)

423 Grammie I lived on the border as a kid- Kenosha. Loved the Cubs, but born in Minneapolis, so the Vikings we're my team.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (87EdW)


I lived in Kenosha till I married. Rev. Both my kids are there and we are going to move back next year when Rev retires! Small world!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:20 PM (lwiT4)

424 399 OK, that's pleasantly surprising. Any guesses as to why the entire southwest of Texas is being left undefended?

IIRC, the Democrats put a poison pill in the budget that any new wall construction had to be approved by local authorities and, surprise surprise, all the local authorities on the Tex-Mex border are Democrats.

---------------

basically, our government hates us and has been on a 25 year project to repopulate america.

as for the wall and concrete, I read that as the 14 miles in san diego were forbideen from using concrete.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 01, 2019 03:21 PM (FEQY4)

425
Could still do that. Get over 80% on the test, it counts as college credit. Something like that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (FiUMj)

The college credit isn't based on an in class grade but an end of semester/year examination administered by the AP folks.

Posted by: Someguy at November 01, 2019 03:21 PM (O+iVW)

426 In the two previous instances (1906 and 1996) when road teams won the
first five games of the World Series, the home team won Game 6, and the
title, both times.


https://bit.ly/2px9o52

Posted by: DocJ at November 01, 2019 03:21 PM (77WPm)

427 Aktually, the north American landmass was frequently hit with massive super hurricanes in prehistoric times.These were massive and more frequent. Some of the researchers on this topic made their discoveries upon studying soil samples in NEW ENGLAND!

Posted by: Floridachick at November 01, 2019 03:08 PM (+Obdm)

I used to go to Padre Island once in a while with a geologist I worked with at the time. He'd always say all of this building on barrier islands was insane - he said the record showed that once every thousand years or so (forever in human time, but a blink of the eye in geologic time) a storm has come along that was big enough to pick up the entire barrier island and move it a mile or two in a single night. We haven't seen one of those in our cultural memory, but it's coming. Always has.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 01, 2019 03:22 PM (Kpl3J)

428 One thing about today being Blade Runner day is, people forget that what was left on earth, and specifically LA, was a bunch of leftovers who were too dumb, old, or poor to go to outer space. So, the folks walking the street were a hodgepodge of people who came to LA from all over the world because it was kinda empty and they formed a sort of make shift pidgin language in their new idiocracy

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 01, 2019 03:22 PM (FEQY4)

429 374 356 Why are we talking about baseball in hockey season?
Posted by: JackStraw at November 01, 2019 03:11 PM (ZLI7S)

Pittsburgh guy, huh?
Posted by: Roy



Heh! Funneh because it's true.

Posted by: Puddleglum, the 'Burgh ex-pat at November 01, 2019 03:22 PM (nGRyX)

430 Road teams have won the first FIVE Series games only twice before (1996 and 1906).

The precise words are important.
Sigh.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 01, 2019 03:22 PM (ufFY8)

431
Then have a separate AP and non-AP grading scale. Everyone gets two
sets of GPA, one for AP, one for regular. Mixing the two and then
getting a 4.8GPA on a theoretical 4.0 max scale is retarded.


No. Why would you have a "regular" GPA when it doesn't reflect the classes taken? That's "everyone gets a trophy" thinking and doesn't reflect the level of learning or difficulty at all. The only way to keep it under your 4.0 max would be to award an A in AP as 4, an A in Honors as a 3, an A in regular as a 2 and an A in remedial as a 1.

Then your joe-average kid can work hard for the equivalent of a C and max out there. Your D student can max out at a D.


I'm sure that'll encourage learning. Not. Or you can just give up your love affair with a subjective scale that doesn't accurately reflect class difficulty and performance.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:23 PM (nRWPy)

432 so, the low IQ global fed idiocracy, buoyed by menial labor and consumerism, in LA part of Blade Runner came true

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 01, 2019 03:23 PM (FEQY4)

433 Baseball is my first love, by a country mile. When
the season ends, well ..... have you ever heard of Seasonal Affective
Disorder? I gets it.


Posted by: grammie winger at November 01, 2019 03:18 PM (lwiT4)

My affection for beisbol is due to it being associated with Summer. I'm not much of a chest-beating MUH TEAM!! kind of person.
I'll watch or listen to other than the home team if the pitcher or line-up is good, in the summertime, when the living is easy. For actual game attendance, I go to the MiLB park in Wilmington. Minor leagues is fun! and cheap too

Posted by: kallisto at November 01, 2019 03:24 PM (DJFLF)

434 I had a full year of college credit from AP and college board subject exams (then called "achievements"), the bump in the GPA shows the type of college in which you will succeed. It would have been completely unfair to have my AP class grades have the same value as someone in the dumb class.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name

My teacher sister said her public school won*t let them weight AP classes for GPA. She confronted her superintendent about this. He had no response.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 01, 2019 03:24 PM (DA/Vo)

435 396 366
327 Hey! I live in Alexandria! We're not sketchy! We're 'diverse'!
Actually I'd like to know where in Alexandria she saw 'sketchy'. It's
pretty gentrified these days.


