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Re: “Rich, Black, Flunking

As a former teacher in several inner city school, I have to agree with conclusion of Dr. John Ogbu. When I taught, parents paid lip service to the value of a good education, but did little to promote it. The students themselves thought that it was not necessary to turn in work of quality and that good grades were an entitlement. The last school I taught at actually lowered the percent needed for an A and debated whether not turning in a project should earn 68% minimum under the reasoning that you didn't want students to not be able to catch up. I many other examples I could give, but basically, blacks in America like playing the race card and making bad choices with no consequences.

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Posted by cruddycat on 10/19/2010 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Rich, Black, Flunking

As a retired teacher who taught in the inner city, I found that most of Mr. Obgu's conclusions are valid. African Americans do not take responsibility for their actions, do not set high standards for their community and while they say they actively support academic efforts for their homes and community, their actions says the opposite.

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Posted by Edward Gein on 05/23/2009 at 6:16 AM

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