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The Racist PB and J we eat!


You know what the cheapest and fastest sandwich my parents or even me as a parent could put together was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Kids love them!  Well actually only “privileged white kids” love them it seems.  This according to a Principal in Portland Oregon  that is a racist sandwich you are eating there.  Here is an excerpt from the Portland Tribune.

Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day.

Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

“Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

Guitierrez, along with all of Portland Public Schools’ principals, will start the new school year off this week by drilling in on the language of “Courageous Conversations,” the district-wide equity training being implemented in every building in phases during the past few years.

Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives, the premise is that if educators can understand their own “white privilege,” then they can change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.

Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation — to examine a news article and discuss the “white privilege” it conveys.

Most of the staff are on board, but there is some opposition to a drum class being offered to middle school boys of color at Scott School.

Fifty percent of the students at Scott are Hispanic; another 15 percent are black and 9 percent are Asian. Eighty-five percent are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Chuck Barber, who also offers boys’ drum corps at Vernon and Faubion schools in Northeast Portland, approached Gutierrez last year to start up a lunch-time drum class for black and Latino boys once a week. This year, it’ll expand to two classes a week, to accommodate new boys as well as those with experience.

At least one parent has a problem with the the class, saying it amounts to “blatant discrimination and equity of women, Asians, whites and Native Americans.”

“This ‘club’ was approved by the administration, and any girls who complained were brushed off and it was not addressed,” the parent wrote anonymously.

Gutierrez denies that any students were turned away from the drum corps, and vehemently rejects any suggestion that it is discrimination to offer a club catering to minority boys.

“When white people do it, it is not a problem, but if it’s for kids of color, then it’s a problem?” says Gutierrez, 40, an El Paso, Texas, native whose parents were Mexican immigrants. “Break it down for me. That’s your white privilege, and your whiteness.”

Okay you read it do you see it?  Who is really the racist here?  This woman is dangerous and she is being supported by her school district.   Even scarier is that she was trained to think this way by a California Based initiative.

A drum line of Hispanic and Black children, whoops BOYS, this group excludes the girls and every other race in the school.  But that is okay with Gutierrez.

Time to write the Portland School District and remove this hater from her position.  But I fear they took the same left leaning white guilt class she did.

One more point about the Portland Tribune and I will provide the link.  They misspelled her name within one paragraph of another mention.  Check it out

http://portlandtribune.com/pt-rss/9-news/114604-schools-beat-the-drum-for-equity

The paper and school district want to make this azzhole a hero but what she really does is hate.  She is not unifying she is dividing with the support of the press and the district.  oh and the published the word “the” back to back in the excerpt too.  I did not edit it.  Check for yourself.

A sad situation!

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Biden finds his own level


I can not begin to tell you how ridiculous it is that the Vice President of the United States stepped into a classroom full of 9-year olds and spoke about the need for the American Jobs Act.  Why in God’s name would the Administration think telling 9-year-old children that some adults are acting irresponsibly?  Here is what the White House posted on its page.

Why Teachers Say We Need the American Jobs Act

October 18, 2011 at 04:32 PM EDT
Mrs. Keebaugh's fourth-grade classVice President Joe Biden talks with children in Mrs. Keebaugh’s 4th grade classroom at Goode Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, October 18, 2011.

Lenid Keebaugh is a fourth-grade teacher at Goode Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania. The school was forced to cut 11 of its 45 teachers last year due to budget cuts, and Keebaugh says that passing the American Jobs Act  will help ensure the school is fully staffed to help students succeed.

Keebaugh said that in addition to cutting grade level teachers, the school also lost all its special subject teachers—those who teach enrichment classes like music, art, and physical education. As a result, the remaining teachers must teach larger classes, and have less time to plan and discuss student progress, which previously took place during enrichment periods. With greater demands on their teachers’ time, students receive less attention and support in the classroom. Besides threatening the students’ academic success, Keebaugh said that the cuts mean they are missing out on things like physical education, which helps teach healthy habits students will carry with them for life.

Vice President Biden spoke at Goode Elementary today to explain how the American Jobs Act would put teachers back in the classroom. The plan includes funding to support 400,000 teaching jobs, including protecting up to 280,000 teachers who are at risk of being laid off due to state and local budget cuts as well as rehiring tens of thousands of teachers who have lost their jobs in the last three years. Putting teachers back in the classrooms does more than create jobs, it helps ensure students are prepared for the future. Keebaugh said that it would be “so fantastic” to get the needed staff back so she and her colleagues can give students the support and attention they need to be successful.

The American Jobs Act will help our schools in other ways, too. The President has proposed a $25 billion investment in school infrastructure that will modernize at least 35,000 public schools. This investment will create jobs while improving classrooms and upgrading our schools to meet 21st century needs. Funds can be used for a range of emergency repair and renovation projects, greening and energy efficiency upgrades, asbestos abatement and removal, and modernization efforts to build new science and computer labs and to upgrade the technology infrastructure in our schools.

Before giving remarks in the school library, the Vice President spoke to Keebaugh’s class. She said the visit encouraged students: “When he said ‘you can do anything,’ they said ‘I believe that.’ They were so inspired.” The American Jobs Act  will only help students further realize their dreams.

Inculcating children with your doctrine while parents are not present is so far from the correct thing to do.  Think of the impression that was made on these young minds.  Here is the number 2 elected official in the United States talking about how wrong it is not to pass a bill.  I am waiting in anticipation for the posting of Bidens remarks at the school.   But the fact that he went into a classroom just amuses me.  I can see it now.  Joe Biden standing in a room full of people with either equal or greater comprehension and talking to his peers.  Finally the Obama administration found the water level of Joe Biden.  9 -year olds!

By the way,  let my child walk in the house and tell me what the Vice Bumbler said in his classroom and the conversation will quickly turn to the basis of a Democratic republic and a free state with free market values.  I would also add that the man in their classroom today probably doesn’t know what day it is. Trust me, my sons and I have those conversations everyday.  I would hope that if this dipshit walked into my sons classroom that either one would raise his hand and challenge him.  After all that is why he went into the classroom.  No challenge there.

One more point here people.  It is NOT the Feds jobs to fund the schools.  It has ALWAYS been the responsibility of the States and this Federal intervention could be a big reason so many schools are struggling.   End the Department of Education as a funding source and regulatory agency. Let the states manage the programs as they have up until the Carter Administration.

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