Minority kids are stupid

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    That's what I've heard, anyway.

    Just got back from a program in the kindergarten class my older daughter teaches at a Charter school. A class in which they know cursive, can read books, and can do third grade math by the time the year is over. In kindergarten.

    Anyway, they recited all the states and the state capitols, both as a group and individually; they answered questions on American history and geography; they recited the first part of the Gettysburg Address. And they did one mean bunny hop a couple of times in between.

    This class is about 80% black or brown.

    This class isn't about your skin color or how much money your parents have. It's about maintaining standards and expectations, giving kids pride in their own achievements, and holding them accountable for their actions.

    I'll bet we all know this. Some just refuse to admit it.
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    That’s amazing... kudos to your daughter for doing an excellent job grooming our youth!
     
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    Liberals are a minority.

    There is only one race, the human race. Bigoted leftists have tried to divide people along ethnic and regional lines as well as physical features.

    But yeah, liberals are stupid.


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    Much appreciated.

    I can tell you that my primary skills in kindergarten were farting and eating mud.
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    What a nice story.

    Golly! I remember my school hammering cursive writing into our heads as kids. It's importance was most stressed. Save my signature, I almost never use it today.
     
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    The teacher matters the most.
     
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    Okay, you're on my good side for the rest of the day.
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    She was telling me about data that indicates that different areas of study affect the brain in different ways. Writing in cursive has an effect that is similar to learning music, I think.

    Pretty amazing.
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    But will they be able to handle a workday filled with pain?
     
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    I'm sure your daughter is a great teacher. Kindergarteners usually do not have the fine motor skills to do cursive or even very good printing at age 5. It would take a lot of work prior to kindergarten to make them that advanced. Same with 3rd grade math. That has got to be cognitively above their functioning level. Maybe they can do it, but do they understand what they're doing?

    I could be wrong, but some of what you're telling me sounds pretty unbelievable. And it certainly isn't because I don't believe students can learn.
     
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