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From WGBH:

Citing Racial Inequities, Boston Public Schools Suspend New Advanced Learning Classes

By Meg Woolhouse
February 26, 2021

A selective program for high-performing fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Boston has suspended enrollment due to the pandemic and concerns about equity in the program, GBH News has learned.

Superintendent Brenda Cassellius recommended the one-year hiatus for the program, known as Advanced Work Classes, saying the district would not proceed with the program for new students next year.

“There’s been a lot of inequities that have been brought to the light in the pandemic that we have to address,” Cassellius told GBH News. “There’s a lot of work we have to do in the district to be antiracist and have policies where all of our students have a fair shot at an equitable and excellent education.”

New students will be admitted in the fourth grade by standards to be determined at the school level, according to a BPS spokesman.

There will be no new students admitted in the fifth or sixth grades, the spokesman said, but those already in advanced work will be allowed to continue.

A district analysis of the program found that more than 70 percent of students enrolled in the program were white and Asian, even though nearly 80 percent of all Boston public school students are Hispanic and Black.

School Committee member Lorna Rivera said at a January meeting that she was disturbed by the findings, noting that nearly 60 percent of fourth graders in the program at the Ohrenberger school in West Roxbury are white even though most third graders enrolled at the school are Black and Hispanic.

“This is just not acceptable,” Rivera said at a recent school committee meeting. “I’ve never heard these statistics before, and I’m very very disturbed by them.”

These statistics must be unique to Boston and to the year 2021. Who ever heard of racial disparities in cognitive ability in any other place or time?

But the Not So Great Reset, in which covid is used as an excuse to destroy institutions in which blacks don’t perform as well as whites, doesn’t seem to apply to New York City …

 
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  1. If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don’t want to pay for public schools anymore. At some point this system has to break.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Barnard


    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don’t want to pay for public schools anymore.
     
    Would that be good or would it be bad?
    , @Polistra
    @Barnard


    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don’t want to pay for public schools anymore.
     
    Replace "wealthy" with "competent".

    [from the post:]


    ...the Not So Great Reset, in which covid is used as an excuse to destroy institutions in which blacks don’t perform as well as whites...
     
    Institutions such as society itself...
    , @The Alarmist
    @Barnard


    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids....
     
    The children of those who really matter will still be provided for.

    US social strata are being redefined and the borders between them strengthened, unlike country boundaries, to ensure social mobility is a thing of the past.
    , @Supply and Demand
    @Barnard

    Plenty of private and/or Catholic schools in Boston. That’s where the wealthy send their kids. I went to a jesuit one in that area for high school. A boarding one as well.

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @Barnard

    Taxpayers don’t get to decide.

    The Wealthy will continue to give their highly influential, political support to the institution of public education.

    Their trust fund dividends come from interest the trusts receive from their portfolios of tax-free, municipal (e.g. school construction) bonds.

    Government bonds are amortized by high taxes paid by the middle class. Diminished after-tax income is a factor that contributes to the unwillingness of middle class parents to send their kids to non-elite, private schools.

    Wealthy kids go to the elite privates.

    Also, the ex-MN superintendent’s base salary is > $280K. Carranza was making > $345K. I didn’t check whether their own kids go to privates.

  2. Anonymous[281] • Disclaimer says:

    A selective program for high-performing fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Boston has suspended enrollment due to the pandemic and concerns about equity in the program, GBH News has learned.

    Good. Force the anti-White ruling class to live in the world they’ve imposed on the American people (whom they hate).

    • Thanks: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Good. Force the anti-White ruling class to live in the world they’ve imposed on the American people (whom they hate).
     
    Agree.

    I think it's great to see minoritarianism really rip up these programs for good whites in these leftist cities.

    Two problems:

    1) There are some decent, loyal non-leftist middle and working class people whose kids are getting screwed out of these programs. While many of the well-to-do special people--the people who are really working to turn life in America to shit for ordinary productive middle class people, through minoritarianism and specifically "nation of immigrants"ism--already have their own special snowflake kids in private school. (Before they go on to Harvard or Yale ... or slum it at some other Ivy or fancy liberal arts college.)

    2) Some of these odious good whites losing their good white gifted programs will run out to current white suburbs, exurbs or even the sunbelt ... and then
    -- vote for Democrats
    -- put up BLM signs
    -- blather about diversity
    and generally just foul the nest there.

    We badly need separation... to get away from these parasites.

    Separation is the right of people to enjoy the fruit of their own labor and correspondingly making people live with toxic ideology and choices they make.

    Replies: @Mycale, @Gabe Ruth

  3. I think it is time to frame these kind of programs differently.

    It is time to admit there are certain students who are frustrated, bored, maladjusted and subject to current and future mental and emotional problems because their coursework isn’t calibrated to their ability.

    They are being discriminated against by school boards that refuse to provide for their educational needs, which are not the same as other students. They have distinct special needs that are not being met. There are negative and lifelong consequences to these special needs not being met.

    All of the above is true. The focus should be on special needs not being met and discrimination and the violation of these students’ rights.

    • Agree: Lockean Proviso, Cortes
    • Disagree: Abolish_public_education
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @notsaying

    Discrimination against brighter students is OK for most people, unfortunately.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    , @Altai
    @notsaying

    People like that but who are white are the current great evil in the West, along side poor whites. I don't see any heed being paid to them.

  4. nearly 80 percent of all Boston public school students are Hispanic and Black.

    Wow, busing really did a number there. Presumably the greater than average Catholic schools made it easier for Irish Americans to move out of the public system at lower cost. But even though Boston is famous for it’s Irish American population, there were still a lot (Presumably if counting the suburbs a majority) of Protestants.

  5. This is good news. I welcome this development.

  6. @Barnard
    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don't want to pay for public schools anymore. At some point this system has to break.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Polistra, @The Alarmist, @Supply and Demand, @Abolish_public_education

    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don’t want to pay for public schools anymore.

    Would that be good or would it be bad?

  7. Crabs in a bucket syndrome. They can’t make blacks perform better, so they’ll try ruin things for gifted whites and attempt to drag them back down to the level of the blacks.

    The only reasons to do this are malice, jealousy, and hatred.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anon


    They can’t make blacks perform better, so they’ll try ruin things for gifted whites and attempt to drag them back down to the level of the blacks.

    The only reasons to do this are malice, jealousy, and hatred.
     
