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From The American Prospect in 2013:

Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline
BRYCE WILSON STUCKI DECEMBER 4, 2013

The story behind the so-far successful crusade to end disproportionate student arrests and suspensions in one Florida school district.

When, after a nationwide search, he was hired two years ago to serve as superintendent of Florida’s Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie began brainstorming ways to close the racial achievement gap. …

“One of the first things I saw was a huge differential in minority students, black male students in particular, in terms of suspensions and arrests,” he says. Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …

Broward announced broad changes designed to mitigate the use of harsh punishments for minor misbehavior at the beginning of this school year. While other districts have amended their discipline codes, prohibited arrests in some circumstances, and developed alternatives to suspension, Broward was able to do all these things at once with the cooperation of a group that included a member of the local NAACP, a school board member, a public defender, a local sheriff, a state prosecutor, and several others. In early November, The Miami Herald reported that suspensions were already down 40 percent and arrests were down 66 percent. …

Broward’s Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline was announced in early November. Instead of suspensions, students can now be referred to the PROMISE program, where they receive counseling for several days and then return to school. A host of non-violent misdemeanors no longer require an arrest, though officers can sometimes override that if they feel it is necessary (“I wanted to make sure deputies always had discretion,” says Scott Israel, Broward County’s sheriff). The school district’s Office of Minority Male Achievement reviews data to ensure that punishments for minor infractions and racial disparities are on the decline.

… “But what Broward did that really set it apart is they put together this incredible breadth of stakeholders. They have been able to not only address one piece of it, but create a set of policies that work together to hopefully eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline in Broward.”

Broward is unusual because representatives from law enforcement, the district, and the community were able to agree on reform, and the superintendent approved it. “In dealing with the previous administration, people were afraid to look at disparate impact issues,” says Weekes. “[Runcie] was not backing away from it.” The new superintendent released the data and acknowledged that the problem had a racial dynamic. “It’s a problem all over the country,” Runcie says, “and Broward is no exception.”

 
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  1. Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O’CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.

    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”

    Robert Runcie:

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    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.
    , @dearieme
    So, not the Robert Runcie who was Archbishop of Canterbury, then?
    , @AndrewR
    The focus should be to keep schools safe and maximally conducive to learning. Improving the behavior and desire-to-learn of disruptive and violent students is an admirable, if largely futile, goal, but these students must be kept separate from well-behaved students, regardless of the effort and resources expended on trying to help delinquent students. If we want to talk about disparate impact: well-behaved, eager-to-learn students in majority-black school districts are disproportionately deprived of the right to safety and a good education compared to similar students in majority-white districts.
    , @Alden
    Right scumbag, Runcie, keep the animals in the classroom where they can bully and terrorize the Whites. And if a White dares to fight back either physically or verbally, invoke the zero tolerance policy.

    One law for blacks, but full persecution and punishment for Whites. Blacks can rob beat and bully without punishment, but let a White be late for class and it’s suspension.

    The permitted and encouraged bullying and mistreatment if White kids in school is just to prepare them for a life time of affirmative action discrimination and robbery and assaults by blacks.

    We are the helots. Blacks are the agents the state uses to keep us down.

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    Runcie looks like a dumb-as-sh*t Somali and he thinks like one too.
    , @SteveRogers42
    Does this photo look curiously distorted to anyone? Marfans? Photoshop?
    , @ScarletNumber
    That looks like a painting.
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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Sundance's work on this has been exceptional.

    See also Max Eden's piece today in City Journal which misattributes breaking of the story to WaPo:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-did-parkland-shooter-slip-through-cracks-15741.html

    Yet again Sundance does the hewing, hauling, and hefting w/o MSM mention, just as with the Miami-Dade/Trayvon casse.
    , @midtown
    Woman, where is my super-suit?!!
    , @Barnard
    The Conservative Treehouse article says the Sheriff is untouchable until his next election. A member of the Florida state assembly was on Tucker Carlson last night saying they are urging the Governor to use suspend him and that point the State Senate can vote to remove him from office. He cited a statute that any sheriff can be suspended for, "malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony." He said they easily have the votes in the Senate to remove him from office. I would say this is a pretty easy case, Scott better follow through and do it.
    , @Mr. Anon

    By the way, doesn’t Supt Runcie look like Frozone from ‘The Incredibles’?
     
    The one bad note in The Incredibles. Why, of all people, is loud black man the ice-and-snow superhero? Whites are after all called "ice people" for a reason.
    , @penskefile

    By the way, doesn’t Supt Runcie look like Frozone from ‘The Incredibles’?
     
    My first thought is that he looks like a black John Waters. I bet Runcie is "intersectional"

    https://www.biography.com/.image/ar_1:1%2Cc_fill%2Ccs_srgb%2Cg_face%2Cq_80%2Cw_300/MTE4MDAzNDEwMjk3MDYyOTI2/john-waters-210964-1-402.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000646769653/abeb7717971b0808d2ff5ae620ddb252_400x400.jpeg

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    By the way, doesn’t Supt Runcie look like Frozone from ‘The Incredibles’?
     
    LOL. I knew I had seen him before! BTW, I loved the Incredibles.
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  3. This guy put a huge amount of time and money into freedom-of-information requests and dug up a lot of detail on how the statistics on school crime are faked at the school level on up:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/school-shooting-was-outcome-of-broward-county-school-board-policy-now-local-and-national-politicians-weaponize-kids-for-ideological-intents/

    Unfortunately, the school board mandated policies came into conflict with law and order. The problem of the conflicted policy -vs- legality worsened over time as the police excused much more than misdemeanor crimes. Over time this culminated in police officers falsifying documents, hiding criminal activity, lying on official police reports and even hiding stolen merchandise police retrieved from high school students.

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  4. Social engineering by a bunch of progs turned out to be the root cause of the slaughter. It basically amounted to mainstreaming thugs and crazies into the classroom no matter how disruptive or dangerous they happen to be.

    If the parents were smart they sue the school district and Broward county’s sheriff’s office for aiding and abetting. Take them to civil court and a** ra** them with a rusty chain saw. Sue them personally and school district.

    That’s the only thing these people understand – impoverishment.

    But I doubt they’ll do it. Too gutless to implicate the school district for pushing a bunch of sociopathic scum in their schools and making their children lives miserable.

    Again another reason why public schools need to be abolished.

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    You can't sue them personally because they're acting as agents for the government. If you sue the school district it's taxpayers who pay. Either way the government agents are essentially untouchable and--believe you me--they know it.

    Separately, in my own jurisdiction it was seen as a major coup that we landed a negro school superintendent. Even though we had to raise the salary from 220K to 340K in order to snag him. After his lackluster term ended he went on to an even more high-profile position across the country and was replaced by a capable white administrator - - at the old salary.

    , @countenance
    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Besides what Anonymous wrote in reply, I think a school district can make their kids lives miserable in other ways, once the parents start raising hell. However, that shouldn't stop you, as there's strength in numbers - it makes all the difference to have 50 or a few hundred dads coming to the school board and PTO, formerly PTA, meeting to raise hell.


    I wish there were more parents who gave a damn about the real root causes of the problems. Instead they all go along to get along. Additionally, they don't have time to think about the things written here, as all the focus has been on the week-long TV infotainment-fest.

    If I had had a kid killed or seriously hurt there, that'd be a different story.

    Again another reason why public schools need to be abolished.
     
    AGREED, 110%*

    *... as the innumerate HS coach says. "I want to see 110% today." "Coach, that's not possible, see 100% means all of the ... owwww!" (I'd thought kicks-in-the-ass were illegal anymore, WTH, man?)
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  5. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Robert Runcie got a raise last year:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-runcie-to-make-higher-salary-20171106-story.html

    The deal brings Runcie’s salary to $335,000 and extends his employment through June 30, 2023.

    Under the new contract, Runcie would:

    – Be able to trade in 15 of his 29 vacation days for a cash value of $20,500.

    – Get $48,000 contributed annually from the school board for retirement plans

    – Be allowed to earn a pension based on four years of his service in Chicago, estimated to cost to the district another $80,000.

    Nobody showed up to complain about the guy, except for a crank complainaing about mold in classrooms causing Morgellons disease, or something like that.

    Even the Broward Teacher’s Union, historically at odds with Runcie, backed the deal while pleading with the board to provide better compensation to other employees in the district.

    “Possibly a year ago I would stand here and disagree. Standing here now, I don’t disagree,” said Anna Fusco, union president. “Mr Runcie has made great strides in helping out our Broward County Public Schools. I think his leadership has really bloomed since since he started here seven years ago.”

    You’d think that if this anti-school-to-prison pipeline stuff was causing violence in the classrooms there would be resistance to the guy. Maybe it’s just too un-PC to even talk about. Maybe teachers are just afraid of losing their jobs if they complain about kids with switchblades.

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  6. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Conservative Treehouse has been all over this story.

    See the following posts:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/school-shooting-was-outcome-of-broward-county-school-board-policy-now-local-and-national-politicians-weaponize-kids-for-ideological-intents/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/26/jack-cashill-incompetence-wasnt-the-problem-in-broward-county/#more-146302

    And this one, which I gather is by one of the CT guys, which provides an excellent step-by-step summary:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

    By the way, doesn't Supt Runcie look like Frozone from 'The Incredibles'?

    Sundance’s work on this has been exceptional.

    See also Max Eden’s piece today in City Journal which misattributes breaking of the story to WaPo:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-did-parkland-shooter-slip-through-cracks-15741.html

    Yet again Sundance does the hewing, hauling, and hefting w/o MSM mention, just as with the Miami-Dade/Trayvon casse.

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    How did he slip thru the cracks? Simple, the bloated police and education bureaucracy exists to establish makework jobs for otherwise unemployable ppl.

    Where I live cops make $9/hour with shift captains making a lousy $15-16/hr....

    I'd gladly be a cop if I lived in a state w better pay grades.... nobody actually cares about the kids mental health....all they care about is extracting a babysitting salary while dealing w society's degenerates

    , @ben tillman

    Yet again Sundance does the hewing, hauling, and hefting w/o MSM mention, just as with the Miami-Dade/Trayvon case.
     
    Indeed. And it turns out that the school-to-prison pipeline would have worked out better for Trayvon himself.
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  7. @Rod1963
    Social engineering by a bunch of progs turned out to be the root cause of the slaughter. It basically amounted to mainstreaming thugs and crazies into the classroom no matter how disruptive or dangerous they happen to be.

    If the parents were smart they sue the school district and Broward county's sheriff's office for aiding and abetting. Take them to civil court and a** ra** them with a rusty chain saw. Sue them personally and school district.

    That's the only thing these people understand - impoverishment.

    But I doubt they'll do it. Too gutless to implicate the school district for pushing a bunch of sociopathic scum in their schools and making their children lives miserable.

    Again another reason why public schools need to be abolished.

    You can’t sue them personally because they’re acting as agents for the government. If you sue the school district it’s taxpayers who pay. Either way the government agents are essentially untouchable and–believe you me–they know it.

    Separately, in my own jurisdiction it was seen as a major coup that we landed a negro school superintendent. Even though we had to raise the salary from 220K to 340K in order to snag him. After his lackluster term ended he went on to an even more high-profile position across the country and was replaced by a capable white administrator – – at the old salary.

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    • Replies: @bomag

    the government agents are essentially untouchable and–believe you me–they know it.
     
    Maddeningly so.

    They scream at the rest of us about bearing consequences: if you move your hands wrong, the police can shoot you; if you "lie" to the FBI, you do time; we must have strict liability; zero tolerance for this and that; etc. But "public servants" are beyond the pale. Divine right of Kings.

    This was a court statement from an egregious 1981 case: it is a fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen. Warren v. District of Columbia

    I suppose they realize that the public officials we get today are so compromised; and court decisions so arbitrary; that if the flood gates are opened, we'd all be back to living in caves.

    I'm thinking that some kind of citizen arrest program could be spooled up as a possible remedy.

    , @Johan Schmidt

    After his lackluster term ended he went on to an even more high-profile position across the country
     
    POTUS?
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  8. Runcie was appointed superintendent in 2011. According to his biography on the Broward County Public Schools, he was born in Jamaica before moving to the United States. He grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley before attending Harvard. His brother, James Runcie, was the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid before resigning last May.

    https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2018/02/15/roosevelt-grad-robert-runcie-leads-florida-district-after-shooting/341115002/

    After earning an M.B.A., Bob’s early career path led him to launch a technology consulting firm. But as chance would have it, once again, his path would take a very different turn when an old college friend — Arne Duncan, then CEO of Chicago Public Schools — asked him if he would help the district with its data systems. Bob obliged, and after a number of years and senior roles working in the district, he arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2011, ready to lead.

    https://www.broadcenter.org/blog/leadership-lessons-robert-runcie/

    Education Department Secretly Reappoints Top Official Accused Of Harming Students
    The Obama administration thinks the Department of Education division responsible for overseeing colleges, managing the student debt crisis and policing loan contractors has done such a good job that it secretly reappointed its chief to a new five-year term.

    James Runcie, chief operating officer of the department’s Federal Student Aid office, received the reappointment on Dec. 23 from former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, department spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said. It was one of Duncan’s final acts in office before he left the administration at the end of last year.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/education-dept-student-loans_us_5728fdebe4b0bc9cb044dc16

    Top education official resigns before Congress hearing
    By Associated Press 24 May 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing, the government said Wednesday. The hearing was going to focus on payment irregularities within the financial aid program.

    Runcie said in a statement that he was resigning because he was not seeing eye to eye with his new bosses.

    Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said the office overseen by Runcie had “a litany of unsolved problems going back years.” “The fact of the matter is that Congress requested Mr. Runcie to testify and Mr. Runcie refused to appear,” Hill said.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4539868/Top-education-official-resigns-Congress-hearing.html

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    If Runcle was born in Jamaica, he may not be as much of a knucklehead as the typical American black, but his life pattern matches a common pattern of brighter American blacks: He got into college and then received an MBA ... but didn't cut it in the business or start-up world, and ended up in a job working for schools. Blacks with MBAs who wash out of business management, and with JDs who wash out of white-shoe law firms (into corporate general counsel jobs or out of law altogether) can be attributed to affirmative action and getting in to programs they weren't qualified for to begin with.

    Education is where the bottom decile of college students congregate (those whose tuition-paying parents prohibit them from "studies" majors). Ironically, blacks who major in education often get washed out from teaching beyond elementary school because they cannot pass the praxis exams. But there is nothing standing between them and administration jobs, which accounts for the number of chip-on-shoulder or simply incompetent black school administrators.

    , @Lugash
    Once again the Daily Mail is tracking important issues that the MSM never looks at. Come for the T&A sidebar, stay for important policy discussions.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Whoa! Does that mean that Runcie just blew off a congressional subpoena without suffering any consequences?

    Black Privilege® is really amazing!
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  9. There seems to be a dis-proportionally high number of blacks working as school district administrators. And this might be contributing to the dearth of black computer programmers.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    One way to have more blacks employed in jobs where they are underrepresented is to stop paying them $330k to be school superintendents and other jobs where they are overrepresented.
    , @rsj
    You should check out educationrealist's blog. She has written about this at various times.
    , @bomag

    ...working as school district administrators.
     
    Those are a prime example of the modern make-work job.
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  10. @E. Rekshun
    There seems to be a dis-proportionally high number of blacks working as school district administrators. And this might be contributing to the dearth of black computer programmers.

    One way to have more blacks employed in jobs where they are underrepresented is to stop paying them $330k to be school superintendents and other jobs where they are overrepresented.

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    • Agree: E. Rekshun, Triumph104
    • Replies: @JollyOldSoul
    Well obviously. I think the NBA & NFL to computer programmer routes need to be worked on. Blacks are way overrepresented in both the NFL and NBA, and I know most of those players are fully fluent in Python, SQL, and Java and would love to have desk jobs, if only they weren't being held down by the man and forced to harvest touchdowns and baskets day after day for a solid four months a year, which as everyone knows is work too lowly even for Mexicans.
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  11. Schools need to be careful today:
    If he “looks like” Trayvon, he’s okay.
    With pipelines reversed,
    We can’t send our worst;
    Before, we could flush them away.

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  12. Tell me again why we need public schools?

    I’d really like to hear an argument for them.

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    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    You'll get no arguments from me.

    I notice that when the schools are out... summer, spring break, winter break, holidays, random teacher days... the city feels no different. Somehow parents manage and life swims along. I think our entire society is fooling itself. There could be an entirely different paradigm for kids and education but we're so stuck in our ways that we're missing it.
    , @DFH
    To keep black children indoors and supervised, at least during the day
    , @Barnard
    The masses want the "free" babysitting services they provide.
    , @Alden
    Baby sitters for working Mother’s is the only rational reason. The real reason is affirmative action non teaching jobs at district headquarters

    What a country. We have turned administration of public schools over to the stupidest demographic which also raises the most criminal demographic.

    Affirmative action in action.
    , @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Without public schools and their free and reduced price school lunch (and breakfast), the precious children would go hungry.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Warehousing the violence-prone kids of substandard parents.

    Next question.
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  13. “Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …”

    If the system were punishing based on what was actually done with no affirmative action, Get Out of Jail Free cards for blacks, then blacks would have made up 75 or 80% of suspensions. Even 90% is possible.

    And a huge % of whites suspended would be friends with/associates of blacks.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    “Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …"

    Wow, whutta surprise!
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  14. This would explain why Cruz was violent or threatened violence at school and never arrested.

    As to black superintendents and pay, the politics of cities are such that if you select a non-black super in a city with a significant black population, the NAACP, pastors and others will claim you hate black kids. Many don’t want the hassle. In PG County they hired a white superintendent his reception was lukewarm at best. As it stands now the NAACP demands he be fired for failing to protect students’ civil rights.

    http://wjla.com/news/local/pg-co-naacp-demands-ceo-kevin-maxwell-to-be-removed-immediately

    Another gimmick is superintendents claiming they have the secret recipe to close achievement gap especially among black boys. That’s why DC hired away Oakland’s black super although black boys in Oakland perform horribly with all but a handful graduating college ready. Anyway he’s been fired too

    https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/20/587356139/head-of-d-c-s-schools-resigns-after-personal-scandal-and-amid-district-tumult

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  15. Consequently, the gap is closing.

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  16. @Anonymous
    You can't sue them personally because they're acting as agents for the government. If you sue the school district it's taxpayers who pay. Either way the government agents are essentially untouchable and--believe you me--they know it.

