Do you have an answer? I saw a variety of answers to this particular math challenge. But of course, there is only one correct answer. If its been a long time since your math class days and you are no math wiz now like me, go here for a quick ‘math order of operations’ refresher, do the problem again and see if you get a different answer. Finally go here to enter the math problem and see if you are correct.
On PolitiChicks, Sonnie Johnson, a conservative and TEA Partier (also was a close friend of the late Andrew Breitbart) discusses black leadership’s past, its inappropriate solutions for today and the solution for the future with author, Marvin Rogers – Silence Makes Loudest Sound, The President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of N. C., Kevin Daniels and radio talk show host, Pudgy Miller @www.kirpradioshow.com. I only have one correction and that is Al Sharpton was not a leader in the 1960s civil rights movement. I went through my teens in the 60s and Mr. Sharpton is a few years younger than I am. He did not come on the scene until the 1980s. But otherwise, this Politichicks episode is fantastic.
Posted in Education, Socio-Political
Tagged Black Leadership, Civil Rights, Conservative, Education, Kevin Daniels, Marvin Rogers, People, Pudgy Miller, Sonnie Johnson, Videos
I watched a previous discussion on public education on C-SPAN that took place in Arkansas as a part of the Clinton School speaker series. When it comes to education, I think many Democrats and Republicans come to the same page. Some conservatives were angry with Newt Gingrich for teaming up with leftist liberal, Al Sharpton to rally for education at different schools around the country solely because of Al Sharpton, but more understood. The teaming was not about the conservative Republican/liberal Democrat debate over throwing money at schools.
It was about dealing with the disparity of graduation rates and education of minorities through driving the importance of learning, not disrespecting teachers in the classroom and taking going to school seriously throughout life. I cannot fault Mr. Gingrich or Mr. Sharpton for doing that. Hey, non graduation rates for black males is the highest in Detroit. See the Education section in Tale of Two Cities. I am in no way excluding parental blame, because there is some to go around, but this concentration is on the school/educator side.
On C-SPAN Mayor Kevin Johnson (Democrat and formerly of the NBA) of Sacramento, California and his fiancée, the former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system in Washington, D. C., Michelle Rhee discussed the “State of Education.” I was on Ms. Rhee’s side during her embattled time as the D. C. schools chancellor. Mayor Johnson’s past education building efforts led to a low-income area majority black student school out performing suburban majority white schools in test scores.
I restrain my partisan being when it comes to education. Please at least listen to a portion of the entire discussion in the video here. You will hear Mayor Johnson talk about the school that out performed suburban schools among other great things.
Posted in Education, Events, Schools
Tagged Al Sharpton, Conservative, Democrat, Education, Kevin Johnson, Liberal, Life, Michell Rhee, People, Republican, School, Students, Videos
The schools in Mansfield Texas are pulling back on infusing the curriculum with many aspects of the Arabic culture . As soon as Mansfield parents found out, they went ballistic. The curriculum was a requirement and not a choice. Now I do not have a problem with offering the Arabic language as a choice along with other foreign languages. There is a need for people who can speak and translate the Arabic language in government agencies. But to mandate this culture throughout all the subject areas is a bit much. I wonder about teaching of Sharia Law in that curriculum! Hear a parent explain his objections in the video.
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Posted in Culture, Schools
Tagged Arabic Culture, Culture, Education, Mansfield, Parents, Required, School, Students, Texas, Videos
Deonte Bridges is in the category of the best examples of overcoming adversity. This young man has worked his way to educational success despite his environment and family hardships. He decimates the usual stereotypes. When I first heard the story of this young man, I started tearing up. They were joyful tears. I also felt pangs of conviction, because I did not give my high school courses my very best. Those in Deonte Bridges home situation would desire the strong healthy 2 parent family home situation I had growing up.
Deonte Bridges said he never let his circumstances be an excuse for not being successful in school. He has enough scholarship offers well into the graduate level. How inspiring! God bless this young man in his future success. The youtube video of his high school valedictorian speech has gone viral, but if you have not seen it, go here. Read more about Deonte here.