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What will be the long term effect of Critical Race Theory growing ever more dominant in schools?

Perhaps the biggest social science finding of the second half of the 20th Century was the 1966 Coleman Report’s discovery that differences among schools were surprisingly unimportant in student performance compared to what nature and/or nurture kids brought from home. So, the default guess is that even CRT won’t hurt students’ adult IQs all that much.

Obviously, the growth in Critical Race Theory in the schools, while a goldmine for Critical Race Theorists, has done nothing to boost the objective achievement of black students. In general, CRT encourages blacks to complain, slack off, fantasize about oppression and, in general, not hit the books.

But will CRT’s constant racist denigration of white children lower their abilities?

Who knows?

The point of Critical Race Theory education is to create a hostile environment in the classroom to punish white children for the sins and (more humiliatingly) the accomplishments of their ancestors. It probably won’t lower white adult IQ much, but it will make children unhappier. Childhood is a big part of life, so people who demand to get paid to abuse children for their race are pretty vile.

After I posted this, I found this new Washington Post article on the latest federal NAEP test scores (supposedly from early 2020 before the pandemic):

‘Nation’s Report Card’ finds falling test scores, even pre-covid

First graders in a classroom at an elementary school. (iStock)
By Laura Meckler
Today at 12:01 a.m. EDT

Even before the pandemic upended school, test scores in both reading and math declined for 13-year-old students, the first drop registered in a half century in testing meant to measure student proficiency over time.

The phrase “first drop” is exaggerated. What it looks like was that 2012, back before the Great Awokening, was more or less the peak for NAEP math and reading scores. Here’s the feds’ graph of math scores:

The decline from 2012 to 2020 isn’t spectacular, but it’s not good either.

The data showed declines among the lowest-performing students, but not those at the top, suggesting that educational gaps that pervade the U.S. system are becoming larger, not smaller.

Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, has been working with these data for 28 years and couldn’t believe the results when she saw them. She was shocked to see an absolute decline. “I had to ask the question again of my staff. `Are you sure?’ I asked them to go back and check,” she said.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress for decades has been measuring student performance in a variety of academic subjects to chart progress — or lack thereof, and dubbing the data the “Nation’s Report Card.” The results released Thursday, based on a nationally representative sample of children, compared scores of 9- and 13-year-olds to those in the early 1970s and in 2012.

Student scores remained, across the board, higher than they were a half century ago.

The NAEP was a small sample size test in the 1970s and 1980s, so I don’t know how much to trust scores more than about 30 years old.

But the new results showed overall declines for 13-year-olds since 2012, with drops concentrated among the lowest-performing students. Similar drops have also been registered on a separate, similar assessment designed to measure short-term trends, with those scores declining for those at the academic bottom and rising for those at the top.

“This is more discouraging news about our students who are struggling to learn,” Carr said. “Our struggling students are struggling more than they ever have before.”

It’s almost as if eight years of Critical Race Theory in the schools haven’t proven a panacea.

The new report finds scores have fallen for Black and Hispanic students since 2012 and remain flat for White children, widening the racial achievement gap.

Black math scores for 13 year olds dropped like a rock during the Great Awokening:

How could it possibly have happened that eight years of telling blacks how oppressed and entitled they were didn’t make them work harder at their math homework?

During the Great Awokening, the white-black 13 year old math gap grew from 29 points to 35 points, or about one-fifth bigger:

This year also revealed a gender gap, as nine-year-old boys’ math scores stayed steady while girls’ scores fell compared to 2012.

The results add to the evidence that American schools are not just failing many students, but that the problem is actually getting worse.

“We are disappointed to see that scores have stagnated or dropped since 2012, and we are particularly concerned to see that results among the lowest-performing students have dropped,” said Carissa Moffat Miller, CEO of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has said he hopes that U.S. schools will not just return to their old ways post-pandemic but that they will create stronger systems to help all learners. These data make clear how hard that may be, given the academic slide over the past decade.

The tests were administered in the 2019-20 school year, before the pandemic closed schools. Many experts expect further declines stemming from the substandard, online education that followed. National tests will be administered this school year among 9-year-olds, ahead of the normal schedule, to see if those fears came to pass.

Testing had been scheduled for 17-year-olds in spring 2020, but it was cancelled due to school closures. The tests had already been administered for 9- and 13-year-olds, offering the opportunity to compare performance immediately before and after school closings.

When compared to 2012 results, performance fell for 13-year-olds in both reading and math. On a 500-point scale, 13-year-olds scored an average of 280 in math in 2020, down from 285 in 2012. On the reading portion, the scores dropped from 263 to 260. Both shifts were statistically significant.

Among 9-year-olds, there was no statistically significant difference from 2012 in math or reading, up or down.

The national tests are better at explaining what happened than why, though there were some clues. A survey that accompanied the test results found increases in the number of students who said they never or hardly ever read for fun on their own time. In 1984, 9 percent of 9-year-olds said reading for fun was rare. That rose to 11 percent in 2012 and to 16 percent in 2020.

Among 13-year-olds, in 1984, 8 percent said they never or hardly ever read for fun, rising to 22 percent in 2012 and 29 percent in 2020.

 
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  1. Assuming the U.S. doesn’t break apart…

    demoralization of whites overall and more assaults on straight white Christians after being egged on by CRT.

  2. JimDandy says:

    Don’t young people eventually start rebelling at whatever is being crammed down their throats in school? Or has there really been some huge and permanent paradigm shift, wherein American school kids are Mao’s Down The Countryside brigade all over again?

  3. King James Version KJV 29:18 Where there is no [positive] vision , then the people perish.

    How can a people survive without a positive sense of themselves, a sense of purpose? The drivers of CRT are not insisting on it and expecting no effects on the target audience.

    A demoralized population is easier to dominate

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    , @Cortes
  4. Ideally, it should make white kids angry and rebellious. But in reality, the little girls will just study it really hard to get an “A.” The boys don’t pay attention to anything the teacher says anyway, so they probably won’t even notice.

    • Agree: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  5. Anon[266] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    I saw an interview with a couple of (white looking) people of color who are bringing DIE to the animal protection movement. They think the movement is white centric. They don’t seem to be able to connect the two movements, DIE and animal rights, in any sort of coherent way, other than to complain that most animal rights people and vegans are white. They kind of hint that there is some sort of black and Hispanic version of these things (just like woke math teachers are doing about math), but it never gets very specific. My hunch is that they see a lot of well funded animal rights organizations, and they want to cancel out management and divvy up those sweet, sweet nonprofit jobs among themselves.

    https://encompassmovement.org

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  6. Exactly, it’s an assault on children, regardless of its impact on any aptitude test.

    I don’t know if it will affect IQ, but it might affect SAT scores? I know they are highly correlated, but I’m guessing it’s not perfect. Those who do a little preparation and give it their best effort probably do better on an SAT than someone who gave up trying.

