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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The Report
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    I'll leave the commentary to others, then again... my bet is it's because the teachers aren't paid enough for their fabulous performance.

    It can't get any worse, so why not try something different, radical... like vouchers and ridding the city of unionized teachers?

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are Ēfunctionally illiterate.Ē
    I could have told you that myself and didn't need to read the article either.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Incorrect, they are usually born premature and addicted to crack--both medical issues are treatable, the baby is as capable of learning as any other.



    Please provide links showing the crack epidemic in Redondo Beach.

    IMHO - your pathetic ramblings are of the ignorant and racist variety. You mean to say it's hard to teach 'black' babies to read, right?

    You and the Badmutha see Detroit as one big ghetto. And you see black people as less intelligent monkeys. You hide your racism behind snide little remarks -- but we catch your drift.

    It's not hard to teach crack babies, black babies, white babies or any baby to read. It requires loving parents and devoted teachers.
    Not true. Crack babies have a higher percentage of long-term mental health issues. 13.7% versus 7.1% were classified as mentally retarded or 4.89 higher than would be expected in the general population. A significantly higher percentage of children were classified with learning delays were also found in children exposed to cocaine while in the womb, 37.6% versus 20.9% in the control group.

    This information is from a study made by a group of hospital researchers in Cleveland. It took into account many more factors than other studies on the problem.

    Cocaine babies

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So a democrat is the leader of a city, that has a high poverty rate?! I'm shocked! I wonder why the poverty rate is so damn high in Cincinnati, a city I live within close proximity of! Well besides the fact that the majority of Cincinnati's population lives in their ultra cheap housing within the cities limits, and the surrounding suburbs have half a million dollar homes (which these home owners actually *gasp* commute to Cincinnati!) it could have to do with the unfortunate reality that typically, cities who's populations are disproportionately non-white will do worse in education statistically.

    Why doesn't anybody ever include the fact that most people that live within these cities aren't exactly doing well for themselves in the first place, and the vast majority of the greater city area actually does very well? Cincinnati especially has 4 incredible colleges, 2 decent school systems, and a nice catholic school as well, as well as an incredibly affluent Jewish community in the northern neighboring towns around Cincinnati. That's the thing about these studies when people try to prove this or that about how horrible a city is. I'm sure many of you living around one of these other major cities could have a similar story knowing the actual geography of the area rather than going off a flat stat sheet that doesn't take into account that smaller, neighboring parts of the city do incredibly well (and are also typically ran by Democrats).
    You can now expect to be called a racist by hazlnut.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why do you call people racist when they post factually correct statements. the fact is American black society has several detrimental social pathologies that cause many members of that community to underachieve or end up in jail. It is not racist to note those pathologies-indeed real racism involves enabling such behavior by castigating those who point it out.
    Too be honst, it depends on how you explain the nature of those problems. If you suggest it is something inherent in the race, then you're pretty much racist. it you look at the historical and societial problems that led to the problems, not so much.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    BTW, I'm still waiting to see evidence that teachers are to blame.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    BTW, I'm still waiting to see evidence that teachers are to blame.
    Who's responsible for teaching the kids to read ????

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Who's responsible for teaching the kids to read ????
    no way should parents be alarmed when little johnny comes home unable to read
    ... and he's in high school[/sarcasm]

    if the other students are learning to read in that teacher's class, then why is the teacher found to be the reason johnny can't read
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You can call foul all you want. Your snide tone was pretty revealing. Just like the Badmutha, you see Detroit as one big black ghetto. And, in your mind, it's their fault they can't read because they're lazy and shiftless...
    I never brought up race......I dont see a city based on skin color.......I see a city of Democrat voters......and what decades of empowering Democrats yields.........

    .......a crime laden poverty stricken porta potty city.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no way should parents be alarmed when little johnny comes home unable to read
    ... and he's in high school[/sarcasm]

    if the other students are learning to read in that teacher's class, then why is the teacher found to be the reason johnny can't read
    Oh, you're right and the parents have some responsibility here too. They should have demanded that most of the teachers in Detroit be fired.

    When half of the student's in a teacher's class can't read and he's in high school, how is that student getting passed on to the next grade ??? That's not the parent's fault.

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