    Separately, in my own jurisdiction it was seen as a major coup that we landed a negro school superintendent. Even though we had to raise the salary from 220K to 340K in order to snag him. After his lackluster term ended he went on to an even more high-profile position across the country and was replaced by a capable white administrator - - at the old salary.

    the government agents are essentially untouchable and–believe you me–they know it.

    Maddeningly so.

    They scream at the rest of us about bearing consequences: if you move your hands wrong, the police can shoot you; if you “lie” to the FBI, you do time; we must have strict liability; zero tolerance for this and that; etc. But “public servants” are beyond the pale. Divine right of Kings.

    This was a court statement from an egregious 1981 case: it is a fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen. Warren v. District of Columbia

    I suppose they realize that the public officials we get today are so compromised; and court decisions so arbitrary; that if the flood gates are opened, we’d all be back to living in caves.

    I’m thinking that some kind of citizen arrest program could be spooled up as a possible remedy.

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    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    The majority of government employees sole function is to harass and extract revenue from the law abiding.

    Upon meeting someone and learning they are employed by a government entity they automatically drop in my estimation of them by a solid 25 to 50%.
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  17. @E. Rekshun
    There seems to be a dis-proportionally high number of blacks working as school district administrators. And this might be contributing to the dearth of black computer programmers.

    You should check out educationrealist’s blog. She has written about this at various times.

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  19. Which means what happened in Parkland is Late Obama Age Collapse.

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    • Replies: @Lugash
    No, more like Mid Obama Era Dangerous Meddling. It takes a while for the bomb to go off once you've lit the fuse.
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  20. @E. Rekshun
    There seems to be a dis-proportionally high number of blacks working as school district administrators. And this might be contributing to the dearth of black computer programmers.

    …working as school district administrators.

    Those are a prime example of the modern make-work job.

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    All the affirmative action blacks who can’t function in the schools end up at district headquarters in do nothing jobs.

    Meanwhile, White women are stuck in the classrooms at the mercy of the animals.

    Blacks are 40 percent of the students?
    How can any non black parent send their kids to one of those dangerous schools? Just the screeching, howling and yowling of the blacks probably causes hearing loss.

    Ever heard black kids? Ever seen them at bus stops after school? Ever heard their language? Every garbled incomplete sentence has 2 mother lovers and 5 n words in it.

    I don’t know about the Florida Cubans, but the Mexicans students in other states have made the schools significantly safer and more civilized.
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  21. Strangely enough ‘Robert Runcie’ was the name of the 1980s era Archbishop of Canterbury – the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican communion.

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    ......and 'nonsense poet' Edward Lear wrote of 'runcible spoons'.
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  22. @Rod1963
    Social engineering by a bunch of progs turned out to be the root cause of the slaughter. It basically amounted to mainstreaming thugs and crazies into the classroom no matter how disruptive or dangerous they happen to be.

    If the parents were smart they sue the school district and Broward county's sheriff's office for aiding and abetting. Take them to civil court and a** ra** them with a rusty chain saw. Sue them personally and school district.

    That's the only thing these people understand - impoverishment.

    But I doubt they'll do it. Too gutless to implicate the school district for pushing a bunch of sociopathic scum in their schools and making their children lives miserable.

    Again another reason why public schools need to be abolished.

    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline.

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    That's a good one, Countenance. I hope Steve or John Derbyshire* can use it. If you don't mind a minor mod, how about:

    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard chalk outline.

     

    * per his article mentioning this major contributing factor to these deaths.
    , @Louis Renault
    But the people whose lives matter weren't in those schools.
    , @Jefferson
    "Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline."

    The Left want us to believe that the school-to-prison pipeline means cops come to schools to arrest Black students and put them behind bars for texting on their smartphones in class or eating food in class for example, you know the K-12 equivalent of jaywalking.

    According to The Left no Black student on the path to the school-to-prison pipeline is a violent bully/thug, they are all peaceful like Mahatma Gandhi and dindu nuffin.

    , @ben tillman
    That's a good line.
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  23. @Anonymous
    Strangely enough 'Robert Runcie' was the name of the 1980s era Archbishop of Canterbury - the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican communion.

    ……and ‘nonsense poet’ Edward Lear wrote of ‘runcible spoons’.

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  24. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Max Eden at City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute (Heather Mac Donald, et al.):

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-did-parkland-shooter-slip-through-cracks-15741.html

    Would an arrest record have changed the judgment of the FBI agents who ignored the tip that Cruz wanted to kill his classmates? Certainly Cruz could not have legally purchased a gun if the 2016 social-services investigation determined that he was a threat to himself and others.

    The Washington Post, burying the lede way at the bottom of the story:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/teachers-say-florida-shooters-problems-started-in-middle-school-and-the-system-tried-to-help-him/2018/02/18/cdff7aa6-1413-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html

    Broward County schools once recorded more in-school arrests than any other Florida school system. But that harsh approach fell out of favor amid concerns that it was funneling too many young people — and particularly black and Hispanic students — into the juvenile justice system. Cruz is listed on official documents as being white.

    In recent years, Broward schools became a leader in the national move toward a different kind of discipline — one that would not just punish students, but also would help them address the root causes of their misbehavior. Such policies aim to combat what is known as the “school-to-prison pipeline,” giving teenagers a chance to stick with their education rather than get derailed, often permanently, by criminal charges.

    Beginning in 2013, Broward stopped referring students to police for about a dozen infractions ranging from alcohol and drug use to bullying, harassment and assault. Instead, students who get in trouble for those infractions are offered an alternative program that emphasizes counseling, conflict resolution skills and referral to community social service agencies.

    Jonathon Fishman, spokesman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, said last week that he had no record of deputies arresting Cruz before Wednesday.

    The big scandal to me is the way that the incentives have been set up to obfuscate the facts and prevent accurate data collection at the school level about classroom discipline and violence. This is a major problem quite separate from this particular incident. If they don’t want to arrest black students for crimes committed in class, fine, but don’t flush the fact that the crimes occurred down the memory hole. There is no way that any research can be conducted if the facts cannot be obtained.

    Every single problem with education can be traced to the gap between black students and other students, in “achievement,” in disruptive or criminal behavior, you name it. If this were confronted honestly, it would be the Copernican/Keplerian moment, when everything makes sense and the epicycles fade away. Solutions, whatever they might be, could be rationally entertained.

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    The root causes of misbehavior are called DNA. This is nothing new. It’s been imposed on the juvenile and adult criminal justice system since 1965.
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  25. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Conservative Treehouse has been all over this story.

    See the following posts:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/school-shooting-was-outcome-of-broward-county-school-board-policy-now-local-and-national-politicians-weaponize-kids-for-ideological-intents/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/26/jack-cashill-incompetence-wasnt-the-problem-in-broward-county/#more-146302

    And this one, which I gather is by one of the CT guys, which provides an excellent step-by-step summary:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

    By the way, doesn't Supt Runcie look like Frozone from 'The Incredibles'?

    Woman, where is my super-suit?!!

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  26. @countenance
    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline.

    That’s a good one, Countenance. I hope Steve or John Derbyshire* can use it. If you don’t mind a minor mod, how about:

    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard chalk outline.

    * per his article mentioning this major contributing factor to these deaths.

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  27. This is all related to the criminal justice “reform” and jail diversion “movements” as well. Rather like letting thugs graduate if they merely keep a seat warm for a few years, it’s all just a lowering of standards. So things that supposedly don’t hurt anyone like vandalism and criminal mischief are given a pass. Yet anyone whose property was repeatedly vandalized like mine was will soon clear out.

    It’s happening all over the country and the natives are so clueless they think it’s some spontaneous local initiative. It’s especially maddening to see local Republicans falling for these scams, trying to salvage social justice Pokemon points for themselves. Cucks!

    Got to admit the Obama admin was good at suckering them in.

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    "It’s especially maddening to see local Republicans falling for these scams, trying to salvage social justice Pokemon points for themselves. Cucks!"

    The people on the so-called "Right" who believe in social justice for Black thugs are all Libertarians, not regular Conservatives. Libertarians are a lot less pro-law and order than regular Conservatives.

    Libertarian Rand Paul's view on the criminal justice system is a lot closer to that of Eric Holder than to Jeff Sessions.

    , @Robert Hume
    In the DC and Maryland area they don’t even have to keep the seat warm. They don’t have to show up for school and they graduate anyway. All over the Washington Post
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  28. @countenance
    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline.

    But the people whose lives matter weren’t in those schools.

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  29. @Rod1963
    Social engineering by a bunch of progs turned out to be the root cause of the slaughter. It basically amounted to mainstreaming thugs and crazies into the classroom no matter how disruptive or dangerous they happen to be.

    If the parents were smart they sue the school district and Broward county's sheriff's office for aiding and abetting. Take them to civil court and a** ra** them with a rusty chain saw. Sue them personally and school district.

    That's the only thing these people understand - impoverishment.

    But I doubt they'll do it. Too gutless to implicate the school district for pushing a bunch of sociopathic scum in their schools and making their children lives miserable.

    Again another reason why public schools need to be abolished.

    Besides what Anonymous wrote in reply, I think a school district can make their kids lives miserable in other ways, once the parents start raising hell. However, that shouldn’t stop you, as there’s strength in numbers – it makes all the difference to have 50 or a few hundred dads coming to the school board and PTO, formerly PTA, meeting to raise hell.

    I wish there were more parents who gave a damn about the real root causes of the problems. Instead they all go along to get along. Additionally, they don’t have time to think about the things written here, as all the focus has been on the week-long TV infotainment-fest.

    If I had had a kid killed or seriously hurt there, that’d be a different story.

    Again another reason why public schools need to be abolished.

    AGREED, 110%*

    *… as the innumerate HS coach says. “I want to see 110% today.” “Coach, that’s not possible, see 100% means all of the … owwww!” (I’d thought kicks-in-the-ass were illegal anymore, WTH, man?)

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  30. @countenance
    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline.

    “Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline.”

    The Left want us to believe that the school-to-prison pipeline means cops come to schools to arrest Black students and put them behind bars for texting on their smartphones in class or eating food in class for example, you know the K-12 equivalent of jaywalking.

    According to The Left no Black student on the path to the school-to-prison pipeline is a violent bully/thug, they are all peaceful like Mahatma Gandhi and dindu nuffin.

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  31. @carol
    This is all related to the criminal justice "reform" and jail diversion "movements" as well. Rather like letting thugs graduate if they merely keep a seat warm for a few years, it's all just a lowering of standards. So things that supposedly don't hurt anyone like vandalism and criminal mischief are given a pass. Yet anyone whose property was repeatedly vandalized like mine was will soon clear out.

    It's happening all over the country and the natives are so clueless they think it's some spontaneous local initiative. It's especially maddening to see local Republicans falling for these scams, trying to salvage social justice Pokemon points for themselves. Cucks!

    Got to admit the Obama admin was good at suckering them in.

    “It’s especially maddening to see local Republicans falling for these scams, trying to salvage social justice Pokemon points for themselves. Cucks!”

    The people on the so-called “Right” who believe in social justice for Black thugs are all Libertarians, not regular Conservatives. Libertarians are a lot less pro-law and order than regular Conservatives.

    Libertarian Rand Paul’s view on the criminal justice system is a lot closer to that of Eric Holder than to Jeff Sessions.

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    Libertarian Rand Paul’s view on the criminal justice system is a lot closer to that of Eric Holder than to Jeff Sessions.
     
    Understatement of the Century. Remember during the presidential campaign Paul promised to strike from the books any law producing disparate impact. It was pointed out to him that this would include laws against rape and murder and he responded, oh that's different.
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  32. Do you guys even want to live in reality?

    We are always going to have people with emotional problems…and sometimes they can’t get help or they don’t get better. There should never be an assault like weapon sold to any civilian. That’s where I put the blame.
    How many people have died from mass shootings? Was it 58 in Las Vegas? Did we forget that already? Sandy Hook…the horror and heartbreak. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Columbine.
    Bless these kids for their standing up to stupid laws (or lack of sensible laws).

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don’t necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-control-problem-we-have-a-wh-1823330466

    “[fear of People of Color is why whites] so obsessed with arming themselves with multiple human killing machines. It’s why they fight against even the notion of incremental disarmament so vehemently. They are scared shitless of us. Of anyone who is not them. And this fear is why our shitty gun laws exist, and it’s why they will continue to.”

    This is why it is IMPERITIVE that whites become a minority and lose institutional power

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    We are always going to have people with emotional problems…
     
    We are aware..........every time we see one of your posts.
    , @e
    A car or a pick up truck is an assault weapon if the driver wishes it to be. Without access to a gun, that 19 year old could have mowed down even more kids after school in the parking lot or in a crosswalk.

    I will say this about a position such as yours, though: it has driven the number of members of the NRA up.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Tiny, In Chicago and Illinois, more black women apply for gun permits than any other group. Are they afraid of the whites in their neighborhoods?
    , @Twinkie

    Virginia Tech.
     

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don’t necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem
     
    You are SO right. We have to stop evil white guy like the following from owning guns and murdering innocent people of color: https://goo.gl/images/L42PCx
    , @t-gordon
    What percentage of homicides by firearms are committed by people of what color Tiny Duck? I think the evidence is overwhelming that both whites and blacks (and everyone else) has a serious black problem on their hands. All else is obfuscation and blatant dishonesty.
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  33. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @CCZ

    Runcie was appointed superintendent in 2011. According to his biography on the Broward County Public Schools, he was born in Jamaica before moving to the United States. He grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley before attending Harvard. His brother, James Runcie, was the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid before resigning last May.
     
    https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2018/02/15/roosevelt-grad-robert-runcie-leads-florida-district-after-shooting/341115002/

    After earning an M.B.A., Bob’s early career path led him to launch a technology consulting firm. But as chance would have it, once again, his path would take a very different turn when an old college friend — Arne Duncan, then CEO of Chicago Public Schools — asked him if he would help the district with its data systems. Bob obliged, and after a number of years and senior roles working in the district, he arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2011, ready to lead.
     
    https://www.broadcenter.org/blog/leadership-lessons-robert-runcie/

    Education Department Secretly Reappoints Top Official Accused Of Harming Students
    The Obama administration thinks the Department of Education division responsible for overseeing colleges, managing the student debt crisis and policing loan contractors has done such a good job that it secretly reappointed its chief to a new five-year term.

    James Runcie, chief operating officer of the department’s Federal Student Aid office, received the reappointment on Dec. 23 from former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, department spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said. It was one of Duncan’s final acts in office before he left the administration at the end of last year.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/education-dept-student-loans_us_5728fdebe4b0bc9cb044dc16

    Top education official resigns before Congress hearing
    By Associated Press 24 May 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing, the government said Wednesday. The hearing was going to focus on payment irregularities within the financial aid program.

    Runcie said in a statement that he was resigning because he was not seeing eye to eye with his new bosses.

    Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said the office overseen by Runcie had "a litany of unsolved problems going back years." "The fact of the matter is that Congress requested Mr. Runcie to testify and Mr. Runcie refused to appear," Hill said.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4539868/Top-education-official-resigns-Congress-hearing.html

    If Runcle was born in Jamaica, he may not be as much of a knucklehead as the typical American black, but his life pattern matches a common pattern of brighter American blacks: He got into college and then received an MBA … but didn’t cut it in the business or start-up world, and ended up in a job working for schools. Blacks with MBAs who wash out of business management, and with JDs who wash out of white-shoe law firms (into corporate general counsel jobs or out of law altogether) can be attributed to affirmative action and getting in to programs they weren’t qualified for to begin with.

    Education is where the bottom decile of college students congregate (those whose tuition-paying parents prohibit them from “studies” majors). Ironically, blacks who major in education often get washed out from teaching beyond elementary school because they cannot pass the praxis exams. But there is nothing standing between them and administration jobs, which accounts for the number of chip-on-shoulder or simply incompetent black school administrators.

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    From Poughkeepsie Community College to Harvard with the stroke of a pencil!!

    Robert Runcie – An Unconventional Path
    https://www.broadcenter.org/blog/leadership-lessons-robert-runcie/
    The Broad Center, January 30, 2018
    If not for a passing glance from a teacher proctoring the SAT, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie’s life would have turned out very differently. Before arriving in the U.S. from Jamaica at the age of six, Bob had no formal schooling.

    But while filling out the paperwork for the SAT during his senior year in high school, a biology teacher saw him select the local Poughkeepsie, New York, community college as the school he would attend. The following Monday, that teacher told Bob that he could make it at a big-name school if he would just apply. A few no. 2 pencil marks next to the bubbles for some different colleges, and Bob was on his way to study economics at Harvard University because they offered him the best financial aid package.
     

    But they did not "get to the root cause” with Cruz!

    The partnership started with Bob’s first look at the district’s data, when he noticed massive discrepancies in disciplinary rates by gender and race. This wasn’t news to community partners. Along with social service organizations, law enforcement agencies, juvenile justice advocates and parent and student groups, Bob and his team met over the course of a year to learn and resolve why so many young people — mostly black males — were being suspended, expelled or arrested for minor offenses that often paved the way to the school-to-prison pipeline. Collectively, they came to an agreement for how best to handle non-violent misdemeanors on school campuses: get to the root of the behaviors with personalized student supports in school.

    They created PROMISE — also known as Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support and Education — to help students remain in school, receive behavioral and counseling support and reduce non-violent misdemeanor arrests.

    “We’re actually changing student behavior that will translate into student outcomes,” Bob said. “We all make mistakes. Students deserve a second chance. Behavior is a symptom of other problems. Our goal should always be to get to the root cause.”
     

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  34. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Conservative Treehouse has been all over this story.

    See the following posts:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/school-shooting-was-outcome-of-broward-county-school-board-policy-now-local-and-national-politicians-weaponize-kids-for-ideological-intents/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/26/jack-cashill-incompetence-wasnt-the-problem-in-broward-county/#more-146302

    And this one, which I gather is by one of the CT guys, which provides an excellent step-by-step summary:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

    By the way, doesn't Supt Runcie look like Frozone from 'The Incredibles'?

    The Conservative Treehouse article says the Sheriff is untouchable until his next election. A member of the Florida state assembly was on Tucker Carlson last night saying they are urging the Governor to use suspend him and that point the State Senate can vote to remove him from office. He cited a statute that any sheriff can be suspended for, “malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony.” He said they easily have the votes in the Senate to remove him from office. I would say this is a pretty easy case, Scott better follow through and do it.

