Florida Says It’s OK That Minorities Don’t Read Well

Last week the Florida Board of Education decided to institute a new set of standards for grading students reading prowess in their state. Florida’s new student achievement goals are designed to take into account the unique family life and socioeconomic background of different races and there effect on student reading scores. In other words different races will be graded differently because as we all know we are all products of our environment.

Florida like most states has been struggling with substandard minority reading scores for some time. Last year in the sunshine state, 69% of white students tested at grade level on the state FCAT test. Hispanics came in second at 53% while less than 40% of black students managed to prove they could read at grade level.

In an attempt to meet the terms of waivers granted to Florida (and 32 other states) from provisions of the federal “No Child Left Behind Act” (as well as bridging the minority student to non-minority student achievement gap); Florida is lowering reading standards for minority and some poor students. Apparently in Florida kids don’t have to read at the same grade level anymore especially if their black and poor. Oh brother!

In fairness to the Florida minority community some are upset with Florida’s new standards in grading. Many as you would expect are screaming racism at the Board of Education’s new policies. From what I have read many Florida educators are offended over the state’s public acknowledgement that black students aren’t learning to read at the rates of other racial groups. Apparently they see they states desperate move to maintain school funding levels as a form of “soft racism.”

Can you imagine going to your CEO and saying: “Hey don’t worry about the Accounts Receivables for the minority contractor we use in Florida. The guy went to a Florida Public School so he doesn’t have to pay his bills on time. Quite frankly I don’t know if he can read them.” I’m sure that would go over real well.

Like so many other government inspired policies Florida’s new unfair grading standards are an outrage. Minority communities should not only be embarrassed, but they should be picketing the State Board of Education every day. What sane parent would accept that their children may be pushed through a school system and never learn to read at grade level? What future hope does any child have for self-sufficiency without the ability to read and write?

Sounds to me like the Florida Board of Education is hiding behind a covert form of affirmative action; and I can almost guarantee that hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars tax will be spent defending their new policies in court. What in the heck were they thinking?

All across America young people are being short changed by a failing public education system. Now the experts are trying to change the rules to accommodate decades of failed policies and failing families. I’m sure the teachers union is behind this insanity, but when are we going to reach a point where it stops? Minority communities better get their collective act together and start pushing their students to achieve real grades on real subject matter or they will eventually get left behind.

Are minority communities so blind that they don’t see the damage they are willingly inflicting on future generations of Americans? If so they have nobody to blame but themselves. They elect these people and they are welcome to the consequences of their voting behavior.







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  • KWKid

    The main reason blacks wanted their children to be integrated into the “white” school system was for their
    children to receive a better education. What happened?

    • JamesAgans

      @KWKid Learning to read is taught in the home, KW. If you read to your kids, your kids will read. This has nothing to do with color, it has to do with being responsible to your children. If black people would listen to seers like Bill Cosby, instead of calling him a Jim crow, they would improve their lot.

      • RivahMitch

        @JamesAgans  @KWKid Yep! That’s a big piece of it. The other part is that if kids see their parents reading or not, they’ll emulate what they see.

  • snoocks2

    Hey! Don’t you get it? They tontinue to raise dummies, they love their votes, then they keep themselves in power forever. It’s happened in Detroit, Philly, Chicago and NYC and much of California. Why educate minorities when you can allow them to skate off into ignorance and expect them to vote for the Libs. They get food stamps, shelter help, the minimum of everything but help learning to read and write. It’s a shame, really.

  • http://att.net/ namvet44

    While I agree with the content intent of  your post, if would be more effective to those who can read and write, if you did a little more proof-reading.   You have errors in the correct  use of “there, they’re, and their”  1 – ” if their black and poor.  2- “they states desperate move. 3- “and there effect on student reading scores”

  • http://att.net/ namvet44

    While I agree with the content and intent of  your post, it would be more effective to those who can read and write, if you did a little more proof-reading.   You have errors in the correct  use of “there, they’re, and their”  1 – ” if their black and poor.  2- “they states desperate move. 3- “and there effect on student reading scores”

  • Guest

    Because it is easier to take from the illiterate than the educated.

