31 January 2008

Hypocrite.... H... Y...P... O...

Premier McSlippery tries, yet again, to work his "rhetorical judo" on a politically-correct and pussywhipped populace...

Ontario's Liberal government won't prevent Canada's largest school board from establishing a controversial new black-focused school – a position critics say flies in the face of the party's much-touted opposition to funding religious schools, which helped propel it to victory in the last election.
And who's gonna pay the freight on this baby?
Implementing the adopted recommendations to combat high dropout rates among black students, which includes the proposed black-focused school, is expected to cost the school board about $850,000, which McGuinty insists the province will not provide.

But he wouldn't say whether that means the province won't bail out the cash-strapped school board at the end of the year, as it has in the past.

"The point I'm making today is that we're not going to be providing any additional funding for this particular new policy," McGuinty said.

Board officials, who are projecting a $41-million deficit, have said they will find the money for the school in their $2.3-billion budget.

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To a cynical media wondering how this will miraculously solve an astounding 40% dropout rate among Toronto's black teens, Connelly could offer no compelling details of how this "bold, innovative" strategy will work -- at least not yet.

Instead, in what seems like a decidedly backwards approach to the problem, the trustees have narrowly voted to build it and then figure out if they will come -- and if it works.

"Does this mean that when a graduate from these schools enters the workforce they will seek employment in a black-only company, live in a black-only community, surround themselves with black-only friends, and absorb themselves in a black-only culture?"


arctic_front said...

If the whole notion wasn't so pathetic it would be laughable. Want to curb drop-out rates?.....try this?:

No person under the age of 20 can get a job unless they have graduated from high school.....unless they are a full-time student, with full attendance at a recognized public school. Too simple? guess so.

Crazymamma said...

Sorry Arctic, one of us is way off base here, but I thought this school was for those students that already had jobs or are on career paths that don't require SIN cards.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least the fantasy of multiculturalism can finally be thrown away since it's usually the same people, people with no clear idea or brain in their head, who advocate that crap.

arctic_front said...

Criminals intent on being just criminals, will always side-step any and all laws. But as Crazymamma said: "on career-paths" that don't need SIn cards is a totally different matter.

I said what I said because this 'rule' can apply to places all over the country. High school drop-outs cost our economy far more than meets the eye. The current labour shortages in western Canada are having to be met from immigrants because our own youth are not educated enough to get these jobs. High school graduates ( I work with a lot of them ) and college graduates ( I work with a lot of them too ) can't read, write or spell. They graduate from grade 12 basically illiterate. They can text-message like PhD's, but can't write a sentence, read technical english, or handwrite in legible form. BTW, they text-message in slang and acronyms, not ENGLISH.

Forcing a higher standard of minimum education as a requirement to graduate, WITH a mandatory graduation to be able to get gob after age 20, will, hopefully, get our youth on the right track. Spitting illiterate morons out of our schools after 12 yrs of wasted time serves nobody's interests. Slow-learners and special needs kids can be accommodated with the huge savings to the over-all economy from having high school graduates that are 'actually' educated enough to leave high school...not the current bunch of illiterate, text-messaging, video-game playing, air-wasting youth I have to work with every day.

Maybe I'm just too old and cynical? But I thought the schools were supposed to actually TEACH kids how to read and write.. not stroke their self esteem?

Neo Conservative said...

"arctic_front says... I thought the schools were supposed to actually TEACH kids how to read and write."

sorry, my friend... if the parents don't lay a proper primer coat on the chassis... it doesn't matter what the school system does with the paint.

if virtually half the kids from any community are crashin' and burnin'... it's because they had no proper upbringing prior to hitting the educational runway.

it's about culture... or more precisely... a failure of same.