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New York City is paying out nearly \$1.8 billion to black and Hispanic teachers who were unable to pass a test that was required for them to get a New York State teacher’s license. Thus far, more than half of the plaintiffs in this decades-old class action suit have won compensatory damages; Silvia Alvarez was awarded \$1.1 million for being fired from her teaching job in Brooklyn after failing the test ten times. This gravy train is still on the tracks; teachers’ claims are still being processed.

The case goes back to 1996, when a lawsuit was filed against the New York City Department of Education for violating Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by requiring public school teachers to pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (“LAST”) to keep or get teaching jobs. The test was given by the state of New York as a requirement for a teaching certificate, so when New York City required the test, that meant it was requiring teachers to have the standard state credential. The LAST had an “unlawful disparate impact” on black and Hispanic teachers: Over 90 percent of white test takers passed, compared to fewer than 62 percent of blacks and 55 percent of Hispanics. It was widely reported that the test was “biased.”

When American Renaissance published this story, some of our readers wondered what kind of questions were on the test. I decided to find out. I got Barron’s study guide for the LAST.

Barron’s has been publishing study guides for 80 years, and sells test prep materials for high school, college, and professional licensing exams. These study guides typically include practice tests. If you can pass the practice tests, you can pass the actual test.

My study guide explained that the test was given four times a year. That means the teacher who took the test 10 times before losing her job had been on the job without a teacher’s certificate for at least two and a half years before she was fired.

The retail price for this study guide was \$14.95. You can also borrow the guides for free at public libraries.

The format of the LAST was 80 multiple-choice questions and an essay. Subjects were Reading, English, Writing, Math, Science, History, Humanities, Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, and Literature. In New York, you need a bachelor’s degree in education to qualify for a teaching certificate. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree should have enough knowledge to pass this test.

Here are sample questions from the practice tests in the study guide.

Reading, English, and Literature:

The practice tests include reading comprehension passages and multiple-choice questions about the passages. Here are some examples.

Math:

Science:

History and social science:

The arts:

Written essays were scored on a scale of zero to three, with zero being a “poorly developed, incomplete written assignment” that:

  • Does not thoroughly respond to the topic.
  • Contains only poor, unsupported explanations.
  • Contains numerous significant grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.

An essay earning a score of three is “a well-developed complete written assignment,” that:

  • Shows a thorough response to all parts of the topic.
  • Has clear explanations that are well-supported.
  • Is free of significant grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors.

These are essay questions from the practice tests:

In some schools, students are grouped homogeneously. This is, students with similar ability are grouped together. In other schools, students are grouped heterogeneously. That is, students with differing ability are grouped together. Which grouping approach do you think is better? Write an essay to support your opinion.

For many years, the highest allowable speed limit was 55 miles per hour. More recently, this limit has been raised and you can travel on roads where the speed limit is 70 miles per hour. Do you think having higher speed limits is a good idea or a bad idea? Write an essay to support your position.

Whatever you think of this test, you would think that there must have been an examination of the nature of the questions to show that they discriminated against blacks and Hispanics. That wasn’t necessary. No one ever had to prove that any particular question was especially difficult for blacks and Hispanics or especially easy for whites. Although there were plenty of headlines about the exam being biased, no one had to show how it was biased. The legal argument was based entirely on disparate impact. If different racial groups weren’t getting the same scores, something had to be wrong with test, but no one ever had to show what that was.

Maintaining standards for teachers in a world that expects equal outcomes is hard and — given the all the time spent in court — expensive. After a ruling against the LAST in 2012, New York City tried to use another test that would not violate the law, and again, a lawsuit claimed that test was discriminatory. Kimba Wood, the white female judge who ruled that the LAST violated minority teachers’ civil rights, threw out the second test as well. A third test, the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), was also challenged in court, but in 2015, Judge Wood ruled that the ALST was acceptable.

What’s surprising is that whites, Hispanics, and blacks did not score equally well on it. No genuine test of knowledge or ability gives that result. Sixty-four percent of whites passed the ALST on the first try, while only 46 percent of Hispanics and 41 percent of blacks did. (Like the LAST, teachers could retake the test if they didn’t pass the first time.) There was still disparate impact, but Judge Wood gave the Academic Literacy Skills Test the green light because its content was somehow “representative of the content of a New York State public-school teacher’s job.” Courts had ruled that if an employment test has a disparate impact, it must be one that measures skills necessary for the job.

The ALST tested only for reading and writing, which means that many LAST subjects — math, science, history, humanities, social science, and visual and performing arts — were eliminated.

Elementary school teachers stay with their class the whole day and teach all subjects. Middle school and high school teachers teach only one subject, and for many of them, that subject is math, science, social studies, or the arts. So, how were the eliminated subjects not “representative of the content of a New York State public school teacher’s job?”

Some questions on the LAST practice tests related directly to a teacher’s job:

Not everyone was happy after Judge Wood approved the ALST. Michael Middleton, dean of Hunter College School of Education, said that in comparison with other tests for teacher certification, the ALST looked “like it’s the least related to the actual work that teachers do day to day.”

Alfred S. Posamentier, former dean of Mercy College School of Education, believed that the ALST was unfair to Hispanics because it measured “how eloquent a person is in the English language.” He asked, “Is that one of the criterion [sic] for determining who will be a good teacher? My sense is that the answer is no.”

I was an elementary school teacher, and I think it is important for American children to learn to be eloquent in English. They need teachers who are eloquent. The purpose of the school system is not to give jobs to Hispanics.

The New York State Board of Regents dropped the ALST in 2017. In case you lost count, that makes three tests that were dropped because of alleged bias against non-whites.

Today, New York requires “Content Specialty Tests” for teacher certification. To get a license to teach grades 1-6, you must pass a test that is divided into three parts: Literacy and English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Arts & Sciences. The test for secondary teachers (grades 7-12) is similar. So, after 26 years and nearly two billion dollars of liability later, New York ended up with a test that is very similar to the LAST. What’s the difference? No questions about history or U.S. government.

There is no discrimination suit over the Content Specialty Tests . . . yet.

There was a lawsuit over the LAST because teachers were fired for not being able to earn the proper credentials. The New York City school system could reasonably decide that firing unqualified teachers is too risky — unless they are white.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Rich says:

    NYC gives in on all suits with blacks now. The teens who raped and beat the woman jogger in Central Park years ago and admitted to their crimes, were falsely exonerated and received massive payouts from the city. Think about that. They admitted to raping, assaulting and leaving a woman for dead. Witnesses corroborated their confessions, but because the DNA of a fellow inmate not charged with the crime was discovered in the rape kit (after the statute of limitations passed), they were paid off. The country is dead.

    • Agree: follyofwar, YesYesCircle
    • Replies: @Chris Moore
    , @eah
  2. It’s unfair to impose a test on already employed people. For new hires, yes only.

    • Disagree: Passing By, PJ London
    • LOL: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  3. Biff says:

    A mostly stupid, but simple test.

    • Replies: @24th Alabama
  4. bert33 says:

    So, people are pulling their kids out of the public school system nationwide. Reason? Because it has degenerated into wokist garbage that boils down to career-length job security for well-paid, unionized, politicized ‘educators’ and what amounts to extremely expensive govt.-provided daycare services.

    Is k12 all bad? No. But, it’s not ‘all good’, either. Still, it’s something in place of nothing, which is what some kids would end up with if you defunded it and pulled the plug.

    US literacy rates have been rumored to be dropping, the same with math. Without the ability to read, write, speak, and generally communicate in the English language, your career options just got narrower. If you are also innumerate, you will likely have a very hard time in any job where you are required to work with numbers. Computer literacy goes right along with this, if you cant use the magic box and your job requires it, you will not be employed in that position for long. some companies offer in-house training, but like many colleges staring at essentially worthless, effectively fraudulent high school diplomas in the hot little hands of aspiring college applicants, they are stuck trying to pull people up a very steep learning curve which only gets worse as you get older.

    So, whoever turns out to be in charge of training testing and certifying public school teachers in this country better pull their socks up and un-woke and un-P.C pronto. China’s out there. Repeat for emphasis, China’s out there, and today’s China has a blue water navy and hypersonic missiles and some other stuff. So, softball practice is pretty much over for the public school system, or. it had better be, or we’re going to pay a very heavy price for tolerating failure and incompetence in the long run.

  5. thankkx says:

    ..

    Test? Ok,

    T or F (5 pts)

    Guy in cave demolishes them silversteins’ asbestos ‘laden’ twix towers

  6. My own outrage isn’t about the “racism”, but that such crappy questions were used to test teachers.

    As for why “Whites” had higher scores, my thoughts go to the many, many ways of cheating on modern tests. Buying answer sheets and paying “ringers” could be done as well back in the day as in modern times. It’s my understanding that when a modern University Sports program wants an illiterate superstar from high school, there is seldom a problem with the “paperwork”.

    • Agree: Tom Welsh
    • Disagree: Pop Warner
    • Replies: @KrisP
  7. IronForge says:

    Too Late. Sorry.

    This is how the “Marching Morons”+”Camp of the Saints”+”OpenBorders Global Bazaar”+”Equality/Equity/Diversity” SocioPolitical Ochlarchs collude/collaborate/merge their Ideologies.