  • SayWhat

    I have a friend who *teaches high school English* who says “its not necessary to be literate in today’s society because there are so many other forms of communication available.” She voted for Obama- surprise! Liberals say the darnedest things.

  • wedey

    The people in power want most americans dumbed down so they can enslave them more.  Well, when  everyone is not brain-washed and better educated, dems wouldn’t stand a chance.  At Ohio U which is supposed to be a respected college and within a week after Benghazi happened, they were asked about it and the students had no idea what the news person was asking and to think they will be running the country someday.

  • VictorLandry

    It’s plain to me the problem and answer is peer pressure.  Black kids believe that if you get good grades you’re trying to be “white.”  There is unbelievable pressure not to achieve academically.  The way to better grades is to address this negative peer pressure.  It must become fashionable, in the black community, to make good grades.  Until it is, there is no hope.

  • VictorLandry

    It’s plain to me the problem and answer is peer pressure.  Black kids believe that if you get good grades you’re trying to be “white.”  There is unbelievable pressure not to achieve academically.  The way to better grades is to address this negative peer pressure.  It must become fashionable, in the black community, to make good grades.  Until it is, there is no hope.

  • BobMarshall

    When you consider the number of young voters who voted for Obama both in 2008 and 2012 one thing they apparently were not taught in school was how to think for themselves.

    • Inside Agent

      @BobMarshall Schools (Public)have almost never taught kids how to think.  Most see their function a a place where they can ready kids for the work force.  Those with initiative understand the need to develop themselves as well rounded individuals and work toward a life of continuing, real, education.

      • CQ

        @Inside Agent  Kids in the “work force” also need to learn to read. Everybody should be able to read & write according to their grade level whether or not they will go on to college.

  • RivahMitch

    If you want to know why America has lost its competitive edge in the global economy, you needn’t look beyond our “public” education system. Obviously the students (and their parents and politicians) self-esteem is more important than their being able to read. Contrary to the noises politicians make, the answer is not to simply add an additional level (college) of education at public expense. It’s to force the broken system to deliver what it’s supposed to.

    • JamesAgans

      @RivahMitch We have come to the point where a college education today is about equal to a grammer school education when my mom went to school. Penmanship is gone, so if we run out of batteries, we cant communicate. Simple math is all done with a calculator, so if we run out of batteries, we cant add. Thinking on your feet is no longer necessary, you just call the boss on your cell phone, unless your battery is dead.
       
      Basically, we all run on batteries.

      • RivahMitch

        @JamesAgans Don’t disagree a bit. I’ve also followed the “recalibration” of the SATs approximately once each decade to elevate scores. The government/educratic complex is prospering while the economy is dying.

  • SandyDriggers

    It really is a shame that the schools are now wanting to let the students dictate how much they are taught and how much they will learn.  I say let the teachers  teach, and if the students don’t try, or not willing to learn, then teach the ones who go to school to learn and better themselves.  Everyone in America has the same opportunity to learn, but you have to want to learn.  I am so tired of the schools saying, we have to lower the standards to accommodate students that are not  passing.  If they studied and asked for help if they don’t understand, the teachers will help them. Teachers don’t teach for the money they teach because they love teaching.

  • Guest

    It would be great if the person writing this article could master the correct uses of there, their , and they’re. THERE are two mistakes in the first three paragraphs.

    • JamesAgans

      Maybe they were schooled in Florida?

  • Brabado

    Gov. Scott , and the Florida Board of Education are desperate to have a State” full of” ILLITERATE IDIOTS”,   they can manipulate at will…
     
    That is how “great and responsible Voters are made”… keep them in the dark!
     
    Booyah to Gov. Scott and the Board for thinking about the future,   of the Great State of Florida…
     
    GOD SAVE AMERICA!

    • CQ

      @Brabado why are you jumping on Gov. Scott? Neither he nor his office was mentioned in the article as being involved in this Board of Education problem.

  • wuzup40

    Why the special treatment,  there are also white children growing up in the same invirement and they are not going to get that special treatment.
    And hey, we all start school not knowing how to read for the most part,  so why dont blacks learn how just like whites after they are in school.
    Its no ones  fault if they dont pay attention and dont want to learn.
    What a sorry ass country we are creating, first its affirmative action where the less qualified get hired,  the we have Obama creating seperation of the rich poor,  now we are going to give stupid kids a break in reading..
    Really I think things have gotten out of hand in this country.
    Glad I dont have that many more years to go.