    Especially since the SAT is based on learning vocabulary and math in school.

    But, the larger point is that this is a moral and legal crime against children.

    • Replies: @Prester John
  7. notsaying says:

    This is a big question and a hard question.

    It seems to me the people getting the biggest dose of all this are the kids of the elites in private schools, especially those living in big cities. They are told all kinds of things at school and by the many Woke people around them. Meanwhile their own parents at home may say this or that but the bottom line is that their parents usually feel no affinity for native born Americans not doing as well as they are and are very determined to make lots of money however they can and to make sure their kids do just as well if not better than they did.

    What is it like to grow up being taught Wokeness at school but seeing elite tribalism at home? I do not know but it cannot be good to witness wholesale hypocrisy and greed on a daily basis.

    It is hard not to think the next generation of elites will feel even further apart from and indifferent to the fate of their fellow Americans. But will that stop them from wanting to be in charge of the country? No.

    The rest of us will seem like a group of foreigners to them. I am very afraid for the future and I get more afraid all the time. We have made transformative decisions without thinking of the consequences.

    • Agree: ic1000
  8. Twinkie says:

    It probably won’t lower white adult IQ much, but it will make children unhappier. Childhood is a big part of life, so people who demand to get paid to abuse children for their race are pretty vile.

    So, they’ll be like the Asian kids who are tutored by “Education Realist.” 😉

    Even though she once wrote that the parents who home-school their children are idiots, might I suggest more white parents to opt for it (full disclosure: as my wife and I have)?

    Then their children, too, can grow up reading books such as this (https://setonbooks.com/reading/1655-here-we-come-our-home-are-again-full-color.html) that valorize white people and white America.

    • Agree: tyrone, Old Prude
  9. notsaying says:

    Here is another thought:

    Minorities not doing as well as whites will be very dismayed to discover as the years go on that the change they felt sure would happen isn’t — because white people still own most of the country.

    Not white people like the people they personally know, but white people. This will be very frustrating as white people become a smaller and smaller percentage of the population but they still end up calling the shots most of the time.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    , @tyrone
  10. Rob says:

    I’m not sure how convincing kids that whites as a group oppressing BIPOC is the origin and meaning of the US.

    Denigrating whites will have different effects on different kids. Lots of guys like winning. They may view CRT as study of why whites are better than other races. In the struggle of all against all whites have dominated without exception. Well, Russia lost a war with Japan. But Russians are only kinda white and Japanese are honorary Aryans.

    [MORE]

    I’m not sure that teaching children the meat of CRT, which is that powerful people and groups create systems to dominate and exploit others. In fairness, a bunch of whites has tried uplifting the Others. The colonialism that BIPOCs complain about was mostly an attempt to uplift them. We tried to create modern governments and fill them with nonwhites from whatever geographical area. It’s almost a cargo cult view of civilization. If you give brown/black people uniforms and guidebooks (which they can barely read) on being say, a customs officer, then you will have a functioning government and a productive society. In the case of customs officials, mostly the third worlders stole things and took bribes. That’s just a microcosm of the way uplifting failed. Or non-whites failed the uplifting test. Whichever way you look at it.

    Colonialism ended when the people in charge realized there was no path from the BIPOCs as they are to a functioning first-world country.

    But I am pretty sure CRT does not include the positive spin of colonialism?

    The meat of CRT is the politica of Melos, from Thudidides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. The strong do what they have the power to dom and the weak accept what they must accept.

    Even if CRT were true, and to some extent yes, powerful people and groups do what they want, and less powerful groups get effed. But this calls for a noble lie. It is much better for everyone if powerful people and their minions think America is getting better and more inclusive every year than if they think the core of America is slavery.

    We are supposed to get history from additional sources, like a slave narrative. But overall, slavery was just not that important to what America did. Sure the “white” perspective is somewhat subjective, but it’s much broader than the views of former slaves.

    Too long a comment, but CRT is going to have negative effects on blacks because it will make whites look at BIPOCs in a view of domination and submission, rather than gradual integration of backward people into civilization. If you think about it, that is pretty much what immigration is. Haitians cannot make a functional society on their island, so scrubbing our toilets is their entry to civilization.

    It was s obvious from the direction of third world migration that whatever oppression they are under here is better than what they could do on their own,

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  11. I predict: more white parents will pull their kids out of public schools (and woke private ones).

    As for the effect on cognition, the Babylon Bee nailed it:
    https://babylonbee.com/news/public-school-student-cant-read-but-is-already-racist-at-a-12th-grade-level

    • LOL: Twinkie
  12. The last couple of weeks have seen as close to the best consecutive run of posts I can remember.

    Steller work, Mr. Sailer.

  13. EdwardM says:
    @JimDandy

    Good question. College students have shifted in half a generation from the timeless “question authority” mentality to “please, impose more authority because I am unsafe and triggered and oppressed.” I am sure the overt and covert pressures applied to children with the same aims (children by definition should submit to authority to an extent, but the aim there is to preempt intellectual curiosity and independent thought) are working.

    It’s astonishing how successful the left’s multi-front war against our culture has been over the past 50 years.

    • Agree: Charon
  14. @JimDandy

    Children are conformist. The rebelling we associate with teenagers happens because media is a counter authority to the family and to school. Nowadays the youngsters are likely to get similar social cues from school and the media, and are thus unlikely to rebel.

  15. @JimDandy

    It’s when the youth (actual youth) embrace a new leader who says what is verboten to say …..

    Did I write verboten? Why yes, I did.

  16. Handle says:

    The Flynn Effect era to the Ferguson Effect era to the Floyd Effect era.

  17. Polistra says:

    That old stick-shift theft deterrent


    One of the three thought he was quick enough to outrun a police canine.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  18. Polistra says:
    @notsaying

    Sounds like you’d be surprised to learn that most of those white people at the higher valuations are actually “fellow white people” — take a look at commercial real estate some time.

    • Replies: @notsaying
  19. “since 2012”

    2012 was when Trayvon Martin began to get promoted as a Hero of the People. Any culture which promotes a nitwitted thug like that as a model is bound to see a degradation in the value attached to literacy and mathematical skills. This can affect white kids less because even if they’re taught to have some absurd “respect” for a drug-addled punk like Martin they also get some message that it wouldn’t help for them to try to imitate such a grand fellow. But among black kids the issue of what type of black male is widely promoted with respect in the media can have some influence over what do they strive to be.

  20. @JimDandy

    Well 30 years ago young people were taught all about the poor, sweet Apaches, along with endless classes about slavery. Did those people ever rebel?

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  21. @Rob

    CRT is going to have negative effects on blacks because it will make whites look at BIPOCs in a view of domination and submission, rather than gradual integration of backward people into civilization.