    Who is “they”?

    Replies: @Anon

  8. @notsaying
    I think it is time to frame these kind of programs differently.

    It is time to admit there are certain students who are frustrated, bored, maladjusted and subject to current and future mental and emotional problems because their coursework isn't calibrated to their ability.

    They are being discriminated against by school boards that refuse to provide for their educational needs, which are not the same as other students. They have distinct special needs that are not being met. There are negative and lifelong consequences to these special needs not being met.

    All of the above is true. The focus should be on special needs not being met and discrimination and the violation of these students' rights.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Altai

    Discrimination against brighter students is OK for most people, unfortunately.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Redneck farmer

    The idea is that "the gifted kids will turn out fine," but this isn't true if they're being demonized and bullied in public schools while rich kids whose parents can afford better schools get high standards and comparable peers as well as access to exotic resume building extracurriculars needed to jump through the holistic hokum hoops for college admission. Of course, maybe one motive is for elites to kneecap public school competition for their kids in the admissions rat race by encouraging and enabling the destruction of public gifted programs used by the middle and working class.

  9. “But the Not So Great Reset, in which covid is used as an excuse to destroy …”

    …pretty much everything Steve. Pretty much everything.

  10. While I haven’t followed the story closely, I have listened to the women in my family carry on about the Lady Gaga Dog Tale. They’re all celebrating the Happy Ending tonight insofar as some woman has shown up with the pooches to collect the ‘no questions asked’ half million reward.

    I dared to ask if anyone could spare a thought for the poor guy with four bullets in his chest. Nope came the answer. I presume he’s white? Because if he’s a white working-class chump then it all makes sense. Only a true Deplorable would care about someone like that. (Likewise I presume the perps are black or other POC? Because that would explain why they go unmentioned.)

    Everything’s a litmus test.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Polistra


    I dared to ask if anyone could spare a thought for the poor guy with four bullets in his chest.
     
    Gordon Gekko nailed it in Wall Street (1987)

    "WASPs....they love animals....hate people...."
    , @El Dato
    @Polistra


    half million reward.
     
    Literally "Dogecoin"

    And while Lady Gaga may not ask question, the police may want to ask questions. At least I hope so.
    , @Known Fact
    @Polistra

    This whole thing stinks -- some "uninvolved" woman just strolls into the cop shop with the two most valuable pups on the planet? Anyway the perps are indeed Black, driving a White Nissan Altima if you want to keep a lookout. The dogwalker is an FOG, friend of Gaga, so I doubt he's your typical "working class" type. And he still might be a "person of interest" despite getting shot. Maybe that was just not part of the original set-up.

    , @Hibernian
    @Polistra

    How can this woman who returned the dogs for a "a no questions asked" reward not be accomplice to the crime? At the very least she has received stolen property. Ms. Gaga should be charged with obstruction of justice. The criminal side of the justice system is meant to protect potential future crime victims as well as provide closure for the victims of present and past crimes and their families and friends. People who shot a dog walker as well as stealing the dogs he was walking are running loose.

  11. @Anonymous

    A selective program for high-performing fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Boston has suspended enrollment due to the pandemic and concerns about equity in the program, GBH News has learned.
     
    Good. Force the anti-White ruling class to live in the world they’ve imposed on the American people (whom they hate).

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Good. Force the anti-White ruling class to live in the world they’ve imposed on the American people (whom they hate).

    Agree.

    I think it’s great to see minoritarianism really rip up these programs for good whites in these leftist cities.

    Two problems:

    1) There are some decent, loyal non-leftist middle and working class people whose kids are getting screwed out of these programs. While many of the well-to-do special people–the people who are really working to turn life in America to shit for ordinary productive middle class people, through minoritarianism and specifically “nation of immigrants”ism–already have their own special snowflake kids in private school. (Before they go on to Harvard or Yale … or slum it at some other Ivy or fancy liberal arts college.)

    2) Some of these odious good whites losing their good white gifted programs will run out to current white suburbs, exurbs or even the sunbelt … and then
    — vote for Democrats
    — put up BLM signs
    — blather about diversity
    and generally just foul the nest there.

    We badly need separation… to get away from these parasites.

    Separation is the right of people to enjoy the fruit of their own labor and correspondingly making people live with toxic ideology and choices they make.

    • Replies: @Mycale
    @AnotherDad

    I grew up in a place that was poor yet homogeneously white and got a great public education. It was just part of the deal back then, nothing really special, yet today it is just unattainable for the vast majority of people, including wealthy, well-off white kids in urban areas.

    With urban school districts voluntarily nuking their best schools, I predict that it won't be too long before places like West Virginia, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Alaska have the best public schools in the nation (similar to how those places are running vaccine distribution much better than SF or NYC. Once you start seeing articles about AWFLs leaving NYC for random places like Kentucky, you will know that's what is going on. However, unless the people of those places stand and fight for what they have, it won't last for long because HUD will flood those places with vibrancy.

    , @Gabe Ruth
    @AnotherDad

    My wife just has a college friend whose son got the boot from a private school in Philly. Public school is not an option according to her, she's worried her little boy would get bullied.

    My wife asked if it was because he'd be a minority (I've taught her well, and the last few months have radicalized her). No comment on that so far.

    Now the plan is she's moving to AZ. And yes, naturally, my wife had endured a great deal of TDS, creepy Joe's election was greeted with hosannas from everyone else (this is in a big group chat mostly).

  12. @notsaying
    I think it is time to frame these kind of programs differently.

    It is time to admit there are certain students who are frustrated, bored, maladjusted and subject to current and future mental and emotional problems because their coursework isn't calibrated to their ability.

    They are being discriminated against by school boards that refuse to provide for their educational needs, which are not the same as other students. They have distinct special needs that are not being met. There are negative and lifelong consequences to these special needs not being met.

    All of the above is true. The focus should be on special needs not being met and discrimination and the violation of these students' rights.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Altai

    People like that but who are white are the current great evil in the West, along side poor whites. I don’t see any heed being paid to them.

  13. Perhaps they could change the school’s name to Harrison Bergeron Elementary.

    • Thanks: Macumazahn
    • LOL: bomag
  14. @Anon
    Crabs in a bucket syndrome. They can't make blacks perform better, so they'll try ruin things for gifted whites and attempt to drag them back down to the level of the blacks.