    As long as the Plutarchy and Vassal Corporate/Political/Financial/Economic/Military Oligarchies Control, and Profiteer – this ClusterFrack will continue through several Crashes, Collapses, Resets, and Wars.

    It’s only going to get worse.

    For Murica, Non-Masonic/Non-Zionist/Non-Catholic-Mormon-JW-J4J-Moonie-FalunGong-Scientology/Non-SJWokeBlue Whites and 1st-Gen GreenCard East Asians(CHN/JPN/KOR) have a chance if they Secede from and become Economically Independent from WashingtonDC+WallSt+CityofLondon.

    That will mean NorCal/OR/WA/BC – and a Mass Relocation of People.

    TX, FL, and the “Hypothetical Rest of the USA” will have Ethnic Latino Majorities in due Time. Based on that, TX/FL Secession Attempts may not Succeed – what’s the point to when your Ethnics are the Majority? White “Red Staters” are better off moving to that Hypothetical Northwestern “Secession State” if they meet the Ideological Criteria.

    Standing your ground in your Prepper Home won’t work for very long – it’s a Numbers Game and the Oligarchs Rigged it to profiteer themselves through the SocioPolitical Ochlarchs. You may hold out in your Ranch; but your Descendants will most likely become Assimilated or Killed.

    That’s my Opinion. I’m leaving the Continent because I have Relatives Elsewhere; and have NO Intention of Mating with a Murican or sending my future Kids to Murica. Cult Stalkers made things too FUBAR’d for me; and the Ivy League Schools – and probably the Top STEM Schools soon if not already – are pwnd by Tribals.

  8. Alrenous says: • Website

    Premise: ruled by fools.
    Premise: author is not a fool.

    Conclusion: author should scam fools into accidentally ruling correctly, what with them being too foolish to see through it.

    True conclusion: author does not believe what is flowing off author’s typewriter.
    Appendix: I will take them as a domain expert on this subject.

    • Replies: @Kim
  9. Simon D says:

    Not much hope when the test itself is littered with errors. ‘Populous’ for ‘populace’, for example. Here we see the results:

    • Thanks: Tom Welsh
  10. “…In case you lost count, that makes three tests that were dropped because of alleged bias against non-whites…So, after 26 years and nearly two billion dollars of liability later, New York ended up with a test that is very similar to the LAST. What’s the difference? No questions about history or U.S. government. There is no discrimination suit over the Content Specialty Tests . . . yet…”

    As the author implies, there will be a discrimination suit soon. There is no way to design a challenging test that doesn’t fail low-IQ people. That’s the purpose of a “challenging test”, to exclude the dumb. And that means the test will have a disparate impact on the BIPOCs. And that means lawsuits, massive damage awards, new test design, disparate impact. “Rinse and repeat”.

    What’s the solution? Get rid of public education, return the tax-cash to the parents and let them pay for private education of their offspring or not as they see fit. Let these private schools hire and fire teachers like every other employer. Public education is a factory for creating mindless compliant robots for the woke-state anyway. No great loss.

  11. Stupid headline, great article.

    If the people who rule are intelligent enough to understand the value of a badly educated population in a democracy whose industrial power has been outsourced and replaced with a service economy…NO we are not ruled by fools. At the minimum they are not so foolish as to not recognize their own interests.

    If the mass education is low level we are more likely to have a mass population of what Huxley named the Gammas Deltas and Epsilons, machine bred and soma fed to be contented slaves, no threat, no complaints…NO we are not ruled by fools. Our elite know they cannot breed their slaves, yet, so they just create them in a different way. What is foolish about that?

    I’ll repeat myself at the risk of boring you and myself: USA Elites are not foolish and to pretend they are foolish is like waltzing into a jungle gunfight with your bare fists and thinking you’re going to come out a winner. Calling our elites foolish because they purposely dumb down the population is worse than foolish, it’s rank stupidity.

    Stupid headline, great article.

    • Disagree: TKK
    • Replies: @InnerCynic
    , @Passing By
    , @TKK
  12. Anything that messes up ‘blue’ cities is music to my ears.

  13. Hitch says:

    No, we are not being ruled by fools. We are being ruled by Sabbatean Frankists and other satanists who have rigged the system so that only fools and stooges can get elected. In effect, the people who most shitizens think are our leaders are merely puppets dancing on a string.

    • Agree: omegabooks, Robert Bruce
    • Replies: @DanFromCT
  14. Anon[754] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s obvious that some “damages” can be paid only because the country’s government can print money at will, indefinitely.

  15. Z-man says:

    We are ruled by Jews.

    • Replies: @omegabooks
  16. Tom Welsh says:

    That’s funny! Any test whatsoever that successfully discriminates between the intelligent and the stupid, the well-informed and the ignorant, etc., would be illegal by that standard.

    Way to destroy your country as quickly and easily as possible.

    The old, sensible approach was that anyone unable to do well enough on the test would be rejected as a teacher, regardless of anything else.

    The new approach is that if any particular group does badly on the test, the test is illegal.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  17. @bert33

    They’re simply gonna die. And, to be honest, that’s what they and their face-diaper wearing moms have brought upon themselves. I should feel something about this tragedy but sadly I’m numb to it all.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  18. @WingsofADove

    Absolutely correct. I woke up to this reality many years ago. Those who are labeled “stupid” for creating this shit show are actually smarter than you think because they know full well what they are doing. It’s the public, idiots who “believe” they’re smarter than their “leaders” who are dumber than a sack of hammers. By design.

  19. Compare this nonsense to the tests that countries in Asia subject their teachers to and you can now understand why the USA is going down the toilet while the global South is racing ahead – The West truly has become schizophrenic if this is standards being applied for people who are charged with developing future generations

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  20. @bert33

    China’s out there. Repeat for emphasis, China’s out there, and today’s China has a blue water navy and hypersonic missiles and some other stuff. So, softball practice is pretty much over for the public school system, or. it had better be, or we’re going to pay a very heavy price for tolerating failure and incompetence in the long run.

    You are politicizing the idea of education every bit as much as the anti-white wokesters do. The goal of education isn’t to compete with China or any other country. It is to give students a grounding in facts and ideas, as part of a larger goal of enabling them to think clearly and learn for themselves. Let’s not follow China down the path of educating people to become brainboxes with a narrow technical focus.

    • Replies: @Kim
    , @Brian Damage
    , @RoatanBill
  21. Dumbo says:

    The test questions are stupid and biased towards a liberal view, and it seems to me that the questions are more important than the answers. Maybe they just want to brainwash teachers as much as students (if such were needed).

    • Replies: @PJ London
  22. Public education has bigger problems than what this article writes about. Way, way, bigger.

  23. Karl1906 says:

    I don’t blame these people for wanting to be teachers. I blame politics for giving sub-par candidates the (repeated) chance to become teachers – without actually improving to the requirements! The same politicians would never send their own children to such schools and teachers.

  24. English is not my mother tongue, it is only my 3rd language, and when I see the questions I wonder, how did the people who can’t pass the test make it even past middle school, let alone get a bachelor’s degree?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  25. Forgive me for pointing this out, but the first test (the one first scrapped) seems to be something an eighth grade student should be able to handle. If a teacher can’t then maybe that wannabe teacher should consider another line of work.

    • Replies: @36 ulster
  26. No, it is a custom of origin, let us remember that Western civilization was built by killing and robbing others and perhaps it is about following that successful path or it is that simply nobody knows how to do anything else.

  27. @Tom Welsh

    Except that the test presented in the article doesn’t even discriminate between the intelligent and the stupid, it can only be useful for identifying the dwellers of the lowlands beneath the Western slope.

  28. DanFromCT says:

    Reginald Damerell’s Education’s Smoking Gun: How Teachers’ Colleges Have Destroyed Education in America came out in 1985, documenting the intentional destruction of elementary school education by the teacher’s college at UMass. Bill Cosby, for example, was awarded a doctorate in education for showing a handful of his “Fat Albert” cartoons to administrators, allowing Cosby to advertise himself as “Dr. Bill Cosby” and thereby enhance the ghettoization of blacks as dimwits through identification with shit like “Fat Albert.” Innumerate black women with a fourth grade literacy level were awarded doctorates in education and went out to become principals and administrators destroying the educations of mainly black children.

    One black woman, as I recall, who could neither read nor write nonetheless was awarded a doctorate in “audio-visual” something or other, and this despite not being able to set up a projector. She went on to a critical job for the Left—destroying the minds of America’s children. In my opinion, the Jews running the school were using the minds of children to further the Cloward-Piven destruction of this country. Many years earlier than that, the anti-American secular humanists writing at The Humanist understood that the struggle to take over America will be won by taking over the minds of America’s children in the classroom.

    On another note, for some good laughs there’s also the late Richard Mitchell, The Underground Grammarian, whose newsletters and books are all free on the Internet.

    https://sourcetext.com/grammarian/

    He lampoons the jackasses he dubbed “educationists” who’ve taken over the teachers’ colleges and turned them into Trojan Horses. The illiterate gibberish he targets seems quaintly dated at this point, but Mitchell’s parsing of this shit is nothing short of amazingly brilliant and laugh-out-loud hilarious.