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    Scott better follow through and do it
     
    Does Gov. Scott, a corporate Republican, have the balls to defenestrate a Jewish 'sheriff'? We'll see.
    , @Almost Missouri

    "He said they easily have the votes in the Senate to remove him from office."
     
    He should also have the AG draw up fraud and corruption charges against this fake "public servant". That will make clear that he didn't get defenestrated just because he was unlucky and lost a senate popularity contest. He shouldn't just be out of office. He should be in jail.
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  35. Would Cruz have been arrested and jailed for anything? Police were called to his adoptive mother’s home many times, but there doesn’t seem to be any charges filed that would lead to jail. Would giving him a prison rap have changed anything other than making him unemployable?

    I thought the school to prison thing was an attempt to keep black men in the work force by not giving them arrest records for minor crimes.

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  36. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Tell me again why we need public schools?

    I'd really like to hear an argument for them.

    You’ll get no arguments from me.

    I notice that when the schools are out… summer, spring break, winter break, holidays, random teacher days… the city feels no different. Somehow parents manage and life swims along. I think our entire society is fooling itself. There could be an entirely different paradigm for kids and education but we’re so stuck in our ways that we’re missing it.

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  37. “…The school district’s Office of Minority Male Achievement…”

    I wonder what their annual budget is. I imagine this is where SJWs with otherwise worthless college degrees go for employment.
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  38. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn’t manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated – for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about “School-To-Prison Pipeline” would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I’m wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don’t even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn’t provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don’t do well on the SAT-like test – in you go forever.

    I’m probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

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    We are overdue for universal basic income but the plutocratic elites aren't thrilled about such a prospect, for obvious reasons, and the useful idiot majority doesn't support UBI (to the extent they've even heard of the concept) because of largely-obsolete notions of work and wealth, so people are working the same amount as their grandparents did for the same pay [in real terms] despite productivity having increased by a very large margin in recent decades.
    , @Art Deco
    Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree.

    Higher education is bloated, but it's not that bloated. About 43% of each cohort are now cadging a baccalaureate degree. About 60% enroll in some sort of tertiary schooling.
    , @Anonymous

    give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don’t do well on the SAT-like test – in to prison you go forever.
     
    Not a bad idea. My only refinement would be to send the flunkies to an Escape from New York type location. Air drop video cameras and send in video drones and make a reality show out of it for the rest of the population to watch.
    , @anonymous
    These people couldn't work even before the automation phenomenon. Now, it's even worst. As such, they constitute a redundant population. In lieu of jail we public welfare. Thus, they wind up in subsidized housing, collecting welfare checks and living on food stamps. All without having contributed one thin dime towards their situation--and all courtesy of the rest of us pilgrims who have to work for a living. There was a talk show host here in the NYC area who once proposed a mandatory sterilization i.e. no more than a litter of two, after that--tie the tubes! He was shouted down of course.
    , @Alden
    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.
    , @bomag
    Those over age 25 without at least a high school degree: 15%

    Those involved in the criminal justice system at any one time: <3%

    Roughly a third of those incarcerated have a high school degree.

    Maybe I’m wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials.
     
    There's not a lot of correlation between unemployment and crime.
    , @Art Deco
    Again, there's been no secular decline in employment-to-population ratios in this country. They're somewhat higher than they were 60 years ago.
    , @Almost Missouri

    "if someone couldn’t manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated – for life."
     
    Actually, this is already happening, except they are not incarcerated in a prison, they are sequestered in a Sub-Zip. A Sub Zip is the opposite of a Super Zip: a place where no one affluent, famous or influential comes from and the community is not organized enough to resist HUD predation.
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  39. One thing that I found remarkable about the whole story were some details about the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Their current annual budget is $825 million. I guess that’s not out of line with an agency that has 5,800 employees and runs the county’s jails, but still.

    It’s come to light that Scott Israel is corrupt, but I don’t imagine he’s any more corrupt than the average Sheriff, certainly not the average Sheriff in the southeast.

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  40. @Tiny Duck
    Do you guys even want to live in reality?


    We are always going to have people with emotional problems...and sometimes they can't get help or they don't get better. There should never be an assault like weapon sold to any civilian. That's where I put the blame.
    How many people have died from mass shootings? Was it 58 in Las Vegas? Did we forget that already? Sandy Hook...the horror and heartbreak. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Columbine.
    Bless these kids for their standing up to stupid laws (or lack of sensible laws).

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don't necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-control-problem-we-have-a-wh-1823330466

    "[fear of People of Color is why whites] so obsessed with arming themselves with multiple human killing machines. It’s why they fight against even the notion of incremental disarmament so vehemently. They are scared shitless of us. Of anyone who is not them. And this fear is why our shitty gun laws exist, and it’s why they will continue to."

    This is why it is IMPERITIVE that whites become a minority and lose institutional power

    We are always going to have people with emotional problems…

    We are aware……….every time we see one of your posts.

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  41. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    So, not the Robert Runcie who was Archbishop of Canterbury, then?

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    So, not the Robert Runcie who was Archbishop of Canterbury, then?
     
    This one looks like the Archbishop of Cadbury.

    https://d1vdx9ifs4n5d7.cloudfront.net/s3fs-public/legacy_files/imce/uploads/chocolate_0.JPG
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  42. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Conservative Treehouse has been all over this story.

    See the following posts:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/school-shooting-was-outcome-of-broward-county-school-board-policy-now-local-and-national-politicians-weaponize-kids-for-ideological-intents/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/26/jack-cashill-incompetence-wasnt-the-problem-in-broward-county/#more-146302

    And this one, which I gather is by one of the CT guys, which provides an excellent step-by-step summary:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

    By the way, doesn't Supt Runcie look like Frozone from 'The Incredibles'?

    By the way, doesn’t Supt Runcie look like Frozone from ‘The Incredibles’?

    The one bad note in The Incredibles. Why, of all people, is loud black man the ice-and-snow superhero? Whites are after all called “ice people” for a reason.

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  43. @countenance
    Which means what happened in Parkland is Late Obama Age Collapse.

    No, more like Mid Obama Era Dangerous Meddling. It takes a while for the bomb to go off once you’ve lit the fuse.

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  44. @CCZ

    Runcie was appointed superintendent in 2011. According to his biography on the Broward County Public Schools, he was born in Jamaica before moving to the United States. He grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley before attending Harvard. His brother, James Runcie, was the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid before resigning last May.
     
    https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2018/02/15/roosevelt-grad-robert-runcie-leads-florida-district-after-shooting/341115002/

    After earning an M.B.A., Bob’s early career path led him to launch a technology consulting firm. But as chance would have it, once again, his path would take a very different turn when an old college friend — Arne Duncan, then CEO of Chicago Public Schools — asked him if he would help the district with its data systems. Bob obliged, and after a number of years and senior roles working in the district, he arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2011, ready to lead.
     
    https://www.broadcenter.org/blog/leadership-lessons-robert-runcie/

    Education Department Secretly Reappoints Top Official Accused Of Harming Students
    The Obama administration thinks the Department of Education division responsible for overseeing colleges, managing the student debt crisis and policing loan contractors has done such a good job that it secretly reappointed its chief to a new five-year term.

    James Runcie, chief operating officer of the department’s Federal Student Aid office, received the reappointment on Dec. 23 from former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, department spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said. It was one of Duncan’s final acts in office before he left the administration at the end of last year.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/education-dept-student-loans_us_5728fdebe4b0bc9cb044dc16

    Top education official resigns before Congress hearing
    By Associated Press 24 May 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing, the government said Wednesday. The hearing was going to focus on payment irregularities within the financial aid program.

    Runcie said in a statement that he was resigning because he was not seeing eye to eye with his new bosses.

    Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said the office overseen by Runcie had "a litany of unsolved problems going back years." "The fact of the matter is that Congress requested Mr. Runcie to testify and Mr. Runcie refused to appear," Hill said.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4539868/Top-education-official-resigns-Congress-hearing.html

    Once again the Daily Mail is tracking important issues that the MSM never looks at. Come for the T&A sidebar, stay for important policy discussions.

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    Once again the Daily Mail is tracking important issues that the MSM never looks at. Come for the T&A sidebar, stay for important policy discussions.

     

    Too much honesty, it makes the rest of us look bad.

    Hosk and Swanepoel

    Hosk:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5363339/Elsa-Hosk-models-skimpy-bikini-designed.html
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  45. @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    We are overdue for universal basic income but the plutocratic elites aren’t thrilled about such a prospect, for obvious reasons, and the useful idiot majority doesn’t support UBI (to the extent they’ve even heard of the concept) because of largely-obsolete notions of work and wealth, so people are working the same amount as their grandparents did for the same pay [in real terms] despite productivity having increased by a very large margin in recent decades.

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    What problem does UBI purport to solve? Only a foolish liberaltarian could possibly believe the issues at hand are macroeconomic in nature.
    , @Anonymous
    UBI--yet another concept functionally at odds with open borders--
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  46. @bomag

    the government agents are essentially untouchable and–believe you me–they know it.
     
    Maddeningly so.

    They scream at the rest of us about bearing consequences: if you move your hands wrong, the police can shoot you; if you "lie" to the FBI, you do time; we must have strict liability; zero tolerance for this and that; etc. But "public servants" are beyond the pale. Divine right of Kings.

    This was a court statement from an egregious 1981 case: it is a fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen. Warren v. District of Columbia

    I suppose they realize that the public officials we get today are so compromised; and court decisions so arbitrary; that if the flood gates are opened, we'd all be back to living in caves.

    I'm thinking that some kind of citizen arrest program could be spooled up as a possible remedy.

    The majority of government employees sole function is to harass and extract revenue from the law abiding.

    Upon meeting someone and learning they are employed by a government entity they automatically drop in my estimation of them by a solid 25 to 50%.

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  47. @carol
    This is all related to the criminal justice "reform" and jail diversion "movements" as well. Rather like letting thugs graduate if they merely keep a seat warm for a few years, it's all just a lowering of standards. So things that supposedly don't hurt anyone like vandalism and criminal mischief are given a pass. Yet anyone whose property was repeatedly vandalized like mine was will soon clear out.

    It's happening all over the country and the natives are so clueless they think it's some spontaneous local initiative. It's especially maddening to see local Republicans falling for these scams, trying to salvage social justice Pokemon points for themselves. Cucks!

    Got to admit the Obama admin was good at suckering them in.

    In the DC and Maryland area they don’t even have to keep the seat warm. They don’t have to show up for school and they graduate anyway. All over the Washington Post

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  48. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    The focus should be to keep schools safe and maximally conducive to learning. Improving the behavior and desire-to-learn of disruptive and violent students is an admirable, if largely futile, goal, but these students must be kept separate from well-behaved students, regardless of the effort and resources expended on trying to help delinquent students. If we want to talk about disparate impact: well-behaved, eager-to-learn students in majority-black school districts are disproportionately deprived of the right to safety and a good education compared to similar students in majority-white districts.

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  49. The best way to stop the school to prison pipeline is to close the schools. Apparently, it must be in the schools where children learn to be criminals.

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  50. When, after a nationwide search, he was hired two years ago to serve as superintendent of Florida’s Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie began brainstorming ways to close the racial achievement gap. …“One of the first things I saw was a huge differential in minority students, black male students in particular, in terms of suspensions and arrests,” he says. Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …

    Fifty years ago, Daniel Patrick Moynihan offered that many ‘social problems’ are spoken of as such and command the attention of public agencies because social policy mavens are upset by some phenomenon, not because ordinary people are or ever would be. Outside of sets of cadres in the educational apparat, the social work apparat, and the legal profession, the only people who think either phenomenon is an actual problem are an obstreperous subset of blacks. For the other 96% of the population, this is a social condition, not a social problem. The question at hand is how does the majority organize to take public institutions away from the people who’ve so damaged them.

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  51. @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree.

    Higher education is bloated, but it’s not that bloated. About 43% of each cohort are now cadging a baccalaureate degree. About 60% enroll in some sort of tertiary schooling.

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  52. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    In places like Chicago they’ve reduced the suspension-discipline ‘gap’ by simply letting things go and not doing anything. It’s been replaced with something called ‘restorative’ justice or similar which entails just having them say they’re sorry. As a result the public schools at the basic level are worse than useless but a downright hazard. To avoid total disaster there’s various tracks such as magnet schools, charters, AP classes that the non-retarded can use. This keeps the system viable to some extent. But really, haven’t racial politics been the destruction of public schools since the days of busing?

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  54. If you take that headline literally it means they want to create a prison-to-school pipeline. A Kinsley-style gaffe?

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  55. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don’t do well on the SAT-like test – in to prison you go forever.

    Not a bad idea. My only refinement would be to send the flunkies to an Escape from New York type location. Air drop video cameras and send in video drones and make a reality show out of it for the rest of the population to watch.

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    I'm not advocating anything but it seems likely that serious change is coming.
    , @Anonymous
    OMG....LOL.... I like it. Everyone gets to be productive.
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  56. @countenance
    Ending the school-to-prison pipeline started the school-to-graveyard pipeline.

    That’s a good line.

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  57. @Olorin
    Sundance's work on this has been exceptional.

    See also Max Eden's piece today in City Journal which misattributes breaking of the story to WaPo:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-did-parkland-shooter-slip-through-cracks-15741.html

    Yet again Sundance does the hewing, hauling, and hefting w/o MSM mention, just as with the Miami-Dade/Trayvon casse.

    How did he slip thru the cracks? Simple, the bloated police and education bureaucracy exists to establish makework jobs for otherwise unemployable ppl.

    Where I live cops make $9/hour with shift captains making a lousy $15-16/hr….

    I’d gladly be a cop if I lived in a state w better pay grades…. nobody actually cares about the kids mental health….all they care about is extracting a babysitting salary while dealing w society’s degenerates

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    Very unlikely but very interesting.

    More OT:

    Transgender model who claimed ‘all white people are racist' is Labour’s new equality adviser

    Frankly, we have reached pretty much the endtimes.

    I hope the rapture begins soon.
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  59. @Jake
    "Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …"

    If the system were punishing based on what was actually done with no affirmative action, Get Out of Jail Free cards for blacks, then blacks would have made up 75 or 80% of suspensions. Even 90% is possible.

    And a huge % of whites suspended would be friends with/associates of blacks.

    “Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …”

    Wow, whutta surprise!

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  60. @bomag

    ...working as school district administrators.
     
    Those are a prime example of the modern make-work job.

    All the affirmative action blacks who can’t function in the schools end up at district headquarters in do nothing jobs.

    Meanwhile, White women are stuck in the classrooms at the mercy of the animals.

    Blacks are 40 percent of the students?
    How can any non black parent send their kids to one of those dangerous schools? Just the screeching, howling and yowling of the blacks probably causes hearing loss.

    Ever heard black kids? Ever seen them at bus stops after school? Ever heard their language? Every garbled incomplete sentence has 2 mother lovers and 5 n words in it.

    I don’t know about the Florida Cubans, but the Mexicans students in other states have made the schools significantly safer and more civilized.

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  61. @Percy Gryce
    OT: Not out of Africa?

    https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/human-footprints-greece

    Very unlikely but very interesting.

    More OT:

    Transgender model who claimed ‘all white people are racist’ is Labour’s new equality adviser

    Frankly, we have reached pretty much the endtimes.

    I hope the rapture begins soon.

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    when you see these things come to pass, look up, your redemption draweth nigh
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  62. @Olorin
    Sundance's work on this has been exceptional.

    See also Max Eden's piece today in City Journal which misattributes breaking of the story to WaPo:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-did-parkland-shooter-slip-through-cracks-15741.html

    Yet again Sundance does the hewing, hauling, and hefting w/o MSM mention, just as with the Miami-Dade/Trayvon casse.

    Yet again Sundance does the hewing, hauling, and hefting w/o MSM mention, just as with the Miami-Dade/Trayvon case.

    Indeed. And it turns out that the school-to-prison pipeline would have worked out better for Trayvon himself.

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  63. @Anonymous
    Max Eden at City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute (Heather Mac Donald, et al.):

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-did-parkland-shooter-slip-through-cracks-15741.html

    Would an arrest record have changed the judgment of the FBI agents who ignored the tip that Cruz wanted to kill his classmates? Certainly Cruz could not have legally purchased a gun if the 2016 social-services investigation determined that he was a threat to himself and others.
     
    The Washington Post, burying the lede way at the bottom of the story:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/teachers-say-florida-shooters-problems-started-in-middle-school-and-the-system-tried-to-help-him/2018/02/18/cdff7aa6-1413-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html

    Broward County schools once recorded more in-school arrests than any other Florida school system. But that harsh approach fell out of favor amid concerns that it was funneling too many young people — and particularly black and Hispanic students — into the juvenile justice system. Cruz is listed on official documents as being white.

    In recent years, Broward schools became a leader in the national move toward a different kind of discipline — one that would not just punish students, but also would help them address the root causes of their misbehavior. Such policies aim to combat what is known as the “school-to-prison pipeline,” giving teenagers a chance to stick with their education rather than get derailed, often permanently, by criminal charges.

    Beginning in 2013, Broward stopped referring students to police for about a dozen infractions ranging from alcohol and drug use to bullying, harassment and assault. Instead, students who get in trouble for those infractions are offered an alternative program that emphasizes counseling, conflict resolution skills and referral to community social service agencies.

    Jonathon Fishman, spokesman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, said last week that he had no record of deputies arresting Cruz before Wednesday.
     
    The big scandal to me is the way that the incentives have been set up to obfuscate the facts and prevent accurate data collection at the school level about classroom discipline and violence. This is a major problem quite separate from this particular incident. If they don't want to arrest black students for crimes committed in class, fine, but don't flush the fact that the crimes occurred down the memory hole. There is no way that any research can be conducted if the facts cannot be obtained.

    Every single problem with education can be traced to the gap between black students and other students, in "achievement," in disruptive or criminal behavior, you name it. If this were confronted honestly, it would be the Copernican/Keplerian moment, when everything makes sense and the epicycles fade away. Solutions, whatever they might be, could be rationally entertained.

    The root causes of misbehavior are called DNA. This is nothing new. It’s been imposed on the juvenile and adult criminal justice system since 1965.

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  64. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Tell me again why we need public schools?

    I'd really like to hear an argument for them.