    Never mind what it makes whites do; it’s what it makes blacks do that is so destructive. And it’s not just CRT and it’s not just the past decade. Consider that the MSM and the educational superstructure in this country could have spent the past 50 years focusing on uplift, perhaps even congratulating blacks for their tremendous progress only a century or two after being in the jungle.

    Leaving out the details about the jungle, mind you. Focusing on stories of success, showing people getting along with a degree of mutual respect.

    Instead TPTB have done the exact opposite at every turn. Every thing they’ve done has been to guarantee the increasing failure—and increasing fury—of the black underclass. Almost as if they wanted that.

    • Agree: Charon
  22. Critical race theory has nothing to do with it. It was barely around in 2012. The favorite culprit for the drop in NAEP scores is Common Core, although even Common Core was a symptom more than the cause. The fact is, everyone though that pushing abstraction down into the lower grades would make it less of a leap to learn algebra later in. In fact, all pushing it down did was make low ability kids less confident of the math they knew. I wrote about it here: Core Damage?:

    “What if teaching more abstraction not only didn’t achieve understanding but also prevented the understanding previously taken for granted? What if kids who’d previously been able to grasp the basics of math facts and algorithms were now struggling with them? If you don’t tell a kid that 3+8=11, but rather continually ask him to prove it, maybe the kid’s own intelligence influences understanding of math facts. Bright kids will realize that there’s a pattern to the “proofs”, that they are actually just using patterns to reflect reality. Less able kids might never get around to realizing that math facts are facts, as opposed to opinions they can prove kind of like in writing class, just by finding a cool quote.

    Possibly–just possibly–Common Core math standards interfered with algorithm and math fact mastery.

    That would explain the falloff in NAEP math performance, although once again NAEP isn’t focused enough to pick up on this in any comprehensive manner. It would also explain why the lowest achievers were the hardest hit.”

    ************************

    By the way, there’s very little critical race theory instruction in majority black schools. It’s a white people thing. Thought you all knew that. What CRT does exist in black schools has been around for decades, so it certainly didn’t cause the recent NAEP decline.

    Finally, I don’t think I’ve ever called home schoolers idiots. I’ve said that homeschoolers who think it is necessary are raising snowflakes. But people who just want to do it without thinking they are saving their child or doing a better job educating their child and have a wife sitting at home doing nothing, sure.

    Idiots would be anyone who seriously thinks homeschooling is going to catch on as anything but fringe, or people who think public schools are less popular today than before the pandemic, or think that public schools are worse than privates or charters in terms of indoctrination.

    • Thanks: Abe, ic1000
  23. Pericles says:
    @EdwardM

    College students have shifted in half a generation from the timeless “question authority” mentality to “please, impose more authority because I am unsafe and triggered and oppressed.”

    Somehow concurrent with college shifting from majority male to majority female.

    (Also, “timeless” meaning 1968 or later.)

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  24. El Dato says:
    @Polistra

    It’s like being attacked by well-developed AI: insanely dumb, but kinda muscular, self-propelling and seriously lacking machine ethics.

    “Black AI”, if you will.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
  25. anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    Why is NAEP testing so irregular? The last results were in 2012.

  26. El Dato says:
    @education realist

    Possibly–just possibly–Common Core math standards interfered with algorithm and math fact mastery.

    This is the righ take!

    They were designed to be more difficult. Education reformers desperately want to expand charters beyond their primary base of low income parents looking for a way out of chaotic schools. They wanted to break into the suburbs and wreak the same kind of budgeting havoc in wealthy school districts as they do in poor ones. The path towards achieving this, they thought, was to “convince suburban parents that their schools sucked, too!” as Michael Petrilli said in a podcast several years ago.

    Reformers thought most people approved of their goals. They thought the public had their backs. They thought the public shared in the disapproval of those dumbed-down NCLB era tests. They were wrong.

    LOL

    Also:

    This “area multiplication” stuff is actually taught 100% wrongly. If you really want to go that way, it’s all about filling a matrix of the powers of ten where 10^0 should be at the top left with the powers increasing right and down, “area” not being involved at all, then adding any nonzero content at the end.

    At least they ain’t teaching Karatsuba multiplication.

  27. Arclight says:

    As a parent, I would venture a guess that part of this is related to the introduction of smart phones into the lives of kids and at an increasingly younger age. Trying to strike the right balance on this with my oldest has been a challenge, as it became obvious early on that if we didn’t police his access to it he would be on the thing nonstop to the detriment of his schoolwork. In the end, his phone is basically just for texting and has no social media apps, and he only gets to carry it with him when he’s out socially, rather than all of the time.

    Even at our affluent private school, I am shocked at how young some kids are allowed to have their own phones and social media, but having talked to some other parents it’s clear that some boundaries are put on its use in most cases. Around my city, I see plenty of lower class black kids that also have phones and I very much doubt there is the same level of parental engagement in keeping them off the things so they pay attention in school or to homework.

    So with the mix of useless DIE indoctrination in lieu of useful learning, access to addictive devices, and varying levels of parental engagement, I think for the future we will see an increasing gap in achievement that more than ever highlights the cultural chasm that exists between the highest and lowest performing groups in society.

  28. Wilkey says:
    @EdwardM

    College students have shifted in half a generation from the timeless “question authority” mentality to “please, impose more authority because I am unsafe and triggered and oppressed.”

    It’s more demented than that. They actually believe they’re “questioning authority” by demanding that authority impose more of what authority actually wants to impose on them anyway. Like the leftists who support mass immigration without realizing that’s exactly what big business wants.

    • Agree: El Dato
  29. @JimDandy

    Don’t young people eventually start rebelling at whatever is being crammed down their throats in school? Or has there really been some huge and permanent paradigm shift, wherein American school kids are Mao’s Down The Countryside brigade all over again?

    As stated by another commentator, youthful rebellion is a fruit of youth culture which has been firmly in the hands of our friends in the media since the beginning. There’s no youth rebellion that isn’t orchestrated from Manhattan or Hollywood.

    The left views itself as a continuing revolution anyway – its adherents can’t conceive of themselves as “the establishment” no matter how much institutional power it wields, so how does one rebel against something that isn’t an “establishment?”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  30. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    The movie and TV industries were baffled by the youth rebellion of the Sixties.

  31. Public schools in most cities (run by Democrats/Progressives, but I repeat myself) are already just day-care centers for useless government employees’ children. They don’t even pretend to teach math or functional literacy anymore.

    Schools in Whitopia are beginning to fight back against CRT. I’ve seen plenty of signs that say “Educate, don’t Indoctrinate” or “MLK not CRT” in front of suburban houses to counter the BLM, etc. signs. An indication that the tide my be turning in these areas is Merrick Garlands’ statement about parents who push back against CRT being “domestic terrorists”.

    The stakes are being raised.

    • LOL: 3g4me
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Alfa158
    , @AnotherDad
  32. Ralph L says:

    perhaps even congratulating blacks for their tremendous progress

    The advertising industry is doing that now, so we’ll see what effect it has, besides increasing the number of black actors and sending white ones to another career.