    • Thanks: 36 ulster
    • Replies: @RestiveUs
  29. Anonymous[896] • Disclaimer says:

    Without the Jewish money and voting, the blacks as well as hispanics would not thrive in NYC. But of course, they don’t need to send their precious little boys and girls to the public school, now do they?

  30. @WingsofADove

    Actually, it is foolish of parasites to suck out all the life from the source off which they feed. A cretinised population is an unproductive population. An unproductive population either dies out or becomes itself parasitic. So dumbing down people depletes the food source and creates competing parasites. How smart is that of the elites?

    • Replies: @WingsofADove
  31. “WHITE TEACHERS Are On The Chopping Block!”

  32. We are ruled by Zionist fools who made the Frankfurt School method a necessity.

  33. KrisP says:
    @Zachary Smith

    In academic testing, the order is consistently the same, and not just in the US. Asians, whites, Hispanics, blacks. Are you saying in every context, everywhere, all the time, there are “ringers”?

    It’s time to admit the races that evolved under different pressures have different characteristics and abilities. If we’re going to eternally insist otherwise, then a “racial reckoning” is long overdue for black-dominated sports like basketball. Where’s the “equal outcome”? Obviously, it’s ringers, rigging, and racism squeezing out the white players, right? 🙂

    Leftists insist the races are perfectly equal and entitled to a perfectly equal outcome ONLY when whitey pays the price for that assumption. You know that’s true.

    • Agree: Pop Warner
    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  34. Che Guava says:
    @thankkx

    Silberstein and Loewy’s.

    The latter has done a great job of having his name forgotten in this context.

  35. @Wade Hampton

    You have a good idea to make education a private school function. However even private companies are forced to hire based on affirmative action and cannot fire minorities. We are going down the drain either way.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Anon
  36. Che Guava says:
    @Wade Hampton

    Say ‘stupid’ not dumb, some deaf people who can’t speak are also intelligent.

    Have met some at times.

    Not about P.C., just misuse of a word.

  37. DanFromCT says:
    @Hitch

    Yes, you’d think we were being ruled by Sabbatean Frankists, given the Republicans’ assent by silence to such demonic evil’s malignant excrescences in Hollywood, TV, publishing, and academia. The unspoken betrayal by the Republicans is the vacuum through which such Jewish evil marches in unopposed, created by the rush of air from Republicans sucking their thumbs. These Judas goats hide behind flatly unconstitutional court decisions from leftist judges, thereby yielding virtually all the determinants of public opinion to American- and Christian-hating Jews.

    I’m not demeaning your point, which is well taken as to the source of the demonic evil shadowing this nation. It is the case, however, that none of this is happening without the complicity of non-Jews like Wray, Comey, McCabe, McConnell, Ryan, Biden, Boehner, McCarthy, ad nauseam, all of whom are also conspicuously effeminate.

    These men use their baptism and wrap themselves in the trappings of Christianity to destroy it from within. They do this actively by hiding behind “duty” and silently by their inaction in the face or moral outrages being committed against children that amount to Jewish blood libel. These men obviously sneer at the Church’s dogma on final judgment inasmuch as their public lives are a scandal to and betrayal of those most deserving of their protection. Even worse from a secular point of view is their groveling like dogs before the very Jews who wish to exterminate “whiteness,” which amounts to exterminating their own children and grandchildren.

    • Replies: @Hitch
  38. Kim says:
    @Alrenous

    Ruled by enemies in little hats.

    • Replies: @Alrenous
  39. Samoan says:

    Lmao that test looks so easy. You’d have to be borderline retarded and definitely not capable of teaching if you failed XD

  40. Kim says:
    @Etruscan Film Star

    There is an important ideological side to education. That is why we have classes in literature and history, to inculcate a desired ideological viewpoint.

    Of course, once we have diversity, we can no longer do that and society – according to plan – falls apart.

    • Agree: Angharad
  41. Andreas says:

    The core problem is in the notion of a one-size-fits-all public education system. Just like parents are best suited to decide what is best for their children, the immediate community is best suited to decide how to educate them. It’s a bottom up process, not top-down. And this is true no matter what race or ethnic background.

    All communities should be allowed to select their own teachers based on community-established criteria for what makes a quality teacher for their children to succeed in life.

    Some of these candidate teachers who can’t seem to make the cut may posses unique pedagogic talents and actually be quite qualified in their communities in ways that written tests simply don’t measure; for example, the ability to inspire students or give them practical rules for living.

    So it is really hard for me to believe that this is just about stupid people not realizing how stupid they are insisting that they are not too stupid to become teachers, or who just want an easy paycheck without being held accountable for their performance.

    But rather than turning this back over to the same people who got us into this mess – i.e. the demonstrably stupid white liberals and Jews, many of whom would pass these tests with high scores – it comes back to the idea of letting each community decide on their own standards. Or die.

    • LOL: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Bill
    , @Alrenous
  42. I stopped reading at “Katz”

    • LOL: Angharad
    • Replies: @Realist
  43. TG says:

    No. We are ruled by very intelligent people who are amoral and hate us, and they use fools as their instruments.

  44. The retail price for this study guide was \$14.95. You can also borrow the guides for free at public libraries.

    Careful: you are presuming literacy. Apparently, that isn’t such a good idea in the case of teachers.

    (No doubt Barron’s will soon be facing a lawsuit in which they will be accused of exercising “white privilege” because their study guides dare to assume the people buying them can read.)

    The only remaining source of wonder for me in all of this is: how do these teachers manage to get through college?

    (And yes, I know: education majors are widely acknowledged to be some of the dumbest people on any given college campus. But still…wow.)

  45. @Reverend Goody

    All tests should be only for the unborn.

  46. Bill says:
    @Wade Hampton

    But pretty much every other employer has to use hiring and promotion practices which do not discriminate.

    There is no technical fix for any of this, and glibertarianism definitely is the solution to nothing.

  47. settlement-award : equity :: plunder: piracy

  48. TKK says:
    @WingsofADove

    I am not sure if you actually have to get up early and go to work every day to earn money- but the USA Elites ARE FOOLS.

    The headline is 100% correct.

    You cannot grasp the rank, filthy, steaming sentimentality around the Magical Negro. Partners at law firms that bill hundreds of millions a year bend over backwards to accommodate ignorant obese black women.

    Example? Go to any Big Firm’s website and click on the attorney bios. You will see that most of the black women are OF COUNSEL. Not partners, not associates.

    This is because they cannot pass ANY state bar. So, they make them OF COUNSEL, give them a nice office and give them stacks of depositions to summarize. It’s a bullish*t job and everyone knows it but the narcissistic, dumb ego manic black hogs.

    Law firms only exist to make money. No one cares about justice. It is a side effect of the Christian virus, the false and sickening impulse to “give a hand” to supposed minorities. If you broach the subject with HR or the core power team: they are given full scholarships, they have no law debt, they do no work with insouciant entitlement – they effectively put their fingers in their ears and cling to the false belief all blacks are living in Sandtown Projects and subsist on government cheese.

    And they know that putting token blacks on the payroll will earn them a social kibbles that will further their own families status.

    NOT EVERYONE IS ON UNZ, TRACKING THE THREAD OF VARIOUS CONSPIRACIES. They are working, going on their boats, going to church and they swallow this black people need a hand plague hook line and sinker.

    It is far worse than a conspiracy. It is: scared, stupid sheep, guarding their own interests and spoiled spawn by doing what the media and the TPTB tell them to do. They swallow Jews are God’s chosen people and blacks are in need of a hand- completely. They believe it.

    Until you understand that, you understand nothing about this country and it’s inevitable collapse.

    • LOL: Clyde
    • Replies: @WingsofADove
  49. @Tranceislife

    Compare this nonsense to the tests that countries in Asia subject their teachers to and you can now understand why the USA is going down the toilet while the global South is racing ahead – The West truly has become schizophrenic if this is standards being applied for people who are charged with developing future generations

    You got the Global South mixed up with East Asia and Russia. The Global South have an average IQ of 86. That’s why the West has been using the Global South as a pawn against the true threat, East Asia and Russia. Seems like the tide is turning. The Global South woke up.

    • Replies: @Realist
  50. Anon[263] • Disclaimer says:

    In New York, you need a bachelor’s degree in education to qualify for a teaching certificate. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree should have enough knowledge to pass this test.

    Yeah Right ! The problem is that University degrees these days are worse than ass wipes. The “scholars” in University first of all enter it as functional dunces. Their years are spent fucking, partying, drinking, smoking weed, using recreational drugs, marching, protesting and getting into other forms of mischief some of them criminal.

    The professors dont give a shit. They are not going to fail the whole caboodle because they rarely turn up for lectures, hand in substandard work (if at all ) and fall asleep at their desks etc The Dean might conclude the Profs are not doing their jobs. So, the Profs pass everyone with Honours and whatever other prestigious awards are available. Hence the dunces who entered the University spend their 4 years or so in a vacation atmosphere, get their Bachelor’s and graduate as complete idiots. And we expect them to pass even a multiple choice exam ? LMAO

    With the Bachelor’s they then become shitty teachers and then harvest the next crop of dummies for University. The majority if not all, are incompetent even in the subjects they “studied”. The old school old farts in the Corporate world experience this daily with a great deal of dismay. To even listen to the conversation of these graduates is to enter a disorienting bubble of gibberish, idiotic giggles and boiler plate hogwash.