    The only reasons to do this are malice, jealousy, and hatred.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    They can’t make blacks perform better, so they’ll try ruin things for gifted whites and attempt to drag them back down to the level of the blacks.

    The only reasons to do this are malice, jealousy, and hatred.

    Who is “they”?

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Anonymous



    They can’t make blacks perform better, so they’ll try ruin things for gifted whites and attempt to drag them back down to the level of the blacks.

    The only reasons to do this are malice, jealousy, and hatred
     
    .

    Who is “they”?
     
    Not sure what you're getting at here, but I'll assume this is an honest question ...

    "They" are progressive social justice/antiracist people in local, state, and federal offices, school boards, adademics, journalists, various PMC elites. Throw in some resentful BIPOC activists. You can see the names of the specific people in this specific case by clicking Steve's link.

    None of their kids attend public schools. "Nearly 80 percent of all Boston public school students are Hispanic and Black." "Most third graders enrolled at the school are Black and Hispanic." But the reason their kids are not in Boston public schools has nothing to do with all these black students. It's something else, very complex and nuanced, just a situation that devleoped, too involved to explain right now, sorry, gotta go, time to pick my kid up from Milton Academy.
  15. Its clear the public school system in America is run by fools and is no longer fit for purpose. Covid has shown that middle class parents can and should simply withdraw from it and vote down any and all bond issues to fund it. Let the public schools be feeding centers for the underclass and a pipeline for the criminal justice system.

    Spending $100 million or more to build a public high school is casting pearls before swine. Put the high school in a decaying malls closed Anchor store and elementary schools in other empty commercial real estate.

  16. Can’t they learn from NYC’s playbook?

    A lot of cities replicated gentrification of the 80s, and what Giuliani did in the 90s. Do the same thing here. It’s a great defense: We’re just doing what “New York City” is doing.

  17. Not So Great Reset?

    It’s working great for the people who are behind it.

  18. Not to fret.

    According to Kurt Vonnegut Jr in the not too distant future true equity will have been achieved and all this contention today will seem like a distant bad memory.

    THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

    Alas, this equity has been accomplished at the near complete suppression of the human spirit and there is a rebellion afoot.

    “Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen,” she said in a grackle squawk, “has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous.”

    http://tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

    • Replies: @Charles
    @S

    Thanks, I appreciate it when someone leads me to a written work (fiction or non) that I find interesting.

  19. This is about parents wanting their children in 7th grade Algebra I classes.

    Is Cassellius’ position that everyone should get Algebra I in 8th, 9th or 10th grade?

    Can no one do Algebra I until everyone is ready to do it?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Goatweed

    That's just at the grade level, Goatweed. It's like this within each grade too. What my elementary school kid has been dealing with in the supposed smart kid's class (all screwed up anyway due to the COVID hysteria) is that they had to go back and repeat a week of fractions due to some REDACTED kid(s) not getting it. I kid with the REDACTED, as the teacher wouldn't tell anyone who the kids were. Why not just give those particular kids lower grades, as is the point of grades, after all?

    It's bad enough they spend 5 x as much time as necessary doing work on concepts (first, divided up rectangles, then fractions on the number line....) rather than just going ahead and working out some questions. I get it, concepts are good, but this is extremely boring and repetitive, and I believe it's just a way for the teachers to show how much that mandatory Masters in Education is worth "for the children". Now, they've got to repeat it, and I taught this boy to find common denominators, add, subtract, and multiply fractions, and then reduce them in about 3 weeks at about 2 hours a day back in April, when the schools were in whadda-we-do-now? mode.

    ABOLISH PUBLIC EDUCATION!!

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @JMcG, @Macumazahn

  20. But the Not So Great Reset, in which covid is used as an excuse to destroy institutions in which blacks don’t perform as well as whites, doesn’t seem to apply to New York City …

    Funny, that.

  21. Is Cassellius’ position that everyone should get Algebra I in 8th, 9th or 10th grade?

    Can no one do Algebra I until everyone is ready to do it?

    At minimum, these highly privileged families (IQ is the ultimate privilege) should not receive more social subsidy than everyone else.

  22. @Barnard
    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don't want to pay for public schools anymore. At some point this system has to break.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Polistra, @The Alarmist, @Supply and Demand, @Abolish_public_education

    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don’t want to pay for public schools anymore.

    Replace “wealthy” with “competent”.

    [from the post:]

    …the Not So Great Reset, in which covid is used as an excuse to destroy institutions in which blacks don’t perform as well as whites…

    Institutions such as society itself…

  23. “The Not So Great Reset Comes for Boston”

    Actually, it’s more like Boston came for the Great Reset. West Roxbury is the last surviving white neighborhood in the city & looks more like the surrounding suburbs, although that’s gradually changing as older whites recede. The remaining whites in the city are mostly single yuppie types or students. Boston is one of the most leftist cities in the country so these stat’s are not unique to Boston. But what is unique to Boston, unlike other woke urban areas like Portland, Seattle, Minnie, etc. has been the relative calm all the past year. There hasn’t been a single riot, a single dept. store looted, a single arson fire, no molotovs, AK’s, etc. This could possibly change at some point but Boston has up until now largely avoided the civil unrest roiling other woke cities. Even the 140 yr. old statue of Abe Lincoln in Park Sq. was taken down peacefully – albeit wrongly – by the city itself instead of torn down by a raging mob. So we seem to be saddled with the same bad policies but arrived at more peaceably. And if you think that’s a good thing or not, you’re about to find out for yourself because our kooky SJW mayor will be your new Sec. of Labor. So you can expect that a lot of these woke ideas will not just be unique to Boston anymore.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    , @puttheforkdown
    @unwoke

    What? There was rioting in Downtown Crossing after St. Floyd's passing. I watched looters wave clothes at the camera with masks on...

    , @Hibernian
    @unwoke

    Is Walsh an SJW or a Richie Daley type who spouts SJW platitudes to keep his job> Jim Kenney the mayor of Philadelphia is similar.