    To keep black children indoors and supervised, at least during the day

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  65. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    These people couldn’t work even before the automation phenomenon. Now, it’s even worst. As such, they constitute a redundant population. In lieu of jail we public welfare. Thus, they wind up in subsidized housing, collecting welfare checks and living on food stamps. All without having contributed one thin dime towards their situation–and all courtesy of the rest of us pilgrims who have to work for a living. There was a talk show host here in the NYC area who once proposed a mandatory sterilization i.e. no more than a litter of two, after that–tie the tubes! He was shouted down of course.

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    Actually I was an AFDC Welfare social worker when I just graduated from college. That was a long time ago but in seems to be the same today as it was in the sixties.
    , @ben tillman

    There was a talk show host here in the NYC area who once proposed a mandatory sterilization i.e. no more than a litter of two, after that–tie the tubes! He was shouted down of course.
     
    In some times and places in this country, doctors have done exactly as you suggest without the woman's knowledge.
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  66. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    Right scumbag, Runcie, keep the animals in the classroom where they can bully and terrorize the Whites. And if a White dares to fight back either physically or verbally, invoke the zero tolerance policy.

    One law for blacks, but full persecution and punishment for Whites. Blacks can rob beat and bully without punishment, but let a White be late for class and it’s suspension.

    The permitted and encouraged bullying and mistreatment if White kids in school is just to prepare them for a life time of affirmative action discrimination and robbery and assaults by blacks.

    We are the helots. Blacks are the agents the state uses to keep us down.

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    You think the non-delinquent blacks have it much better? Tone down the autism a few notches and acknowledge that these leftist policies do harm across racial lines. Whether or not any of your compassion extends to anyone whom you deem to be outside of your racial group, attaining your political goals will often require alliances with such people.
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  68. Of all the excuses for criminality, imagining a pipeline is an odd one. People talk about it like it’s an impersonal, automatic process. But in that case a better metaphor would be a conveyor belt.

    Young black men go to prison because they commit crimes. If there’s a “school to prison pipeline,” they deliberately choose it, like Mario jumping on a pipe to the underworld.

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    People talk about it like it’s an impersonal, automatic process. But in that case a better metaphor would be a conveyor belt.

     

    This is an excellent observation. SJWs and their hangers-on don't really see The Oppressed Other as fully human, with full agency, so impersonal metaphors inevitably creep into their descriptions.

    I was thinking about this last night, as we Calvinists were watching the final episode in Season 2 of 'Victoria', a mostly-excellent historical drama depicting, so far, the first 10 years or so of the eponymous British monarch's reign.

    This series is exceptionally well-done in general, with superb acting, great sets and atmosphere, etc. But it's marred by the insertion of 21st-century 'social justice' storylines that are dropped into the broad historical narrative like turds on a polished parquet floor.

    One long-running storyline depicts a homosexual relationship between a (male) aide to the Queen and an up-and-coming Tory politician. Their presence in the story refers to actual historical figures, but their ages, times of service, and of course sexual predilections are reinvented for this new, improved story. Both are flawless -- they're young and beautiful, morally upright, and one (minor spoiler alert) dies a matyr. Who cares if the legacies of the actual men these characters are based on have been gutted and used as base raw material when Greater Good can be achieved?

    Another SJW storyline appears only in the final Season 2 episode. The Queen is presented with the 'gift' of a child, a tribal 'princess' who's been rescued by an English officer who's fighting the slave trade in west Africa. Kudos to the producers for depicting Britain's lead in ending the slave trade, but the SJW elements of the story kick in as this girl comes to live with Victoria and her children. The girl herself is angelic and wise, but unhappy. The Queen holds this girl's life in her hands, and must decide what's best for her.

    At the same time, a member of the Queen's household staff finds out she's inherited a legacy from a long-lost uncle who emigrated to America. Selling off this property will give this staff member a new life, and a chance to marry the man she loves. But what is the property? 20 slaves. Again, this young white woman has the very lives of Africans in her power. How woke will she turn out to be?

    In both of these storylines, the moral drama is wholly-owned by the white, English characters. The African characters are utterly without agency and hope, unless they are rescued -- redeemed, even, in the case of the slaves -- by their great White Saviors.

    It's this impulse that excites the SJWs. They are not really interested in equality qua equality, nor in actual human beings. They are consumed by pride in their own power and perspicacity.

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  69. Wow Steve, this is like, journalism, or something. Will it be consigned to alternative media purdah, to sleep beside Pizzagate and rumors of false flag operations in Syria, or will Fox or WAPO run it?

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  70. “the so-far successful attempt to end disproportionate student arrests”

    It’s apparently really easy to end “disproportionate” arrests: stop arresting people. Why didn’t I think of that?

    This whole mess demonstrates the shallowness of our elites. They imbue the pursuit of dubious goals like Closing the Whatever Gap (maybe the Gap is there for a reason, because we’re not actually all the same person in different skin) with morally bloated terms like “crusade.” Then they fail to take into account, or willfully ignore, side effects. And there are always side effects. Such as, I dunno, making your county a Gangsta’s Paradise.

    Left to themselves, they’d ignore these consequences. Maybe it will still be ignored, but fortunately thanks to a couple of national news scandals the story of their incompetence has broken.

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    Don't assume incompetence when malice is a much better explanatory factor.
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  71. @Anonymous
    You can't sue them personally because they're acting as agents for the government. If you sue the school district it's taxpayers who pay. Either way the government agents are essentially untouchable and--believe you me--they know it.

    Separately, in my own jurisdiction it was seen as a major coup that we landed a negro school superintendent. Even though we had to raise the salary from 220K to 340K in order to snag him. After his lackluster term ended he went on to an even more high-profile position across the country and was replaced by a capable white administrator - - at the old salary.

    After his lackluster term ended he went on to an even more high-profile position across the country

    POTUS?

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    LOL... he's still in his 40s, so I'm sure it's crossed his mind...
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  72. @Lugash
    Once again the Daily Mail is tracking important issues that the MSM never looks at. Come for the T&A sidebar, stay for important policy discussions.

    Once again the Daily Mail is tracking important issues that the MSM never looks at. Come for the T&A sidebar, stay for important policy discussions.

    Too much honesty, it makes the rest of us look bad.

    Hosk and Swanepoel

    Hosk:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5363339/Elsa-Hosk-models-skimpy-bikini-designed.html

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  73. There is no reason why blacks, who score the lowest on IQ tests, should ever be put in charge of education in any role. This is like making music teachers out of people with no musical skills at all.

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  74. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Tell me again why we need public schools?

    I'd really like to hear an argument for them.

    The masses want the “free” babysitting services they provide.

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    The masses want the “free” babysitting services they provide.
     
    * need the free babysitting services because wages have been relentlessly crushed
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That is some expensive free babysitting and I am not just talking dollars.
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  75. Don’t you just love the “pipeline” metaphor? As if these individuals had zero agency and were merely being conveyed by external forces from one position in life to the next. I’ve worked for juvenile justice and child welfare in Florida for over a decade. I don’t think the average person has the slightest clue what it takes to actually get imprisoned in the state. It isn’t jaywalking or having a bag of weed. In fact, by the time my agency was referred youths for evaluation (and potential placement in residential commitment), they had rap sheets as long as my arm and had already been through diversion, Teen Court, community control, day schools, etc.

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    Is it really fair to hold young black males to the same standards and expectations as say, young white females? I mean, when a suburban white girl gets in trouble at school, her parents will come down on her and have punishments and consequences. The black kid likely faces nothing at home to check him so the school and other authorities have to take the steps themselves. Hence, the existence of your job.

    To me, and in my own experience, it's just an application of broken windows. Come down early and hard on the little infractions and you'll help prevent the bigger ones. It works for middle class suburban kids, but will it work for the welfare kids?
    , @ben tillman
    I don't think I've seen you comment here before. Thank you for sharing your perspective.
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  76. When, after a nationwide search, he was hired two years ago to serve as superintendent of Florida’s Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie began brainstorming ways to close the racial achievement gap.

    Runcie had previously served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1979 to 1991, then took early retirement to sit at the right hand of God after he became sick of dealing with the issue of the ordination of women.

    His appointment as Broward County schools superintendent came as a surprise to many who believed he was dead, but for a man used to being asked to work miracles, this late-career switch came as a welcome challenge for the man who used to be in overall charge of hundreds of Church of England schools run in partnership with local education authorities.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Runcie#Archbishop_of_Canterbury

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  77. @Anonymous
    If Runcle was born in Jamaica, he may not be as much of a knucklehead as the typical American black, but his life pattern matches a common pattern of brighter American blacks: He got into college and then received an MBA ... but didn't cut it in the business or start-up world, and ended up in a job working for schools. Blacks with MBAs who wash out of business management, and with JDs who wash out of white-shoe law firms (into corporate general counsel jobs or out of law altogether) can be attributed to affirmative action and getting in to programs they weren't qualified for to begin with.

    Education is where the bottom decile of college students congregate (those whose tuition-paying parents prohibit them from "studies" majors). Ironically, blacks who major in education often get washed out from teaching beyond elementary school because they cannot pass the praxis exams. But there is nothing standing between them and administration jobs, which accounts for the number of chip-on-shoulder or simply incompetent black school administrators.

    From Poughkeepsie Community College to Harvard with the stroke of a pencil!!

    Robert Runcie – An Unconventional Path

    https://www.broadcenter.org/blog/leadership-lessons-robert-runcie/

    The Broad Center, January 30, 2018
    If not for a passing glance from a teacher proctoring the SAT, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie’s life would have turned out very differently. Before arriving in the U.S. from Jamaica at the age of six, Bob had no formal schooling.

    But while filling out the paperwork for the SAT during his senior year in high school, a biology teacher saw him select the local Poughkeepsie, New York, community college as the school he would attend. The following Monday, that teacher told Bob that he could make it at a big-name school if he would just apply. A few no. 2 pencil marks next to the bubbles for some different colleges, and Bob was on his way to study economics at Harvard University because they offered him the best financial aid package.

    But they did not “get to the root cause” with Cruz!

    The partnership started with Bob’s first look at the district’s data, when he noticed massive discrepancies in disciplinary rates by gender and race. This wasn’t news to community partners. Along with social service organizations, law enforcement agencies, juvenile justice advocates and parent and student groups, Bob and his team met over the course of a year to learn and resolve why so many young people — mostly black males — were being suspended, expelled or arrested for minor offenses that often paved the way to the school-to-prison pipeline. Collectively, they came to an agreement for how best to handle non-violent misdemeanors on school campuses: get to the root of the behaviors with personalized student supports in school.

    They created PROMISE — also known as Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support and Education — to help students remain in school, receive behavioral and counseling support and reduce non-violent misdemeanor arrests.

    “We’re actually changing student behavior that will translate into student outcomes,” Bob said. “We all make mistakes. Students deserve a second chance. Behavior is a symptom of other problems. Our goal should always be to get to the root cause.”

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    Root and branch, as long as they're gardening.
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  78. It’s amazing how rat bastard leftys never, ever, consider how the beneficiaries of some gobt program are going to ‘game’ it. Offer millions if the school can minimize feral negros getting arrested, the obvious ‘game’ is not to arrest them! And then never consider the long term consequences for everybody involved.

    The original story was about feral negro Trayvon Martin. But the MSM rat bastards did an effective job of not reporting on it, so down the memory hole it went.

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  79. Too bad they drained the Everglades for Broward and the surrounds.

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  80. So if you make a test too easy everyone can pass?

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  81. Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …

    Forty percent of the student body is large given the census information for Broward County.

    The racial makeup of the county was 62.3% White, 17.1% Hispanic, 12.2% Black or African American, 5.07% Asian, 2.20% from two or more races, 0.66% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, and 0.20% from some other race. The racial makeup of the total Hispanic population in Broward County was: 65.8% White, 5.90% Native American, 2.06 % Black or African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.86% Pacific Islander, 26.23% were some other race and 4.57% were from two or more races.[15] In 2015, with relation to ancestry (excluding the various Hispanic and Latino ancestries), 7.38% were Italian, 7.70% American, 6.44% German, 6.54% Irish, and 0.68% English ancestry. Also, among West Indians, 6.33% were Haitian and 5.96% were Jamaican.[16] In 2015, 32.2% of the county’s population was foreign born, with 18.14 % being naturalized American citizens[17]. Of foreign born residents, 78.9% were born in Latin America, 7.88% were born in Europe, 8.52% born in Asia, 3.11% in North America, 1.34% born in Africa and 0.15 were born in Oceania.[18]

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    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.

    Broward County Public School Statistics / Demographics
    Total Number of Students 256,794
    American Indian/Alaska Native 811
    Asian 9,014
    Hispanic 71,265
    Black 94,187
    White 67,813
    Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0
    2 or more races 0

    This site has a graph confirming Broward County at 38% black, 30% white, and 26% Hispanic. But graph is from 2007, so above larger Hispanic percentage is probably more accurate.
    http://broadfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1177-tbp2008browardfactsheet.pdf

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  82. Also from the link:

    At the time, black students in the sixth-largest district in the country had a graduation rate of only 61 percent compared to 81 percent for white students.

    Runcie’s relaxed discipline program was an attempt to improve black graduation rates. Was the relaxed discipline program successful in improving black graduation rates? According to the following article, black graduation rates have improved in Broward County.Miami and Broward public schools’ graduation rates continue to rise. (January 3,2018)

    The overall graduation rate for BCPS, which includes innovative District high schools and charter schools, is 81 percent. This is the highest graduation rate for BCPS since Florida adopted the Federal Uniform Graduation Rate method in 2010/11.
    Black (75 percent), Hispanic (83 percent) and white (87.3 percent) students improved their graduation rates. The graduation rate gap between black students and white students also decreased by 3.2 percentage points.

    According to the article, black graduation rates are now at 75%, a substantial improvement from the 61% graduation rate cited in the American Prospect article. White graduation rates also improved, from 81% to 87%.

    There are at least three questions to ask. First, are these improved graduation rates valid? Education stats, like any stats, can be tweaked to hide the real stats. Two decades ago, I was researching some urban Texas high schools. A number of those urban high schools reported a freshman class that was 50-60% larger than the senior class, but with an annual dropout rate of 3-5%. You can’t have a 3-5% dropout rate with such a big drop in class size from freshman to senior. IIRC, the way those urban Texas high schools were able to hide the true dropout rate was related to students who transferred out of the school. Many dropouts were labeled as transfers out of the school. Or, a transfer into a school, who later dropped out, was not listed as transferring to a school.

    A second question is related to graduation requirements. Are graduation requirements currently as stringent as the previous requirements? If diplomas are now being handed out like candy, a higher graduation rate is meaningless.

    Assuming that the answers to the previous two questions are yes, indicating that current graduation rates are valid and graduation rates are as stringent as they were previously, a third question arises.

    Was the relaxed discipline program the only policy change for Broward County schools? If it wasn’t the only change, then the question arises: to what degree was the relaxed discipline program responsible for the improved graduation rates, compared to other policy changes?

    If the relaxed discipline program DID help increase black graduation rates, then the conclusion is that the relaxed discipline program had a mixed record. It improved graduation rates overall, including blacks. However, the reduction in arrests meant that students who should have been targeted by the criminal justice system, such as Nikolas Cruz, were not. More graduates and more dead students.

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    If diplomas are now being handed out like candy, a higher graduation rate is meaningless.
     
    LOL @ "if"
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  83. @istevefan

    Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body. …
     
    Forty percent of the student body is large given the census information for Broward County.

    The racial makeup of the county was 62.3% White, 17.1% Hispanic, 12.2% Black or African American, 5.07% Asian, 2.20% from two or more races, 0.66% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, and 0.20% from some other race. The racial makeup of the total Hispanic population in Broward County was: 65.8% White, 5.90% Native American, 2.06 % Black or African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.86% Pacific Islander, 26.23% were some other race and 4.57% were from two or more races.[15] In 2015, with relation to ancestry (excluding the various Hispanic and Latino ancestries), 7.38% were Italian, 7.70% American, 6.44% German, 6.54% Irish, and 0.68% English ancestry. Also, among West Indians, 6.33% were Haitian and 5.96% were Jamaican.[16] In 2015, 32.2% of the county’s population was foreign born, with 18.14 % being naturalized American citizens[17]. Of foreign born residents, 78.9% were born in Latin America, 7.88% were born in Europe, 8.52% born in Asia, 3.11% in North America, 1.34% born in Africa and 0.15 were born in Oceania.[18]
     

    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.

    Broward County Public School Statistics / Demographics
    Total Number of Students 256,794
    American Indian/Alaska Native 811
    Asian 9,014
    Hispanic 71,265
    Black 94,187
    White 67,813
    Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0
    2 or more races 0

    This site has a graph confirming Broward County at 38% black, 30% white, and 26% Hispanic. But graph is from 2007, so above larger Hispanic percentage is probably more accurate.

    http://broadfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1177-tbp2008browardfactsheet.pdf

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    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.
     
    You are probably correct. But what I find fascinating is the mindset of these older people. Surely they cannot look upon the youth with the same feelings as when their grandparents looked upon their generation. It seems like a given that people want to see and watch their children and grandchildren. It gives them some sense of continuity. It gives hope for the future. The presence of children is similar to seeing various wildlife in nature. It's a sign of a healthy environment.

    Yet is there any other place on the planet where this doting would take place if the younger generation were as ethnically and racially dissimilar to the older generation as it is here in the US? What in one case is a sign of health, in this case is a sign that your group is dying out. How is that something that is not to be discussed? Are these people really OK with this?
    , @AndrewR
    Hispanic is neither a color nor race.
    , @Anonymous
    And even the younger white adults, if they love their children, do not send them to public schools.
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  84. You know, now that I think about it, why would anyone want to reverse “Broward County’s School-To-Prison Pipeline?”

    Do we need to take violent felons out of jail and land them in schools for the enrichment of other students?

    I mean, I guess I could see an argument for ‘shutting down‘ a “school-to-prison pipeline” — don’t criminalize boyhood; give kids a second chance; don’t stick them in jail where they will be corrupted by hardened convicts; yada-yada-yada.

    But reverse the pipeline? Does anyone in newspapers these days pay any attention at all to what they write?

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  85. @Tiny Duck
    Do you guys even want to live in reality?


    We are always going to have people with emotional problems...and sometimes they can't get help or they don't get better. There should never be an assault like weapon sold to any civilian. That's where I put the blame.
    How many people have died from mass shootings? Was it 58 in Las Vegas? Did we forget that already? Sandy Hook...the horror and heartbreak. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Columbine.
    Bless these kids for their standing up to stupid laws (or lack of sensible laws).