Anywhere but old town, are you serious? Drop by terrorist-day at BJs sometime. Been to Hoffman for a movie? Yikes.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name



Oh. Heh. Haven't been to Hoffman in a long time. I do live near it (the one near Eisenhower Metro).

Posted by: Puddleglum, the 'Burgh ex-pat at November 01, 2019 03:25 PM (nGRyX)

436 Shake it, shake it, feel good!

My favorite Norwegian cover guy again.
https://tinyurl.com/obdw39t
And, interesting that Norwegian malls like like American ones.Plus, who doesn't like a giant, guitar playing rabbit?



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 01, 2019 03:25 PM (ufFY8)

437 I cannot believe baseball is over, I was there from start to finish, including game3!

What a weird feeling though for both sides of the World series since the home team lost every game. Thanks for your money, here's the nats forgetting how to hit the ball and here's the astros letting moms from the audience pitch after the sixth inning.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 01, 2019 03:25 PM (FEQY4)

438 "No child left behind" should not be the same as "teach to the slowest kid".


Eliminate advanced math and charter schools, so the whole system can be slowed to teach to the slowest in town, not just the slowest in the class. Brilliant.


Schools are great for job security for the mediocre or poor teacher, but kids are learning faster than ever, and they need the social justice programming used to brainwash them, and to shadow ban us ... INSTEAD used to educate on civics and science ... on everything. It could be glorious, unions would try to kill it ... the kids belong to them and their ego. (they think)

Posted by: illiniwek at November 01, 2019 03:27 PM (Cus5s)

439
The college credit isn't based on an in class grade but an end of semester/year examination administered by the AP folks.


Posted by: Someguy at November 01, 2019 03:21 PM (O+iVW)


Correct. Which is why the GPA should reflect the difficulty of the class, not "college credit." They're far more difficult and at a much higher level than non AP and Honors classes.

People would just stop taking AP classes and just study AP exam books. Far less work.

The desire to not reward the more able students is bizarre. Everyone should get an equal outcome, right?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:28 PM (nRWPy)

440 439 If white students and Asian students really are smarter, what the heck can be done about it?

Oh, I know...earlier teaching and more hands-on by parents might make a big difference.

=========

well, we're seeing this being answered in real time, consider the obverse. blacks and hispanics are more violent, upsetting the "equal punishment outcomes" applecart so they just stop punishing b/h and overpunishing everyone else. Problem solved. Sure, schools are now basically 3rd world prisons but at least the numbers work out. Sort of how Baltimore and Detroit lowered their crime stats.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 01, 2019 03:29 PM (FEQY4)

441 Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 01, 2019 03:24 PM (DA/Vo)

I've never been near a public school, but that makes sense that they strive for equality of outcome regardless of effort and merit.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at November 01, 2019 03:30 PM (nRWPy)

442 My high school was too rural and too small to have honors classes. We just did a lot of ad hoc 'independent studies', instead. You'd still attend the classes and take the tests, but your homework was different.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 01, 2019 03:31 PM (17+9D)

443 They have already done this in Santa Barbara. The racist, I mean smart kids are hating life waiting to learn.

Posted by: Mike at November 01, 2019 03:33 PM (O5Dys)

444 Yeppers, I actually lost brain cells teaching in 'Pubic' school. I'll never recover.

Not here certainly....no offense.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'its an eating disorder!' at November 01, 2019 03:36 PM (IGJk8)

445 There were several non-white people in honors classes back when I was in high school.. although mostly only females.

Posted by: DaveM at November 01, 2019 03:43 PM (WWC3Y)

446 "Do they even realize what they are strongly, strongly implying when they make claims like this?"

They don't care. Progs are some of the most racist people you'll ever meet, by virtue of either the "only whitey can be racist" cop out or through the prog equivalent of buying indulgences.

They know the media will cover for them, and anyone calling them out on it will get stomped for whatever SJW infraction of the month they have going.

All of this is irrelevant anyways; school policy and racism aside, they're going to force their broader agenda until it's face colander time, at which point lots of factions enter, and it's up to the non-moonbats to make sure theirs doesn't leave.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 01, 2019 03:43 PM (67XdO)

447 Bullcrap, everyone knows the Asians crush whitey in academics.

Posted by: Chris W at November 01, 2019 03:43 PM (eRsMQ)

448 Whats a matter poor little snowflake did,nt get on the Honor roll? Aww too bad cry me a river you pathetic little cream puff and GET A LIFE

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at November 01, 2019 04:15 PM (wGqjj)

449 As a high school ultra high achiever myself, I tell these idiots:

You are jealous f$cks whose limp brains are exceeded in limpness only by your d$cks.

GFY and your Marxist, envious BS and bigotry of low expectations of the minorities you've oppressed, even after they were released by force from yoir slavery.

Posted by: anon at November 01, 2019 05:29 PM (ykUGu)

450 "...Academic achievement is racist..." With the help of the MSM these SJW morons are accomplishing their goals. It reminds me of what Frederick Douglass wrote in his book about slaves. - "...I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason..." That's the goal for the SJW, MSM and the Leftists in schools.

Posted by: hstad at November 02, 2019 02:16 PM (uywSX)

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