  24. @unwoke
    "The Not So Great Reset Comes for Boston"

    Actually, it's more like Boston came for the Great Reset. West Roxbury is the last surviving white neighborhood in the city & looks more like the surrounding suburbs, although that's gradually changing as older whites recede. The remaining whites in the city are mostly single yuppie types or students. Boston is one of the most leftist cities in the country so these stat's are not unique to Boston. But what is unique to Boston, unlike other woke urban areas like Portland, Seattle, Minnie, etc. has been the relative calm all the past year. There hasn't been a single riot, a single dept. store looted, a single arson fire, no molotovs, AK's, etc. This could possibly change at some point but Boston has up until now largely avoided the civil unrest roiling other woke cities. Even the 140 yr. old statue of Abe Lincoln in Park Sq. was taken down peacefully - albeit wrongly - by the city itself instead of torn down by a raging mob. So we seem to be saddled with the same bad policies but arrived at more peaceably. And if you think that's a good thing or not, you're about to find out for yourself because our kooky SJW mayor will be your new Sec. of Labor. So you can expect that a lot of these woke ideas will not just be unique to Boston anymore.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @puttheforkdown, @Hibernian

    Boston is the only place I’ve been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Undocumented Shopper
    @Steve Sailer


    Boston is the only place I’ve been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.
     
    During the 80's MIT publication "How To Get Around MIT," aimed at incoming students, warned non-white students to avoid two Boston neighborhoods: Charlestown and South Boston. Those were working class Irish neighborhood with strong organized crime (think Whitey Bulger,) but a side benefit of this crime was that blacks were kept out, by violent means. That must be why you saw scared blacks.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Steve Sailer

    Nah, Boston people are just so unfriendly to everyone they don't know that they make New Yorkers (the city) look downright hospitable!

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Boston is the only place I’ve been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

     

    Ellis Cose said the whites he and his teenage friends avoided in Philadelphia were the Italians. They were unpredictable. They rarely fought, but when they did, it was serious. Not Sunday-brawling-for-fun like the Irish.

    In the Carter years, the safest part of Boston was the Italian North End, right next to downtown and trapped in a geographical cul-de-sac. We were told it was tranquil because it had a "private police force". Capisci, amico?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    , @Known Fact
    @Steve Sailer

    The tiny Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx -- NYC's real Little Italy -- is another safe little enclave thanks to, uh, "private security." A few Albanian eateries had also popped up on restaurant row there last time I was in town -- and as pointed out last week they are not to be trifled with either.

    I wonder BTW how the restaurants there are faring under the NYC lockdown. They used to do huge business before Yankee games

    , @JMcG
    @Steve Sailer

    I must have been in town that weekend.

    , @Dan Hayes
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve,
    That along with the dearth of Black faces in Boston's business districts?

    , @Redman
    @Steve Sailer

    Providence is a lot like that too. I suspect it has to do with the prevalence of the mob in both places.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  25. @Redneck farmer
    @notsaying

    Discrimination against brighter students is OK for most people, unfortunately.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    The idea is that “the gifted kids will turn out fine,” but this isn’t true if they’re being demonized and bullied in public schools while rich kids whose parents can afford better schools get high standards and comparable peers as well as access to exotic resume building extracurriculars needed to jump through the holistic hokum hoops for college admission. Of course, maybe one motive is for elites to kneecap public school competition for their kids in the admissions rat race by encouraging and enabling the destruction of public gifted programs used by the middle and working class.

    • Thanks: Cortes
  26. Anon[272] • Disclaimer says:

    This is basically a tracking program, a full-time track for smarter students, not a part-time talented or gifted program. The students take a test in third grade, and anyone who meets a cutoff score can enter a lottery to get in the program, which lasts through sixth grade. Note that the cutoff threshold approach followed by a lottery is already a cheat to get more minorities in the program; otherwise you’d just let in the top x scorers, with no lottery. I’m not sure why they have to limit the program in the first place, since tracking shouldn’t really be any more expensive to run than normal classes: just different textbooks taught at a faster pace.

    The test is a variation of the test used by the state of California. The company involved juiced them a little and dubbed it the TerraNova test suite.

  27. @Barnard
    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don't want to pay for public schools anymore. At some point this system has to break.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Polistra, @The Alarmist, @Supply and Demand, @Abolish_public_education

    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids….

    The children of those who really matter will still be provided for.

    US social strata are being redefined and the borders between them strengthened, unlike country boundaries, to ensure social mobility is a thing of the past.

  28. There are (still, somehow) a bunch of poor or middle-class white people in Boston. It’s these kids who are getting screwed, primarily, not the goodwhite kids.

    As an aside, I live in the same neighborhood as this journalist, and I’ve actually had dealings with her. Nice woman, but super rich.

    A couple years ago, a business owner (third-generation running the same pizza shop) had a Trump sticker on the business van, and people tried to run him out of town. He had to publicly genuflect, and put up one of those “Love is Love, Women’s Rights are Human Rights, All Genders are Whole, Holy and Good” signs in his business window. Things are so much worse now.

    I just hope this pisses poor Asians off, too.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Papinian

    He should have to do that. If you want to do business in a affluent white community you should reflect the community’s values. BLM, feminism, and the thousand gender dictionary are the values of affluent whites by a significant majority.

    Did the owner attend college? My father-in-law bought some property in Nashua NH, and I’ve been boycotting any white-owned contracting firms whose owners don’t have a diploma. I found one based in Manchester where one of the sons who helps the old Portuguese man is a MBA holder. Good enough for me!

  29. Anon[337] • Disclaimer says:

    The Not So Great Reset will eventually also come to NYC schools. The days of Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech as test into only schools with consequent overwhelming Asian and White student bodies will not last forever. If Andy Yang is elected Mayor his Asianess gives him some cover to get this changed.

    In our diverse Suburban outside of NYC town there was constant outrage over leveling and the racial disparities it created at the HS when our kids were there. And this went back years ago. Not sure what they do now.

  30. @Barnard
    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don't want to pay for public schools anymore. At some point this system has to break.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Polistra, @The Alarmist, @Supply and Demand, @Abolish_public_education

    Plenty of private and/or Catholic schools in Boston. That’s where the wealthy send their kids. I went to a jesuit one in that area for high school. A boarding one as well.

  31. @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    Boston is the only place I’ve been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    During the 80’s MIT publication “How To Get Around MIT,” aimed at incoming students, warned non-white students to avoid two Boston neighborhoods: Charlestown and South Boston. Those were working class Irish neighborhood with strong organized crime (think Whitey Bulger,) but a side benefit of this crime was that blacks were kept out, by violent means. That must be why you saw scared blacks.