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don't necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-control-problem-we-have-a-wh-1823330466

    "[fear of People of Color is why whites] so obsessed with arming themselves with multiple human killing machines. It’s why they fight against even the notion of incremental disarmament so vehemently. They are scared shitless of us. Of anyone who is not them. And this fear is why our shitty gun laws exist, and it’s why they will continue to."

    This is why it is IMPERITIVE that whites become a minority and lose institutional power

    A car or a pick up truck is an assault weapon if the driver wishes it to be. Without access to a gun, that 19 year old could have mowed down even more kids after school in the parking lot or in a crosswalk.

    I will say this about a position such as yours, though: it has driven the number of members of the NRA up.

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  86. @Barnard
    The masses want the "free" babysitting services they provide.

    The masses want the “free” babysitting services they provide.

    * need the free babysitting services because wages have been relentlessly crushed

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    True dat. One of neoliberalism's signal accomplishments is the radical gutting of the middle class, keel of the Republic, and the debt slavery (particularly embracing access to educational opportunity for the succeding generations...chained to the wheel of debt servitude before even entering the workforce; without "credentials" you are nobody, but now a massively-indebted nobody compliant with the system established by the overlords) which has replaced agency for this cohort of the citizenry. I distinctly remember discussing this with my dad 20 years ago.

    And so it goes.
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  87. @J. Farmer
    Don't you just love the "pipeline" metaphor? As if these individuals had zero agency and were merely being conveyed by external forces from one position in life to the next. I've worked for juvenile justice and child welfare in Florida for over a decade. I don't think the average person has the slightest clue what it takes to actually get imprisoned in the state. It isn't jaywalking or having a bag of weed. In fact, by the time my agency was referred youths for evaluation (and potential placement in residential commitment), they had rap sheets as long as my arm and had already been through diversion, Teen Court, community control, day schools, etc.

    Is it really fair to hold young black males to the same standards and expectations as say, young white females? I mean, when a suburban white girl gets in trouble at school, her parents will come down on her and have punishments and consequences. The black kid likely faces nothing at home to check him so the school and other authorities have to take the steps themselves. Hence, the existence of your job.

    To me, and in my own experience, it’s just an application of broken windows. Come down early and hard on the little infractions and you’ll help prevent the bigger ones. It works for middle class suburban kids, but will it work for the welfare kids?

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    It works for middle class suburban kids, but will it work for the welfare kids?

    Again, the vast majority of black kids come from wage-earning families. The domestic disciplinary regime is often weak and erratic and there's a peer culture which nourishes rudeness, so you get a lot of incorrigibles in schools. Right now, we have no regular infrastructure for sequestering those incorrigibles so the rest of the young can learn something and the teachers can have passable working conditions.
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  88. Is it normal for high schools to have over 1000 students? If so, is this good? Is there any correlation between school shootings and size?

    I went to a small school. There were probably 300 students, 9-12, in high school. I admit we did not have the most advanced classroom facilities. We did not offer the various AP courses. But everyone knew each other, classes were small, discipline was not a problem, and the educational experience seems to have been good.

    Additionally it was easy to participate in extracurricular activities. Any boy could go out for the varsity football team. There were no cuts. You might not have ever played in a game, but at least you could participate in practice and wear the team’s jersey on game days.

    I am sure other people will think that larger schools are better. But if I were in charge I would cap a high school at no more than 500 students. I mention this because I think school populations are only going to get worse as we foolishly compete to remain among the top three most populous nations on earth. This never ending population growth, led by immigration, is only going to exacerbate the problem of scale not just in our schools, but in the society at large.

    I don’t get why the true liberals, who really do admire the boutique societies of Europe, don’t connect the dots and realize that scale matters. I don’t know for sure if these large schools are more susceptible to such mass shootings, but I just don’t see how you can get the same positive experience going to such a school where you don’t know most people.

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    Most high schools are at least 2,000. It’s partly because of state ed departments mandated science laboratories gyms etc. the endless year book, newspaper chorus band sports teams and other activities require more students as well.

    In Florida and other immigrant impacted states the constant population growth is a need for big high schools.
    , @njguy73

    But if I were in charge I would cap a high school at no more than 500 students.
     
    That is a lucid, mature, sensible idea.

    Now stop saying it before I get angry about how it'll never happen.
    , @AndrewR
    Why would you bother going to practice if you never got to play a game?

    And 1,000 students isn't even that much. My high school had double that.
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  89. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Tell me again why we need public schools?

    I'd really like to hear an argument for them.

    Baby sitters for working Mother’s is the only rational reason. The real reason is affirmative action non teaching jobs at district headquarters

    What a country. We have turned administration of public schools over to the stupidest demographic which also raises the most criminal demographic.

    Affirmative action in action.

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  90. @istevefan
    Is it normal for high schools to have over 1000 students? If so, is this good? Is there any correlation between school shootings and size?

    I went to a small school. There were probably 300 students, 9-12, in high school. I admit we did not have the most advanced classroom facilities. We did not offer the various AP courses. But everyone knew each other, classes were small, discipline was not a problem, and the educational experience seems to have been good.

    Additionally it was easy to participate in extracurricular activities. Any boy could go out for the varsity football team. There were no cuts. You might not have ever played in a game, but at least you could participate in practice and wear the team's jersey on game days.

    I am sure other people will think that larger schools are better. But if I were in charge I would cap a high school at no more than 500 students. I mention this because I think school populations are only going to get worse as we foolishly compete to remain among the top three most populous nations on earth. This never ending population growth, led by immigration, is only going to exacerbate the problem of scale not just in our schools, but in the society at large.

    I don't get why the true liberals, who really do admire the boutique societies of Europe, don't connect the dots and realize that scale matters. I don't know for sure if these large schools are more susceptible to such mass shootings, but I just don't see how you can get the same positive experience going to such a school where you don't know most people.

    Most high schools are at least 2,000. It’s partly because of state ed departments mandated science laboratories gyms etc. the endless year book, newspaper chorus band sports teams and other activities require more students as well.

    In Florida and other immigrant impacted states the constant population growth is a need for big high schools.

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  91. @Barnard
    The masses want the "free" babysitting services they provide.

    That is some expensive free babysitting and I am not just talking dollars.

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  92. @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.

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    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.
     


    I know restaurant peeps that were working in the east and midwest 40+ years ago, They hired lots of negros for the help.

    Some of them split to the left coast and hired hispanics for the first time. Night and day difference as to the work ethic, showing up on time, taking orders and not getting into a master/slave fight.

    Now they won't even consider a negro, just not worth the trouble.
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  94. @istevefan
    Is it normal for high schools to have over 1000 students? If so, is this good? Is there any correlation between school shootings and size?

    I went to a small school. There were probably 300 students, 9-12, in high school. I admit we did not have the most advanced classroom facilities. We did not offer the various AP courses. But everyone knew each other, classes were small, discipline was not a problem, and the educational experience seems to have been good.

    Additionally it was easy to participate in extracurricular activities. Any boy could go out for the varsity football team. There were no cuts. You might not have ever played in a game, but at least you could participate in practice and wear the team's jersey on game days.

    I am sure other people will think that larger schools are better. But if I were in charge I would cap a high school at no more than 500 students. I mention this because I think school populations are only going to get worse as we foolishly compete to remain among the top three most populous nations on earth. This never ending population growth, led by immigration, is only going to exacerbate the problem of scale not just in our schools, but in the society at large.

    I don't get why the true liberals, who really do admire the boutique societies of Europe, don't connect the dots and realize that scale matters. I don't know for sure if these large schools are more susceptible to such mass shootings, but I just don't see how you can get the same positive experience going to such a school where you don't know most people.

    But if I were in charge I would cap a high school at no more than 500 students.

    That is a lucid, mature, sensible idea.

    Now stop saying it before I get angry about how it’ll never happen.

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  95. OT: Is in-group favoritism an evolutionary benefit?

    https://news.stanford.edu/2018/02/26/infants-expect-favoritism-fairness/

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  96. @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    Those over age 25 without at least a high school degree: 15%

    Those involved in the criminal justice system at any one time: <3%

    Roughly a third of those incarcerated have a high school degree.

    Maybe I’m wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials.

    There’s not a lot of correlation between unemployment and crime.

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  97. @El Dato
    Very unlikely but very interesting.

    More OT:

    Transgender model who claimed ‘all white people are racist' is Labour’s new equality adviser

    Frankly, we have reached pretty much the endtimes.

    I hope the rapture begins soon.

    when you see these things come to pass, look up, your redemption draweth nigh

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  98. @Alden
    Right scumbag, Runcie, keep the animals in the classroom where they can bully and terrorize the Whites. And if a White dares to fight back either physically or verbally, invoke the zero tolerance policy.

    One law for blacks, but full persecution and punishment for Whites. Blacks can rob beat and bully without punishment, but let a White be late for class and it’s suspension.

    The permitted and encouraged bullying and mistreatment if White kids in school is just to prepare them for a life time of affirmative action discrimination and robbery and assaults by blacks.

    We are the helots. Blacks are the agents the state uses to keep us down.

    You think the non-delinquent blacks have it much better? Tone down the autism a few notches and acknowledge that these leftist policies do harm across racial lines. Whether or not any of your compassion extends to anyone whom you deem to be outside of your racial group, attaining your political goals will often require alliances with such people.

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    You think the non-delinquent blacks have it much better?

     

    Afros are infamous for protecting Afro criminals.

    They have even created their own jury nullification scheme called a Bronx Jury.


    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/05/nyregion/bronx-juries-a-defense-dream-a-prosecution-nightmare.html

    ''The testimony of a police officer,'' Judge Robert L. Cohen recently cautioned the potential jurors assembled in New York State Supreme Court, Part 39, the Bronx, ''should not be arbitrarily accepted.''

    This standard legal counsel falls on particularly willing ears in the Bronx, where the juries in criminal cases -overwhelmingly black and Hispanic -have established a reputation for skepticism of the testimony of police officers, mostly white. Prosecutors say that makes getting convictions difficult, and defense lawyers say it reflects the reality of the jurors' experiences with the police on the tough, mean streets.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bronx+jury+colin+flaherty

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkZswNH5KVY&t=1s
    , @bomag

    attaining your political goals will often require alliances with such people.
     
    ...who reliably vote ~95% against my interests.
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  99. @CCZ
    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.

    Broward County Public School Statistics / Demographics
    Total Number of Students 256,794
    American Indian/Alaska Native 811
    Asian 9,014
    Hispanic 71,265
    Black 94,187
    White 67,813
    Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0
    2 or more races 0

    This site has a graph confirming Broward County at 38% black, 30% white, and 26% Hispanic. But graph is from 2007, so above larger Hispanic percentage is probably more accurate.
    http://broadfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1177-tbp2008browardfactsheet.pdf

    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.

    You are probably correct. But what I find fascinating is the mindset of these older people. Surely they cannot look upon the youth with the same feelings as when their grandparents looked upon their generation. It seems like a given that people want to see and watch their children and grandchildren. It gives them some sense of continuity. It gives hope for the future. The presence of children is similar to seeing various wildlife in nature. It’s a sign of a healthy environment.

    Yet is there any other place on the planet where this doting would take place if the younger generation were as ethnically and racially dissimilar to the older generation as it is here in the US? What in one case is a sign of health, in this case is a sign that your group is dying out. How is that something that is not to be discussed? Are these people really OK with this?

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    It may or may not be significant that a solid, even overwhelming, majority of the whites in Broward are Jewish. The county has long had a reputation as a Democratic stronghold.
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  100. @Alden
    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.

    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.

    I know restaurant peeps that were working in the east and midwest 40+ years ago, They hired lots of negros for the help.

    Some of them split to the left coast and hired hispanics for the first time. Night and day difference as to the work ethic, showing up on time, taking orders and not getting into a master/slave fight.

    Now they won’t even consider a negro, just not worth the trouble.

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    Now they won’t even consider a negro...
     
    ...or any other American, it seems.
    , @Pat Boyle
    Good to know. You can't get this kind of report from the media.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Several things have changed for the worse in black culture in the past 40 years:
    - blacks have been endlessly told that that they are too good for entry level "burger-flipping" jobs.
    - taking orders from the white boss is akin to slavery
    - showing up on time and sheeit is not keeping it real
    - any small slight is proof of racism and they're off to HR or the EEOC
    - etc.

    Good Whites have promoted these attitudes and blacks have embraced them. Liberals have a lot to answer for, but they won't. Trying is all they care about; results are irrelevant.
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  101. @AndrewR
    We are overdue for universal basic income but the plutocratic elites aren't thrilled about such a prospect, for obvious reasons, and the useful idiot majority doesn't support UBI (to the extent they've even heard of the concept) because of largely-obsolete notions of work and wealth, so people are working the same amount as their grandparents did for the same pay [in real terms] despite productivity having increased by a very large margin in recent decades.

    What problem does UBI purport to solve? Only a foolish liberaltarian could possibly believe the issues at hand are macroeconomic in nature.

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    What problem does UBI purport to solve?
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TSktJeimjE
    , @ben tillman

    What problem does UBI purport to solve?
     
    It solves the problem of welfare going only to the unproductive.

    It solves the problem of unproductive people having children. (Children don't get UBI.)

    It solves the problem of marginal tax rates approaching or exceeding 100% for welfare recipients who start (or would like to start) working part-time or for modest wages.

    If coupled with a tax on centralized wealth, as Bowery proposes, it addresses the problem of privatization of wealth created largely with public goods.
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  102. Broward County is named after Napoleon Broward, an early governor of Florida.

    Several months ago, a brouhaha erupted over his “racist” beliefs, leading to the banishment of his statue from the county courthouse.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-broward-statue-controversy-20170927-story.html

    Napoleon Bonaparte Broward served as governor from 1905-1908, and he’s best remembered for draining the Everglades, which paved the way for future development in South Florida. The county was named for him when it was incorporated in 1915, five years after Broward’s death.

    But Broward, a Democrat, has another legacy — as an unapologetic segregationist. An excerpt of a document that Broward wrote during his term and may have delivered as a speech called on Congress “to purchase territory, either domestic or foreign, and provide means to purchase the property of the negroes at a reasonable price and to transport them to the territory purchased by the United States.”

    Although he asked the U.S. government to protect the new black nation, his proposal apparently was not altruistic. Whites would not be allowed to live in the new nation, and blacks would not be allowed to return to live in the United States, he said.

    “The white people have no time to make excuses for the shortcomings of the negro,” he said. “And the negro has less inclination to work for one and be directed by one he considers exacting, to the extent that he must do a good day’s work or pay for the bill of goods sold to him.”

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    Broward should have named his idea "Wakandaism."
    , @Anonymous
    So Mr Broward was something of a foresighted genius, disparaged in his own time as well as ours (otherwise his brilliant plan would have been enacted). Yep we need to erase his memory fast.

    Although he asked the U.S. government to protect the new black nation, his proposal apparently was not altruistic. Whites would not be allowed to live in the new nation, and blacks would not be allowed to return to live in the United States, he said.

    “The white people have no time to make excuses for the shortcomings of the negro,” he said. “And the negro has less inclination to work for one and be directed by one he considers exacting, to the extent that he must do a good day’s work or pay for the bill of goods sold to him.”
     

    Plus ça change, a phrase Napoleon himself might have uttered. Meanwhile what's not altruistic about his plan? Would have saved us all untold misery and ruin--blacks and whites alike.
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  103. @dearieme
    So, not the Robert Runcie who was Archbishop of Canterbury, then?

    So, not the Robert Runcie who was Archbishop of Canterbury, then?

    This one looks like the Archbishop of Cadbury.

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  104. @CCZ
    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.

    Broward County Public School Statistics / Demographics
    Total Number of Students 256,794
    American Indian/Alaska Native 811
    Asian 9,014
    Hispanic 71,265
    Black 94,187
    White 67,813
    Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0
    2 or more races 0

    This site has a graph confirming Broward County at 38% black, 30% white, and 26% Hispanic. But graph is from 2007, so above larger Hispanic percentage is probably more accurate.
    http://broadfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1177-tbp2008browardfactsheet.pdf

    Hispanic is neither a color nor race.

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  105. @gunner29

    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.
     


    I know restaurant peeps that were working in the east and midwest 40+ years ago, They hired lots of negros for the help.

    Some of them split to the left coast and hired hispanics for the first time. Night and day difference as to the work ethic, showing up on time, taking orders and not getting into a master/slave fight.

    Now they won't even consider a negro, just not worth the trouble.

    Now they won’t even consider a negro…

    …or any other American, it seems.

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  106. @istevefan

    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.
     
    You are probably correct. But what I find fascinating is the mindset of these older people. Surely they cannot look upon the youth with the same feelings as when their grandparents looked upon their generation. It seems like a given that people want to see and watch their children and grandchildren. It gives them some sense of continuity. It gives hope for the future. The presence of children is similar to seeing various wildlife in nature. It's a sign of a healthy environment.

    Yet is there any other place on the planet where this doting would take place if the younger generation were as ethnically and racially dissimilar to the older generation as it is here in the US? What in one case is a sign of health, in this case is a sign that your group is dying out. How is that something that is not to be discussed? Are these people really OK with this?

    It may or may not be significant that a solid, even overwhelming, majority of the whites in Broward are Jewish. The county has long had a reputation as a Democratic stronghold.

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    It may or may not be significant that a solid, even overwhelming, majority of the whites in Broward are Jewish. The county has long had a reputation as a Democratic stronghold.

    About 10% of the population of the three South Florida counties is Jewish, not an 'overwhelming' majority.
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  107. @istevefan
    Is it normal for high schools to have over 1000 students? If so, is this good? Is there any correlation between school shootings and size?

    I went to a small school. There were probably 300 students, 9-12, in high school. I admit we did not have the most advanced classroom facilities. We did not offer the various AP courses. But everyone knew each other, classes were small, discipline was not a problem, and the educational experience seems to have been good.

    Additionally it was easy to participate in extracurricular activities. Any boy could go out for the varsity football team. There were no cuts. You might not have ever played in a game, but at least you could participate in practice and wear the team's jersey on game days.

    I am sure other people will think that larger schools are better. But if I were in charge I would cap a high school at no more than 500 students. I mention this because I think school populations are only going to get worse as we foolishly compete to remain among the top three most populous nations on earth. This never ending population growth, led by immigration, is only going to exacerbate the problem of scale not just in our schools, but in the society at large.