    I have reviewed contracts from our legal department written by 28 year olds with a Bachelor’s and Law Degree. One went like this:

    “Please ax your client to attend our office hair and bring there approppiate documents fur review. we cannut procede to the final sining without this backup”.

    Of course, this is in addition to the fact that some of these legal instruments are full of holes, ramble here and there, do not flow and most times lack any foundation in law. After a few of these masterpieces a fellow loses his patience and then his hair.

    This ignorance also prevails in our highest positions in Government. The papers of most of these people who graduated elite Ivy League universities are rubbish. What comes out of their mouth, usually incomprehensible most times, is also sheer drivel.

    There is also all this talk about Indian and Chinese students being top of the class. Not so ! Once these kids are released from their generally strict and repressive homes and parents, they are like caged wolves set free. Stay in the dorm and study ? When everyone else is out on the Town ? When there is no Mom and Dad raising hell about hitting the books ? Yeah right, in a pig’s ass ! Fuck the books and assignments. Its fun time at the local bar !!

    So here we are with idiots churning out more idiots and everyone is shocked the country is going to Hell ?

    • Replies: @No jack London
  51. @Etruscan Film Star

    You are politicizing the idea of education every bit as much as the anti-white wokesters do. The goal of education isn’t to compete with China or any other country. It is to give students a grounding in facts and ideas, as part of a larger goal of enabling them to think clearly and learn for themselves. Let’s not follow China down the path of educating people to become brainboxes with a narrow technical focus.

    Your post above is so full of brainwashed propaganda. “Educating people to become brainboxes with a narrow technical focus” is called STEM education. It is crucial for the health of a country’s economy and competitiveness.

    Countries with low average IQ have been doing what you suggested for decades. Dumbing down and putting politics into education. Sure that fill the quota of “qualified” people who can’t compete. It just create a bigger paper shuffling bureaucratic machine that produces nothing.

    • Replies: @Etruscan Film Star
    , @Anon
  52. “The Hallucinatory World Of The Critical Race Theorist”

  53. @Etruscan Film Star

    Everything besides technical education is opinion. Only STEM teaches things that are fact as observed in nature. No one should be “educating” students in someone’s opinion masquerading as fact.

    • Agree: GMC, HdC
  54. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Rich

    The country is dead.

    And you ((Jew)) loving and \$hekel worshiping retards killed it. There’s a lot of \$hekels for lawyers and their ilk in the kind of division-agitating chaos you describe.

    • Troll: Realist
    • Replies: @Alden
  55. As a person who has lived in NYC all my life, I am delighted for two reasons. #1 I am old and long out of grade school or high school. #2 I went to Catholic school and didn’t have to be subjected to public
    education. Even though in my day public schools had disciplinary problems (especially in minority neighborhoods), they weren’t woke wonderlands -liberal, yes (with all those Jewish teachers) – but not woke. There was no Minerva Has Two Mommies or Dingbat Has Two Daddies. There was no CRT or showing me 10 ways I can pleasure myself at age six. And darn it, I didn’t get to experience Drag Queen Story Hour. I really feel sorry for parents today.

  56. USGrant says:

    Public schools are run by anti-christian bigots with the goal of indoctrinating kids to be loyal supporters of a violent woke anti-christian American ruling class.

  57. Pontius says:

    Nowadays the best instruction is probably coming from the drag queen.

  58. @thankkx

    Better question : a bearded goat-fucking caveman of Afghanistan managed to have two planes highjacked and flown by 38 of his colleagues into the twin towers of the WTC under President Bush’s guard. How many high-rises did he succeed felling thereby :

    1) 0
    2) 1
    3) 2
    4) 3
    5) 4

    • Thanks: JR Foley
  59. @Simon D

    Love the video of all the Mensa Society members.

  60. Ko says:

    Soon, they will just disallow White people from taking the test.

    I’ll also bet most of the readers commenting failed the samples given.

  61. Stupid educators. Nutty Professors. Who knew the fall of Western Civilization would be so funny?

  62. Realist says:
    @Not Important

    I stopped reading at “Katz”

    Yes, Jews are stupid and never have anything of value to say…LOL. How very open-minded of you.

  63. So the state has to test teachers to weed out the incompetents. What is the point of the four year degree? Make passing the test the only requirement for a teaching certificate, worthless degree in education not needed.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  64. @Passing By

    It’s not a question of ‘dumbing down’ though I agree that also occurs. It’s a question of educating the labor force ENOUGH to push buttons and make coffee but not enough to successfully challenge the system, which is hidden via media illusions and diversions and two party election games. The elite pay people to manage the educational system so the education is enough to serve the elite but not enough to organize successfully against the elite.

    That’s why both parties support debt traps for university students. That’s why they support bs curriculums. If they need more productivity they invest in machinery, they brain drain the educated work force of other countries and bind them to an employer via and H1B visa.

  65. @TKK

    The people I’m talking about are not the managerial class. I’m talking about the ownership class, the people we rarely see or hear about, who sit on the board of directors, who own controlling shares of huge companies, the big investors, the international rich class of billionaires. They either 1 understand, themselves, the kind of mass education which lends itself to keeping them in power, or 2 they hire smart people who articulate the needs of the billionaire class and work to service those needs, in this case in the educational field.

    In short the real elite’s daily goal is to maintain and expand their economic and political power. And it’s fun for them, they simply give orders and shit happens.

  66. @KrisP

    Sir

    Buying answer sheets tends to work better if you have money. Ditto for paying somebody else to take the test for you. White folks tended to have both more money and better connections than people with the wrong skin color.

    It’s no accident Rich Folks get more “breaks” in the Courts and Legislatures. Money talks! This effect is weaker at lower levels, but still very real.

    Leftists insist the races are perfectly equal and entitled to a perfectly equal outcome ONLY when whitey pays the price for that assumption.

    Let’s get a little more specific here. The folks who are willing to sacrifice “low-level Whitey” pay nothing themselves. Shipping all the jobs to Mexico and China made THEM money, and there was no downside.

    Look at the casualties in Vietnam by religion. The 3% American Jews suffered .4% of the deaths.

    https://www.americanwarlibrary.com/vietnam/vwc7.htm

    I can’t deny that management of US race problems is very bad, but I do contend this is no accident. The US is still a very racist nation, and keeping things stirred up works out very well for both Rich Folks and the Confederacy First fellows.

    • Agree: Kal Zakath
    • Replies: @KrisP
  67. @Z-man

    You mean Talmudic Jews… and their sock puppets, Freemasons. In religious terms, the Synagogue of Satan.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  68. This reminds me of the time (having Texas certification in Guidance Counseling) I did not get two HS counseling jobs (one in Crane, in the Permian Basin area) and one in Presidio, on the US-Mexican border)… Reason? My SPANISH wasn’t good enough! (And, at this point, I’m damned glad I didn’t get either of these jobs! Note: While Presidio is 95 percent Hispanic, Crane is maybe 30 percent? Hmmmmmmmmmm….)

    Which leads to my final comment: I did teach Secondary Math, BTW, in Presidio, Van Horn and (unfortunately) El Paso (where I was nearly assaulted on three occasions…Hispanic, not black, gangsters, doncha know), so let me say this: HOME SCHOOL, DAMMIT!

    • Replies: @cabystander
  69. Bill says:
    @Andreas

    The core problem is in the notion of a one-size-fits-all public education system.

    No. The “core problem” is not some mistake, some oversight, some technical error, some valve that needs an adjustment, some regulation with three words out of place.

  70. If we ever succeed in having “regime change” from this marxist cabal who usurped this country in the mid 20th century we will need to revisit all these frivolous lawsuits that have showered minorities with all this undeserved wealth and seize every last penny back from them that they haven’t squandered yet on Cadillacs, Gold Chains, and Champagne.

    • Replies: @Nancy
  71. A proper test would require perfect memorization of Kanye West’s top hits.

  72. Billy Ash says:

    My question is: If a prospective teacher had to pass the LAST before being hired, why were the teachers hired in the first place?
    Answer: They were all diversity hires.
    And what does this say about LAS colleges?

  73. martin_2 says:

    I find it grating that commentators use the word “elite” when referring to those in powerful and influential positions, politically and culturally? Isn’t there a better word? The word “elite” has its proper meaning when I say, for example, that Magnus Carlsen is an elite chess grandmaster. Since there are over one thousand chess grandmasters, we therefore need a word to demarcate the very best, those in the top ten, say.

    But how can President Biden, or Liz Truss, or Justin Trudeau, and all the Establishment hangers-on in politics, business, the media, be regarded as “elite” in any way?

  74. @Passing By

    The obvious answer is that for BIPOCS, BA degrees are awarded, not earned.

    • Agree: Rich, YesYesCircle
  75. Miro23 says:
    @David Homer

    You have a good idea to make education a private school function. However even private companies are forced to hire based on affirmative action and cannot fire minorities. We are going down the drain either way.

    Agreed that the public can’t win if militant wokism is state policy. Like Mao’s officially sponsored Red Guards wrecked the Chinese economy, officially sponsored wokism/ Antifa is wrecking the US.

