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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Return of the Master Race." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 25 Nov 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
1.) “Education…above all other devices of human origin is the great equalizer of the conditions of men.” ~Horace Mann
- the public should no longer remain ignorant;
- that such education should be paid for, controlled, and sustained by an interested public;
- that this education will be best provided in schools that embrace children from a variety of backgrounds;
- that this education must be non-sectarian;
- that this education must be taught using the tenets of a free society; and
- that education should be provided by well-trained, professional teachers."
2.) “The thing about education being so important in the United States is we were very early a country that decided that we believed in universal education. That if we were to be a great nation, it couldn’t just be the wealthy, it couldn’t just be the powerful’s children who’d be able to get an education, that we had to be an educated society to be a democratic society. And so we were one of the first nations to offer a universal education to our children. And Horace Mann is considered the father of the American public school […]when he decides that he wants to convince Massachusetts to open Common Schools for all children, he realizes that he has to make a trade off. If he wants white tax payers and white politicians to support Common Schools for the white poor, the white working class, he has to eliminate Black people from that equation. Because he couldn’t get the support if he were educate Black children in these publically funded schools. So at the very beginning we have decided that what we REALLY mean by ‘Common Schools,’ is ‘Common Schools for White Children’ and Black children would receive no education unless they could pay for it themselves."
“This graphic shows the percent of Black students at majority white schools. As you see there has never been a time when even half of Black kids have gone to majority white schools, in a country when Black people are only 13% of the population. And desegregation peaks in 1988, so not even a full generation after we start desegregation we already start going backwards. But this is the most remarkable chart to me. This is the chart of test score divided by race – we called it the Racial Achievement Gap, which is the gap between the test scores between white children and Black children. And as you see in 1988, at the peak of school integration, that gap was the narrowest, that it had actually been cut in half in less than one generation and that it expands again as we walk away from school integration in the United States. And we’ve never gotten back to that point.
3.) “We kind of came across the issue of modern day segregation by actually looking at the way we fund schools. And so, if you take federal funds out of the equation, schools are still funded about 50% from local property taxes and about 50% from state funds. So, in essence, the amount of money that you have in your community is driven by your property wealth is driving how much money you have for your schools.
|The value of high-level education|
4.) “Education is about learning new things and increasing your capacity for doing things. Once you have shown you can learn new mathematical procedures, which you have by the time you graduate from high school, there is little to be gained from being taught more of the same. You will be able to pick up new techniques whenever you need them.
“For instance, once a piano student has mastered one Tchaikovsky concerto, with at most a bit of practice—but essentially no new teaching—they’ll be able to play another. From then on, the student’s focus should be on expanding their repertoire to include other composers, or to understand music sufficiently well to compose their own.
“Analogously, in the case of math, your goal at college is to develop the thinking skills that will allow you to solve novel problems (either practical, real-world problems or ones that arise in math or science) for which you don’t know a standard procedure. In some cases, there may not be a standard procedure. (This was the case when the Stanford graduate students Larry Page and Serjey Brin developed a new mathematical procedure to search for information, leading to their creation of Google.”
|The populace rejected 'Common Core'|
5.) Muhammad Rasheed - For all of president Obama's flaws, particularly in regards to his blatant neglect of the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) whom he pandered to the most in order to win his two-terms, what I did admire and was actively rooting for him on was the president's ambitious plan to use technology to grow the middle class back up, offsetting the economic devastation caused by Bush-Clinton's North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with his version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). His plan was composed of one major componant at each economic strata of society -- The Common Core State Standards Initiative to get American children ready for college-level work by the time they were high school seniors, The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act to end predatory banking in the college loan process, The TechHire Initiative to incentivize every sector of society to rapid train Americans in high-paying tech jobs, and finally the TPP itself which would create a boom of innovation and entrepreneurialship, making the country the new Mecca for tech around the globe.