  33. tyrone says:
    @notsaying

    That’s why things like “land reform”.collectivization , nationalization are at the end of this road ….and people start eating things like leaves ,roots and mice…….here’s a hint: you just take the stomach and guts out of the mouse and throw the carcass on the fire …..it’s just communism 101 folks.

  34. @education realist

    Headline:

    Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across U.S.

    Money quote:

    “…The [homeschooling] surge has been confirmed by the U.S. Census Bureau, which reported in March that the rate of households homeschooling their children rose to 11% by September 2020, more than doubling from 5.4% just six months earlier…”

    Since the Ruling Class and their faithful servants in the public education bubble are well and truly committed to CRT (i.e. anti-white racism), this is a trend which can only accelerate.

    My kids go to a Catholic parochial school which has a focus on the fundamentals, plus a strong focus on religious indoctrination, which is exactly what they need. If I didn’t have that available, I would homeschool.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sparked-pandemic-fallout-homeschooling-surges-us-79055121

  35. guest007 says:

    Conservatives need to able to respond to the Nikole Hanna-Jones argument that the scores have gone down due to resegregation and denying black students the resources necessary to close the gap.

    Of course, what is skipped over is that the white-black gap is biggest in majority white schools in the suburbs, that most urban school district have much higher levels of funding that rural white schools, and that the gap between Asians and blacks is larger than the white-black gap.

  36. @Wade Hampton

    Yeah, it’s huge news when a bunch of people decide they don’t want their kindergartner in zoom school. There’s plenty of data showing this “spark” is mostly little kids while parents were home anyway. Try reading reality.

    The worst thing for anti-CRT would be choice. Public education is far more democratic than charters and privates. If you think that GOP teachers work in charters and publics, try again. If you think your little Catholic school is safe, think again. Geography and local politics drive crt. You have no right to send your kids to a private schoool, so if they decide to teach CRT, you’re stuck.

    And homeschooling is a snowflake solution, not policy.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Twinkie
  37. African American fertility is very dysgenic from an IQ/educational perspective, at least on the mother’s side, much more so than among whites. Therefore you would expect the gap to trend upwards due to genetics.

    I have never seen any statistics regarding the fecundity of black males by education level, which is unsurprising given that most of them don’t stick around. I would suspect it is less dysgenic from an IQ perspective but selects for impulsiveness, aggressiveness, and criminality, rather than for the qualities of a steady provider.

    As Ann Coulter often says, our country is gonna be great.

    • Agree: Peter Johnson
  38. I have a modest proposal: End gubmint schooling.

    • Replies: @education realist
  39. Art Deco says:
    @Pericles

    Hasn’t been majority male for 40-odd years.

    You go back to 1928, you discover that nursing schools were almost exclusively female, normal schools and teachers’ colleges > 75% female, and regular colleges and universities > 40% female. It was only professional schools which were dominated by men.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Jew
  40. Art Deco says:
    @education realist

    Public education is far more democratic than charters and privates.

    Private education is bad for business. FIFY.

    • Replies: @education realist
  41. AndrewR says:
    @JimDandy

    Idk but Sailer is a pathetic cuck for sitting here spergposting instead of calling for the CRT pushers to be minecrafted

    • Agree: Tony massey
    • Replies: @JimDandy
    , @Eric Novak
  42. Bannon says:

    I’m not so sure I buy the worry about demoralized whites. I see more evidence in history that the most high-achieving and effective whites are embattled whites, threatened whites. They underachieve when they are comfortable and praised. They overachieve when they’re told they are garbage — they focus on raising their children and making plans for the future.

    This is why the war on Christian whites will not work — it will not result in decline, or a shift in the balance of power. It will result in clash.

  43. AndrewR says:
    @Anon

    Because the racial composition of the professional farmed animal protection movement is largely white, people of the global majority sometimes need spaces without white folks to reflect, heal, and build. To be clear: for the health and longevity of our movement, a dedicated global majority space isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have.

    [fedpost redacted]

  44. Black math scores for 13 year olds dropped like a rock during the Great Awokening

    Black students struggled with math because they couldn’t understand why the 3% of blacks killed by police was of greater importance than the 89% killed by other blacks.

  45. AndrewR says:
    @Technite78

    Lmaooo MLK would wholeheartedly support CRT today.

    Normiecons are subhuman

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BerniceKing/status/1299340664409395202

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  46. I have to say I am kinda surprised that the administrators aren’t just falsifying the test results by now. Still too many honest boomers and gen xers in those positions, I guess. Once they’ve cleared out, maybe then Blacks’ scores will suddenly rise to parity with Asians.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  47. Ragno says:

    Black math scores for 13 year olds dropped like a rock during the Great Awokening

    Given the deep malice and even violent hatred for peaceful, productive whites promoted by both BIPOX and race traitors alike, the only possible reaction to such news is overjoyed gratitude for the prior dozen generations that instilled and reinforced baseline excellence in white children, before Team Shmuel and their belligerent-primate “partners” were elevated to the unwarranted dominance over our society that they presently enjoy.

    Hate to tell you this, Cleotis, but you could have wiped out a hundred years of dysfunction and inadequacy with a single generation of Be Like Whitey. You’re presently too stupid to have attempted that, but that’s not necessarily an immutable characteristic; however, your slumlords-cum-(cough)-“partners” would never have allowed you even to try.

    Imagine if the power of trickeration that magically places a Negro in every advertisement and television program were suddenly to be turned against you like the Eye of Sauron. If you’d care to sample what that might be like, take a page from Minister Farrakhan’s research into the ownership – and middleman percentage accrued – of the ships bringing your people here, chained up belowdecks in the dark and diseased holds…..and see how your 24/7 visibility everywhere you turn is gradually but inescapably reduced to fewer cameo appearances than a Trump Twitter thread. What Hymie giveth he will most assuredly taketh away if you try and get cute this late in the game – like you people are famous for saying, fuck around and find out.

    Too late, I suppose – enough of you already know all this, but there’s no money in bringing truth to light even two centuries later; not compared to the payoffs waiting for you if you’ll just keep making like a locust swarm just a little bit longer. You already can steal to your heart’s content, beat the shit out of little old Chinese women until your arms ache, kill one another (well, anyone but your “partners”, really) at the slightest provocation with little fear of police and none at all of DAs who all but wink at you during the arraignment….those are some juicy goodies – if you’re happy to exist as a barbaric subhuman, which is up to you – and they’ll all go away if you start staying home on Election Day….so let’s not hear any more White Boy Bullshit about a muhfuggin’ maff tess. Nome sane?