    The only real solution is to emigrate. But unfortunately, of course, most people can’t, and are trapped in these prison camps (like Bolshevik Russia and Mao’s China) and have to watch what they say and survive as best they can.

    • Agree: loner feral cat
  76. @RoatanBill

    Everything besides technical education is opinion. Only STEM teaches things that are fact as observed in nature. No one should be “educating” students in someone’s opinion masquerading as fact.

    Not everyone can be in STEM as it requires a higher level of cognitive ability. The unqualified ones should be in vocational school learning how to do and fix things instead of liberal arts learning how to argue things out of thin air, making them “facts’ and setting policies out of them.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @Alden
  77. Hitch says:
    @DanFromCT

    I am not a US person and I don’t follow US politics very closely. One thing is certain, in every western “Democracy” the Sabbatean’s control the media and hence the entire message. All politicians are vetted, and made to be blackmaileable, or they would never be allowed to get into office let alone remain in it.

    So how can the west restore their liberties and democracies? Remove the sabbateans. How can the west eliminate the sabbateans? Remove the Jews which they hide amongst.

    Hoping that Jews will eliminate the Sabbateans among their midst has been proven to not have been a successful strategy for thousands of years. As far as Jews are concerned, that is simply not good for the Jews.

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  78. @Wade Hampton

    The problem is not public education, rather what public education has become. Japan, China, Russia, Finland, Germany, France and many other countries do not have this problem? Education in the US has become a commodity run by petty self aggrandizing politicians. Like every other “popular” commodity, the emphasis is on number, not quality. Historically, it was understood that not everyone would or could graduate from high school, and that some people are not university, trades, or community college material. Today the mantra is even Jamarius, whose mother was a crackhead alcoholic when he was conceived, is a budding nuclear physicist or neurosurgeon, despite the in utero brain damage. If he doesn’t graduate high school, it’s racism, not brain damage. He needs a loan to go to university or some other private “educational facility” to become all he can be.
    In my list of countries above, only the best and brightest get into post secondary education, which is very heavily subsidized, and the kids understand that from day 1 in school. The family’s money doesn’t get you into post secondary education, merit does.

  79. 36 ulster says:
    @American Citizen

    Or, if they’re civic-minded, voluntary unemployment. If they’re not so inclined, they should be banned from the job market. In either case, pay them a stipend so as not to work, for the sake of society.

  80. @Simon D

    I would have replied “none”. Not for the fact that there is no Moon but rather the size of Earth’s moon which is disproportionally too large, which is abnormal compared to other planets with moons in the solar system. Earth and the moon should be seen a binary planet system in which Earth is the dominant partner. Just like Pluto and Charon, a binary dwarf planet system.

  81. Nancy says:
    @Sebastian Hawks

    I think the ‘usurpation’ began much earlier in the 20th century, with the European Jewish Banksters ‘usurping’ American finance, at the highest levels – an early victory was the Federal Reserve, and Morgan et al dominated prior to that.

  82. @Brian Damage

    You are, of course, correct.

    It is the availability of bullshit subjects concentrated in the humanities and social sciences that offer an option to those not qualified for or disinterested in STEM to waste their time studying bogus opinions as though they represent some kind of truth. That’s why I’ve stated multiple times that the humanities and social sciences should be jettisoned totally, my preferred option, or severely restricted to associates or rarely at most bachelor’s degrees. Having a master or doctorate in an opinion is illogical.

    If all the bogus fields of study were recognized as being basket weaving classes and thus frowned up, we would have more people opting for the trades or studying harder to improve themselves to be able to successfully finish a STEM curriculum. The society would end up with a higher caliber of people with fewer to nearly no professional bullshit artists.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Brian Damage
    , @Kim
  83. Z-man says:
    @omegabooks

    Thanks for the specificity.

  84. Agent76 says:

    Oct 30, 2014 The Prussian Connection to American Schooling (Part 4), by John Taylor Gatto

    Where did the American school system come from? And what are its true purposes?


    
    Education in a sentence.

    • Replies: @Athena
  85. @Anon

    I liked the drinking and partying. Missed the weed drugs. Avoided the protesting stuff. Sure wouldl like to get in on the fucking.

  86. PJ London says:
    @Dumbo

    Well at least you got your name right.
    How the hell you infer that the questions are ‘biased towards a liberal view’ is beyond any possible explanation.
    They test reading comprehension and the answers are contained in the information.God preserve us from idiots.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  87. Teaching critical nigger theory or whatever is, in reality, a tactical move, so this shell of a country won’t be quite as embarrassed on the world stage.

    Test scores are headed down the toilet, and will continue to do so. I’m not a clairvoyant, just a realist. You cannot, CANNOT produce even steady test results with while overloading the school system with brown kids, and shutting it down for two years altogether due to germs.

    While US citizens are kind of a captive audience to liberal bullshit, the rest of the world isn’t, so the year over year school performance stats we’re due for pretty soon are going to be pretty horrifying, for the ones in power who have a shred of conscience at least….

    Since we know that reading and math will no longer sink in with the bottom of the barrel non-white clay they have to work with, they’re going to attempt to obscure material that matters with blame-white-people fest because its the only thing their dumbass students are going to grasp or remotely connect with. I still don’t know how their going to incorporate this into arithmetic, but rest assured they are, because otherwise our raw testing stats come next year will be down in
    Earth’s mantle low, especially compared to southeast Asian countries.

    The longer term goal here will be to refuse to post any statistics on school performance at all in this country, citing its antiquated or some other bullshit like that.

  88. @Biff

    My best elementary teachers were kind,caring and inquisitive.How can you test for those qualities?

    • Replies: @eah
  89. Jim H says:

    ‘Kimba Wood, the white female judge who ruled that the LAST violated minority teachers’ civil rights, threw out the second test as well.’ — Anastasia Katz

    Reminds me of a movie dialogue — allegedly between Tarzan and a native African guide — that we repeated incessantly as kids:

    Kimba hungry! Kimba not eat for … three-four day, maybe.

    67. What was the Hollywood screenwriter’s main point in writing this passage?

    (A) Africans are discriminated against more than Europeans are.
    (B) Both races are discriminated against.
    (C) Africans are not discriminated against.
    (D) Africans, like wild beasts, are perpetually hungry.

    • LOL: YesYesCircle
    • Replies: @Alden
  90. eah says:
    @Rich

    THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE JOGGER ATTACKERS — Guilty – In Their Own Words

    This site has been created as a home for the facts – for the truth – about what happened in Central Park on the night of April 19, 1989.

    The thirty-three young men who rampaged through the park attacked and harassed more than 7 people, including the woman who became known as the Central Park Jogger. Two of their other victims – men who were also jogging or walking in the park – were beaten so badly they required hospitalization for head injuries.

    This information has been under seal for more than 18 years, and is now, here, made public.

    You can watch the videotaped admissions of the self-named Central Park Five and see them confess to all the crimes they committed that night, in their own words, in the presence of their parents. Six of the other attackers’ videos are also here, describing what they did, and what brutal attacks they saw the Five commit. ALL the videos are on this site.

    • Thanks: Rich
  91. Neo-Race-ism is the future.

  92. eah says:
    @24th Alabama

    How can you test for those qualities?

    You don’t and largely can’t — this is the reason applicants for teaching positions have to go through a number of personal interviews — once hired they normally spend some time on probation — they are evaluated regularly, both by looking at the test results of their students, as well as having their peers (experienced teachers and administrators) visit their classrooms.

    But in order to teach things like science/biology, arithmetic (including fractions, percentages, basic mathematical concepts like probability), and language arts (reading and reading comprehension, grammar, spelling), you need someone who has basic competence in these areas — and you can test for this (albeit some tests may be better than others).

    • Agree: Etruscan Film Star, HdC
  93. Unfit to be mothers.

  94. Dumbo says:
    @PJ London

    The topics of the questions, you moron. The texts in the text interpretation questions appear to be all about “discrimination”, “racism” and other liberal topics. This is pretty common in the education field and in such type of tests.

    Congratulations, you entered the “Ignore” list. Goodbye.

    • Replies: @PJ London
  95. @Hitch

    They can’t : post-Temple Judaism is nothing but a shell for Kabbalistic black magic. Judaism is a mere ideology. Kabbalistic black magic is a technology. If you destroy Sabbateism there remains no judaism. Moreover Judaism is fiercestly defended by witchcraft practitioners from outside the Jewish fold.

  96. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Andreas

    The education system is the exact opposite of an education system. Whether it’s one-size-fits-all is irrelevant. The point is to immiserate and concuss the students, and it works brilliantly at its intended purpose.

  97. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Kim

    So you and they agree that they are better than you and thus deserve to rule.

    Last Psychiatrist: the America dissident gets mad at da joos, morally condemning them, so that they may submit to the Jews’ masters.

    • Replies: @Kim
  98. More fools…
    US Army surrender easy to Black Live Matter
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/rciHiSLzL7E

  99. Voltara says:
    @Simon D

    The Earth has two natural satellites. The Moon and Toro.

  100. Alden says:
    @Chris Moore

    Maybe if all manufacturing, accounting service rep etc hadn’t been moved overseas and White Americans had not been affirmative actioned out medicine technology food service retail and construction by non White affirmative action immigrants there wouldn’t be so many excess attorneys. It’s just about the only occupation still open to White Americans.