    • JamesAgans

      invirement?????

  • Mdsjules

    Little voters being created for Obama’s goal of dumb-down, conquer and divide. Generations from now no one will have a brain of their own if something isn’t done and soon.

  • MarWoo

    It’s not just in Florida.  It’s happening all over the United States.  In Michigan, it’s difficult to understand black students because they do not speak the English language.  Then when they quit school because they can’t pass the standardized tests, they wonder why they can’t find employment.  Government education has failed to provide them with the same education that we received years ago.

  • CQ

    John DeMayo, you need to proof-read your articles, viz., “there,” “their,” and “they.”  I know it’s a problem, my own fingers don’t know the difference so I have to double-check those words.

  • Great Day

    I guess if they fall off the School bus they can get a ride on the back of a garbage truck. Just sayin

  • remesquaddie

    Keep them down, and without education. Wait…isn’t that what the feudal system was all about? The royal families of Europe working with the popes, made sure that all the serfs worked till death at an early age to support their lavish lifestyles. It was mostly agricultural then , land owned by both lords and bishops, with the peons starting work in their fields at sunrise , and keep up the backbreaking work till sunset, most income generated going to the land owners. It has not changed much. Today we work, buy property, give away half our income to our government lords, and if you stop paying taxes , they come and take away everything you worked for , including your home. How have we advanced?

  • littlepat

    This is unbelievable.  These kids need extra help to achieve grade level reading, etc.  If they don’t get it they will become the next generation of unemployed welfare recipients for life.  The black community has to be told this .  How will they ever gain parity with white students.  Do these Florida legislators and school administrators realize what they are doing here.  They are condemning these kids to a life of poverty and ignorance.  Shame!!!!!

  • luna

    i grew up in east los angeles in the 50’s and did not speak a word of english when i went to belvedere elementary school on 1st and rowan street. my grandmother who raised me did not speak english either, but she told me if i did not pay attention and learn  and respect the teachers, she would give my teachers permission to paddle me, and when i got home i would get a second paddle. never forgot her words, i did great in school and the rest of my education.  GOOD  teachers are the answer, there are many more parents and grandparents speaking foreign languages now, despite that kids like me learned. the dumbing down of america is manifesting in too many teachers,
    & the students suffer.

    • JamesAgans

      Hi Luna.
       
      The key word here is respect, and respect goes both ways. My history is similar to yours, in that  my father called our teachers “The good nuns” (My siblings and I went to a catholic elementary school)
      Those nuns could command respect out of as many as 65 kids in a class, as we often had that number in my classrooms. When I went to public high school as a freshman and was called on to answer a question, I stood up to answer out of respect for the teacher. I was laughed at by some of the other students. They had no respect for anyone, including themselves.
       
      Simply put, it starts in the home with respect. When respect is there, the teachers can teach. When there is no respect, the teachers are referees. 
       
      To lower the bar to accommodate ignorance is intolerable, and those that  espouse this type of “solution” should be thrown out of whatever office they occupy.

  • GabrielField

    The author and the editor of this article are not in the top percentile for language skills, either… Your use of “There, their, and they’re” need work!
     
    I think these educators in Florida (and elsewhere) need to stop allowing racial differences to be excuses for poor  performance. If you can’t teach a black kid and a white kid to read at the same level, then you are failing as a teacher. If the black kids are exhibiting disruptive behavioral problems when they’re being educated, then they need appropriate discipline, as would the white kids. I think the real reason the teachers can’t teach is because their hands are tied in regards to meting out discipline.

    • CHILDRESS1

      @GabrielFieldHOW ARE THE 3 DIFFERENT WAYS OF THERE-THEIR AND THEY’RE USED

    • JamesAgans

      @GabrielField Why should a teacher have to first teach respect, and then teach a subject?
      Asiatic kids seem to have respect from the cradle. They would cut off their hand before they would talk back to their parents or disgrace their family. Why does a large portion of the American youth have so little respect for their elders? You would think that these kids would see how stupid they look with their pants hanging down so that their underwear or their cracks are exposed but do they? No, they think it is cool, because Leroy does it, so it must be cool, because Leroy has the nerve to curse at his teacher, and walk out of class, or should I say pump out of class.
       
