Diversity and the demcorat agenda

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DETROIT (WWJ) – According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means. “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,” she said.

Heh! And we wonder why? This is what you get when the left and the unions control your school. When you tell minorities that an education is a waste of time and that the America will never provide any opportunity for them. This is what you get when people are told that that multiculturalism thing and actually sticking to the three Rs are more important than wasting your time with the feel good bullshit indoctrination that passes for an education these days. Detroit is bought and owned by the left.

“I don’t really know how they get by, but they do. Are they getting by well? Well, that’s another question,” Tyler-Ruiz said. Some of the Detroit suburbs also have high numbers of functionally illiterate: 34 percent in Pontiac and 24 percent in Southfield. “For other major urban areas, we are a little bit on the high side… We compare, slightly higher, to Washington D.C.’s urban population, in certain ZIP codes in Washington D.C. and in Cleveland,” she said. Tyler Ruiz said only 10 percent of those who can’t read have gotten any help to resolve it.

Oh come on, the answer is simple: they have ignored the abysmal results of the school system and have patched that with bigger government programs to keep the serfs from eating each other alive.

The report will be used to provide better training for local workers.

QED. Seriously. When will they see things like this as an indictment of the left’s takeover of our education system and finally end the stranglehold they have on so many communities? Never, I guess. Who cares if these tools – and they are tools in a game to the left – are functionally illiterate? Shit, more work for social workers! It’s all a job creation program. Insane is an understatement.

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  1. JimK

    Alex, you know I love ya, but I truly fucking hate this “demcorat” thing. If it’s a typo, you gotta proofread. If it’s on purpose, it serves no purpose. It weakens the entire argument you’re making and ultimately, if you’ve ever rolled your eyes at a left wing douche saying “rethuglican,” well…this is kind of the same thing.

    Just to be clear, this is not about civility. Feel free to say “scum-sucking pieces of dog shit Democrats.” I just think the cutesy nickname misspelling thing is dumb.

    I could be wrong and maybe I’m the big asshole though. It would not be the first time. :)

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  2. hist_ed

    Yep, I agree Jim. At least “rethuglican” means something. You get the point even if you disagree and/or think its stupid. Not sure what demcorat is.

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  3. Rann

    Gonna take a guess: “Dem Co. rat”. Dem, slang for Democrat, Company, implying they’re more a business than a party, rat, self explanatory.

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  4. muirgeo

    Heh! And we wonder why? This is what you get when the left and the unions control your school

    No Alex it’s what you get when you have poverty.

    If some one switched you at birth into one of those poor detroit families do think you still would have been the success you are today? Or do you think there’s a chance you too would be counted among the illiterates?

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  5. mikedomi39

    I was going to quote the exact same line Murgy did. NJ schools are “controlled” by unions, and the students rate fine. You get what you have in detroit when a city is dying.

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  6. InsipiD

    Fair enough, but the city is dying because the Democrats and unions have run over the place for over 50 years and squeezed all the life out of it. Detroit is a great microcosm for what would happen to the country if the Democrats had been in charge the entire time.

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  7. Rann

    Boy, you wouldn’t know poverty if it stabbed you in the belly and ate your fucking shoes.

    What you call poverty is people that can’t afford to upgrade to a big-screen HDTV and have to settle for wearing Wal-Mart shoes to their schools that have to put up with still using CRT monitors in the computer labs. What other nations call poverty is people being grateful to get two bucks for an hour’s work and washing their clothes in a goddamn river, and they don’t worry about back to school clothes because there is no fucking school.

    Shut the fuck up about poverty, you spoiled little middle class twat. It doesn’t fucking exist in America the way you’re trying to claim it does.

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  8. muirgeo

    Oh… we don’t have poverty… Then I guess that means you support welfare, medicaid, food stamps, WIC, social security ect ect…. well that is good to know.

    Me personally I wish these illiterate people could read, get jobs and support themselves and become customers of mine or maybe be my brain surgeon (I only might need one because my brain is so big I might need some skull reconstruction cause it keeps growing) and not cost me so much in welfare taxes.

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  9. RonK

    don’t want to pick nits, but, comparing the CITY of Detroit to the STATE of NJ is apples and oranges. why not compare Detroit to say Newark probably a better comparison.

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  10. Biggie G

    Muirgeo, I think you’re simplifying this too much when you just blame it on poverty. The study isn’t saying that a few students aren’t getting perfect scores on a state calculus exam. Almost half of the people in Detroit CAN’T READ. That’s a much bigger problem than mere poverty.

    While Alex may be making it too simple by blaming Democrats and unions, this shows a massive problem with the education system in Detroit. This can’t all be blamed on the schools, but they have to share some of the blames. Simple math says that a high percentage of the illiterate have to be high school graduates or have at least some high school. How can they keep getting moved on?

    This isn’t just a problem in Detroit and both sides have to answer for this. Just throwing money at the problem will solve nothing.

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  11. AlexInCT *

    No Alex it’s what you get when you have poverty.

    Muirgy, poverty is what you get when the class & race huxters on the left control anything & everything.

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  12. AlexInCT *

    Mike, as RonK already pointed out, your comparison is bogus. I am certain that if you look at the most hardcore left controlled cities in not just N, but any state, J you will see similar problems as Detroit, albeit maybe not as bad, yet.

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  13. sahrab

    No Alex it’s what you get when you have poverty.

    I can tell you from experience, that not all of the Poor rely upon that crutch (woah is me i’m poor) to get through life.

    You asked if Alex was poor, would he still have the success? I’d argue more than likely.