    In California even White man accountants have been replaced by Philippino and Asian women.

    And the only well trained professional capable construction workers still allowed to exist are electricians plumbers and iron workers. The rest are untrained amateur idiots. Hispanic or White.

    I used to read National Review. In the same edition there would be an article ranting about lawyers destroying businesses through law suits. And at least two articles praising yet another industry for being so wise as to move its operations to Bangladesh it Cambodia. Away from pesky American labor laws. Not every unemployable White American wants to go on welfare. And the law is really the only profession that a White man can sneak into.

    X-rays are still taken in America. Often by non White foreigners . But the xrays aren’t read by American Drs in America. The Xrays are sent to India and read there and the diagnosis is sent back to America via satellite.

  101. Alden says:
    @Jim H

    Kimba Wood is a Jew. Affirmative action discrimination against the White goyim is now and has been since 1950 or so the primary activity of Jews living in America.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  102. @Wade Hampton

    Actually, the solution is to repeal Civil Rights and completely dismantle the legal and bureaucratic regime that has spawned from it. All of these lawsuits, and disparate impact in particular, cite the CRA in their decisions. As long as “civil rights” exist (and a total subservience to the law), then these problems won’t get fixed. Private schools are not immune to these laws and practices.

    https://richardhanania.substack.com/p/woke-institutions-is-just-civil-rights

  103. Ron Unz says:
    @Alden

    Kimba Wood is a Jew.

    Is that really correct?

    I’d only been slightly familiar with her, but I’d never heard she was Jewish and her name isn’t Jewish. Nothing in her Wikipedia page suggests she is Jewish, and when I did some casual Googling, the top match was a story in the Jewish Forward that said she didn’t seem to be Jewish:

    https://forward.com/life/133324/judge-kimba-wood-shows-her-cultural-sensitivity/

    • Replies: @Alden
  104. Alden says:
    @RoatanBill

    STEM degrees are useless for White Americans especially men. The companies just will not hire White men. It’s not all due to federal EEOC monitoring and minorities eager to sue for employment discrimination.

    The tech companies, like every other American business eagerly plunged into affirmative action. discrimination against White Americans. The businesses love affirmative action because it gives them the opportunity to import millions of non White STEM workers. Thus increasing the labor pool, lowering wages and filling the tech industry with workers happy to live 10 people in a 2 bedroom apartment.

    Work hard, learn a trade get a useful STEM degree and you’ll get a decent pay reasonably secure job was a 1950s 60s mantra. It worked for the older baby boomers.

    But not for their younger siblings children and grandchildren.

    Check out any American hospital or medical center, accountants office or business that employers engineers coders software designers etc. They’re mostly non White foreigners. Including the HR departments. There’s entire buildings in Silicon Valley where the only language spoken is Mandarin.

    And SV schools and neighborhoods where there’s not a single White American. Hindu immigrants have re created the Hindu caste system in Santa Clara County’s SV. . To the point that numerous civil rights lawyers the federal EEOC and the state FEPC are investigating discrimination on the basis of Indian caste.

    The tech companies will be happy to pay out 50 million or so to discriminated against low caste Hindus than hire White American men. Indian coders have a terrible reputation for doing slip shod in competent work. Plus false references false diplomas standard Indian corruption.

    Never mind anything’s better than hiring competent White Americans.

    It’s not just Bill Gates and Zuckerberg and the owners of google who won’t hire White Americans. It’s every tech and medical operation in the country.

    It’s 2022, not 1962.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  105. Alden says:
    @Ron Unz

    She’s claimed she is Jewish. At one time she was considered for some federal position under Clinton I think. She wasn’t nominated because she’d hired an illegal alien nanny.

    Her excuse for hiring an illegal alien was that all the American applicants were anti semites who refused to work for the family when they discovered they were Jews.

    Jewish community newspapers made a big deal of the anti Semitic job applicants.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  106. @martin_2

    I find it grating that commentators use the word “elite” when referring to those in powerful and influential positions, politically and culturally? Isn’t there a better word?

    I agree. If we use the word “elite” that means hard working non-political intelligent and successful people are also negatively branded. Which will lead to glorifying mediocrity and dumbing down “achievements”.

  107. Ron Unz says:
    @Alden

    She’s claimed she is Jewish. At one time she was considered for some federal position under Clinton I think. She wasn’t nominated because she’d hired an illegal alien nanny.

    Sure, she’d been Clinton’s nominee for Attorney General before she was brought down by “Nannygate” so the position went to Janet Reno instead. In fact, I think her case may have launched the whole “Nannygate” trend, under which countless other nominees lost their confirmation hearings. That’s about the only thing I know about her.

    But I don’t recall any mention of her being Jewish at the time, and since that later article in the Jewish newspaper said she apparently wasn’t Jewish, I suspect that recollections may have just gotten a little garbled after thirty years.

    • Replies: @Alden
  108. @RoatanBill

    I’ve stated multiple times that the humanities and social sciences should be jettisoned totally

    I feel that humanities and social sciences have their merits and should not be jettisoned. Instead they should get out of their own wokeness and make the curriculum tough enough that only qualified people are able to pass them. By being inclusive and “anything goes”, these dumbed down, diluted programs lost their value. Humanities and social sciences were the bedrock of modern civilization but they are just a shell of themselves used as pawns to pursue agendas that are disconnected from reality.

  109. Alden says:
    @Brian Damage

    Affirmative action for non Whites including foreigners applies to STEM jobs as much as it applies to jobs like post office city bus drivers government clerks etc.

    If you live near a medical school wander around someday. Med school classes are half women mostly Asians one or 2 blacks 3 or 4 Hispanics 3 or 4 Whites. Men about the same except just 1 or 2 Whites.

    It’s 2022 not 1962. 61 years of ferociously enforced affirmative action has been very effective.

    • Replies: @epebble
  110. Anon[215] • Disclaimer says:
    @David Homer

    …make education a private school function

    and

    Let these private schools hire and fire teachers like every other employer

    https://www.unz.com/article/yes-we-are-ruled-by-fools/#comment-5502634

  111. @Alden

    STEM degrees are useless for White Americans especially men. The companies just will not hire White men.

    I hope you are not saying all Whites can do STEM. White IQ is 100 and only 5% can do STEM. And most of them would rather do something else. Easier and more money. The tech monopoly by the US is so big that even you hire all the 5% Whites that are able to do STEM it is still not enough. Think about it. Being White doesn’t mean you can do everything. Stop thinking like it is 1962. At 100 IQ, 80% can’t do sh\$t other than service and vocational stuff.

  112. @martin_2

    But how can President Biden, or Liz Truss, or Justin Trudeau, and all the Establishment hangers-on in politics, business, the media, be regarded as “elite” in any way?

    Ringleaders.
    That’s what they should be called.

  113. Alden says:
    @Ron Unz

    Could very well be that my recollection is wrong. But I remember Kimba Wood claimed she went to numerous agencies and even brought a White redneck trailer trash White woman from Texas applicant. An actual native born White American citizen. And the evil red neck refused the job when she discovered the Wood family were Jews. Hard to believe she had to pay plane fare and hotel to bring a nanny applicant 2,000 miles.

    Much of the trials and tribulations feminazis claim affect women are just exaggerations or outright lies. It’s really really not that difficult to find childcare. I should know. That’s why I remember Kimba’s carrying on about finding a nanny. . We Found a baby sitter in 2 days just 3 phone calls 2 blocks away. Every parent of babies and toddlers we knew had no trouble finding American born or legal immigrant nannies and baby sitters.

    My memory is that anti semitism of American applicants was why she had to hire an illegal alien. I could be wrong.

    • Replies: @Dnought
  114. KrisP says:
    @Zachary Smith

    I don’t agree that America is still a “very racist nation.” In fact, I think that claim is ridiculous but by the time the leftists get done wrecking the MLK dream of a post-racial utopia where people were to be judged on the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, we will again see widespread racial division. It’s happening already.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  115. @omegabooks

    I have a PhD in Electrical Engineering. After about 40 years designing products, and running small tech companies, I came to a “retirement” break. Here in CA, at the time and likely to this day, there was a dearth of high school Physics/Math teachers. As a graduate student, I had taught at the University level for about four years. Enjoyed it and generally got good comments from my students.

    I had heard that there was something called a “single subject Certificate” designed for people like me. So, I went to the local University, talked to the Education Department. They were delighted to see me. Told me that I would have to take a couple courses on the mechanics of teaching, do student teaching and I would be good to go. A year or so. No problem, I have been a lifetime student, taking a couple courses on anything was fine with me.

    Then…

    Do you have two years of college Spanish? No. (Engineering students don’t get much in the way of non-technical credits allowed. Can you pass a Spanish fluency exam? Again, no.

    Why do I have to be able to speak Spanish to teach high school Math/Physics? It was admitted that there was no real reason, but “the rules.”

    End of discussion and my post retirement thoughts of teaching high school Math/Physics.