    I don't get why the true liberals, who really do admire the boutique societies of Europe, don't connect the dots and realize that scale matters. I don't know for sure if these large schools are more susceptible to such mass shootings, but I just don't see how you can get the same positive experience going to such a school where you don't know most people.

    Why would you bother going to practice if you never got to play a game?

    And 1,000 students isn’t even that much. My high school had double that.

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    Point made.
    , @istevefan

    Why would you bother going to practice if you never got to play a game?
     
    I played both offense and defense, which most of the starters did. We had several kids, freshman and sophomores who were not starters and some might have only entered a game in a blowout. But we needed all of them in practice to scrimmage. After all, we can't play defense and offense at the same time.

    Practice scrimmages can be intense, and were a great part of being on the team. A kid who was not a starter could earn a lot of respect by stepping up and getting into the mix of things. Most of the kids would go on to play as they became juniors and seniors.

    The point I was trying to make is that at some of the larger schools, the coaches might only take 80 kids for the squad. And on a team that big most of those 80 won't get to play in games and probably won't have much of a role in practice scrimmages. Additionally, there will be a couple hundred kids who might have wanted to play who won't make the cut.

    At our school we probably had 30 to 40 kids on the team. Every one who went out for the team was on the team. And with only 40 kids max, most at least got to participate in the scrimmages.

    If you haven't played on a school football team you might not think much of the scrimmages. But these were intrasquad games and gave people a chance to experience the contact element of the sport. I recall watching the clock in my last class waiting for 3pm knowing by 3:20 we'd be going at it.

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  108. @Issac
    What problem does UBI purport to solve? Only a foolish liberaltarian could possibly believe the issues at hand are macroeconomic in nature.

    What problem does UBI purport to solve?

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  109. @Stan Adams
    Broward County is named after Napoleon Broward, an early governor of Florida.

    Several months ago, a brouhaha erupted over his "racist" beliefs, leading to the banishment of his statue from the county courthouse.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-broward-statue-controversy-20170927-story.html

    Napoleon Bonaparte Broward served as governor from 1905-1908, and he’s best remembered for draining the Everglades, which paved the way for future development in South Florida. The county was named for him when it was incorporated in 1915, five years after Broward’s death.

    But Broward, a Democrat, has another legacy — as an unapologetic segregationist. An excerpt of a document that Broward wrote during his term and may have delivered as a speech called on Congress “to purchase territory, either domestic or foreign, and provide means to purchase the property of the negroes at a reasonable price and to transport them to the territory purchased by the United States.”

    Although he asked the U.S. government to protect the new black nation, his proposal apparently was not altruistic. Whites would not be allowed to live in the new nation, and blacks would not be allowed to return to live in the United States, he said.

    “The white people have no time to make excuses for the shortcomings of the negro,” he said. “And the negro has less inclination to work for one and be directed by one he considers exacting, to the extent that he must do a good day’s work or pay for the bill of goods sold to him.”
     

    Broward should have named his idea “Wakandaism.”

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    Yeah, really.

    Ironically, Broward was considered progressive by the standards of the time. As sheriff of Duval County (Jacksonville), he once prevented the lynching of a black murderer. (There was no dispute as to the man's guilt.)

    A few years later, Broward illegally ran guns, men, and supplies to the Cuban rebels fighting for independence from Spain. He was indicted for violating American neutrality, but the outbreak of the Spanish-American War made the issue moot.
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  110. @guest
    "the so-far successful attempt to end disproportionate student arrests"

    It's apparently really easy to end "disproportionate" arrests: stop arresting people. Why didn't I think of that?

    This whole mess demonstrates the shallowness of our elites. They imbue the pursuit of dubious goals like Closing the Whatever Gap (maybe the Gap is there for a reason, because we're not actually all the same person in different skin) with morally bloated terms like "crusade." Then they fail to take into account, or willfully ignore, side effects. And there are always side effects. Such as, I dunno, making your county a Gangsta's Paradise.

    Left to themselves, they'd ignore these consequences. Maybe it will still be ignored, but fortunately thanks to a couple of national news scandals the story of their incompetence has broken.

    Don’t assume incompetence when malice is a much better explanatory factor.

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    I'm not assuming incompetence. Their incompetence is manifest.

    They're also malicious. Those things go together.
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  111. @gunner29

    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.
     


    I know restaurant peeps that were working in the east and midwest 40+ years ago, They hired lots of negros for the help.

    Some of them split to the left coast and hired hispanics for the first time. Night and day difference as to the work ethic, showing up on time, taking orders and not getting into a master/slave fight.

    Now they won't even consider a negro, just not worth the trouble.

    Good to know. You can’t get this kind of report from the media.

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  112. @anonymous
    These people couldn't work even before the automation phenomenon. Now, it's even worst. As such, they constitute a redundant population. In lieu of jail we public welfare. Thus, they wind up in subsidized housing, collecting welfare checks and living on food stamps. All without having contributed one thin dime towards their situation--and all courtesy of the rest of us pilgrims who have to work for a living. There was a talk show host here in the NYC area who once proposed a mandatory sterilization i.e. no more than a litter of two, after that--tie the tubes! He was shouted down of course.

    Actually I was an AFDC Welfare social worker when I just graduated from college. That was a long time ago but in seems to be the same today as it was in the sixties.

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    TANF currently enrolls about 4 million people, v. the 12 million enrolled in AFDC 25 years ago. Also, the racial composition of the rolls differs, with the black share having fallen from 1/2 to 1/3. About 3% of the black population is living in households drawing income from TANF.
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  113. @Anonymous

    give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don’t do well on the SAT-like test – in to prison you go forever.
     
    Not a bad idea. My only refinement would be to send the flunkies to an Escape from New York type location. Air drop video cameras and send in video drones and make a reality show out of it for the rest of the population to watch.

    I’m not advocating anything but it seems likely that serious change is coming.

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  114. The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” is another good example of the Sapir-Whorf effect in action.

    If school increased the odds of certain people going to prison, then they would be better off if they dropped out. Obviously, this isn’t how it works.

    The effect would be better termed a “home-to-prison pipeline”. But because that phrase never caught on, nobody thinks of it in those terms.

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  115. @AndrewR
    You think the non-delinquent blacks have it much better? Tone down the autism a few notches and acknowledge that these leftist policies do harm across racial lines. Whether or not any of your compassion extends to anyone whom you deem to be outside of your racial group, attaining your political goals will often require alliances with such people.

    You think the non-delinquent blacks have it much better?

    Afros are infamous for protecting Afro criminals.

    They have even created their own jury nullification scheme called a Bronx Jury.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/05/nyregion/bronx-juries-a-defense-dream-a-prosecution-nightmare.html

    ”The testimony of a police officer,” Judge Robert L. Cohen recently cautioned the potential jurors assembled in New York State Supreme Court, Part 39, the Bronx, ”should not be arbitrarily accepted.”

    This standard legal counsel falls on particularly willing ears in the Bronx, where the juries in criminal cases -overwhelmingly black and Hispanic -have established a reputation for skepticism of the testimony of police officers, mostly white. Prosecutors say that makes getting convictions difficult, and defense lawyers say it reflects the reality of the jurors’ experiences with the police on the tough, mean streets.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bronx+jury+colin+flaherty

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  116. @Stan Adams
    It may or may not be significant that a solid, even overwhelming, majority of the whites in Broward are Jewish. The county has long had a reputation as a Democratic stronghold.

    It may or may not be significant that a solid, even overwhelming, majority of the whites in Broward are Jewish. The county has long had a reputation as a Democratic stronghold.

    About 10% of the population of the three South Florida counties is Jewish, not an ‘overwhelming’ majority.

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    About 10% of the population of the three South Florida counties is Jewish, not an ‘overwhelming’ majority.
     
    "Overwhelming" may not be the right word, but Broward's Jewish population is the largest in the state and the eighth-largest in the country.
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  117. @Steve Sailer
    Broward should have named his idea "Wakandaism."

    Yeah, really.

    Ironically, Broward was considered progressive by the standards of the time. As sheriff of Duval County (Jacksonville), he once prevented the lynching of a black murderer. (There was no dispute as to the man’s guilt.)

    A few years later, Broward illegally ran guns, men, and supplies to the Cuban rebels fighting for independence from Spain. He was indicted for violating American neutrality, but the outbreak of the Spanish-American War made the issue moot.

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  118. @AndrewR
    Why would you bother going to practice if you never got to play a game?

    And 1,000 students isn't even that much. My high school had double that.

    Point made.

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  119. @Pat Boyle
    Actually I was an AFDC Welfare social worker when I just graduated from college. That was a long time ago but in seems to be the same today as it was in the sixties.

    TANF currently enrolls about 4 million people, v. the 12 million enrolled in AFDC 25 years ago. Also, the racial composition of the rolls differs, with the black share having fallen from 1/2 to 1/3. About 3% of the black population is living in households drawing income from TANF.

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    Don't you think that every once in awhile you should provide a cite for your endless propaganda? Just for the sake of credibility, I mean. If that matters to you.
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  120. @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    Again, there’s been no secular decline in employment-to-population ratios in this country. They’re somewhat higher than they were 60 years ago.

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    Again, there’s been no secular decline in employment-to-population ratios in this country. They’re somewhat higher than they were 60 years ago.
     
    Compared to 1958, when single-income two-parent families were the norm, by choice? That's an odd comparison.
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  121. @Art Deco
    It may or may not be significant that a solid, even overwhelming, majority of the whites in Broward are Jewish. The county has long had a reputation as a Democratic stronghold.

    About 10% of the population of the three South Florida counties is Jewish, not an 'overwhelming' majority.

    About 10% of the population of the three South Florida counties is Jewish, not an ‘overwhelming’ majority.

    “Overwhelming” may not be the right word, but Broward’s Jewish population is the largest in the state and the eighth-largest in the country.

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    Note that you said "whites" and he responded with "the population" which--especially in places like South Florida--mean very different things.
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  122. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Conservative Treehouse has been all over this story.

    See the following posts:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/school-shooting-was-outcome-of-broward-county-school-board-policy-now-local-and-national-politicians-weaponize-kids-for-ideological-intents/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/26/jack-cashill-incompetence-wasnt-the-problem-in-broward-county/#more-146302

    And this one, which I gather is by one of the CT guys, which provides an excellent step-by-step summary:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

    By the way, doesn't Supt Runcie look like Frozone from 'The Incredibles'?

    By the way, doesn’t Supt Runcie look like Frozone from ‘The Incredibles’?

    My first thought is that he looks like a black John Waters. I bet Runcie is “intersectional”

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    Good one.
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  123. @stillCARealist
    Is it really fair to hold young black males to the same standards and expectations as say, young white females? I mean, when a suburban white girl gets in trouble at school, her parents will come down on her and have punishments and consequences. The black kid likely faces nothing at home to check him so the school and other authorities have to take the steps themselves. Hence, the existence of your job.

    To me, and in my own experience, it's just an application of broken windows. Come down early and hard on the little infractions and you'll help prevent the bigger ones. It works for middle class suburban kids, but will it work for the welfare kids?

    It works for middle class suburban kids, but will it work for the welfare kids?

    Again, the vast majority of black kids come from wage-earning families. The domestic disciplinary regime is often weak and erratic and there’s a peer culture which nourishes rudeness, so you get a lot of incorrigibles in schools. Right now, we have no regular infrastructure for sequestering those incorrigibles so the rest of the young can learn something and the teachers can have passable working conditions.

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    Again, the vast majority of black kids come from wage-earning families.
     
    Again, you are a smug, stupid dipsh*t. But this goes without saying.

    Who is to say it is not the hardest cases - the children of welfare mommas - who account for a preponderance of the problem?
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  124. @Issac
    What problem does UBI purport to solve? Only a foolish liberaltarian could possibly believe the issues at hand are macroeconomic in nature.

    What problem does UBI purport to solve?

    It solves the problem of welfare going only to the unproductive.

    It solves the problem of unproductive people having children. (Children don’t get UBI.)

    It solves the problem of marginal tax rates approaching or exceeding 100% for welfare recipients who start (or would like to start) working part-time or for modest wages.

    If coupled with a tax on centralized wealth, as Bowery proposes, it addresses the problem of privatization of wealth created largely with public goods.

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    UBI can't work because of the incompetence of the poor. There's no evidence that Americans would be hardhearted enough to tell a 'starving' or 'homeless' person, much less a child: "You squandered your UBI? Tough it out until next month."
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  125. @penskefile

    By the way, doesn’t Supt Runcie look like Frozone from ‘The Incredibles’?
     
    My first thought is that he looks like a black John Waters. I bet Runcie is "intersectional"

    https://www.biography.com/.image/ar_1:1%2Cc_fill%2Ccs_srgb%2Cg_face%2Cq_80%2Cw_300/MTE4MDAzNDEwMjk3MDYyOTI2/john-waters-210964-1-402.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000646769653/abeb7717971b0808d2ff5ae620ddb252_400x400.jpeg

    Good one.

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  126. @anonymous
    These people couldn't work even before the automation phenomenon. Now, it's even worst. As such, they constitute a redundant population. In lieu of jail we public welfare. Thus, they wind up in subsidized housing, collecting welfare checks and living on food stamps. All without having contributed one thin dime towards their situation--and all courtesy of the rest of us pilgrims who have to work for a living. There was a talk show host here in the NYC area who once proposed a mandatory sterilization i.e. no more than a litter of two, after that--tie the tubes! He was shouted down of course.

    There was a talk show host here in the NYC area who once proposed a mandatory sterilization i.e. no more than a litter of two, after that–tie the tubes! He was shouted down of course.

    In some times and places in this country, doctors have done exactly as you suggest without the woman’s knowledge.

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    It's important to sterilize the males as well as the females. There needs to be a program where unmarried and low IQ parents are offered carrot and stick motivations to have it done.
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  127. @J. Farmer
    Don't you just love the "pipeline" metaphor? As if these individuals had zero agency and were merely being conveyed by external forces from one position in life to the next. I've worked for juvenile justice and child welfare in Florida for over a decade. I don't think the average person has the slightest clue what it takes to actually get imprisoned in the state. It isn't jaywalking or having a bag of weed. In fact, by the time my agency was referred youths for evaluation (and potential placement in residential commitment), they had rap sheets as long as my arm and had already been through diversion, Teen Court, community control, day schools, etc.

    I don’t think I’ve seen you comment here before. Thank you for sharing your perspective.

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  128. @gunner29

    The entire food industry from farms to processing plant to supermarkets and restaurants employs illiterate in any language grade school drop out illegal alien Hispanics.

    Blacks used to do those jobs but the food industry doesn’t want blacks because of behavior issues.
     


    I know restaurant peeps that were working in the east and midwest 40+ years ago, They hired lots of negros for the help.

    Some of them split to the left coast and hired hispanics for the first time. Night and day difference as to the work ethic, showing up on time, taking orders and not getting into a master/slave fight.

    Now they won't even consider a negro, just not worth the trouble.

    Several things have changed for the worse in black culture in the past 40 years:
    - blacks have been endlessly told that that they are too good for entry level “burger-flipping” jobs.
    - taking orders from the white boss is akin to slavery
    - showing up on time and sheeit is not keeping it real
    - any small slight is proof of racism and they’re off to HR or the EEOC
    - etc.

    Good Whites have promoted these attitudes and blacks have embraced them. Liberals have a lot to answer for, but they won’t. Trying is all they care about; results are irrelevant.

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    Several things have changed for the worse in black culture in the past 40 years
     
    Worse for whom? Blacks used to work for their pay and now they do little work (whatever their employment status) and draw the same or higher pay from one source or another, mainly government make-work or welfare.

    Seems like Democrats delivered blacks the goods. They live like Keynes imagined the future - actually working 10 hours per week at the most.

    Blacks don't want law-and-order or intact families. They don't want to prevent crime or bastardy. Or if you think they do, where's the evidence?

    Again, Democrats delivered what blacks actually want, and have earned their votes thrice-over. (1. Civil rights to sue White employers and to always receive govt. money, 2. Disorder, 3. Bastardy).

    Bone Thugs N Harmony - 1st of Tha Month

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  129. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    Runcie looks like a dumb-as-sh*t Somali and he thinks like one too.

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  130. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    Does this photo look curiously distorted to anyone? Marfans? Photoshop?

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    He looks less freaky on video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtmDxPwlhac#t=0m14s
    , @Anonymous

    Does this photo look curiously distorted to anyone?
     
    I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

    http://www.startrek.com/uploads/assets/db_articles/85ceb016bb50527ddd69746ab579e1de35252210.jpg
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  131. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    That looks like a painting.

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  132. @AndrewR
    Why would you bother going to practice if you never got to play a game?

    And 1,000 students isn't even that much. My high school had double that.

    Why would you bother going to practice if you never got to play a game?

    I played both offense and defense, which most of the starters did. We had several kids, freshman and sophomores who were not starters and some might have only entered a game in a blowout. But we needed all of them in practice to scrimmage. After all, we can’t play defense and offense at the same time.

    Practice scrimmages can be intense, and were a great part of being on the team. A kid who was not a starter could earn a lot of respect by stepping up and getting into the mix of things. Most of the kids would go on to play as they became juniors and seniors.

    The point I was trying to make is that at some of the larger schools, the coaches might only take 80 kids for the squad. And on a team that big most of those 80 won’t get to play in games and probably won’t have much of a role in practice scrimmages. Additionally, there will be a couple hundred kids who might have wanted to play who won’t make the cut.

    At our school we probably had 30 to 40 kids on the team. Every one who went out for the team was on the team. And with only 40 kids max, most at least got to participate in the scrimmages.

    If you haven’t played on a school football team you might not think much of the scrimmages. But these were intrasquad games and gave people a chance to experience the contact element of the sport. I recall watching the clock in my last class waiting for 3pm knowing by 3:20 we’d be going at it.

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    Very well said.

    Practice is where a kid that will never be a star on Friday night can at least climb the hierarchy ladder a rung or three.
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  133. @Tiny Duck
    Do you guys even want to live in reality?


    We are always going to have people with emotional problems...and sometimes they can't get help or they don't get better. There should never be an assault like weapon sold to any civilian. That's where I put the blame.
    How many people have died from mass shootings? Was it 58 in Las Vegas? Did we forget that already? Sandy Hook...the horror and heartbreak. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Columbine.
    Bless these kids for their standing up to stupid laws (or lack of sensible laws).