      If everybody saw Leroy for what he really is, and let him starve to death from lack of free money from those who work, maybe Leroy wouldn’t be so cool anymore.

  • ttooproud

    C’mon guys!  If we don’t have the poor and stupid people, how will democrats get elected.

    • MilitaryPatriot

      @ttooproud You do have a point, there! This just goes to prove that the demorats love to keep the blacks down (mentally) on the plantation. Muslim men and Islam keep their women dumb down as well. Knowledge is truth, the truth will set you free, and the left (controlling thugs) do not want people free and educated. Free thinking will set you free.

  • LAYOR

    Look,these kids get no help at home 77% come from one parent family-usually the mother who got pregnant at early age and for the most part she does not read above 8th grade lwvel. Many times she is trying to raise 2/3 kids born out of wedlock in the rundown projects.Teaching their kids to read ranks about #3 on a scale of 1 10 with 1 being the lowest !!

    • RivahMitch

      @LAYOR Three questions: 1. Whose fault is all that? 2. and your point is? 3. RU suggesting that they be given a pass in life (which will be the Kenyan Marxist’s program anyway)?

    • sadbuttrue

      Me and my husband both worked when our kids were born. But we took the time to teach them about sex and love. We tried to instill in them self confidence (not arrogance) self respect (not false bravado) and self control (no starvation of character). We taught them to respect themselves and others. But to take care of and watch out for themselves because others won’t or can’t. So many people are self absorbed (me,me,me) that they don’t even see the people around them. I blame this on parents who had kids because it was the in thing to do, not that they really wanted a child to love and care for. I’ve told both of my kids, “Don’t have kids if you don’t want to share your toys, time, love and money”. If you are so immature that you don’t want to share you don’t need kids of your own. Too many kids now days think if they have a baby it will love them unconditionally. They are dead wrong. If you can’t share your time etc with a child that child won’t have time, love or respect for you. Too many babies having babies. If the parent can’t take care of themselves how do they expect to care for and love a helpless child?   Lust is not love, wanting someone to love you unconditionally is a pipe dream. You have to love yourself, respect yourself and want more for yourself or you will never have love, respect or hope for anyone else. It’s that simple.

      • JamesAgans

        @sadbuttrue All true. The other day I overheard a conversation between two white females between the age of 25 and 30. One of the women had 4 children in foster care. Thats FOUR (4) she said to the other women that she went to visit her kids and she was complaining about the fact that the foster parents were allowing the kids to run around without being properly dressed.  Can you believe the Gaul of this woman? She throws her kids away, or loses them for one reason or another, probably drugs, then bitches about the people caring for them. This is a true story, really.

        • MilitaryPatriot

          @JamesAgans  @sadbuttrue This is exactly so true and sad today and a typical story you hear and see. It’s like a common “it’s OK to be stupid when it comes to your children”  You know, everyone does it, so why not do it yourself attitude”

    • JamesAgans

      @LAYOR Wouldn’t you think that after the first kid, they would have had enough sense to join their knees? And this is not just about blacks, it has spread (No pun intended) to the white underclass too. When do these people start to use their brains? To answer my own question, the answer is never. As long as we keep shelling out money for promiscuity it will never end. Religions espouse having more and more children. Why? Because the more there are of a particular religion, the more power they have. Why do you think Muslims can have several wives? Why do you think Catholicism abhors birth control?  There is power in numbers. Look at the last election. Whites were divided, divide and conquer. I will add that whites were divided because the Republicans put fourth a candidate that was not electable. The phrase “Hold your nose, and pull the lever” was coined during this election. Romney was forced down our throats by the power elite, and we vomited him back up. RON PAUL WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE YOU FREAKIN MORONS!

      • sadbuttrue

        @JamesAgans  @LAYOR Well if you are an example of Ron Paul followers you are a very good reason to vote against him. You seem to be of the same mind set as the Demos. Your way or no way. Screw everyone else we want what we want. Get a life, get over yourself and get a new candidate for 2016. All you independent voters was get Obama reelected. Divide the voters you divide the votes and your guys wins. It was that simple and you guys fell for it. Now who’s the freaking moron???

