Feds Think Valdosta School Has Too Many Teachers Of A Certain Color

March 1, 2012 14:54 pm

by Charlie · 5 comments

There was a time when the Federal Government chose to involve itself in the affairs of Georgia’s schools, it was to ensure that people of color were afforded equal opportunities for education and employment.  Today’s lesson from Valdosta demonstrates how government programs which extend beyond achieving the goals as intended devolve into bureaucratic rule making which inevitiably results into obsurdity.

School officials have worked for four years to balance how many black and white teachers are working in various schools.
Federal officials allege, one middle school in Valdosta is violating civil rights laws by having five too many African-American teachers.

This is the result of the Valdosta City Schools agreeing to a court-ordered de-segregation plan.  The feds original lawsuit was filed in 1970.  NINETEEN FREAKING SEVENTY.  Let’s put that into some perspective.  A child entering first grade in 1970 is now roughly 48 years old, may have grown children, and possibly even a grandchild or two.  A senior graduating in 1970 is just two years away from early Social Security benefits.

With all of the problems Georgia has in education, I really don’t think anyone’s primary concern should be that there are too many teachers of any color at one school.  The only quota that needs to matter is the number of kids who graduate who can read, do math, and are employable in today’s workforce.  Those that aren’t can continue to work in jobs where they enforce laws like this in such a way that make a mockery of government intervention at any level.

 

Andre March 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I admit I had a good laugh this morning, while reading this article. The idea of a Justice Department, under the first black Attorney General, telling a school system they need to hire more white teachers is humorous to me.

After the laughter died down, I realized that the Justice Department directive to the Valdosta City School System is yet another case of a heavy-handed federal government interfering in local affairs.

The five black teachers about to lose their jobs at J.L. Newbern Middle School aren’t becoming unemployed due to gross negligence, incompetence, or dereliction of duty. These five teachers are about to lose their jobs because of their skin tone.

That sounds like something straight from the Jim Crow era. Black folks getting replaced because white folks need a job.

But this time, it’s not an overzealous governor or local elected official doing the discriminating. It’s the federal government, led by America’s post-racial president.

saltycracker March 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Karma.
Race, religion, gender or sexual orientation have no place in choosing a public worker unless it is job specific.

Wait until the Feds take complete control of health care. What part of
life or life-style can’t be controlled coming thru the health portal?

It’s for the greater good, isn’t it ?

Cassandra March 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

demonstrates how government programs which extend beyond achieving the goals as intended devolve into bureaucratic rule making which inevitably results into absurdity.

demonstrates how government programs which extend beyond achieving the goals as intended devolve into bureaucratic rule making which inevitiably results into obscurity.

demonstrates how government programs which extend beyond achieving the goals as intended devolve into bureaucratic rule making which inevitiably results into absurdity.

demonstrates how government programs which extend beyond achieving the goals as intended devolve into bureaucratic rule making which inevitiably results into absurdity.

demonstrates how government programs which extend beyond achieving the goals as intended devolve into bureaucratic rule making which inevitiably results into absurdity.

demonstrates how government programs which extend beyond achieving the goals as intended devolve into bureaucratic rule making which inevitiably results into absurdity.

What does it spell?

O B A M A B I G G O V E R N M E N T

Bucky Plyler March 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

You’ve still got 94 to go…

slyram March 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

My parents were both teachers and I started first grade in 1970. While I would hope that color wasn’t an issue with teachers today, we should consider another unfortunate aspect. There are too many kids growing up without a man in the home. If you think about it, some boys and girls never are around a positive strong man. If I had Bill Gates or A-Rod money, I would give 10K to Black male teachers who work in lower grades. Many White kids never see that type Black man…they develop their opinions from Hip Hop fools.
If you saw the movie “The Help,” you saw the type rich women who often found themselves teaching kids from the other side of the tracks. At times, these women were the best, most caring teachers but at other sides, they simply could not relate to their students. Here is a northern example: do you remember when Michael on Good Times failed a standardize test and the White teacher came to their apartment. The Evans family (a much better family than those buffoons the Jeffersons) gave the teacher a test to make a point. See, the standardized test might have asked “Cup goes with A) plate B) platter C) saucer” but in Black and White poor families a saucer is for small meals.
One of the PAC ads running in our state mentions China’s one child policy between CNN and MSNBC coverage of this birth control drama. I better stop typing now but you know where I am heading….

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