Second, she's right. The system is welding shackles onto the students it's supposed to serve. If a student is unable to read, the only way to fail them at the early stages is to not fail them. In passing students on with their peer group instead of holding them back until they've learned the materials, the educational bureaucracy is dooming the students to falling further and further behind--until they give up and accept that they "can't learn." Same with math.
And third...actually, I was wrong. It is about race. According to the party that runs the Department of Education like its own personal fiefdom (and populates the same), they own the pickaninny that wrote this:
“My advice to my peers, people of color, and my generation, start making these white teachers accountable for instructing you. ... They tooled this profession, they brag about their credentials, they brag about their tenure, so if you have so much experience then find a more productive way to teach the so called ‘unteachable.’”And her teachers' reactions--harassing and bullying her out of school--are almost exactly the same as any slave owner's was to their slave learning to read. In Douglass's own words:
I have had [my mistress] rush at me with a face made all up of fury, and snatch from me a newspaper, in a manner that fully revealed her apprehension. She was an apt woman; and a little experience soon demonstrated, to her satisfaction, that education and slavery were incompatible with each other.In short, the current progressive party cannot afford to have their major voting bloc educated. They cannot afford for black students to learn to read, to comprehend what they're reading, and to learn to think for themselves. Black students grow up into adults, and voters. And the voting bloc would be useless if they realized exactly what slavery they were stepping into, and what they were setting their children, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren up for.
Don't believe me? Look at how Walter E. Williams, Thomas Sowell, Alan West, Herman Cain, Star Parker, and even Bill Cosby are treated. Listen to what Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and all of the other race baiters call them: oreo, house nigger, race traitor, et. al.
Tell me that that's not the overseer trying to force the slave back into the field. Convince me that it's not trying to keep other blacks uneducated enough to be happy in their slavery.
And then convince me that the Department of Education isn't trying to do that to every child except their own.
I guess it's not just a race issue, after all. It just started there.