Wednesday, September 3, 2008

SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT REPUBLICANS, BUT....


I told myself that I was gonna watch the RNC this week and watch it with unbiased eyes. After all, I'm neither a Democrat or a Republican. Well, to make a long story short: The shit was wack and boring as hell last night. Noticeably absent were people who look like me. Yeah, I saw a few sprinkled here and there, but I'm not sure if they were in attendance or worked at the venue. I promise you, some of those old white people the camera would focus on in the audience, looked like they used fire hoses against black people back in the 60's.


There was an obvious lack of enthusiasm unlike the DNC last week. Maybe its just me, or the fact that I haven't knowingly hung out with republicans before, but I swear, these fuckers do not know how to party. You would've thought it was a funeral for John McCain or something. Seriously, they need to talk to Diddy or hire Kid Kapri because they clearly needed a hype man. No offense, but the "Law & Order" dude wasn't it. As dead as that shit was, I can now understand why republicans are the way they are. They for the most part run around holding their butt cheeks tight. Well, unless you're named Larry Craig or Rev. Haggerty.

Boring or not, I am glad that I did watch it, because I learned something. Until Laura Bush spoke last night, and so eloquently gave us FACTS. I had no idea that because of Bush's strong focus on education (No Child Left Behind) that minorities now score the highest on standardized testing than they ever have in history. Yeah, she said that! Who knew?!! Thanks to president Bush, minority children are smarter. And to think it only took 400yrs for a white person to care about our education. Say what you want about republicans; yeah they probably make for lame sex partners. But you can't deny the FACT that they're the shit when it comes to improving the education of minorities.

Thanks Mr. Bush

7 comments:

Kirk said...

Surprise surprise so the fact that minorities have always relied on education to equalify (prolly not a word) didn't even occur to them. Especially when through this presidency we got to see how much an idiot can really fuck shit up. The world is mostly fucked up from stupidity.

smokeandpassion.blogspot.com said...

There are lies, damned lies and then statistics.

What Laura SHOULD have said is that minorities now score higher on some standardized tests than they have since the government began requiring them. Then there could have been a debate about which tests and what kids in which age groups as well as the methodolgy used to reach such a conclusion.

But, that complicates the issue. It's far easier to lie.

Da_Kween said...

Maybe I can actually comment without fear of a bad news cat crossing my path. LOL

Funny how you mention the rise in education for us via Bush' tenure...when he seems to be the one in need of a tutor.

Anonymous said...

Don't fall for the standardize test BS. I work in the school system (middle school grades 6-8) and I am here to tell you that passing the standardize test means that one knows how to take a standardize test. Students are trained to take the test.

Most "minority" schools teach to the test. They do test prep the every morning from 2nd week of school in September until test taking time in April. I have read essays written by students who've scored 3 on the standardized tests (1= below grade level, 2=approaching grade level, 3= on grade level and 4= above grade level) and these students' writings are on 3rd or 4th grade level, at best.

And teachers are not permitted to teach true English Language Arts because of the pressures coming from the school administration. And the school principal are receiving pressures from the superintendent. Principals are judge by the schools test scores and if the test scores are not to the superintendents' satisfaction, the principals are cut.

Because of the current state of affairs with "test prepping" in my city's schools. I have decided to put my children in predominately white schools because those schools do not teach to the test. They are not pressured to teach to the test. And if you compare some of their test scores with those of the "minority" schools, the some of the white schools test scores are actually lower. However in these white scores there is actual teaching and learning going on because there is no test training.

As mentioned above. There are lies, damn lies and then statistics.

(fŭng'kē) [blak] [chik] said...

LOL @ Kween's comment!

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

My son's old high school has higher scores because they kick out the kids with poor attendance. But if that's true what you said, why are half dropping out? I don't know, but one day I'll look into this.

RiPPa said...

The educationur kids needs to be re-tooled. It really pissed me off to hear Laura Bush proclaim that bullshit.

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