6.) "Huffman was among dozens charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office on March 12, 2019, in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. Prosecutors alleged that Huffman's $15,000 donation to the Key Worldwide Foundation, ostensibly a charitable contribution, was in fact payment to a person who pretended to be Huffman's daughter Sophia, took the SAT for her, and received a score greatly improved from Sophia's score on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Huffman was arrested at her California home on March 12 and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. She appeared on March 13 in Los Angeles Federal Court, where federal agents took her passport and the court released her on $250,000 bail. At her court appearance in Boston on April 3, she acknowledged her rights, charges, and maximum possible penalties; she waived a pretrial hearing, signed conditions of her release, and was allowed to leave. On April 8, she agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
7.) "Loughlin and her husband Giannulli were among 50 individuals charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for fraud- and bribery-related offenses on March 12, 2019, in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. The indictment against the couple alleged that, disguised as a donation, they had paid $500,000 to the Key Worldwide Foundation so that the admissions committee of University of Southern California (USC) would believe their two daughters would join the women's rowing team although neither had trained in the sport of rowing nor had plans in doing so.Loughlin's daughters were able to remain enrolled at USC.
8.) Kelley Williams-Bolar, of Akron, Ohio, was initially sentenced to five years in prison in 2011 after using her father's address to enable her two daughters to go to school in a better district. A judge later suspended that sentence and gave her ten days instead.
While her children are no longer attending schools in the Copley-Fairlawn District, school officials said she was cheating because her daughters received a quality education without paying taxes to fund it.
"Those dollars need to stay home with our students," school district officials said.
"I don't think they wanted money," Williams-Bolar said. "They wanted me to be an example."
Presiding Judge Patricia Cosgrove acknowledged as much. "I felt that some punishment or deterrent was needed for other individuals who might think to defraud the various school districts," Cosgrove said.
9.) A five-year prison term was meted out to Tanya McDowell, a homeless Connecticut woman convicted of larceny after sending her son to a school district that neighbored her last known address. The comparisons with the Felicity Huffman case forced Huffman's high-priced legal team to perform an elaborate circus act to inflate McDowell's case in a clear double-standard that did nothing more than highlight the fact that Black American are actively preyed upon by the corrupt criminal-justice system as fodder for the for-profit prison corporate networks The Internet is full of the anti-ADOS spin job used to justify the Huffman-McDowell hypocrisy, as the 1% criminal overclass gathered to protect one of their own.
|Jordan Peterson - "Defining Racism"|
10.) “Well, it’s racism… perfectly defined… is like, ‘There are black people. They’re all the same. I’m a black person. I’m just like them. I can say what black people think and you should listen to me because all black people are like that.’”
|Jordan Peterson - "Born with High IQ"|
11.) “Generally speaking, the people who go into private schools are smarter; it’s not the education that’s any better. And so we radically overestimate the degree to which training works. Now you can train people to be stupid, but training them to be smarter than they are is really, really, really hard. So it’s a dismal literature. The liberals think, ‘Everyone’s roughly equal, and there’s a job for everyone, you just have to train them.’ No. Wrong. And the conservative’s think, ‘Well, there’s a job for everyone if they just get off their ass and work. No. No, that’s wrong, too. Even though if you work that’s better. Well, that’s on the conservative end, but the liberals won’t take into account individual differences. Obviously that’s part of what the whole politically correct discussion is about. It’s like, ‘Everyone’s the same!’ Yeeaahhh… um, they’re not. [audience applause] Come on, I find it… it’s really annoying, I would say. Like, I love to come to Silicon Valley. I’ve been here many, many times and like, it’s really something to come here and meet so many people here who are off the scales intelligent. They’re all clustered together and that’s why this place is so unbelievably rich and unbelievably productive (one of the reasons). But it’s also very annoying that it’s so left-leaning. Because one of the things that the left-leaning Silicon Valley geniuses should understand is that they are the beneficiary of a genetic lottery. And they should take that seriously. It’s yeah, yeah you’ve worked hard. Yes, you’re entrepreneurial. Yes, you’re on point. You put in your 60 hours a week, you know. You’ve done everything you could, but you have an IQ of 150. And like, that’s not your doing! Right? That’s something that happened to you. And so, you can’t be saying, ‘Well, it’s all me.’ No, it’s not! It’s all you and the genius you were granted as an infant.”
|The Debunked "IQ" Myth|
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Notes While Observing #13: Breaking the Chains of Plunder
Notes While Observing #12: The Sloppiest Cover-Up of All
Notes While Observing #11: Driving the Narrative of 'Whiteness'
Notes While Observing #10: The White Establishment's Plan for Profiting From Black Reparations
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Notes While Observing #8: The 1972 Gary Convention
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Notes While Observing #6: The GOP's International War on Black America
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Notes While Observing #4: Risk Responses of the Racial Contract Beneficiary
Notes While Observing #3: Pig Blood, Clinton vs Alton, & Black Twitter
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MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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