        • JamesAgans

          @sadbuttrue  @LAYOR I am from Maryland, and as long as the Electoral College is in place, and we do not elect by the popular vote, I will not have a voice. We had a wonderful Governor here (R) who served only one term because he was republican. He balanced the budget, and he had surplus capital in the MD treasury. Then the minorities who basically own MD due to Baltimore and DC voted giveaway O’malley into office. When I went to the poles Obama was ahead by 78% here, so I decided to make a statement. Of course the news never even mentioned the write-ins, so my statement never counted either. If the republicans had put fourth Allen West, they would have had a chance. They had none with a Mormon, and don’t kid yourself that religion does not come into play in politics in the US. There are a lot of Catholics in the US and we have elected 1, as far as I know. You may know better. I didnt like Obama or Romney.

        • sadbuttrue

          @JamesAgans  @LAYOR Oh trust me I wasn’t all that thrilled with Romney either but he had a better chance with the percentage of votes out there but once you divide the votes between multiple Rep. candidates you come up short all the way around. I am from Texas and I felt Perry got the short end of the stick. He should have practiced much more before going to play with the big boys. I’m not the much into his personality but he has kept us (Texans) from going under and we too have a surplus for a rainy day. Our unemployment is lower than some so I feel he isn’t as bad as some would want you to believe. Again I’m not that fond of him but being popular doesn’t really count when you  have to do unpopular things like raise taxes, take away entitlement programs etc. And what is really sad is all those who voted for Obama, wanting to keep these programs. Got news for them the way he is running this country there won’t be any money for these programs in the near future because there won’t be enough people working to pay the taxes that support these programs. If only they would have stayed in school and actually paid attention to the subject matter like government, economics etc. They might have just a little bit of an idea as to how bad it’s going to get. I  sure don’t like Obama. Not due to color or race (remember he is half white). I feel he is arrogant, over confident and self centered. All bad qualities for a man to lead a country by. He should have compassion and understanding of how the world runs. But to have the arrogance to change the logo on the taxpayers property is a bid over the top. Air Force one is NOT his property and I don’t feel his has the right to just do as he pleases with it. He WORKS FOR US (the American people) he is only an employee not our boss. When the people wake up and realize this things may change. I’ve seen where other states have changed and voted in changes to their state constitutions to void Obamacare and it’s taxes. You know the taxation without representation thing? This is something the forefathers put in place to keep government from taking over. A law firm is reminding us that laws or things that cause a tax to be paid to the government has to go through The House of Representatives NOT the Senate the way Obamacare was shoved through. It has to originate in the HOUSE not the Senate. There for it should be termed illegal and dissolved. If you don’t want our country and her people to suffer more than they are then contact your state legislature and impress upon them your feelings as to how this program/mandate/tax will drive small businesses out of business and cause major hardship on persons who will lose their jobs because of Obamacare. I know of several people who have already lost their jobs because of the burden their employers are going to be under. Their bosses feel it’s you or me and I’m not loosing everything because I have too many employees and have to pay triple the tax. Those 47% of people Romney spoke of don’t think they have anything to worry about but they are very wrong. When more and more businesses do this very same thing there is going to be less and less money to keep them going. So I ask them how’s Obama working for ya now?? God Bless America because NO ONE ELSE WILL…AMEN

      • lorrainie

        James,
         
        Be happy, your guy won, Obama. If you voted for Paul, you voted for Obama. If you did not vote at all, then that was a vote for Obama.
        Ron Johnson got over a million votes and that helped Obama win also.
        This is america and we can vote for who we think is good for the country. I voted for Mitt and was proud of it. I am looking at a Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz of Texas, 2016.
         
        Americans are not Morons in my humble opinion. You have a great year SWEETIE !!!!!!

  • CHILDRESS1

    IF A PERSON CAN’T READ HOW CAN THEY DO ANY KIND OF BUSISNESS,OR EVEN BALLANCE A CHECK BOOK

    • JamesAgans

      @CHILDRESS1 Yeah, or realize that their caps lock is on, put a comma after read, or spell business, or balance!

      • lorrainie

        @JamesAgans  @CHILDRESS1
         cume on be nice…………come on, be nice !!!

