NAACP vs. Black Parents-Standing in the doorway to protect failed schools

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    not altogether unsurprising, but pathetic nonetheless. Where is the black leadership when you need them?
    A- cowering in Washington because they have been bought, they have leverage but won't use it.




    * REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    * JUNE 4, 2011

    Here's something you don't see everyday. Thousands of American blacks held a rally in Harlem last week to protest . . . the NAACP.

    The New York state chapter of the civil rights organization and the United Federation of Teachers, the local teachers union, have filed a lawsuit to stop the city from closing 22 of Gotham's worst schools. The lawsuit also aims to block the city from giving charter schools space to operate in buildings occupied by traditional public schools.

    Protesters at the rally, which included parents and charter school operators like Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children's Zone, urged the NAACP to withdraw from the suit. But Hazel Dukes, president of the state NAACP chapter, is unpersuaded. Using the kind of language more readily associated with past opponents of black civil rights, Ms. Dukes said that critics of the lawsuit "can march and have rallies all day long. . . . We will not respond."

    What schoolhouses is Ms. Dukes standing in the doorway to protect? Well, at the Academy for Collaborative Education, one of the Harlem schools that the city wants to close, only 3% of students were performing at grade level in English last year, and only 9% in math. At Columbus High School in the Bronx, another school slated for closure, the four-year graduation rate in 2009 was 40%, versus a citywide average of 63%, and less than 10% of special education students graduated on time.

    more at-
    Review & Outlook: NAACP vs. Black Parents - WSJ.com
     
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    Saying black and leadership in the same sentence is much like using military and intelligence in the same sentence.
    Needer B happnin. Werd up ?
     
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    It's really amazing, isn't it? Damn the people! We need to solidify our voting block.

    The most racist element of American politics is the Black voting block. 90% of the group reach the same conclusion every single election. This make me wonder if they might not be wondering if their unwavering commitment to the thieves and liars that they vote for is about to be reviewed.

    Probably not, but it would be nice to see the glimmer turn into a beacon.
     
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    don't worry, they'll herd them back to the plantation by nov. 2012.
     
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    Without the lawsuit available to review to learn the facts of the issue, any comments would be meaningless, pointless speculation.
     
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    How is merely closing these schools going to improve these childrens education?

    Now they will just be bused farther away from home and still not be at grade level?

    More time on a bus will fix it?
     
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    How is blocking Charter schools helping these kids? You would prefer they never have a chance to succeed?

    Disgusting left wing partisanship.
     
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    Do all of you posters feel that blacks are better under white leadership, as was stated in another thread?
     
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    Charter schools give them a chance to succeed? Are there numbers to back that up?
     
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    What does a person's skin color have to do with anything?
     

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