    I later spent a couple years teaching Electronics as an “adjunct professor” at a local tech school. Most of my (minority, mostly) students had adequate brains but were beyond dismal as far as high school preparation. Most were functionally illiterate. They could read, sort of, but had near zero comprehension. Putting together a complete sentence was a complete mystery. Almost none would have passed my ninth grade Algebra class. Most had decent high school grades. Better, in some cases, than I had.

  116. @KrisP

    I don’t agree that America is still a “very racist nation.”

    It might not think it is racist but it is perpetuating the superiority of the Anglosphere. The karma blowback is going to huge if the US keeps absorbing the sins of the British empire. I somewhat feel sorry for what is to come.

    • Replies: @KrisP
  117. JR Foley says:
    @Sam Hildebrand

    Do those failing this supposed exam qualify for having their tuition waived or returned? Past it’s intelligence date.

    • Replies: @Sam Hildebrand
  118. @cabystander

    Do you have two years of college Spanish? No. (Engineering students don’t get much in the way of non-technical credits allowed. Can you pass a Spanish fluency exam? Again, no.

    Why do I have to be able to speak Spanish to teach high school Math/Physics? It was admitted that there was no real reason, but “the rules.”

    The author of this essay spends too much time railing at “stupid” teachers. In actuality it’s the Education Adminstrators (All Levels!) who ought to have most of the blame. You speak of one of their dreadful and needless rules. The same jerks put the LAST test in place. At lower levels, I’ve seen High School Principals who had advanced from the Shop Class. Many more were uplifted Coaches. They were mostly smooth talking know-nothings.

    Most of my (minority, mostly) students had adequate brains but were beyond dismal as far as high school preparation. Most were functionally illiterate. They could read, sort of, but had near zero comprehension.

    My own experience was “race-neutral” functional illiteracy. Kids from families who had encouraged reading from when they were toddlers did well. Students from families which had not done that had been at the mercy of Kindergarten and First Grade teachers who had taught all their ‘graduates’ to read, but had also convinced most of them this was something they hated. Done right, students would be begging to learn to read.

    To this day I’m “semi-literate” in English grammar, for being forced to ‘Diagram’ sentences turned me off completely to the whole subject.

    • Replies: @cabystander
  119. @cabystander

    How do you know they “had adequate brains”. Speech is a dead giveaway of intellect. I can understand if their vocabulary was limited but not being able to put together sentences is a function of low IQ.

    • Replies: @cabystander
  120. Athena says:
    @Agent76

    Thanks. CFR, Chatham House (RIIA), and Prussian ”model” — now automated model to finally get rid (at last!) of the embarassing teachers so you’ll need only a PLC (Siemens of course) to manufacture tons of good citizens:

    How to Control Society: Education and “National Security”
    https://www.corbettreport.com/how-to-control-society-education-and-national-security/

    ”More hours in government indoctrination camps, more taxpayer dollars thrown at the problem in a cynical attempt not to ameliorate the problem, but exacerbate it, more power consolidated in the hands of the education department that has been organizing this dumbing down of society the whole time.”

    ”Whereas the educational impulse in the early days of the schooling movement was to foster and encourage the curiosity and independence of the largely agrarian population for whom these qualities would have evident utility, this morphed into a system for forcing obedience to authority, mechanical repetition of tasks, and rote memorization of facts as the economy itself became increasingly dependent on industrialized processes of production. In this paradigm, the task of the education system itself was to prepare the vast majority of the population for the repetitious, highly regimented labor of the factories.

    One of the intellectual precursors for this idea was a German philosopher named Johann Gottlieb Fichte. According to British philosopher Bertrand Russell:

    “Fichte laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.”

    ”Thus it should not come as a surprise that the Council on Foreign Relations, that group of globalist insiders founded by Colonel Edward house in 1921 as a tool for shaping American foreign policy and undermining American sovereignty, took up the question of education in a recent report looking specifically at how U.S. education reform is tied to the question of national security.”

    • Replies: @Charles Martel France
  121. RestiveUs says:
    @DanFromCT

    I wonder if Richard Mitchell was a disciple of William Strunk, Jr.

  122. @Athena

    “Fichte laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.”

    No wonder that he was an anti-semite.

    Fichte:

    “But at least I don’t see any way of giving them civil rights other than cutting off all their heads in one night and putting on others who don’t even have a Jewish idea in them. In order to protect us from them, I see no other way than to conquer their promised land and send them all there.”

  123. nsa says:

    Is being dead just returning to the status quo before being born?

  124. Kim says:
    @RoatanBill

    Applied linguistics is not within STEM and is not mere opinion. There are other disciplines we could think of.

    The issue of whether a discipline is worth having in a university revolves around whether it has a strong epistemology. Research psychology would satisfy that condition. And history, properly taught.

    It is a standard vanity of technologists to think that they are the only knowledge-producers, but a little observation of the real, everyday world tells us very clearly that the world is not run exclusively by engineering knowledge but very much – and more – according to knowledge of human behavior.

    After all, it is knowledge-possessors quite other than STEM graduates who are deciding – for you – what cereal you and your friends will eat for breakfast, what coffee you will drink, what colors and styles you will wear today, and your views on Ukraine.

    Given this, the study of human behavior is not only required in our institutions of higher learning, it should be one of its jewels.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    , @RoatanBill
    , @HdC
  125. Kim says:
    @Alrenous

    I think you have replied to the wrong person.

    • Replies: @Alrenous
  126. @Brian Damage

    Your post above is so full of brainwashed propaganda. “Educating people to become brainboxes with a narrow technical focus” is called STEM education. It is crucial for the health of a country’s economy and competitiveness.

    I’m not arguing against STEM education, which as you say plays an important role in a country’s economy. But like individual people, a country has both a body and a soul. Both need to be nurtured. Just training students to be technically competent functionaries while starving their intellectual and creative potential reduces them to chess pieces in a game played by a political elite.

    You seem to have a very limited view of what it means to be human.

  127. @RoatanBill

    Everything besides technical education is opinion. Only STEM teaches things that are fact as observed in nature. No one should be “educating” students in someone’s opinion masquerading as fact.

    Thank you, Mr. Gradgrind. Dickens, in Hard Times, has characterized you well:

    “NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!”

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  128. @Kim

    Oh, my god! An actual real intelligent person who knows that English majors are more intelligent than STEM majors, and how and why.

  129. @Kim

    If you can’t prove it, then it’s an opinion. If there are multiple opinions as with economics, for example, then the teaching of any flavor of the opinion amounts to indoctrination because it’s slanted propaganda by not teaching the other flavors. If the flavors clash with one another as to how or what should be done, then the whole field is bullshit. If there are no provable empirical facts, then there is no basis to teach it.

    That there are influencers as you say is obvious. That they are full of shit is also obvious to any thinking individual. They have their unearned position precisely because the society tolerates bullshit artists with Phd after their names. That’s what we need to get rid of, phony professions leading the simple minded into the ditch and thereby dragging the rest of us with them.

    It’s the economists with their phony money, the psychiatrists with their DSM that doesn’t contain a single illness amenable to empirical testing, to the political science morons leading the world to WW-III, etc that are ruining the world through fraud.

    It’s the technologists that built every modern convenience, the entire world you and I live in. Their creations are proof that they know what they’re doing. It’s the snakes in the society that control the levers of power that twist technology to produce bombs, surveillance systems, things to enhance tyranny. These people are usually not technologists, but bullshit artists that the morons elected.

    • Agree: HdC
    • Replies: @Realist
  130. @Etruscan Film Star

    We should be teaching facts and allow people to form their own opinions as they discover the world. Teaching opinions as though they are facts puts a lie into the society that eventually causes harm. Teaching economics, for example, leads to the creation of phony money called national currencies. It gives the controllers power they shouldn’t have.

    It’s the fraud in the society, produced by phony intellectuals, that’s the ruination of the world currently unfolding.

    • Replies: @Realist
  131. Anon[295] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brian Damage

    Quote . “Educating people to become brainboxes with a narrow technical focus” is called STEM education. It is crucial for the health of a country’s economy and competitiveness. Endquote

    also produces cold clinical psychopathic citizens essential for a military dictatorship.

    the types that drone men women and children without questioning, then ‘double tapping’ the first responders.

    Von Braun, Oppenheimer, and similar were STEM types, look at what they did for their masters.

    • Replies: @HdC
  132. Dnought says:
    @Alden

    She was married to Michael Kramer who used to write for Time Magazine. Was he Jewish?

  133. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    Out of buttons…but agree

  134. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    These people are usually not technologists, but bullshit artists that the morons elected.

    Yes, they are avaricious, power-hungry scum…nothing more.

  135. @YesYesCircle

    How did I know they had adequate brains? Note that I said “adequate”. There were no geniuses in the classes I taught, for certain. My opinion is based on 40-50 years of working with, hiring, firing and managing technical people. It was my experience that motivation offsets intelligence to a high level.
    I certainly didn’t give these kids (they weren’t all “kids”) IQ tests. I am not a great fan of IQ tests. Human intelligence is vastly complex, trying to quantify it with a single number is absurd. Before I get flamed, IQ DOES correlate well with academic performance. I also invite the comment that I must not have done well. The fact is the opposite. I tested three plus standard deviations above the average. After 78 years of life, I have gained a great deal of humility. There are certainly areas in life where I am an absolute moron. Hence, my skepticism about that single number.