  • Randy Williams

    “No child left behind”, and any derivative thereof, is a joke.  The public schools have been holding better students back for over 25 years and now they have to wait again while even less capable students are given extra incentives to fail while dragging the entire group backwards. 
    We are creating a society of stupids who may be fit for only the most undesireable and lowest paying jobs, jobs which are disappearing to other countries.  When those jobs are all gone we will be left with an increasingly unmanagable number of people on public assistance. 
    But then again, even the author of the article above confuses spelling and word meanings, so maybe there is hope. 
    As a parent, I would rather depend upon hard work and preparation rather than hope.  I would remove our children from any environment designed to restrict their potential.
    Randy Williams

  • mcwsunshine

    Amazing how silent the teachers’ union is on this matter!! Could it be that they only strike when it is about getting more unsustainable benefits for themselves and exerting their power..but not when the educational well-being of the kids is at stake???

  • jas1019

    In Buffalo, NY 25% of black males are graduating high school, yet the teachers union president continues to blame everyone else, smaller class size, need for more money, blah, blah blah.
    Amazing the leadership, black or white, is silent on such an appalling situation.
     
    There is a deliberate dumbing down of society to have a new permanent underclass.  Keeping the masses stupid is a good way to have people never know there is a better life available.
     
    Kinda sounds like a new form of slavery to me.

    • JamesAgans

      @jas1019 You mean those black guys riding around in the latest Mercedes with a gold chain on their necks, 22 inch chromes, and two white chicks hanging on their whatevers? Those slaves?

    • Connie Baker

      @jas1019 Your comment about the “dumbing down of society” is very similar to my take on the situation, which is the government’s desire to have people dependent on “they system” because that equals weakness. Unfortunately, everyone is just going along with it.

  • MilitaryPatriot

    Isn’t Florida filled with senior citizens who can’t find their teeth in the water glass in the morning?; isn’t this the state that is owned and run by the Cuban and S. American drug doorway?; isn’t this the state that the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the public school systems (pushing Islam)?; isn’t this the state that allowed the new Black Panthers to go down there and put a bounty on Zimmerman’s head?; I rest my case.

    • JamesAgans

      @MilitaryPatriot Cant find their teeth in a glass of water? LOL LOL LOL
       
      MP, if I get to that point “One well placed round” will do.

  • JamesAgans

    I loved Redd Foxx. (John Elroy Sanford) Sandford and son? He used to say: “I didnt do too good in school, I couldn’t see how knowing when George Washington crossed the Delaware was going to help me in a brick fight.”
     
    That’s what you have to contend with. You have to convince the person you are teaching that what you are teaching is worth it to them. If their means of survival in a violent environment is how to make more money on an ounce of weed, it is hard to convince them that the three R’s are worth the time.

  • BarackHussein

    The only reaason for a teachers union is to protect the inadequate, failing teachers.  Of course if the basis of your platform is murdering babies, then looking after children’s well being is not a consideration.
    You can hand out college diplomas for free, too…. but they are still too dumb to hold down a decent job.  College grads are so bad these days, I’d rather hire a motivated individual than try to hire someone that I consider untrainable… like an MBA!

    • MilitaryPatriot

      @BarackHussein I tell you what. You start hiring nothing but people over sixty (who will have to be forced to supplement their social security check),  and you will be hiring hard workers, able to read, can count back change to the customer, have manners, know what end is up and can tell the difference between the right and wrong. And they wont have their bodies cover in tats nor wearing metal all over their faces and they will reply as no sir or no mam. Not with dude or hay man. The baby boomers will be the best working source of man power. Forget the young, they are a wast of time. Nothing but rude robots and nasty.

      • sadbuttrue

        @MilitaryPatriot  @BarackHussein Again in this it comes down to the parents and teaching respect. My generation was taught it partially out of fear of a backhanding or scolding. I hated disappointing my parents. That look on their face just killed me. I am proud of my kids. One is 24 and one is 19. Both work and yes they talk the kid talk but only when they are with their friends. They respect others, say yes ma’am, no ma’am, yes sir and no sir. We taught them this (but not out of fear of a backhanding) and it has stuck. I feel very proud when someone comments on how polite and mannerly my kids are. I hope it isn’t out of habit but respect for us and others. So there are some good kids out there and I hope you don’t give up on them all. My kids tend to associate with others of similar values and up bringing so I feel this helps too. Again this comes from parental involvement which is very much lacking in our society.