    • LOL: Tony massey
  48. Alfa158 says:
    @Technite78

    I would not have the guts to put any anti-CRT yard signs up in my Whitopia. This is a town that is 0.8% Black, and median home sale prices are around \$2M. Neighborhoods like this don’t tolerate displays like that.
    The closest I ever saw was the occasional “We support our (redacted)PD” signs. Occasional attempts to put up Trump yard signs during the election campaign were met with Midnight Removals or worse. You must have unusually tolerant Progs.

    • Replies: @Technite78
  49. Anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    The lack of reading skills among the lowest cohorts is going to become permanent damage.

    Those kids are too lazy and unmotivated bother to try to improve their reading skills once they graduate from school. They will always perform at a very low standard for the rest of their lives. You have to get them while they’re in school and teach them while they are there if you want to improve their skills at all.

  50. Hermes says:

    What will be the long term effect of Critical Race Theory growing ever more dominant in schools?

    Don’t we already know the answer to this because it’s already being done? They’re getting rid of tests altogether.

  51. JimDandy says:
    @Loyalty Over IQ Worship

    I don’t know. But I do know that in the 80’s, Reagan got elected President of the United States. And one of his strongest supporters was Alex P. Keaton.

    • LOL: Cool Daddy Jimbo
  52. Twinkie says:
    @education realist

    Finally, I don’t think I’ve ever called home schoolers idiots.

    Your words were: “people who homeschool their kids are fools.” Don’t make me dig up your old comment where you mentioned none of the ex post facto handwaving you are doing now, and where you clearly meant to disparage such parents, pure or simple.

    Idiots would be anyone who seriously thinks homeschooling is going to catch on as anything but fringe, or people who think public schools are less popular today than before the pandemic

    I don’t know about other homeschooling groups, but both Seton and Classical have experienced massive growths in enrollment over the past two years. And my large county, which is often touted as having the best public schools in the country (super zip par excellence), has had a significant drop in enrollment at the same time.

    Nobody – here or elsewhere – ever proposed that homeschooling would replace public schooling as the dominant educational paradigm (which would be a silly straw man), but the increasing number of parents who opt for the former are not “fools” as you called them.

  53. Twinkie says:
    @education realist

    There’s plenty of data showing this “spark” is mostly little kids while parents were home anyway.

    He showed his data. Let’s see yours.

    If you think your little Catholic school is safe, think again.

    If I didn’t homeschool, I’d send my kids to two Catholic schools (one for boys and one for girls) that are run by Opus Dei. If you think Opus Dei-run schools would ever teach CRT or all the homosexual and trans ideology the local public schools are indoctrinating, it’s you who should “think again.” They are run by people who would gladly go to prison or even die for their faith.

    And what’s with the derisive “little”?

    • Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo
  54. S Johnson says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The most laughable scene of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is when the two teenagers (a white boy abdva black girl) meet up and start dancing in what the makers must have supposed were current styles. Just seems lifted from a completely different film.

  55. Twinkie says:
    @Wade Hampton

    “…The [homeschooling] surge has been confirmed by the U.S. Census Bureau, which reported in March that the rate of households homeschooling their children rose to 11% by September 2020, more than doubling from 5.4% just six months earlier…”

    It should be noted that homeschooling has been increasing steadily long before the pandemic. I suspect some of the dramatic surge brought on by the pandemic will likely peel off as time goes on, but previous levels of growth at minimum will likely still persist.

    • Replies: @Arclight
  56. @Art Deco

    No, it’s not. Not even union hacks object to private school. Vouchers, yes. Charters, yes. Both of them take away from public school funds, so they bitch. But unions don’t give a shit if parents take their kids out of public for private or for snowflake solutions.

    All this choice talk is absurd and just makes people look ignorant. If you want to pay for your own private education, that’s fine. Yap about how it’s “your” money, or that “lots of parents” would opt to pay for private or homeschooling, and sane people just laugh.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    , @Twinkie
  57. @Twinkie

    Yeah, those catholic school REALLY frown on homosexuality. They hate it almost as much as they hate pedophilia. Which is to say, not at all.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  58. Arclight says:
    @Twinkie

    Anecdotal, but for what it’s worth my HS class had a reunion a few years ago that was organized on FB and most people posted at least a few sentences about what they have been up to all these years. One thing that was surprising to me was that the number of people homeschooling their kids was pretty high and probably around 10%, but that it was almost exclusively people whose politics were firmly on the left. Based on a few of them, I would guess that it was that normal school is not granola enough for their taste, so that was where they wanted more time and control over educational content.

    And frankly I don’t see anything wrong with this. Most people in America really just need to have a decent but not spectacular level of math and reading comprehension to do the jobs they are most likely going to have the aptitude for. Having some knowledge of civics, history, and science is good and provides some rounding but there there is a lot of space in my opinion in which students could have more focused education on particular areas of interest outside of the core math and reading.

  59. JimDandy says:
    @AndrewR

    Thanks for your response. Do you have any opinions on the following news item?

    ***

    The callousness is what is so hard to stomach from the progressive elites of Loudoun County, Virginia, the wealthy dormitory community of Washington, DC.

    They laughed and cheered when plumber Scott Smith was crash-tackled by police and humiliated at a school board meeting on June 22 as he tried to raise the plight of his 15-year-old daughter, who he says was raped and sodomized in the school bathroom by a boy in a skirt. No one expressed any concern for his daughter.

    There was no compassion, either, from superintendent Scott Ziegler, who claimed bafflingly at the meeting that there had been no assault in a school restroom anywhere in Loudoun County and airily dismissed parents’ concerns about the risks of transgender bathrooms. Then he gave a little woke homily to show those powerless parents in the room who really was in charge.

    “Time magazine in 2016 called that a red herring … we’ve heard it several times tonight from our public speakers but the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist,” he said.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  60. notsaying says:
    @Polistra

    I don’t understand your comment.

    I don’t know what you thought meant but I said “because white people still own most of the country.” This is something I expect will remain true for many, many decades past the point we become a minority of people in the US.

  61. JimDandy says:
    @education realist

    If more and more parents start homeschooling, TRUST ME, the unions–and all the usual suspects–will start to bitch–HARD–and will push for invasive regulation. In fact, that shit was already starting before Covid hit and temporarily complicated their argument because the teachers wanted to teach remotely.

    How can we be sure that homeschooling parents will condemn all white people and sing the praises of gayness and trans hormone transition therapy and instruct children how to take a strap-on during first-time anal?

    https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/05/law-school-professor-says-there-may-be-a-dark-side-of-homeschooling/

  62. Ragno says:
    @education realist

    Finally, I don’t think I’ve ever called home schoolers idiots. I’ve said that homeschoolers who think it is necessary are raising snowflakes.

    Maybe; but my niece was homeschooled by TDS sufferers who at least knew enough to virtue-signal in public, while privately doing What Needed To Be Done to protect their little girl from being strongarmed in a 3rd floor hallway by smirking chimps asking her when you gon’ lemme hit dat shit, li’l white girl?