    At the “normal”* level, success isnt based upon whether or not the person had the hottest American Eagle trends on his back, its based on the drive of the individual.

    *”normal” = you will rely upon the Paris Hiltons and other inheritence monkeys as proof of someone using money to be successfull. My point is geared towards the average person whether they be poor or not.

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  14. Rann

    Well, I’mma join in with the others and say “Quit it”. Calling them fuckers or morons or (and God help me for saying this) collectivists is one thing, but the “demcorat” thing just looks really ridiculous.

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  15. Rann

    Then I guess that means you support welfare, medicaid, food stamps, WIC, social security ect ect…. well that is good to know.

    Actually, I do in fact approve of and support various of those and other limited forms of welfare. Yet again, your generalizations cause your lame attempt at a “gotcha” to fall flat. When you’re trying to sneer and catch someone supporting a position because you think they don’t, you might want to check and see if they openly support it first.

    Me personally I wish these illiterate people could read, get jobs and support themselves and become customers of mine or maybe be my brain surgeon (I only might need one because my brain is so big I might need some skull reconstruction cause it keeps growing) and not cost me so much in welfare taxes.

    Then you support the abolition of teacher’s unions and the creation of voucher programs so that the schools can spend more money on materials and students and parents can get their kids out of failed public schools if necessary. Etc. Etc.

    That’s good to know.

    (See, ’cause I’ve actually seen you supporting teacher’s unions, so that works. That’s how you do a “gotcha”.)

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  16. Rann

    Simple math says that a high percentage of the illiterate have to be high school graduates or have at least some high school. How can they keep getting moved on?

    At a guess, standardized state testing, which allows teachers to actually drill the students for a few weeks on how to take the test rather than the actual content of it. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them have senior year classes that are nothing but this, good for elective credits. (Mostly because such a course existed even when I went to school.)

    They teach “tricks” such as what are currently the most likely answers. (“Just don’t know an answer? Choose C! You have a better than average chance of being right!”) With a generous retest policy, eventually they pass and become eligible for graduation just on the law of averages. The rest of their grades are taken care of by apathetic teachers with job security telling them they can cheat if they like as long as the assignments come in.

    But you’re right in that it’s an oversimplification. Some blame needs to go to a culture that encourages anti-intellectualism, where not reading becomes a point of pride. When the people in question only ever learned to read enough to cruise through the bare minimum of school, and afterwards avoid as much reading as possible, well, I’m not a developmental expert here, but it occurs to me that reading is quite possibly a “use it or lose it” skill, especially for people who didn’t exercise it much in the first place and didn’t even try to hold on to it.

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  17. AlexInCT *

    I stopped calling them collectivist and came up with demcorats as the alternative because someone else complained about that. Want me to go back to that again? Dang, can’t win with you guys :)

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  18. AlexInCT *

    LOL!

    Look how well it has worked out for Detroit! There sure is more of it, if you go by you leftists turds, now that their system and the “war on poverty” have been going on for the last 7 or so decades. Tens of trillions flushed down the hole, and more poor people that need government to subsidize their existence than before. End the war on poverty now!

    Next you are going to tell me that all the wealth generated since then is also because of all these anti wealth creation concepts LBJ and FDR put in place, and not despite it. Maybe you want to pretend that the fact that there isn’t enough of other people’s money to keep this failed system afloat anymore and that we are close to an implosion, shouldn’t reflect negatively on your beloved ideological policies. Well, all that excess killed the patient, but he sure enjoyed that ride till the end. Heh!

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  19. Rann

    Honestly I’d rather you avoided both. It would help your posts seem more thoughtful and less “fire and brimstone preacher/radio personality, red-faced and slamming his fist on the table”. You bring up good issues at times but I never feel comfortable linking your posts elsewhere because I know the first thing someone is gonna do is see the URL in combination with “demcorats” and focus entirely on that, and any hopes for actually keeping the discussion on track will die.

    If I had to pick between the two, I’d say go with collectivists, it’s at least not so… angry guy in a trailer with an AM broadcaster and a microphone. Just try to use it slightly less than your average eighties stand-up comic uses the word “fuck” and you should be golden.

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  20. JimK

    I think collectivist is more truthfully descriptive anyway, which is why it inflames Dems. The party seems to be adopting a more “each according to his need” philosophy in everything.

    Leave the goofy nicknames to the AM radio/opinion TV hosts.

    You bring up good issues at times but I never feel comfortable linking your posts elsewhere because I know the first thing someone is gonna do is see the URL in combination with “demcorats” and focus entirely on that, and any hopes for actually keeping the discussion on track will die.

    Dude you nailed it. My thoughts, crystallized.

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  21. Miguelitosd

    I’m guessing that’s another difference between public and private school. My parents pulled my sister and I out of public when I was in Kindergarten (sister in 3rd) and we had standardized tests, but we were taught the subject matter, not tricks to passing the test.

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  22. Anonymous

    I think the whole “teaching the test” thing has developed because the standardized tests were essentially the compromise to paying teachers on student performance. Rather than overall performance, their schools (rather than them in particular) get judged on how they do on these tests. It gives the appearance of actually improving performance without really doing so.

    Of course, it’s also why in recent years it’s become a liberal meme to claim that standardized tests are biased against black students. Because apparently people with the same skin color as you being enslaved long before you were born will cause psychic ripples that pass through time and turn you stupid whenever you look at a standardized test. Since the standardized tests are working against these inner city schools, they have to find some way to get rid of them, and “It’s racist!” is always a good go-to.

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