  32. @unwoke
    "The Not So Great Reset Comes for Boston"

    Actually, it's more like Boston came for the Great Reset. West Roxbury is the last surviving white neighborhood in the city & looks more like the surrounding suburbs, although that's gradually changing as older whites recede. The remaining whites in the city are mostly single yuppie types or students. Boston is one of the most leftist cities in the country so these stat's are not unique to Boston. But what is unique to Boston, unlike other woke urban areas like Portland, Seattle, Minnie, etc. has been the relative calm all the past year. There hasn't been a single riot, a single dept. store looted, a single arson fire, no molotovs, AK's, etc. This could possibly change at some point but Boston has up until now largely avoided the civil unrest roiling other woke cities. Even the 140 yr. old statue of Abe Lincoln in Park Sq. was taken down peacefully - albeit wrongly - by the city itself instead of torn down by a raging mob. So we seem to be saddled with the same bad policies but arrived at more peaceably. And if you think that's a good thing or not, you're about to find out for yourself because our kooky SJW mayor will be your new Sec. of Labor. So you can expect that a lot of these woke ideas will not just be unique to Boston anymore.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @puttheforkdown, @Hibernian

    What? There was rioting in Downtown Crossing after St. Floyd’s passing. I watched looters wave clothes at the camera with masks on…

  33. Anon[272] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    @Anon


    They can’t make blacks perform better, so they’ll try ruin things for gifted whites and attempt to drag them back down to the level of the blacks.

    The only reasons to do this are malice, jealousy, and hatred.
     
    Who is “they”?

    Replies: @Anon

    They can’t make blacks perform better, so they’ll try ruin things for gifted whites and attempt to drag them back down to the level of the blacks.

    The only reasons to do this are malice, jealousy, and hatred

    .

    Who is “they”?

    Not sure what you’re getting at here, but I’ll assume this is an honest question …

    “They” are progressive social justice/antiracist people in local, state, and federal offices, school boards, adademics, journalists, various PMC elites. Throw in some resentful BIPOC activists. You can see the names of the specific people in this specific case by clicking Steve’s link.

    None of their kids attend public schools. “Nearly 80 percent of all Boston public school students are Hispanic and Black.” “Most third graders enrolled at the school are Black and Hispanic.” But the reason their kids are not in Boston public schools has nothing to do with all these black students. It’s something else, very complex and nuanced, just a situation that devleoped, too involved to explain right now, sorry, gotta go, time to pick my kid up from Milton Academy.

  34. This will result in more Asians buying houses in Lexington and driving up already inflated house prices.

  35. @Papinian
    There are (still, somehow) a bunch of poor or middle-class white people in Boston. It's these kids who are getting screwed, primarily, not the goodwhite kids.

    As an aside, I live in the same neighborhood as this journalist, and I've actually had dealings with her. Nice woman, but super rich.

    A couple years ago, a business owner (third-generation running the same pizza shop) had a Trump sticker on the business van, and people tried to run him out of town. He had to publicly genuflect, and put up one of those "Love is Love, Women's Rights are Human Rights, All Genders are Whole, Holy and Good" signs in his business window. Things are so much worse now.

    I just hope this pisses poor Asians off, too.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    He should have to do that. If you want to do business in a affluent white community you should reflect the community’s values. BLM, feminism, and the thousand gender dictionary are the values of affluent whites by a significant majority.

    Did the owner attend college? My father-in-law bought some property in Nashua NH, and I’ve been boycotting any white-owned contracting firms whose owners don’t have a diploma. I found one based in Manchester where one of the sons who helps the old Portuguese man is a MBA holder. Good enough for me!

  36. The whole PseudoMarxian project to erase all boundaries is to get rid of these embarrassing sexual and racial differences that keep showing up. What to do? Well, transwomen can pad out STEM classes, bring about inclusion, and raise running times in women’s sports! It’s all good. Meanwhile, take the old Deep South One-Drop rule of Blackness! and combine it with ten-thousand mixed race couples in ads in the hopes it will pan out in real life. In a generation, Whiteness can be erased, hopefully without any ugly massacres in the town square, but don’t think about that, and our new utopian nation will rise up, filled with golden 1/10 Black! children. Thus systemic racism (which exists of course, and is the IQ gap) will be ended forever, with only a small remaining IQ deficit. If Asians can be convinced to enter the mix, the deficit will be completely erased! Sounds like a plan to me.

  37. @Barnard
    If the wealthy stop getting opportunities like this for their kids how long until they decide they don't want to pay for public schools anymore. At some point this system has to break.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Polistra, @The Alarmist, @Supply and Demand, @Abolish_public_education

    Taxpayers don’t get to decide.

    The Wealthy will continue to give their highly influential, political support to the institution of public education.

    Their trust fund dividends come from interest the trusts receive from their portfolios of tax-free, municipal (e.g. school construction) bonds.

    Government bonds are amortized by high taxes paid by the middle class. Diminished after-tax income is a factor that contributes to the unwillingness of middle class parents to send their kids to non-elite, private schools.

    Wealthy kids go to the elite privates.

    Also, the ex-MN superintendent’s base salary is > $280K. Carranza was making > $345K. I didn’t check whether their own kids go to privates.

  38. @Polistra
    While I haven't followed the story closely, I have listened to the women in my family carry on about the Lady Gaga Dog Tale. They're all celebrating the Happy Ending tonight insofar as some woman has shown up with the pooches to collect the 'no questions asked' half million reward.

    I dared to ask if anyone could spare a thought for the poor guy with four bullets in his chest. Nope came the answer. I presume he's white? Because if he's a white working-class chump then it all makes sense. Only a true Deplorable would care about someone like that. (Likewise I presume the perps are black or other POC? Because that would explain why they go unmentioned.)

    Everything's a litmus test.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @El Dato, @Known Fact, @Hibernian

    I dared to ask if anyone could spare a thought for the poor guy with four bullets in his chest.

    Gordon Gekko nailed it in Wall Street (1987)

    “WASPs….they love animals….hate people….”

    • Agree: notsaying
  39. @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Good. Force the anti-White ruling class to live in the world they’ve imposed on the American people (whom they hate).
     
    Agree.

    I think it's great to see minoritarianism really rip up these programs for good whites in these leftist cities.