    PS: she recently graduated from college with full honors at 21, and no half-breed pickaninny on her hip. A win is a win is a win. But there’s an unhappy ending, too: like far too many shitlib progeny protected from Negro predation sotto voce, she’s now foolishly convinced she somehow hit a triple because she’s standing on third base, and thus everything out of her mouth is lefty boilerplate beginning with the Original Sin of Racism. One day I’ll have to sit her down and explain to her why her teacher’s name was Mommy – that conversation will make me a hated pariah in my own family, but it might be the only chance to break the cycle of Good and Evil As Told By Howard Zinn & Saul Alinsky, before it leapfrogs to a third generation.

  63. Twinkie says:
    @Cool Daddy Jimbo

    Yeah, those catholic school REALLY frown on homosexuality. They hate it almost as much as they hate pedophilia. Which is to say, not at all.

    You are obviously dumb enough to fall for the mainstream media attacks on the Catholic Church and don’t realize the rate of sexual abuse is higher in public schools, for example, than in the Catholic Church: http://www.themediareport.com/fast-facts/

    The incidence of sexual abuse by teachers in public schools today has been estimated to be “more than 100 times” that by Catholic priests, and there is alarming evidence of school officials covering up abuse and failing to report suspected cases to authorities. Yet the mainstream media has largely ignored this shocking story while still rehashing decades-old allegations of abuse by Catholic priests.

    A 2004 U.S. Department of Education report reported that “the most accurate data available” reveals that “nearly 9.6 percent of [public school] students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career.”

    Read through the data and information (in easy-to-read graph format) in the link if you actually care to know the truth instead of parroting the media’s anti-Catholic propaganda.

  64. Twinkie says:
    @education realist

    for snowflake solutions.

    Hmmm, more ad hominem (and not a very intelligent one at that).

    So no data, then, for your assertion earlier that “There’s plenty of data showing this ‘spark’ is mostly little kids while parents were home anyway”?

  65. @Wade Hampton

    The NYP reported that the city’s unionized teachers are very upset about this year’s warm-body count. The rumor is that 180K kids have vanished. As Albany’s funding installments (the union’s tax life blood) are legally dependent on count, the union obviously wants the city to send out kidnappers to round up the fugitive slaves.

    (Also, SFCron says that SFUSD has lost 3,500 kids in the past two years. Nationwide, during the ’20-’21 school year, official counts were often ~5% below what the schools had expected; the true figures were lower, still. They’re supposed to refund the difference. Many states used the scamdemic as an excuse NOT to press for refunds, though many districts simply used some of their federal bailout money to do so.)

    [MORE]

    This National Report Card business is a big load of crap. Briefly, why does the government get to determine what types of education, e.g. Math and English, are necessary and proper? (BTW, its STEM imperative comes from its desire for the military to have a steady flow of weapons technicians. Yep.) It could just as well sound the alarm that White 9th-graders can’t make 85 out of 100 from the free-throw line (i.e. the “foul shot” gap).

    Education Secretary .. said he hopes that U.S. schools will not just return to their old ways post-pandemic but that they will create stronger systems to help all learners.

    Their old ways were sucky, too. Here we see, again, how the GOP’s fixation on school testing (i.e. “accountability”) only benefits those who leech off of the system. The DEMs use the always-dismal results to argue for redoubling “our” commitment to the schools. The GOPs use the numbers to argue for more tax dollars for charter (N.B. EdRealist: i.e. non-union, capital account non-entitled, PUBLIC) schools.

    Many experts expect further declines stemming from the substandard, online education that followed.

    When this year’s standard (e.g. in-person) educated kids take the test, the results will be about the same –though possibly less sucky than before. Epossiblyy, the schoolies will take credit for helping the kids avoid doing as poorly as we’ve been set up to expect.

    • Replies: @education realist
  66. @Steve Sailer

    The movie and TV industries were baffled by the youth rebellion of the Sixties.

    Admittedly I wasn’t alive at the time but isn’t the consensus that it was Madison Avenue advertisers who caught wind of the postwar Baby Boom first, and contrived to sell these kids consumer products (Chatty Cathy, G.I. Joe with the Kung-Fu Grip) via television, thereby increasing their awareness over their youths that they were indeed a “generation” and one with interests separate from that of their parents and families? Youth culture began as a self-conscious consumer culture. Wasn’t Maynard G. Krebs on the television in 1959?

  67. mmack says:

    Don’t worry Steve, out in Seattle the Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary has a plan to narrow the Black/White test gap. They’re giving the students an extra day to study by cancelling Halloween celebrations:

    https://mynorthwest.com/3183712/rantz-seattle-elementary-school-cancels-halloween-equity-concerns/

    A Seattle elementary school canceled Halloween activities over concerns about student equity and inclusion. Specifically, Seattle Public Schools says Black males do not celebrate and, more generally, students of color feel marginalized by the holiday. One parent, however, thinks this is an “exercise in affluent white vanity that is wokeism.”

    (snip)

    Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary (B.F. Day) in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood typically hosts Halloween festivities each year. They include a “Pumpkin Parade” where students wear costumes if they choose. But the school administration changed its focus to “foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families,” and, consequently, they’re canceling Halloween.

    Ain’t that thoughtful of the administration?

  68. @JimDandy

    They think the “‘man” is some modern day Christopher Columbus enthusiast floating out in the ether. So the kids are still under the impression they are rebelling.

  69. @Christopher Chantrill

    Not modest. Also not original. Most importantly, we’ll have an uneducated country and if you think we do now, that means you’re not informed, either.

  70. @JimDandy

    It’s like all the punks/skaters/etc that all dress the same in the name of rebellion. The left has been successful in painting the right as “authority” and the left as “oppressed”. It’s about framing, naming and narrative, not reality. I had a conversation with a professor in my family a couple years ago and he said “the right has all the power in this country.” The oppression narrative of the left is the square peg and reality is the round hole. And reality, as we have learned, can be easily hallucinated.

  71. @Art Deco

    Haha. The country is already ‘great’!

    I don’t recall the exact numbers, but going by mental reaction times, the average White in Victorian times had something like a 115 IQ (on today’s test). They also had higher testosterone levels and sperm counts.

    Onward and upward!

  72. this new Washington Post article on the latest federal NAEP test scores

    Does this rhyme with “ape”?

  73. @Alfa158

    I would not have the guts to put any anti-CRT yard signs up in my Whitopia. This is a town that is 0.8% Black, and median home sale prices are around \$2M. Neighborhoods like this don’t tolerate displays like that.
    The closest I ever saw was the occasional “We support our (redacted)PD” signs. Occasional attempts to put up Trump yard signs during the election campaign were met with Midnight Removals or worse. You must have unusually tolerant Progs.

    That’s close to the demographics of the local area; perhaps the median home sale prices are closer to \$1M . The Progs are not that tolerant, but there are a lot of deer hunters around here, if you know what I mean.