        • MilitaryPatriot

          @sadbuttrue  @BarackHussein to sadbuttrue, thank you for being one of the few parents who have taught the right things to their children. But unfortunately, there are too many adults who are not parenting today. They have them and let the schools, etc..raise their children.  Their lazy mentality is “well I did my part by breeding, now I expect the government (mom and dad) to do the rest. Especially the stupid single women.

        • sadbuttrue

          @MilitaryPatriot  @BarackHussein The really sad part of it all is that if you LOVE your children enough you teach them these things to make them a better person so that their future will be better. I know so many women who have 2 to 3 kids (they love them all) and each has a different daddy but none of the dads are anywhere to be found. Yet in spite of their poor choices none of them was or is on government help or support. They may not have started out with much self respect or self esteem but in the long run the found it and bettered themselves. I personally chose to have a life before having children. A decision we as future parents chose to do. We were married 8 years before thinking about having kids. So in doing this we could instill in our children that they were planned, wanted and very much loved. Again another thing sadly lacking in our society and country as a whole. Kids who feel wanted and loved. Not unwanted and abused. Low self esteem is a very good indicator of a child who will do anything to be loved. That includes sleeping with anyone who shows an interest in them. And that is truly sad in itself but worse usually ends up in an unwanted child because there was no love there just a longing for it. Sad, very sad.

        • MilitaryPatriot

          @sadbuttrue  @BarackHussein Again, sadbuttrue. I understand,   you can not put every parent/single parent (this includes men as well) into “one box fits all”. One parent dies, divorces, and moral choices (single women) have to be considered; but there are, TODAY,  too many single women who just don’t care and lack self esteem and self responsibility. They bring children into this world for selfish reasons ONLY, and don’t think beyond their nose and the consequences for their children (future needs, medical, shelter, food, education); because AGAIN, mommy and daddy (government) will take care of me and more money with each child. Most of these sad women  use the funds on them selves and their baby daddies. Hair salon, nails, booze, drugs, etc.. It is very much out of control in this country. I lived in France for 8 years (2000-2007) and it is out of control there, especially now that the Muslims are out breeding the white French. Three Muslim babies for one white French baby.

  • BrendaWilson

    If I were in one of those groups, I would be outraged! What this policy says is, “We don’t have to work hard to be sure your children obtain a quality education because they are too stupid to benefit from our work”. It covers the ass of the incompetent teacher, not the disadvantaged student!

    • MilitaryPatriot

      @BrendaWilson Amen, Brenda. But this is the long history of the Progressives. This started after the civil war and the ideas came from the Confederate Army. If you want a great insight into this mind set; search engine Hillsdale.edu.com and sign up (it’s free) for Constitution 201. They just finished up this course but you can sign up for it at anytime and listen to the lectures (they have Q&As, etc.). Roosevelt, Wilson, Johnson, Clintons, and little o are all part of this mess (one world order). It’s a great course, even for home schooling your children. Starting at junior high level.

  • Connie Baker

    Well, this should solve the problem of American public schools, right? Just sweep the problem under the rug and say it is okay not to be at grade level, as long as you are black or hispanic. When I was in school, if you couldn’t keep up, you were held back. This “No Child Left Behind” BS needs to stop and kids (and parents!) need to be held responsible when failing grades come in. How ridiculous. They are just setting these people up to be supported by the government, which is really what politicians want because the more dependent the masses, the less power they have. Education is the key to empowerment because it gives you the ability to know when something needs improvement and allows you the tools to get the job done.

    • sadbuttrue

      @Connie Baker I agree 100%. If no one is held accountable then nothing gets done. I feel teachers should have to prove they are capable of teaching and worthy of being employed by those who pay their wages. The unions aren’t worried about how our children turn out . But they sure like getting their money. Cut off the money to the unions you might end up with better teachers.

  • FlagMan

    lets dumb them down some more
    Who’s IDIOT idea was this?

  • gparra9

    Florida doesn’t mind, after all once they become taxpaying adults the state can can take advantage of them……SO WHO CARES????!!!!