    Two problems:

    1) There are some decent, loyal non-leftist middle and working class people whose kids are getting screwed out of these programs. While many of the well-to-do special people--the people who are really working to turn life in America to shit for ordinary productive middle class people, through minoritarianism and specifically "nation of immigrants"ism--already have their own special snowflake kids in private school. (Before they go on to Harvard or Yale ... or slum it at some other Ivy or fancy liberal arts college.)

    2) Some of these odious good whites losing their good white gifted programs will run out to current white suburbs, exurbs or even the sunbelt ... and then
    -- vote for Democrats
    -- put up BLM signs
    -- blather about diversity
    and generally just foul the nest there.

    We badly need separation... to get away from these parasites.

    Separation is the right of people to enjoy the fruit of their own labor and correspondingly making people live with toxic ideology and choices they make.

    Replies: @Mycale, @Gabe Ruth

    I grew up in a place that was poor yet homogeneously white and got a great public education. It was just part of the deal back then, nothing really special, yet today it is just unattainable for the vast majority of people, including wealthy, well-off white kids in urban areas.

    With urban school districts voluntarily nuking their best schools, I predict that it won’t be too long before places like West Virginia, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Alaska have the best public schools in the nation (similar to how those places are running vaccine distribution much better than SF or NYC. Once you start seeing articles about AWFLs leaving NYC for random places like Kentucky, you will know that’s what is going on. However, unless the people of those places stand and fight for what they have, it won’t last for long because HUD will flood those places with vibrancy.

  40. Lorna Rivera said at a January meeting that she was disturbed by the findings, noting that nearly 60 percent of fourth graders…are white even though most third graders enrolled at the school are Black and Hispanic.

    “I’ve never heard these statistics before…”

    Rivera sounds Hispanic. If she were one of the smart whites, she would have heard these statistics before.

  41. @Polistra
    While I haven't followed the story closely, I have listened to the women in my family carry on about the Lady Gaga Dog Tale. They're all celebrating the Happy Ending tonight insofar as some woman has shown up with the pooches to collect the 'no questions asked' half million reward.

    I dared to ask if anyone could spare a thought for the poor guy with four bullets in his chest. Nope came the answer. I presume he's white? Because if he's a white working-class chump then it all makes sense. Only a true Deplorable would care about someone like that. (Likewise I presume the perps are black or other POC? Because that would explain why they go unmentioned.)

    Everything's a litmus test.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @El Dato, @Known Fact, @Hibernian

    half million reward.

    Literally “Dogecoin”

    And while Lady Gaga may not ask question, the police may want to ask questions. At least I hope so.

  42. @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    Nah, Boston people are just so unfriendly to everyone they don’t know that they make New Yorkers (the city) look downright hospitable!

  43. @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    Boston is the only place I’ve been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Ellis Cose said the whites he and his teenage friends avoided in Philadelphia were the Italians. They were unpredictable. They rarely fought, but when they did, it was serious. Not Sunday-brawling-for-fun like the Irish.

    In the Carter years, the safest part of Boston was the Italian North End, right next to downtown and trapped in a geographical cul-de-sac. We were told it was tranquil because it had a “private police force”. Capisci, amico?

    • Agree: Redman
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Reg Cæsar

    I am under the impression that the Italo North End of happy memory exists no more. Hopefully, I'm wrong!

  44. @Goatweed
    This is about parents wanting their children in 7th grade Algebra I classes.

    Is Cassellius’ position that everyone should get Algebra I in 8th, 9th or 10th grade?

    Can no one do Algebra I until everyone is ready to do it?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    That’s just at the grade level, Goatweed. It’s like this within each grade too. What my elementary school kid has been dealing with in the supposed smart kid’s class (all screwed up anyway due to the COVID hysteria) is that they had to go back and repeat a week of fractions due to some REDACTED kid(s) not getting it. I kid with the REDACTED, as the teacher wouldn’t tell anyone who the kids were. Why not just give those particular kids lower grades, as is the point of grades, after all?

    It’s bad enough they spend 5 x as much time as necessary doing work on concepts (first, divided up rectangles, then fractions on the number line….) rather than just going ahead and working out some questions. I get it, concepts are good, but this is extremely boring and repetitive, and I believe it’s just a way for the teachers to show how much that mandatory Masters in Education is worth “for the children”. Now, they’ve got to repeat it, and I taught this boy to find common denominators, add, subtract, and multiply fractions, and then reduce them in about 3 weeks at about 2 hours a day back in April, when the schools were in whadda-we-do-now? mode.

    ABOLISH PUBLIC EDUCATION!!

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Thanks: Goatweed
    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "Government" indoctrination is child abuse.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This is probably common knowledge by now, but get your kids to do thirty minutes a day on Khan Academy. They’ll thank you later.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Macumazahn
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Did you teach the boy the Euclidean Algorithm for finding the GCD of two integers? I was pleasantly surprised to discover that for my own pupil it was quite straightforward to teach him this, as a simple modification of the long-division algorithm that he already knew. "Both numbers participate equally in turn, and we care only about the remainders" was the gist of it. It gives a kid confidence and power to know that he can reduce any fraction to simplest form, no matter how large the numerator and denominator might be.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  45. At some level I think the progressives behind the destruction of public education know perfectly well that the differences they see are real and by getting rid of programming for the more cognitively gifted they are chasing out white and Asian parents.

    This is actually the goal, since for Democrats the public school system and its employees are major players in local politics, and they’d rather have a population of students and parents that are loyal to their brand of politics and will be supporters of essentially unconditional increases in school funding and salaries, which means more money for teachers union dues to be recycled into Democratic campaign coffers. More heterodox Asians and whites are more likely to demand some kind of accountability, and that is not what teachers unions want at all. It’s unions and their political allies choosing their constituents at the end of the day.

  46. @S
    Not to fret.

    According to Kurt Vonnegut Jr in the not too distant future true equity will have been achieved and all this contention today will seem like a distant bad memory.

    THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

     

    Alas, this equity has been accomplished at the near complete suppression of the human spirit and there is a rebellion afoot.

    "Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen," she said in a grackle squawk, "has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous."
     
    http://tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

    Replies: @Charles

    Thanks, I appreciate it when someone leads me to a written work (fiction or non) that I find interesting.