  74. @EdwardM

    “It’s astonishing how successful the left’s multi-front war against our culture has been over the past 50 years.”

    It’s astonishing how little Republicans, “conservatives,” and “libertarians” have fought back against the left’s multi-front war against our culture over the past 50 years. FIFY

    • Agree: EdwardM, AnotherDad
  75. Cato says:

    We have so many programs that subsidize the reproduction of the most dysfunctional (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Section 8, school lunches, etc.). The dysfunctional include people of all races, but disproportionally many blacks. The higher reproduction of the dysfunctional would show up in education data –when that data is parsed by race– as a widening gap between blacks and others. But actually, it is simply a widening gap between those whose reproduction we subsidize and those who pay the taxes to subsidize the reproduction of others.

  76. Twinkie says:
    @JimDandy

    Loudoun County, Virginia, the wealthy dormitory community of Washington, DC.

    Just a bit of clarification: Loudoun County until quite recently was a very rural community, something of a horse country (I believe there is still a dairy farm in operation in that county). However, in the past 10-20 years, massive residential and commercial development has followed the growth of server farms and other IT facilities and such along the Dulles Tech Corridor, completely transforming the eastern part of the county into a densely-populated exurb (now with a couple of “soon-to-be-competed” metro stations). I might also add that the area is now heavily populated by Indian tech workers. The western part of the county is still overwhelmingly rural and white – even Purcellville, the largest town in western Loudoun still has several gun shops on its main street.

  77. Twinkie says:
    @JimDandy

    If more and more parents start homeschooling, TRUST ME, the unions–and all the usual suspects–will start to bitch–HARD–and will push for invasive regulation. In fact, that shit was already starting before Covid hit and temporarily complicated their argument because the teachers wanted to teach remotely.

    In some states, homeschooling has been politically influential enough and has been able to shield itself from teachers unions and such, but in other states (several Midwestern ones come to mind) the unions helped to enact onerous barriers against homeschooling, despite Education Realist’s disavowals. And all that happened years and years ago, long before Covid.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  78. Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, has been working with these data for 28 years

    And I thought that those NASA/JPL missions provided lifetime employment.

    About: (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. If you want a chuckle, the website also provides a ridiculous, organization chart.

    The Republicans will abolish NCES in 2,855 CE. (I couldn’t help noticing that part of the CIA’s budget is “concealed” within that of this bureaucracy.)

    NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education

    The government should be categorically prohibited from having anything to do with statistics.

  79. @Hypnotoad666

    Ideally, it should make white kids angry and rebellious. But in reality, the little girls will just study it really hard to get an “A.” The boys don’t pay attention to anything the teacher says anyway, so they probably won’t even notice.

    One thing that minoritarianism has been able to do by making itself the official ideology is drive a wedge between white men and women. Particularly young men and women–where it matters!

    In a normal healthy–i.e. majoritarian–society, the social norms, however much they favor the elite, are norms that encourage a reproduction of the society–ergo reproduction of the majority people/culture. So when girls–and boys to a lesser extent–absorb and dutifully parrot the official ideology it is socially positive and helps young men and women find commonground.

    Now with minoritarianism the official ideology that girls suck up is hostile to the nation, to white gentiles as a people. This alienates young boys–and specifically the young boys with a natural sense of manliness, loyalty, purpose. And it strips motherhood for white girls of a larger socially positive purpose and by misdirecting their compliance and nurturing away from their own race and nation, really creates a chasm between normal young men and huge numbers of narrative compliant young women.

    This aspect of minoritarianism–hijacking white gentile women’s compliance and turning it against white people–very, very insidious.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    , @Anon
  80. Aside from promoting more “bad attitude” from blacks, i think most of this slide is just changing demographics–HBD.

    The early/mid 90s were peak Boomer echo. (I have a Boomer cousin who had his kids in the mid-00s, but for most and pretty much all the gals it was over by around 2000.) From then on, white numbers are sliding. In contrast the Latinos were still going great guns through the Bush Bubble.

    And along with the between race demographic slide–higher % NAMS–in all races now fertility is dysgenic. And this is particularly bad for blacks–so the low end craters.

    Meanwhile immigration has brought in lots of higher IQ, college degreed Asians, who continue to do their Tiger Momming.

    ~~

    A few of mine from grad school who returned to India to be a professor at his IIT back there, chirps back at my declinist wailing with some version of “You are becoming like India.”

    I think of our future as more like Brazil, but there’s no doubt we have immigrated in a much more complex caste system, and all the social stress, irritation and contention that go with it.

  81. Things are about to turn around–Ibram X. Kendi’s children’s book. “Antiracist Baby,” is a #1 New York Times Bestseller!

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a new full-sized picture book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves, now with added discussion prompts to help readers recognize and reflect on bias in their daily lives.

    Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby‘s nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.

    With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  82. @Technite78

    Merrick Garlands’ statement about parents who push back against CRT being “domestic terrorists”.

    A living, breathing cliché.

  83. Duh oh,Bill Clinton hospitalized.

  84. JimDandy says:
    @Twinkie

    A new push against home schooling was gaining momentum before Covid. I believe that Covid kind of flipped the script because teachers wanted to use the “epidemic” as an excuse to teach from home, or the beach, or wherever. Sadly, some of the best conservative pundits couldn’t resist attacking the teachers unions with liberal talking points, like “Abuse is increasing because students aren’t going to school where their wellness can be monitored.” Making those kinds of arguments was a huge mistake, in my opinion.

  85. @JimDandy

    Unions won’t bitch. Kids will bitch, though. Mommy might want kids at home, but the kids like to play sports and home schooling doesn’t offer much in the way of team sports, and unless the kid is really good private teams don’t offer much.

    And while your average white wife who wants to sit at home on hubby’s dime can do elementary school, most of them can’t do high school–and Asian, black, and Hispanic moms have a much lower percentage of being able to do that much. Accomplished non-white moms usually want to work, and illiterate ones won’t be able to homeschool (and it won’t be unions stopping them, but taxpayers.)

    • Disagree: JimDandy
    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @JimDandy
  86. Whiskey says: • Website
    @AnotherDad

    Women natural ly side with invaders. Whichever males are most violent and aggressive they will side with. Women have always been and will always be the eternal and natural enemy of most White men.

    Thats why our ancestors suppressed them. They knew that.

    • Disagree: notsaying
  87. @Abolish_public_education

    hahaha. Yeah, all those missing kids are being homeschooled.

    They’re nonwhite American kids whose parents are either afraid of covid19 and WANTING the waste of zoomschool, or they are non-white kids whose parents never wanted them to go to school in the first place. If you think taxpayers dollars are better spent with those kids running wild, think again. Even if all school does is delay them hitting you over the head or shooting you for 10 years, take the deal.

