Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

How the public school system works

(Note: This may SEEM political, but it's not, I swear. Okay, it is. I lied. I lie a lot.)

1. Minorities are deliberately excluded from education for hundreds of years. This causes their general level of education to be poor.

2. In an attempt to redress this problem, the government begins forcibly integrating schools. Certain people complain that, because of their poor academic performance, the minority population is self-evidently less intelligent, and is dragging the school system down. This is used to justify a campaign to end busing and forced integration.

3. Now given the choice, the majority population, who would rather drill a hole in their faces than have their children attend schools with minorities, begin to systematically pull their children out of public schools and place them in private schools. The expense is thought to be an acceptable loss, when the alternative is making children associate with undesirable minority elements.

4. As more and more white students leave public schools, and as the tax base dries up (due to white flight to the suburbs), those same public schools receive less and less funding. The fact that school funding is calculated on the property value of its district, combined with the atrociously low salaries and poor working conditions of public school teachers, exacerbates this problem.

5. As a result of poor funding, public schools -- which, by now, have almost entirely minority student bodies -- are in terrible condition, and the quality of education is poor. Because of this, the student perfomance is generally bad. Certain people complain that, because of their poor academic performance, the minority population is self-evidently less intelligent, and is dragging the school system down. This is used to justify school vouchers that would allow people to place their children in private schools.
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