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don't necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-control-problem-we-have-a-wh-1823330466

    "[fear of People of Color is why whites] so obsessed with arming themselves with multiple human killing machines. It’s why they fight against even the notion of incremental disarmament so vehemently. They are scared shitless of us. Of anyone who is not them. And this fear is why our shitty gun laws exist, and it’s why they will continue to."

    This is why it is IMPERITIVE that whites become a minority and lose institutional power

    Tiny, In Chicago and Illinois, more black women apply for gun permits than any other group. Are they afraid of the whites in their neighborhoods?

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  134. @guest
    Of all the excuses for criminality, imagining a pipeline is an odd one. People talk about it like it's an impersonal, automatic process. But in that case a better metaphor would be a conveyor belt.

    Young black men go to prison because they commit crimes. If there's a "school to prison pipeline," they deliberately choose it, like Mario jumping on a pipe to the underworld.

    People talk about it like it’s an impersonal, automatic process. But in that case a better metaphor would be a conveyor belt.

    This is an excellent observation. SJWs and their hangers-on don’t really see The Oppressed Other as fully human, with full agency, so impersonal metaphors inevitably creep into their descriptions.

    I was thinking about this last night, as we Calvinists were watching the final episode in Season 2 of ‘Victoria’, a mostly-excellent historical drama depicting, so far, the first 10 years or so of the eponymous British monarch’s reign.

    This series is exceptionally well-done in general, with superb acting, great sets and atmosphere, etc. But it’s marred by the insertion of 21st-century ‘social justice’ storylines that are dropped into the broad historical narrative like turds on a polished parquet floor.

    One long-running storyline depicts a homosexual relationship between a (male) aide to the Queen and an up-and-coming Tory politician. Their presence in the story refers to actual historical figures, but their ages, times of service, and of course sexual predilections are reinvented for this new, improved story. Both are flawless — they’re young and beautiful, morally upright, and one (minor spoiler alert) dies a matyr. Who cares if the legacies of the actual men these characters are based on have been gutted and used as base raw material when Greater Good can be achieved?

    Another SJW storyline appears only in the final Season 2 episode. The Queen is presented with the ‘gift’ of a child, a tribal ‘princess’ who’s been rescued by an English officer who’s fighting the slave trade in west Africa. Kudos to the producers for depicting Britain’s lead in ending the slave trade, but the SJW elements of the story kick in as this girl comes to live with Victoria and her children. The girl herself is angelic and wise, but unhappy. The Queen holds this girl’s life in her hands, and must decide what’s best for her.

    At the same time, a member of the Queen’s household staff finds out she’s inherited a legacy from a long-lost uncle who emigrated to America. Selling off this property will give this staff member a new life, and a chance to marry the man she loves. But what is the property? 20 slaves. Again, this young white woman has the very lives of Africans in her power. How woke will she turn out to be?

    In both of these storylines, the moral drama is wholly-owned by the white, English characters. The African characters are utterly without agency and hope, unless they are rescued — redeemed, even, in the case of the slaves — by their great White Saviors.

    It’s this impulse that excites the SJWs. They are not really interested in equality qua equality, nor in actual human beings. They are consumed by pride in their own power and perspicacity.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    The 1970s series Upstairs Downstairs dealt with homosexuality. Once or twice, a couple of the housemaids were shown giggling in bed together before turning out the lights. Then there was the pearl-clutching episode, "A Suitable Marriage", involving Alfred the footman. The sordid details are in the link.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Harris_(Upstairs,_Downstairs)
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  135. @Art Deco
    Again, there's been no secular decline in employment-to-population ratios in this country. They're somewhat higher than they were 60 years ago.

    Again, there’s been no secular decline in employment-to-population ratios in this country. They’re somewhat higher than they were 60 years ago.

    Compared to 1958, when single-income two-parent families were the norm, by choice? That’s an odd comparison.

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  136. @SteveRogers42
    Does this photo look curiously distorted to anyone? Marfans? Photoshop?
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  137. @Tiny Duck
    Do you guys even want to live in reality?


    We are always going to have people with emotional problems...and sometimes they can't get help or they don't get better. There should never be an assault like weapon sold to any civilian. That's where I put the blame.
    How many people have died from mass shootings? Was it 58 in Las Vegas? Did we forget that already? Sandy Hook...the horror and heartbreak. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Columbine.
    Bless these kids for their standing up to stupid laws (or lack of sensible laws).

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don't necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-control-problem-we-have-a-wh-1823330466

    "[fear of People of Color is why whites] so obsessed with arming themselves with multiple human killing machines. It’s why they fight against even the notion of incremental disarmament so vehemently. They are scared shitless of us. Of anyone who is not them. And this fear is why our shitty gun laws exist, and it’s why they will continue to."

    This is why it is IMPERITIVE that whites become a minority and lose institutional power

    Virginia Tech.

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don’t necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem

    You are SO right. We have to stop evil white guy like the following from owning guns and murdering innocent people of color: https://goo.gl/images/L42PCx

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  138. @AndrewR
    You think the non-delinquent blacks have it much better? Tone down the autism a few notches and acknowledge that these leftist policies do harm across racial lines. Whether or not any of your compassion extends to anyone whom you deem to be outside of your racial group, attaining your political goals will often require alliances with such people.

    attaining your political goals will often require alliances with such people.

    …who reliably vote ~95% against my interests.

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    Tell me more about how much the GOP represents your interests.
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  139. @Barnard
    The Conservative Treehouse article says the Sheriff is untouchable until his next election. A member of the Florida state assembly was on Tucker Carlson last night saying they are urging the Governor to use suspend him and that point the State Senate can vote to remove him from office. He cited a statute that any sheriff can be suspended for, "malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony." He said they easily have the votes in the Senate to remove him from office. I would say this is a pretty easy case, Scott better follow through and do it.

    Scott better follow through and do it

    Does Gov. Scott, a corporate Republican, have the balls to defenestrate a Jewish ‘sheriff’? We’ll see.

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  140. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Tell me again why we need public schools?

    I'd really like to hear an argument for them.

    Without public schools and their free and reduced price school lunch (and breakfast), the precious children would go hungry.

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  141. In comment # 82, I pointed out that the relaxed discipline program in Broward County schools appeared to have the positive consequence that Runcie intended it to have: increased graduation rates. Is this higher graduation rate not something worth discussing?

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  142. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Conservative Treehouse has been all over this story.

    See the following posts:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/19/school-shooting-was-outcome-of-broward-county-school-board-policy-now-local-and-national-politicians-weaponize-kids-for-ideological-intents/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/26/jack-cashill-incompetence-wasnt-the-problem-in-broward-county/#more-146302

    And this one, which I gather is by one of the CT guys, which provides an excellent step-by-step summary:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

    By the way, doesn't Supt Runcie look like Frozone from 'The Incredibles'?

    By the way, doesn’t Supt Runcie look like Frozone from ‘The Incredibles’?

    LOL. I knew I had seen him before! BTW, I loved the Incredibles.

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  143. @bomag

    attaining your political goals will often require alliances with such people.
     
    ...who reliably vote ~95% against my interests.

    Tell me more about how much the GOP represents your interests.

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  144. @Jim Don Bob
    Several things have changed for the worse in black culture in the past 40 years:
    - blacks have been endlessly told that that they are too good for entry level "burger-flipping" jobs.
    - taking orders from the white boss is akin to slavery
    - showing up on time and sheeit is not keeping it real
    - any small slight is proof of racism and they're off to HR or the EEOC
    - etc.

    Good Whites have promoted these attitudes and blacks have embraced them. Liberals have a lot to answer for, but they won't. Trying is all they care about; results are irrelevant.

    Several things have changed for the worse in black culture in the past 40 years

    Worse for whom? Blacks used to work for their pay and now they do little work (whatever their employment status) and draw the same or higher pay from one source or another, mainly government make-work or welfare.

    Seems like Democrats delivered blacks the goods. They live like Keynes imagined the future – actually working 10 hours per week at the most.

    Blacks don’t want law-and-order or intact families. They don’t want to prevent crime or bastardy. Or if you think they do, where’s the evidence?

    Again, Democrats delivered what blacks actually want, and have earned their votes thrice-over. (1. Civil rights to sue White employers and to always receive govt. money, 2. Disorder, 3. Bastardy).

    Bone Thugs N Harmony – 1st of Tha Month

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  145. @ben tillman

    There was a talk show host here in the NYC area who once proposed a mandatory sterilization i.e. no more than a litter of two, after that–tie the tubes! He was shouted down of course.
     
    In some times and places in this country, doctors have done exactly as you suggest without the woman's knowledge.

    It’s important to sterilize the males as well as the females. There needs to be a program where unmarried and low IQ parents are offered carrot and stick motivations to have it done.

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    Any proposal to improve the quality of the population--or indeed the quality of any aspect of our society--will be instantly and definitively shouted down by the Usual Suspects with cries of "Racist!" and "Nazi".
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  146. @ben tillman

    What problem does UBI purport to solve?
     
    It solves the problem of welfare going only to the unproductive.

    It solves the problem of unproductive people having children. (Children don't get UBI.)

    It solves the problem of marginal tax rates approaching or exceeding 100% for welfare recipients who start (or would like to start) working part-time or for modest wages.

    If coupled with a tax on centralized wealth, as Bowery proposes, it addresses the problem of privatization of wealth created largely with public goods.

    UBI can’t work because of the incompetence of the poor. There’s no evidence that Americans would be hardhearted enough to tell a ‘starving’ or ‘homeless’ person, much less a child: “You squandered your UBI? Tough it out until next month.”

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  147. @istevefan

    Why would you bother going to practice if you never got to play a game?
     
    I played both offense and defense, which most of the starters did. We had several kids, freshman and sophomores who were not starters and some might have only entered a game in a blowout. But we needed all of them in practice to scrimmage. After all, we can't play defense and offense at the same time.

    Practice scrimmages can be intense, and were a great part of being on the team. A kid who was not a starter could earn a lot of respect by stepping up and getting into the mix of things. Most of the kids would go on to play as they became juniors and seniors.

    The point I was trying to make is that at some of the larger schools, the coaches might only take 80 kids for the squad. And on a team that big most of those 80 won't get to play in games and probably won't have much of a role in practice scrimmages. Additionally, there will be a couple hundred kids who might have wanted to play who won't make the cut.

    At our school we probably had 30 to 40 kids on the team. Every one who went out for the team was on the team. And with only 40 kids max, most at least got to participate in the scrimmages.

    If you haven't played on a school football team you might not think much of the scrimmages. But these were intrasquad games and gave people a chance to experience the contact element of the sport. I recall watching the clock in my last class waiting for 3pm knowing by 3:20 we'd be going at it.

    Very well said.

    Practice is where a kid that will never be a star on Friday night can at least climb the hierarchy ladder a rung or three.

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  148. @AndrewR
    We are overdue for universal basic income but the plutocratic elites aren't thrilled about such a prospect, for obvious reasons, and the useful idiot majority doesn't support UBI (to the extent they've even heard of the concept) because of largely-obsolete notions of work and wealth, so people are working the same amount as their grandparents did for the same pay [in real terms] despite productivity having increased by a very large margin in recent decades.

    UBI–yet another concept functionally at odds with open borders–

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  149. @Johan Schmidt

    After his lackluster term ended he went on to an even more high-profile position across the country
     
    POTUS?

    LOL… he’s still in his 40s, so I’m sure it’s crossed his mind…

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  150. @CCZ
    From Poughkeepsie Community College to Harvard with the stroke of a pencil!!

    Robert Runcie – An Unconventional Path
    https://www.broadcenter.org/blog/leadership-lessons-robert-runcie/
    The Broad Center, January 30, 2018
    If not for a passing glance from a teacher proctoring the SAT, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie’s life would have turned out very differently. Before arriving in the U.S. from Jamaica at the age of six, Bob had no formal schooling.

    But while filling out the paperwork for the SAT during his senior year in high school, a biology teacher saw him select the local Poughkeepsie, New York, community college as the school he would attend. The following Monday, that teacher told Bob that he could make it at a big-name school if he would just apply. A few no. 2 pencil marks next to the bubbles for some different colleges, and Bob was on his way to study economics at Harvard University because they offered him the best financial aid package.
     

    But they did not "get to the root cause” with Cruz!

    The partnership started with Bob’s first look at the district’s data, when he noticed massive discrepancies in disciplinary rates by gender and race. This wasn’t news to community partners. Along with social service organizations, law enforcement agencies, juvenile justice advocates and parent and student groups, Bob and his team met over the course of a year to learn and resolve why so many young people — mostly black males — were being suspended, expelled or arrested for minor offenses that often paved the way to the school-to-prison pipeline. Collectively, they came to an agreement for how best to handle non-violent misdemeanors on school campuses: get to the root of the behaviors with personalized student supports in school.

    They created PROMISE — also known as Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support and Education — to help students remain in school, receive behavioral and counseling support and reduce non-violent misdemeanor arrests.

    “We’re actually changing student behavior that will translate into student outcomes,” Bob said. “We all make mistakes. Students deserve a second chance. Behavior is a symptom of other problems. Our goal should always be to get to the root cause.”
     

    Root and branch, as long as they’re gardening.

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  151. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Schools are not self-governing regions or Indian reservations. If I were a parent of a student, I would tell the student to call the cops if assaulted or hurt by another student. The school administrators might talk the cops out of charging the perp, but then complain to the cops, local politicians, journalists, and central school adminstrators, threatening a civil suit, naming both the perp and school administrators as defendants.

    School administrators do not have the right to nullify the local criminal law of the region in which they are located.

    And this goes with univeristies also. Go to the cops on everything. Build up a paper trail.

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    Good idea in theory. Unfortunately, Broward County is corrupt. The police and school district collude to keep criminals in school.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html
    , @ScarletNumber
    You are correct. Many schools think they have sovereign immunity.
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  152. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jefferson
    "It’s especially maddening to see local Republicans falling for these scams, trying to salvage social justice Pokemon points for themselves. Cucks!"

    The people on the so-called "Right" who believe in social justice for Black thugs are all Libertarians, not regular Conservatives. Libertarians are a lot less pro-law and order than regular Conservatives.

    Libertarian Rand Paul's view on the criminal justice system is a lot closer to that of Eric Holder than to Jeff Sessions.

    Libertarian Rand Paul’s view on the criminal justice system is a lot closer to that of Eric Holder than to Jeff Sessions.

    Understatement of the Century. Remember during the presidential campaign Paul promised to strike from the books any law producing disparate impact. It was pointed out to him that this would include laws against rape and murder and he responded, oh that’s different.

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    Most Libertarians are idiots who have never thought through their beliefs to their logical ends.
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  153. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Tell me again why we need public schools?

    I'd really like to hear an argument for them.

    Warehousing the violence-prone kids of substandard parents.

    Next question.

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  154. @Anonymous

    give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don’t do well on the SAT-like test – in to prison you go forever.
     
    Not a bad idea. My only refinement would be to send the flunkies to an Escape from New York type location. Air drop video cameras and send in video drones and make a reality show out of it for the rest of the population to watch.

    OMG….LOL…. I like it. Everyone gets to be productive.

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  155. @CCZ

    Runcie was appointed superintendent in 2011. According to his biography on the Broward County Public Schools, he was born in Jamaica before moving to the United States. He grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley before attending Harvard. His brother, James Runcie, was the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid before resigning last May.
     
    https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2018/02/15/roosevelt-grad-robert-runcie-leads-florida-district-after-shooting/341115002/

    After earning an M.B.A., Bob’s early career path led him to launch a technology consulting firm. But as chance would have it, once again, his path would take a very different turn when an old college friend — Arne Duncan, then CEO of Chicago Public Schools — asked him if he would help the district with its data systems. Bob obliged, and after a number of years and senior roles working in the district, he arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2011, ready to lead.
     
    https://www.broadcenter.org/blog/leadership-lessons-robert-runcie/

    Education Department Secretly Reappoints Top Official Accused Of Harming Students
    The Obama administration thinks the Department of Education division responsible for overseeing colleges, managing the student debt crisis and policing loan contractors has done such a good job that it secretly reappointed its chief to a new five-year term.

    James Runcie, chief operating officer of the department’s Federal Student Aid office, received the reappointment on Dec. 23 from former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, department spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said. It was one of Duncan’s final acts in office before he left the administration at the end of last year.
     
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/education-dept-student-loans_us_5728fdebe4b0bc9cb044dc16

    Top education official resigns before Congress hearing
    By Associated Press 24 May 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing, the government said Wednesday. The hearing was going to focus on payment irregularities within the financial aid program.

    Runcie said in a statement that he was resigning because he was not seeing eye to eye with his new bosses.

    Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said the office overseen by Runcie had "a litany of unsolved problems going back years." "The fact of the matter is that Congress requested Mr. Runcie to testify and Mr. Runcie refused to appear," Hill said.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4539868/Top-education-official-resigns-Congress-hearing.html

    Whoa! Does that mean that Runcie just blew off a congressional subpoena without suffering any consequences?

    Black Privilege® is really amazing!

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  156. @CCZ
    Broward County has a very large age 55+ population (includes retirees) that may be heavily white. Youth population demographics (20% of total) may be very different from senior population.

    Broward County Public School Statistics / Demographics
    Total Number of Students 256,794
    American Indian/Alaska Native 811
    Asian 9,014
    Hispanic 71,265
    Black 94,187
    White 67,813
    Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0
    2 or more races 0

    This site has a graph confirming Broward County at 38% black, 30% white, and 26% Hispanic. But graph is from 2007, so above larger Hispanic percentage is probably more accurate.
    http://broadfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1177-tbp2008browardfactsheet.pdf

    And even the younger white adults, if they love their children, do not send them to public schools.

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  157. @Pat Boyle
    It always seemed to me that the various macro-trends afoot in our republic. it would become inevitable that at some point if someone couldn't manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated - for life.

    So I have long thought that the trope about "School-To-Prison Pipeline" would eventually come to be literally true.

    Maybe I'm wrong but as jobs becomes scarce from automation those who can actually find a job will all have academic credentials. Already everyone is scrambling for a college degree. How can those who don't even have a high school diploma, be expected to compete? What do we do with an unemployable eighteen year old male who has few job skills and is probably illiterate? If the government doesn't provide him with sustenance he will starve or steal. It seems wiser just to lock him in a cell.

    The next step in that process would be to give high school seniors a standardized test. If you don't do well on the SAT-like test - in you go forever.

    I'm probably wrong about all this. Please straighten me out.

    “if someone couldn’t manage to earn a high school diploma they would be incarcerated – for life.”