    • Disagree: Abolish_public_education
  88. Twinkie says:

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/06/01/homeschooling-skyrocketed-in-2020-as-much-as-700-percent-in-some-states/

    Homeschooling Skyrocketed In 2020, As Much As 700 Percent In Some States

    The data show wide differences among states in the 2020 homeschooling surge. Families in Alaska showed the largest homeschooling increase, from 9.6 percent to 27. 5 percent, a 17-point jump. Florida went from 5 percent to 18 percent homeschoolers, and Vermont went from 4 percent to 17 percent homeschoolers, in the second- and third-largest homeschooling jumps by states in 2020, respectively.

    Other states that saw 10 percent or more increases in homeschooling were: Massachusetts (from 1.5 to 12.1 percent), Mississippi (from 3 to 14 percent), Montana (from 8 to 18 percent), Nevada (from 2.5 to 13.1 percent), Oklahoma (from 7.7 to 20 percent), Vermont (from 4 to 17 percent), and West Virginia (from 5.4 to 16.6 percent). Homeschooling in New York increased seven-fold, from 1.2 to 10.1 percent, quadrupled in Kansas, tripled in Connecticut and North Dakota, and more than doubled in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

  89. Twinkie says:
    @education realist

    but the kids like to play sports and home schooling doesn’t offer much in the way of team sports, and unless the kid is really good private teams don’t offer much.

    As usual, you appear to be highly uninformed about the subject, on which you like to offer assertions.

    You are apparently unaware of the “Tim Tebow law.” It’s a type of a state legislation that allows homeschooled students to participate in the extracurricular activities, including athletic programs, of their local public schools. Florida was the first to pass it in 1996 and was followed by 28 states. And 15 other states are considering similar legislations.

    I should also add that many private athletic programs (martial arts, gymnastics, etc.) these days offer “homeschooler specials” by taking advantage of the scheduling flexibility that homeschoolers have. My boys have been training in jujitsu with an internationally-renowned coach for years and they began with such a program that offered earlier hours and smaller classes with much more attention from the said coach.

    most of them can’t do high school

    With what high school homeschooling curricula are you familiar? Programs such as Seton and Classical make it pretty easy and straight forward to provide high school education, even for average parents. Moreover, they provide a high degree of personal support via online and phone counselors to those parents who need help. And that doesn’t even include homeschooling coops, where parents with expertise in subjects share teaching duties.

    Homeschooling is certainly not for every student or every parent, but your glib dismissal of it makes it clear that you know little about it.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  90. @Houston 1992

    Got a book for that Biblical cite?

  91. anon[276] • Disclaimer says:

    All testing is racist and sexist and should be done away with, problem solved.

  92. JimDandy says:
    @education realist

    In other news, the sky is blue.

    “Corey De Angelis at the Cato Institute crunched the numbers and determined that if just 2 percent of families continue homeschooling, that could result in 1 million fewer students and a reduction of \$15 billion in education funding. Simply put, there will be fewer teachers who can be dues-paying union members. De Angelis thinks it not a coincidence that a series of opinion columns talking down homeschooling have started popping up.”

    https://cei.org/blog/homeschooling-growth-worries-teachers-unions/

    https://www.salon.com/2020/04/11/homeschoolers-want-you-to-believe-the-pandemic-has-a-silver-lining--theyre-wrong_partner/

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
  93. One advantage of homeschooling, as it relates to the original topic, is that since kids taught at home (like those who attend traditional, 100% private schools) do not receive Dept of Ed money, they do not have have to prove anything, e.g. make their kids sit for those ridiculous, government mandated, standardized tests. There’s no pressure for home schools to teach to the test.

    Unfortunately, the Republicans [sic] won’t stop attacking home/private schools. They constantly politic in favor of vouchers, education savings accounts, etc. If they get their way, it can only lead to those schools becoming addicted to tax dollars (with the inevitable loss of independence that comes from compliance with all the government, bureaucratic strings attached to the money).

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    @#89 Twink:

    In CA, the decision about whether kids, educated at home, are eligible to participate in after-school activities is left to the local, EdD superintendent. That guy is often a vindictive, left-wing political hack who’ll say ‘no’ just out of spite: The district doesn’t receive any extra funding for permitting participation. Pay to play. The fact that home school parents pays plenty in local property taxes is irrelevant. (If the kid sign-up with the district for independent study, e.g. at-home, participation is wide open.)

  94. Anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    White men naturally find white women less attractive than Asian and Hispanic women. It wasn’t some schizo conspiracy theory. It was nature.

    • Replies: @Anon
  95. Forbes says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Another example of there being so little racism in the country that it has to be invented, like a bogeyman–to distract from the underlying reality.

    It’s very much a literary or creative device, like Hitchcock’s MacGuffin–important to the plot and character motivation, but an irrelevance. Racism, as an idea, is a necessary counterpoint for promulgating Kendi’s “antiracism.”

  96. Cortes says:
    @Houston 1992

    The positive sense of themselves should come from interacting with their family, especially their parents. All too often, sadly, family members live lives just as lonely and atomised as that of any Hopper Nighthawk. Caught up in their individual online miasmas, focused on their devices. A bit like…

  97. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    White men naturally find white women less attractive than Asian and Hispanic women. It wasn’t some schizo conspiracy theory. It was nature.

    What in the world would be natural about that?

  98. Feryl says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Both politics and culture weren’t wokified at the leadership level until the late 70’s, when those born in the late 1930’s reached middle age. Those born after circa 1935 were too young to feel the worst effects of the Depression and we’re also too young to participate on any significant level in the mass mobilization and discipline that occured in America during WW2. So this generation ended up believing a lot of woke non-sense in the 60’s and 70’s due to how spoiled they were. America had better leadership when it was made entirely of people who had faced lots of adversity as America rose to bigger and better things.

  99. @AndrewR

    CRT pushers have allies in attorneys generals’ offices. Why don’t you take the initiative to organize a mass defenestration? Perhaps Steve can recommend a public golf course in SoCal where you can break out the megaphone.

  100. @JimDandy

    Homeschooling families don’t have to pay property taxes to finance the local public school system? Really?

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  101. @Loyalty Over IQ Worship

    It is, but the crowd that wields the megaphone doesn’t care. They see it as “justice”. Or…something.

  102. JimDandy says:
    @Eric Novak

    I assume school funding is based in part on number of students attending schools?

  103. artichoke says:

    School is most important for the weak students who need a lot of active teaching. Smarter kids often just need to be shown it, do a little practice (and I do mean little), and they’re OK. So as our schools have gone woke and abandoned active fact and skill based teaching, the blacks have fallen off a cliff, achievement wise, while most of the whites are still getting it at the existing slow pace.

    Telling students lies in school may not matter much. I remember processing the lies and distortions in real time in some of my K-12 experiences. I developed a mindset of “this teacher wants to hear this, so that’s what I’ll give her”. But I was a very good student. An average student would not be able to do that as well, and a poor student might be forced to follow the bs word for word.

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