    I was ostensibly training Electronic Technicians. The fraud is that there is little demand for same. As far as technical/theoretical requirements for being a decent/good tech, they are pretty low. Some basic understanding. Work ethic is far more relevant.

    As far as spoken English–they were typical of their generation. Especially, poorly educated examples of the current generation. But, they could communicate.

    Part of what I did was have them come up with and execute projects. Some of their ideas were clearly creative. Their ability to execute was poor to abysmal–how much of that was intelligence? As opposed to simply not having the tools to execute? Beyond my pay grade.

    The upside to this dismal tale? They generally got Associate Degrees that certified
    they knew something. Almost without exception, that AA piece of paper was completely fraudulent. However, they THOUGHT it meant that they could be something more than a landscaper or drug dealer. I regularly get emails from a few of them bringing me up to date on promotions, etc. Much of life is showing up.

    There were some memorable characters. One, I will call Ralphie. He had made some seriously bad decisions. Resulting in some hard time–San Quentin, as I recall. Big guy, lots of time in the weight room and covered in prison tattoos, he was a seriously scary character. With a horrific temper. When he would make a (frequent) mistake, he would blow up–at himself, but would scare the crap out of anyone close. His perpetual lab partner was probably the brightest kid I taught and a thoroughly nice guy. His partner would tell him to calm down, do it again. Ralphie would apologize to all, settle down and try again. With a vengeance. He was absolutely determined to fix his life. He was the furthest thing from a “victim”.

    The Department Head and I agreed–if Ralphie could somehow not scare the crap out of everyone in any room he walked in to, he would have a good future. I would have hired him.

  136. @Zachary Smith

    With respect to reading, I couldn’t agree with you more.
    When my oldest two were third/fourth grade, we fell out with the public school system. Enrolled them in an eccentric, very small private school that went through the eighth grade. While interviewing the “head master”, he emphasized that they taught “reading, writing and arithmetic”. When I enquired about science, history, etc. he literally growled at me: “We teach reading, writing and arithmetic. Period. We teach reading by reading and we read a LOT. We teach writing by reading–and writing. We teach arithmetic by doing

  137. HdC says:
    @Kim

    Regarding your third paragraph: Keep that in mind the next time you cross a bridge, fly in an airplane, take an elevator.
    Give my a SOUND STEM degree any day.
    Much of what you propound interested persons will learn on their own.

  138. HdC says:
    @Anon

    Wernher von Braun did his very best to defend his country against murderous aggressors.
    If you find fault with this fact, that speaks more of your own addled thinking.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  139. Anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    “Yes, we are ruled by fools.” What we have is rule by a kakistocracy, the Wikipedia definition of which is:

    “Government run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.”

    But this is no new thing. One of the earliest records of it being done is the example of King Jeroboam of ancient Israel who according to the Old Testament Book of 1 Kings 13:33 (in the King James Version)

    “… made the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.”

    Jeroboam used the priestclass to control the nation of Israel (which at that time had nearly ten million citizens), and the fallen angels controlled him. So actually the nation of Israel was ruled by demons operating first through Jeroboam, then through the priestclass.

    And that is pretty much what we have going on here in the US today, and in all of the English speaking countries, and in all of the European countries. The only major difference now is that TV is the ‘high places’ and the media are the priests. The politicians are merely actors who do what they’re told by the elite, who themselves are controlled by the fallen angels.

    The New Testament Book of Ephesians 6:12 (in the King James Version) explains how it works. In that verse the Holy Spirit speaking through the Apostle Paul revealed that the fallen angels run the world system (which is why the world is so messed up). In that verse Paul referred to the fallen angels as ‘principalities.’ They rule the kingdom of darkness under the headship of Satan. Their agenda is to turn the world into a vassalage of the kingdom of darkness. They’ve tried it before in history and the Lord always interrupted it, which I suspect is going to happen again real soon. Let’s hope so anyway.

    The kingdom of darkness is unfathomably evil (beyond human comprehension actually) and is highly organized and micromanaged (they run a tight ship), but the Lord knows how to throw wrenches into the works. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the first request in the Lord’s prayer is “Thy kingdom come.”

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  140. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Kim

    I […] have replied to the wrong person.

    Ah, I see. Makes sense.

    Yes, that was unwise. Learn better for the future.

  141. @martin_2

    These people are not elite in any way. We’re not talking Bismarck, William Pitt, Potemkin, Edmund Burke or Frederick the Great- to name but a few- here. They have been chosen by the political donors, the oligarchs and Globalists ( often one and the same) to do their bidding. People of independent mind and intelligence are not wanted and are prevented by various mechanisms.

    Firstly, there is complete preclusion. On joining the party, the new member is required to consent to policies that they may find unconscionable – homosexual “marriage”, and all the rest of the Homoglobalist agenda for instance. That will usually get rid of any scrupulous person. Then members who apply for office will be filtered for conformity. Those who don’t will not gain office. Finally, if they gain political office, and do not conform, they will be de-selected.

    Basically, the Bidens, Trusses and Trudeaux of this world are nothing more than over promoted middle managers. Modern politicos are either of this sort or mediocre lawyers. Getting into politics opens the way to obtain the sort of money that normal middle managers and minor league lawyers can only dream of. Provided you conform to what the sponsors want.

    • Agree: HdC
  142. KrisP says:
    @Brian Damage

    In what way is the US “perpetuating the superiority of the Anglosphere”? Please be specific.

    • Replies: @Brian Damage
  143. @martin_2

    Further to my previous comment. The best term for these people is placeman or placewoman, because that’s what they are. They have been placed in their positions by the Globalists, oligarchs and political donors.

  144. @JR Foley

    Possible class action lawsuit. Instead of suing Sesame Street for parade civil right violations maybe our hordes of lawyers could do something actually worthwhile, going after Universities for scamming students.

  145. epebble says:
    @Alden

    Med school classes are half women mostly Asians

    That is unlikely to be Affirmative Action as Asians have to score significantly more on their MCAT tests (more than Whites) to get into those schools. After school, they have to pass licensing tests that screens out weaker candidates. Becoming a physician nowadays is mostly a function of high intelligence and enormous effort.

  146. @Anon

    You sound like someone who it stucked in his trailer and never been anywhere. Nice opinions on things you have no clue about.

  147. @KrisP

    I don’t even have to answer that question. Your question says it all.

    • Replies: @KrisP
  148. KrisP says:
    @Brian Damage

    The ruling class doesn’t champion the “Anglosphere” and all and in fact is rabidly anti-white. If you could answer the questions, I suppose you would. 🙂

  149. @HdC

    Yeah-all those slaves worked to death building the ‘wunderwaffen’. So ‘defensive’.

  150. Crowder LIVE FACT CHECKS CNN Cultural Marxists on Teacher Shortages

  151. @Brian Damage

    By allowing bullshit to proliferate, this is what you are supporting.

    Woke is just another term for nonsense and anything but fact is nonsense. Teaching opinions as though it represent some kind of truth is what is bringing the entire world down.

  152. Well, i certainly have not seen the cases against the administered test. but based on the presentation in the article, if the same tests was administered to all applicants and employees I fail to grasp why a case of discrimination would be filed at all and why upon would not be dismissed not be dismissed outright. And that the test takers can take the test numerous times, be provided -rep material and courses . . .

    and of course one would be expected to speak English – welcome to the US. i don’t buy the color nonsense. more likely most african americans qualified are not applying. And that white applicants simply outnumber the rest and given the record of hiring practices, the educational system simply accepted the even less qualified applicants.

    I had to take an aptitude test here in Ca. to even be a substitute, more than twenty years ago — it was a very basic test. maybe I am missing something, but i don’t get it. *In fact I am surprised it is not weighted requiring higher scores for instructors teaching specific subjects.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  153. @EliteCommInc.

    caveate

    The article however does not paint an accurate portrait of the LAST process. Because those tested rqanged from HS ro pre-school teachers. i find it a tad dubious that a preschool teacher would need to know most of the information on any of these tests. Su[ppoetrh3 number of pre-school or even kindergarten teachers were 1/3 of or even a 1/4 of those tested, assu7ming that t5he same were largely latino and african american blacks those test scores would skew the findings an be relatively useless in reaching the ages in questions for pre-school or kindergarten teachers.

    https://gothamist.com/news/city-pay-largest-ever-settlement-nyc-teachers-affected-discriminatory-certification-tests

    Also while the samples providers by commenters is intriguing, it hardly represents most of the exams questions. And while i think in general, a certification exam is helpful, how to established a tier system based on the same might be problematic.

  154. PJ London says:
    @Dumbo

    Oh no !! Please not the “Ignore List”.
    All my friends will ostracise me if they find out that I am on Dumbo’s ignore list.
    Oh woe is me.
    The purpose of the test is reading comprehension and vocabulary, not political ideology. It doesn’t matter whether the article is on racism, literature or phrenology, what is tested is the ability to analyse a passage of English.
    Such analysis is beyond you so you blame the tester not your personal failings.
    Somehow I am not surprised that your colleagues call you “Dumbo”
    Please feel free to ignore, but I know that you will read the comment, you are too self centred not to.

  155. v Steve says:

    Ruled by communist Jews and their sympathizer and I have proof.

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