    Actually, this is already happening, except they are not incarcerated in a prison, they are sequestered in a Sub-Zip. A Sub Zip is the opposite of a Super Zip: a place where no one affluent, famous or influential comes from and the community is not organized enough to resist HUD predation.

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  158. @Anonymous
    Schools are not self-governing regions or Indian reservations. If I were a parent of a student, I would tell the student to call the cops if assaulted or hurt by another student. The school administrators might talk the cops out of charging the perp, but then complain to the cops, local politicians, journalists, and central school adminstrators, threatening a civil suit, naming both the perp and school administrators as defendants.

    School administrators do not have the right to nullify the local criminal law of the region in which they are located.

    And this goes with univeristies also. Go to the cops on everything. Build up a paper trail.

    Good idea in theory. Unfortunately, Broward County is corrupt. The police and school district collude to keep criminals in school.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

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  159. @Gringo
    Also from the link:

    At the time, black students in the sixth-largest district in the country had a graduation rate of only 61 percent compared to 81 percent for white students.
     
    Runcie's relaxed discipline program was an attempt to improve black graduation rates. Was the relaxed discipline program successful in improving black graduation rates? According to the following article, black graduation rates have improved in Broward County.Miami and Broward public schools’ graduation rates continue to rise. (January 3,2018)

    The overall graduation rate for BCPS, which includes innovative District high schools and charter schools, is 81 percent. This is the highest graduation rate for BCPS since Florida adopted the Federal Uniform Graduation Rate method in 2010/11.
    Black (75 percent), Hispanic (83 percent) and white (87.3 percent) students improved their graduation rates. The graduation rate gap between black students and white students also decreased by 3.2 percentage points.

     
    According to the article, black graduation rates are now at 75%, a substantial improvement from the 61% graduation rate cited in the American Prospect article. White graduation rates also improved, from 81% to 87%.

    There are at least three questions to ask. First, are these improved graduation rates valid? Education stats, like any stats, can be tweaked to hide the real stats. Two decades ago, I was researching some urban Texas high schools. A number of those urban high schools reported a freshman class that was 50-60% larger than the senior class, but with an annual dropout rate of 3-5%. You can't have a 3-5% dropout rate with such a big drop in class size from freshman to senior. IIRC, the way those urban Texas high schools were able to hide the true dropout rate was related to students who transferred out of the school. Many dropouts were labeled as transfers out of the school. Or, a transfer into a school, who later dropped out, was not listed as transferring to a school.

    A second question is related to graduation requirements. Are graduation requirements currently as stringent as the previous requirements? If diplomas are now being handed out like candy, a higher graduation rate is meaningless.

    Assuming that the answers to the previous two questions are yes, indicating that current graduation rates are valid and graduation rates are as stringent as they were previously, a third question arises.

    Was the relaxed discipline program the only policy change for Broward County schools? If it wasn't the only change, then the question arises: to what degree was the relaxed discipline program responsible for the improved graduation rates, compared to other policy changes?

    If the relaxed discipline program DID help increase black graduation rates, then the conclusion is that the relaxed discipline program had a mixed record. It improved graduation rates overall, including blacks. However, the reduction in arrests meant that students who should have been targeted by the criminal justice system, such as Nikolas Cruz, were not. More graduates and more dead students.

    If diplomas are now being handed out like candy, a higher graduation rate is meaningless.

    LOL @ “if”

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  160. @Barnard
    The Conservative Treehouse article says the Sheriff is untouchable until his next election. A member of the Florida state assembly was on Tucker Carlson last night saying they are urging the Governor to use suspend him and that point the State Senate can vote to remove him from office. He cited a statute that any sheriff can be suspended for, "malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony." He said they easily have the votes in the Senate to remove him from office. I would say this is a pretty easy case, Scott better follow through and do it.

    “He said they easily have the votes in the Senate to remove him from office.”

    He should also have the AG draw up fraud and corruption charges against this fake “public servant”. That will make clear that he didn’t get defenestrated just because he was unlucky and lost a senate popularity contest. He shouldn’t just be out of office. He should be in jail.

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  161. @The Last Real Calvinist

    People talk about it like it’s an impersonal, automatic process. But in that case a better metaphor would be a conveyor belt.

     

    This is an excellent observation. SJWs and their hangers-on don't really see The Oppressed Other as fully human, with full agency, so impersonal metaphors inevitably creep into their descriptions.

    I was thinking about this last night, as we Calvinists were watching the final episode in Season 2 of 'Victoria', a mostly-excellent historical drama depicting, so far, the first 10 years or so of the eponymous British monarch's reign.

    This series is exceptionally well-done in general, with superb acting, great sets and atmosphere, etc. But it's marred by the insertion of 21st-century 'social justice' storylines that are dropped into the broad historical narrative like turds on a polished parquet floor.

    One long-running storyline depicts a homosexual relationship between a (male) aide to the Queen and an up-and-coming Tory politician. Their presence in the story refers to actual historical figures, but their ages, times of service, and of course sexual predilections are reinvented for this new, improved story. Both are flawless -- they're young and beautiful, morally upright, and one (minor spoiler alert) dies a matyr. Who cares if the legacies of the actual men these characters are based on have been gutted and used as base raw material when Greater Good can be achieved?

    Another SJW storyline appears only in the final Season 2 episode. The Queen is presented with the 'gift' of a child, a tribal 'princess' who's been rescued by an English officer who's fighting the slave trade in west Africa. Kudos to the producers for depicting Britain's lead in ending the slave trade, but the SJW elements of the story kick in as this girl comes to live with Victoria and her children. The girl herself is angelic and wise, but unhappy. The Queen holds this girl's life in her hands, and must decide what's best for her.

    At the same time, a member of the Queen's household staff finds out she's inherited a legacy from a long-lost uncle who emigrated to America. Selling off this property will give this staff member a new life, and a chance to marry the man she loves. But what is the property? 20 slaves. Again, this young white woman has the very lives of Africans in her power. How woke will she turn out to be?

    In both of these storylines, the moral drama is wholly-owned by the white, English characters. The African characters are utterly without agency and hope, unless they are rescued -- redeemed, even, in the case of the slaves -- by their great White Saviors.

    It's this impulse that excites the SJWs. They are not really interested in equality qua equality, nor in actual human beings. They are consumed by pride in their own power and perspicacity.

    The 1970s series Upstairs Downstairs dealt with homosexuality. Once or twice, a couple of the housemaids were shown giggling in bed together before turning out the lights. Then there was the pearl-clutching episode, “A Suitable Marriage”, involving Alfred the footman. The sordid details are in the link.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Harris_(Upstairs,_Downstairs)

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  162. @Stan Adams
    Broward County is named after Napoleon Broward, an early governor of Florida.

    Several months ago, a brouhaha erupted over his "racist" beliefs, leading to the banishment of his statue from the county courthouse.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-broward-statue-controversy-20170927-story.html

    Napoleon Bonaparte Broward served as governor from 1905-1908, and he’s best remembered for draining the Everglades, which paved the way for future development in South Florida. The county was named for him when it was incorporated in 1915, five years after Broward’s death.

    But Broward, a Democrat, has another legacy — as an unapologetic segregationist. An excerpt of a document that Broward wrote during his term and may have delivered as a speech called on Congress “to purchase territory, either domestic or foreign, and provide means to purchase the property of the negroes at a reasonable price and to transport them to the territory purchased by the United States.”

    Although he asked the U.S. government to protect the new black nation, his proposal apparently was not altruistic. Whites would not be allowed to live in the new nation, and blacks would not be allowed to return to live in the United States, he said.

    “The white people have no time to make excuses for the shortcomings of the negro,” he said. “And the negro has less inclination to work for one and be directed by one he considers exacting, to the extent that he must do a good day’s work or pay for the bill of goods sold to him.”
     

    So Mr Broward was something of a foresighted genius, disparaged in his own time as well as ours (otherwise his brilliant plan would have been enacted). Yep we need to erase his memory fast.

    Although he asked the U.S. government to protect the new black nation, his proposal apparently was not altruistic. Whites would not be allowed to live in the new nation, and blacks would not be allowed to return to live in the United States, he said.

    “The white people have no time to make excuses for the shortcomings of the negro,” he said. “And the negro has less inclination to work for one and be directed by one he considers exacting, to the extent that he must do a good day’s work or pay for the bill of goods sold to him.”

    Plus ça change, a phrase Napoleon himself might have uttered. Meanwhile what’s not altruistic about his plan? Would have saved us all untold misery and ruin–blacks and whites alike.

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  163. @Art Deco
    TANF currently enrolls about 4 million people, v. the 12 million enrolled in AFDC 25 years ago. Also, the racial composition of the rolls differs, with the black share having fallen from 1/2 to 1/3. About 3% of the black population is living in households drawing income from TANF.

    Don’t you think that every once in awhile you should provide a cite for your endless propaganda? Just for the sake of credibility, I mean. If that matters to you.

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  164. @Mr. Anon
    One thing that I found remarkable about the whole story were some details about the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Their current annual budget is $825 million. I guess that's not out of line with an agency that has 5,800 employees and runs the county's jails, but still.

    It's come to light that Scott Israel is corrupt, but I don't imagine he's any more corrupt than the average Sheriff, certainly not the average Sheriff in the southeast.
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  165. @Stan Adams

    About 10% of the population of the three South Florida counties is Jewish, not an ‘overwhelming’ majority.
     
    "Overwhelming" may not be the right word, but Broward's Jewish population is the largest in the state and the eighth-largest in the country.

    Note that you said “whites” and he responded with “the population” which–especially in places like South Florida–mean very different things.

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    Yeah. I was going to point that out, but I didn't want to get into a pissing match.

    Then again, Art Deco had a point.

    For the record:
    http://www.jewishdatabank.org/Studies/details.cfm?StudyID=814


    The number of Jewish persons in Broward County (FL) as of 2016 is estimated to be 149,000. Broward County (FL) remains the eighth largest American Jewish community and the largest Jewish community in Florida.
     
    Miami-Dade County, bordering Broward to the south, has the eleventh-largest Jewish population in America (123,000).

    The number of Jewish persons in Broward County declined by 39% since the last study of the area in 1997, mostly due to mortality in the large elderly population.
     
    Broward's Jewish population peaked in the early '90s. It increased from 262,000 in 1988 to 283,000 to 1993. (In 1990, the county's total population was over 1.2 million.)

    Dade's Jewish population peaked at 248,000 in 1975, then declined steadily for thirty years. It has since ticked up a bit.

    In the '70s and '80s, Miami Beach was widely known as "God's waiting room." By the time South Beach became trendy again in the early '90s, there weren't that many old folks left.


    In 2016, Jewish persons represent 8% of all persons living in Broward County, compared to 16% in 1997.
     
    Of Broward's 1.9 million residents (as of 2017), only 40.3 percent were classified as "non-Hispanic white" in 2013.

    As late as 1990, Broward's population was 75% non-Hispanic white. At that time, the Jewish population was well over 250,000, out of a total of over 1.2 million.

    (In the 2000s, more blacks moved to Broward than to any other county in the country.)

    Ah, but how many of the Jews in Broward are Hispanic?


    Broward has 13,200 Hispanic Jewish adults, almost as many as the 14,700 in Miami.
     
    In 2013, Broward's non-Hispanic white population was 725,400. In 2016, Broward's non-Hispanic white Jewish population was 135,800.

    (NOTE: The 725,400 figure is based on the 2013 estimate and assumes a total population of 1.8 million. By 2016, the total population was closer to 1.9 million. (Presumably, the non-Hispanic white percentage had decreased even further by that time.) As of 2017, the total population was slightly more than 1.9 million.)

    So Jews make up about a fifth of the county's non-Hispanic white population.

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  166. @Anonymous
    It's important to sterilize the males as well as the females. There needs to be a program where unmarried and low IQ parents are offered carrot and stick motivations to have it done.

    Any proposal to improve the quality of the population–or indeed the quality of any aspect of our society–will be instantly and definitively shouted down by the Usual Suspects with cries of “Racist!” and “Nazi”.

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  167. @SteveRogers42
    Does this photo look curiously distorted to anyone? Marfans? Photoshop?

    Does this photo look curiously distorted to anyone?

    I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.

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  168. @Anonymous
    Schools are not self-governing regions or Indian reservations. If I were a parent of a student, I would tell the student to call the cops if assaulted or hurt by another student. The school administrators might talk the cops out of charging the perp, but then complain to the cops, local politicians, journalists, and central school adminstrators, threatening a civil suit, naming both the perp and school administrators as defendants.

    School administrators do not have the right to nullify the local criminal law of the region in which they are located.

    And this goes with univeristies also. Go to the cops on everything. Build up a paper trail.

    You are correct. Many schools think they have sovereign immunity.

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  169. @Art Deco
    It works for middle class suburban kids, but will it work for the welfare kids?

    Again, the vast majority of black kids come from wage-earning families. The domestic disciplinary regime is often weak and erratic and there's a peer culture which nourishes rudeness, so you get a lot of incorrigibles in schools. Right now, we have no regular infrastructure for sequestering those incorrigibles so the rest of the young can learn something and the teachers can have passable working conditions.

    Again, the vast majority of black kids come from wage-earning families.

    Again, you are a smug, stupid dipsh*t. But this goes without saying.

    Who is to say it is not the hardest cases – the children of welfare mommas – who account for a preponderance of the problem?

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  170. @Anonymous
    Note that you said "whites" and he responded with "the population" which--especially in places like South Florida--mean very different things.

    Yeah. I was going to point that out, but I didn’t want to get into a pissing match.

    Then again, Art Deco had a point.

    For the record:

    http://www.jewishdatabank.org/Studies/details.cfm?StudyID=814

    The number of Jewish persons in Broward County (FL) as of 2016 is estimated to be 149,000. Broward County (FL) remains the eighth largest American Jewish community and the largest Jewish community in Florida.

    Miami-Dade County, bordering Broward to the south, has the eleventh-largest Jewish population in America (123,000).

    The number of Jewish persons in Broward County declined by 39% since the last study of the area in 1997, mostly due to mortality in the large elderly population.

    Broward’s Jewish population peaked in the early ’90s. It increased from 262,000 in 1988 to 283,000 to 1993. (In 1990, the county’s total population was over 1.2 million.)

    Dade’s Jewish population peaked at 248,000 in 1975, then declined steadily for thirty years. It has since ticked up a bit.

    In the ’70s and ’80s, Miami Beach was widely known as “God’s waiting room.” By the time South Beach became trendy again in the early ’90s, there weren’t that many old folks left.

    In 2016, Jewish persons represent 8% of all persons living in Broward County, compared to 16% in 1997.

    Of Broward’s 1.9 million residents (as of 2017), only 40.3 percent were classified as “non-Hispanic white” in 2013.

    As late as 1990, Broward’s population was 75% non-Hispanic white. At that time, the Jewish population was well over 250,000, out of a total of over 1.2 million.

    (In the 2000s, more blacks moved to Broward than to any other county in the country.)

    Ah, but how many of the Jews in Broward are Hispanic?

    Broward has 13,200 Hispanic Jewish adults, almost as many as the 14,700 in Miami.

    In 2013, Broward’s non-Hispanic white population was 725,400. In 2016, Broward’s non-Hispanic white Jewish population was 135,800.

    (NOTE: The 725,400 figure is based on the 2013 estimate and assumes a total population of 1.8 million. By 2016, the total population was closer to 1.9 million. (Presumably, the non-Hispanic white percentage had decreased even further by that time.) As of 2017, the total population was slightly more than 1.9 million.)

    So Jews make up about a fifth of the county’s non-Hispanic white population.

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  171. @Steve Sailer
    One way to have more blacks employed in jobs where they are underrepresented is to stop paying them $330k to be school superintendents and other jobs where they are overrepresented.

    Well obviously. I think the NBA & NFL to computer programmer routes need to be worked on. Blacks are way overrepresented in both the NFL and NBA, and I know most of those players are fully fluent in Python, SQL, and Java and would love to have desk jobs, if only they weren’t being held down by the man and forced to harvest touchdowns and baskets day after day for a solid four months a year, which as everyone knows is work too lowly even for Mexicans.

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  172. @27 year old

    The masses want the “free” babysitting services they provide.
     
    * need the free babysitting services because wages have been relentlessly crushed

    True dat. One of neoliberalism’s signal accomplishments is the radical gutting of the middle class, keel of the Republic, and the debt slavery (particularly embracing access to educational opportunity for the succeding generations…chained to the wheel of debt servitude before even entering the workforce; without “credentials” you are nobody, but now a massively-indebted nobody compliant with the system established by the overlords) which has replaced agency for this cohort of the citizenry. I distinctly remember discussing this with my dad 20 years ago.

    And so it goes.

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  173. @Anonymous

    Libertarian Rand Paul’s view on the criminal justice system is a lot closer to that of Eric Holder than to Jeff Sessions.
     
    Understatement of the Century. Remember during the presidential campaign Paul promised to strike from the books any law producing disparate impact. It was pointed out to him that this would include laws against rape and murder and he responded, oh that's different.

    Most Libertarians are idiots who have never thought through their beliefs to their logical ends.

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  174. @Tiny Duck
    Do you guys even want to live in reality?


    We are always going to have people with emotional problems...and sometimes they can't get help or they don't get better. There should never be an assault like weapon sold to any civilian. That's where I put the blame.
    How many people have died from mass shootings? Was it 58 in Las Vegas? Did we forget that already? Sandy Hook...the horror and heartbreak. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Columbine.
    Bless these kids for their standing up to stupid laws (or lack of sensible laws).

    This is another evil brought to us by white men. we don't necessarily have a gun problem. Rather we have a white problem

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-control-problem-we-have-a-wh-1823330466

    "[fear of People of Color is why whites] so obsessed with arming themselves with multiple human killing machines. It’s why they fight against even the notion of incremental disarmament so vehemently. They are scared shitless of us. Of anyone who is not them. And this fear is why our shitty gun laws exist, and it’s why they will continue to."

    This is why it is IMPERITIVE that whites become a minority and lose institutional power

    What percentage of homicides by firearms are committed by people of what color Tiny Duck? I think the evidence is overwhelming that both whites and blacks (and everyone else) has a serious black problem on their hands. All else is obfuscation and blatant dishonesty.

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  175. @Samuel Skinner
    Don't assume incompetence when malice is a much better explanatory factor.

    I’m not assuming incompetence. Their incompetence is manifest.

    They’re also malicious. Those things go together.

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