  47. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Goatweed

    That's just at the grade level, Goatweed. It's like this within each grade too. What my elementary school kid has been dealing with in the supposed smart kid's class (all screwed up anyway due to the COVID hysteria) is that they had to go back and repeat a week of fractions due to some REDACTED kid(s) not getting it. I kid with the REDACTED, as the teacher wouldn't tell anyone who the kids were. Why not just give those particular kids lower grades, as is the point of grades, after all?

    It's bad enough they spend 5 x as much time as necessary doing work on concepts (first, divided up rectangles, then fractions on the number line....) rather than just going ahead and working out some questions. I get it, concepts are good, but this is extremely boring and repetitive, and I believe it's just a way for the teachers to show how much that mandatory Masters in Education is worth "for the children". Now, they've got to repeat it, and I taught this boy to find common denominators, add, subtract, and multiply fractions, and then reduce them in about 3 weeks at about 2 hours a day back in April, when the schools were in whadda-we-do-now? mode.

    ABOLISH PUBLIC EDUCATION!!

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @JMcG, @Macumazahn

    “Government” indoctrination is child abuse.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Adam Smith

    Agreed, at least if you don't make a lot of effort to counteract it. However, time you do that, you may as well homeschool. I think that's in the cards.

  48. @Polistra
    While I haven't followed the story closely, I have listened to the women in my family carry on about the Lady Gaga Dog Tale. They're all celebrating the Happy Ending tonight insofar as some woman has shown up with the pooches to collect the 'no questions asked' half million reward.

    I dared to ask if anyone could spare a thought for the poor guy with four bullets in his chest. Nope came the answer. I presume he's white? Because if he's a white working-class chump then it all makes sense. Only a true Deplorable would care about someone like that. (Likewise I presume the perps are black or other POC? Because that would explain why they go unmentioned.)

    Everything's a litmus test.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @El Dato, @Known Fact, @Hibernian

    This whole thing stinks — some “uninvolved” woman just strolls into the cop shop with the two most valuable pups on the planet? Anyway the perps are indeed Black, driving a White Nissan Altima if you want to keep a lookout. The dogwalker is an FOG, friend of Gaga, so I doubt he’s your typical “working class” type. And he still might be a “person of interest” despite getting shot. Maybe that was just not part of the original set-up.

  49. @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    The tiny Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx — NYC’s real Little Italy — is another safe little enclave thanks to, uh, “private security.” A few Albanian eateries had also popped up on restaurant row there last time I was in town — and as pointed out last week they are not to be trifled with either.

    I wonder BTW how the restaurants there are faring under the NYC lockdown. They used to do huge business before Yankee games

  50. Dimitri Orlov with a solid take explaining the Covid op is just a cover for the unexpected global financial collapse that began in US overnight repo markets in August 2019:

    • Thanks: Cortes
  51. @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    I must have been in town that weekend.

  52. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Goatweed

    That's just at the grade level, Goatweed. It's like this within each grade too. What my elementary school kid has been dealing with in the supposed smart kid's class (all screwed up anyway due to the COVID hysteria) is that they had to go back and repeat a week of fractions due to some REDACTED kid(s) not getting it. I kid with the REDACTED, as the teacher wouldn't tell anyone who the kids were. Why not just give those particular kids lower grades, as is the point of grades, after all?

    It's bad enough they spend 5 x as much time as necessary doing work on concepts (first, divided up rectangles, then fractions on the number line....) rather than just going ahead and working out some questions. I get it, concepts are good, but this is extremely boring and repetitive, and I believe it's just a way for the teachers to show how much that mandatory Masters in Education is worth "for the children". Now, they've got to repeat it, and I taught this boy to find common denominators, add, subtract, and multiply fractions, and then reduce them in about 3 weeks at about 2 hours a day back in April, when the schools were in whadda-we-do-now? mode.

    ABOLISH PUBLIC EDUCATION!!

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @JMcG, @Macumazahn

    This is probably common knowledge by now, but get your kids to do thirty minutes a day on Khan Academy. They’ll thank you later.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @JMcG

    My wife has him doing some Khan Academy learning. For what we were doing, the fractions, geometry (with ruler, protractor, and compass) and geography (lat/long w/ interpolation on the globe), I figured I could do better. (haha!)

  53. Why this can’t mean blacks are less intelligent then whites or Asians. Can it?

  54. @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Boston is the only place I’ve been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

     

    Ellis Cose said the whites he and his teenage friends avoided in Philadelphia were the Italians. They were unpredictable. They rarely fought, but when they did, it was serious. Not Sunday-brawling-for-fun like the Irish.

    In the Carter years, the safest part of Boston was the Italian North End, right next to downtown and trapped in a geographical cul-de-sac. We were told it was tranquil because it had a "private police force". Capisci, amico?

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    I am under the impression that the Italo North End of happy memory exists no more. Hopefully, I’m wrong!

  55. @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    Steve,
    That along with the dearth of Black faces in Boston’s business districts?

  56. @Steve Sailer
    @unwoke

    Boston is the only place I've been to in the U.S. where I got the impression from body language on the streets that blacks were scared of whites.

    Replies: @Undocumented Shopper, @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar, @Known Fact, @JMcG, @Dan Hayes, @Redman

    Providence is a lot like that too. I suspect it has to do with the prevalence of the mob in both places.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Redman

    Bridgeport in Chicago which is Irish/Italian/Polish/Hispanic/Chinese is relatively safe. I have no qualms about being there after dark. I have not found the locals to be hostile, but there was an incident, widely publicized, of yuppie White Sox fans before or after a game being beaten up in a local bar.

  57. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Goatweed

    That's just at the grade level, Goatweed. It's like this within each grade too. What my elementary school kid has been dealing with in the supposed smart kid's class (all screwed up anyway due to the COVID hysteria) is that they had to go back and repeat a week of fractions due to some REDACTED kid(s) not getting it. I kid with the REDACTED, as the teacher wouldn't tell anyone who the kids were. Why not just give those particular kids lower grades, as is the point of grades, after all?

    It's bad enough they spend 5 x as much time as necessary doing work on concepts (first, divided up rectangles, then fractions on the number line....) rather than just going ahead and working out some questions. I get it, concepts are good, but this is extremely boring and repetitive, and I believe it's just a way for the teachers to show how much that mandatory Masters in Education is worth "for the children". Now, they've got to repeat it, and I taught this boy to find common denominators, add, subtract, and multiply fractions, and then reduce them in about 3 weeks at about 2 hours a day back in April, when the schools were in whadda-we-do-now? mode.

