Monday, August 29, 2016

Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Iran in Latin America, Colombia & Clinton Foundation


Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Iran in Latin America and other stories 08/24 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts:

Guest: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog............the US election is underway and now there are two big issues:  Is Trump reversing himself on deporting illegal immigrants?  the Clinton Foundation is again the news about "pay to play".......the Rio Olympics are over and what happens next in Brazil?.....we will look at "Moringa, Bolivia & Cuba", "Cristileaks" from Argentina, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit several countries in Latin America......US and Costa Rica assistance.........Colombia and the Clinton Foundation....and other stories of the week.....................

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The NAACP is about teachers’ unions, not black children

The NAACP made a big decision this week. The teachers’ union won but black inner-city children lost.    
This is the story:
In separate conventions over recent weeks, the NAACP, the nation’s oldest black civil rights organization, and the Movement for Black Lives, a network of Black Lives Matter organizers, passed resolutions criticizing charter schools and calling for a moratorium on their growth. Charters were faulted by the groups for supposedly draining money from traditional public schools and allegedly fueling segregation. The NAACP measure, which still must be ratified by the board before becoming official, went so far as to liken the expansion of charters to “predatory lending practices” that put low-income communities at risk.
This is insane, and confirms my thinking that the NAACP is out of touch with the reality that many African Americans live, as the Wall Street Journal reported:
Some 28% of charter-school students are black, which is almost double the figure for traditional public schools. A report last year from Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that across 41 urban areas black students in charters gained on average 36 extra days in math learning a year and 26 in reading while Hispanic students gained 22 in math and six in reading. Black students in poverty notched 59 more days in math. This is the definition of “advancement.”
The NAACP didn’t bother to ask black parents what they think: a 2013 poll of black voters in four southern states by the Black Alliance for Educational Options found that at least 85% agreed that “government should provide parents with as many choices as possible.” No less than half in every state supported charter schools. Another sign of support is the hundreds of thousands of black students nationwide who sign up for lotteries for a seat at a charter.
So what’s going on? Why would the nation’s oldest civil rights group deny African American children a real opportunity to succeed?
My guess is that most of these NAACP leaders send their kids to private schools anyway. In other words, what do they care?
More importantly, the Democrat party is owned by the public-sector unions. It’s good for the party on election day but it does not do minority parents any good when they try to educate their kids.
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