    ABOLISH PUBLIC EDUCATION!!

    Replies: @Adam Smith, @JMcG, @Macumazahn

    Did you teach the boy the Euclidean Algorithm for finding the GCD of two integers? I was pleasantly surprised to discover that for my own pupil it was quite straightforward to teach him this, as a simple modification of the long-division algorithm that he already knew. “Both numbers participate equally in turn, and we care only about the remainders” was the gist of it. It gives a kid confidence and power to know that he can reduce any fraction to simplest form, no matter how large the numerator and denominator might be.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Macumazahn

    Nope, but thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't known this algorithm myself. I'm pretty sure I didn't get taught this.

  58. @Polistra
    While I haven't followed the story closely, I have listened to the women in my family carry on about the Lady Gaga Dog Tale. They're all celebrating the Happy Ending tonight insofar as some woman has shown up with the pooches to collect the 'no questions asked' half million reward.

    I dared to ask if anyone could spare a thought for the poor guy with four bullets in his chest. Nope came the answer. I presume he's white? Because if he's a white working-class chump then it all makes sense. Only a true Deplorable would care about someone like that. (Likewise I presume the perps are black or other POC? Because that would explain why they go unmentioned.)

    Everything's a litmus test.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @El Dato, @Known Fact, @Hibernian

    How can this woman who returned the dogs for a “a no questions asked” reward not be accomplice to the crime? At the very least she has received stolen property. Ms. Gaga should be charged with obstruction of justice. The criminal side of the justice system is meant to protect potential future crime victims as well as provide closure for the victims of present and past crimes and their families and friends. People who shot a dog walker as well as stealing the dogs he was walking are running loose.

    • Agree: Cortes, Polistra
  59. @unwoke
    "The Not So Great Reset Comes for Boston"

    Actually, it's more like Boston came for the Great Reset. West Roxbury is the last surviving white neighborhood in the city & looks more like the surrounding suburbs, although that's gradually changing as older whites recede. The remaining whites in the city are mostly single yuppie types or students. Boston is one of the most leftist cities in the country so these stat's are not unique to Boston. But what is unique to Boston, unlike other woke urban areas like Portland, Seattle, Minnie, etc. has been the relative calm all the past year. There hasn't been a single riot, a single dept. store looted, a single arson fire, no molotovs, AK's, etc. This could possibly change at some point but Boston has up until now largely avoided the civil unrest roiling other woke cities. Even the 140 yr. old statue of Abe Lincoln in Park Sq. was taken down peacefully - albeit wrongly - by the city itself instead of torn down by a raging mob. So we seem to be saddled with the same bad policies but arrived at more peaceably. And if you think that's a good thing or not, you're about to find out for yourself because our kooky SJW mayor will be your new Sec. of Labor. So you can expect that a lot of these woke ideas will not just be unique to Boston anymore.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @puttheforkdown, @Hibernian

    Is Walsh an SJW or a Richie Daley type who spouts SJW platitudes to keep his job> Jim Kenney the mayor of Philadelphia is similar.

  60. @Redman
    @Steve Sailer

    Providence is a lot like that too. I suspect it has to do with the prevalence of the mob in both places.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Bridgeport in Chicago which is Irish/Italian/Polish/Hispanic/Chinese is relatively safe. I have no qualms about being there after dark. I have not found the locals to be hostile, but there was an incident, widely publicized, of yuppie White Sox fans before or after a game being beaten up in a local bar.

  61. @Macumazahn
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Did you teach the boy the Euclidean Algorithm for finding the GCD of two integers? I was pleasantly surprised to discover that for my own pupil it was quite straightforward to teach him this, as a simple modification of the long-division algorithm that he already knew. "Both numbers participate equally in turn, and we care only about the remainders" was the gist of it. It gives a kid confidence and power to know that he can reduce any fraction to simplest form, no matter how large the numerator and denominator might be.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Nope, but thanks for the suggestion. I hadn’t known this algorithm myself. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get taught this.

  62. @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This is probably common knowledge by now, but get your kids to do thirty minutes a day on Khan Academy. They’ll thank you later.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    My wife has him doing some Khan Academy learning. For what we were doing, the fractions, geometry (with ruler, protractor, and compass) and geography (lat/long w/ interpolation on the globe), I figured I could do better. (haha!)

  63. @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "Government" indoctrination is child abuse.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Agreed, at least if you don’t make a lot of effort to counteract it. However, time you do that, you may as well homeschool. I think that’s in the cards.

  64. @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Good. Force the anti-White ruling class to live in the world they’ve imposed on the American people (whom they hate).
     
    Agree.

    I think it's great to see minoritarianism really rip up these programs for good whites in these leftist cities.

    Two problems:

    1) There are some decent, loyal non-leftist middle and working class people whose kids are getting screwed out of these programs. While many of the well-to-do special people--the people who are really working to turn life in America to shit for ordinary productive middle class people, through minoritarianism and specifically "nation of immigrants"ism--already have their own special snowflake kids in private school. (Before they go on to Harvard or Yale ... or slum it at some other Ivy or fancy liberal arts college.)

    2) Some of these odious good whites losing their good white gifted programs will run out to current white suburbs, exurbs or even the sunbelt ... and then
    -- vote for Democrats
    -- put up BLM signs
    -- blather about diversity
    and generally just foul the nest there.

    We badly need separation... to get away from these parasites.

    Separation is the right of people to enjoy the fruit of their own labor and correspondingly making people live with toxic ideology and choices they make.

    Replies: @Mycale, @Gabe Ruth

    My wife just has a college friend whose son got the boot from a private school in Philly. Public school is not an option according to her, she’s worried her little boy would get bullied.

    My wife asked if it was because he’d be a minority (I’ve taught her well, and the last few months have radicalized her). No comment on that so far.

    Now the plan is she’s moving to AZ. And yes, naturally, my wife had endured a great deal of TDS, creepy Joe’s election was greeted with hosannas from everyone else (this is in a big group chat mostly).

  65. …more than 70% of students… in the program were white and Asian, even though nearly 80% of all… students are Hispanic and Black.

    What percent of those “Whites” are (((Whites)))?

    And what will (((they))) sacrifice to advance the “equity” (((their tribe))) keeps pushing?

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